(June, 2002) Eddie lives and works in the southeast area of Florida called the "Treasure Coast."
Musical Background: I started in music as a drummer back in high school, graduating in 1960, many moons ago. While in college I got interested in Piano, but never had any formal training. Some buddies who played, taught me a few licks...but I was basically terrible.
After graduation from college in the mid 60's, I moved to the southeast coast of Florida and started a career in advertising, all the while moonlighting as a pick-up drummer on weekends in a variety of bands. I always had a piano at my disposal and continued trying to teach myself. My playing, although unorthodox, became passable.
In the mid 80's I got my first arranger keyboard, one of the early Technics models. That led to a succession of improved keyboards ranging from Korg, Roland and Yamaha and I began working in 4 to 7 piece groups as a keyboard player getting a lot of help on chords and technique from one of my guitar playing friends who was exceedingly patient.
I retired from advertising in 1990. In order to make a living in music, I began picking up single and duo gigs with several good female singers and have been continued on that track ever since.
The audiences I play for now are in the 50+ age group and the music is very diverse -- going from big band to rock 'n roll and country. Not being a great singer, I incorporate humor and other entertaining bits into my music. During the day I pick up a few one-hour jobs at some of the assisted living and nursing homes in the area, playing the songs the residents can relate to.
The speedy operating system of the PSR2000, and now the PSR3000, and all the styles available have made it possible for me to satisfy the entertainment requirements of the, mostly, retired population that inhabits Florida in the winter season.
One of my biggest "show biz" thrills was meeting Victor Borge and working as his sound tech on three different occasions. He even agreed to pose for an advertising campaign I was working on for a local performing arts society. When it comes to entertainers, Victor Borge was the best of the best. God rest his soul.
Eddie provided 10 songs in midi format. These were created on the PSR-3000 or PSR-2000. Individual songs are shown in the table below and any one song can be downloaded by right-clicking on the song link. The table displays the song title, tempo (T), time signature (TS), lyrics (L), chords (C), where possible, the style used, the original volume (V), and the keyboard used (K).
You can download Eddie's 30 MIDI songs here: ES-2k.zip.
|Before The Next Teardrop Falls||104||4/4||N||Y||CountryShuffle||02||2k|
|Besame Mucho Medley||113||4/4||N||Y||Beguine||03||3k|
|Boot Scootin' Boogie||132||4/4||N||Y||CountryShuffle||01||2k|
|Could I Have This Dance||108||3/4||N||Y||CountryWaltz||01||2k|
|Down By The Old Millstream||154||4/4||N||Y||Basie||01||2k|
|Foggy Day, A||111||4/4||N||Y||AcousticJazz||03||3k|
|Georgia On My Mind||72||4/4||N||Y||SoulBallad||02||2k|
|Hello Dolly, Mame||164||4/4||N||Y||Dixieland1||01||2k|
|I Don't Know Why||100||4/4||N||Y||EasyListening||03||3k|
|I Will Survive||146||4/4||N||Y||70sDisco3||01||2k|
|Moments To Remember||85||4/4||Y||Y||Enka||03||3k|
|Our Love Is Here To Stay||112||4/4||N||Y||JazzBallad1||01||2k|
|Over The Rainbow||68||4/4||N||Y||Unplugged1||02||2k|
|Rockin' Robin & Tweedly Dee||166||4/4||N||Y||Shagboogiedm||02||2k|
|Satin Doll, Up A Lazy River||124||4/4||N||Y||BigBandMed2||01||2k|
|Stuck On You||74||4/4||N||Y||8Beat1||02||2k|
|Teach Me Tonight||92||4/4||N||Y||JazzBallad1||02||2k|
|Walkin' The Dog||100||4/4||N||Y||FullMonth||02||2k|
|You Belong To My Heart||114||4/4||N||Y||SlowBossa||02||2k|