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Edgehill Ave.

Edgehill Ave.

Edgehill Ave.


Edgehill Ave. is a place in Ashland, Ohio, the birthplace of Drew Perkins, the principal songwriter and lead singer of the band. An aged brick road where his grandparents lived in a great stone house, occupied by the mayor in years past, surrounded by interesting people who shared breakfast in the back yard nearly every morning in the summers. A place where kids played in the half-circle drive that surrounded the house. Somewhere people enjoyed one another and kids could be kids. Read more on Last.fm
Edgehill Ave. is a place in Ashland, Ohio, the birthplace of Drew Perkins, the principal songwriter and lead singer of the band. An aged brick road where his grandparents lived in a great stone house, occupied by the mayor in years past, surrounded by interesting people who shared breakfast in the back yard nearly every morning in the summers. A place where kids played in the half-circle drive that surrounded the house.

Somewhere people enjoyed one another and kids could be kids. Initially as Drew Perkins and Mike McLaughlin found themselves playing together at a Shelbyville, KY coffeehouse in the summer of 2006 there were no big plans. After a few informal jam sessions they agreed that it would be fun to work up some of Drew’s songs. Shortly thereafter booking our first gig as an acoustic duo at Louisville’s Rudyard Kipling we were pressed for a name. Thinking back, Drew offered up Edgehill Ave.

“It brings such strong imagery to my mind, something that music does for me as well.” Who knew it would stick as the duo evolved into a band finding bassist John Poole and drummer Lamont Melson within a few weeks of each other on craigslist.com. This project was never really intended to be anything more than a fun side hobby. Fantasies about “breaking it big” in the music industry were a distant memory, this was about having fun and expressing ourselves. Music, and especially live music, is about creative energy and as the band found themselves filling in for a cancellation in November of 2006 at Lisa’s Oak St.

Lounge they discovered that others shared that enthusiasm for the music. With that same passion in mind the band booked studio time on a low budget in February of 2007 with the goal of getting a snapshot of their progress. After a weekend of recording they had seven songs. Songs like Bittersweet, about the loss of a close friend, and With These Hands, about the angst and struggle for achievement, can be found in regular rotation on, among other outlets, WFPK 91.9. Moving forward the band continues to grow by writing and playing regularly while maintaining the focus on expression, energy, and above all else…enjoying themselves! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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