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Edward Butler

Born in London, 1989 (The only thing he has in common with T Swift, maybe being blonde….) Visual Artist and Music Man Edward F Butler, travelled around from a young age, growing up mostly in rural Norfolk. Finding out he had Dyspraxia, at seven he was sent to various after-school classes to figure out what unique set of skills he might have… after failed attempts at sports and drum lessons, he picked up the guitar, and was soon writing songs. He went to Art School in Manchester, ran events and designed for his housemate’s bands, this lead to making an EP, directing a ballet and exhibiting at the Royal Academy. The EP was featured on BBC Introducing, Radio 1 and 6 Music. Making friends in his home of Belfast, he was on the Oh Yeah Centre Scratch My Progress Scheme and quickly became a stalwart on the Northern Ireland Music Scene, winning Arts Council Awards and being nominated for Song Of The Year with his collaboration with KITT Philippa. in 2015 Another EP in 2016 got him in to the attention of Autonomy Music, Magikal Management and Alphabet Bands. After a year travelling working with his favourite band LCON in Canada; he went to work for Yamaha Musical Instruments, but quickly decided that the artistic passion was still burning so hustled his way to Tileyard Education. An amazing move!

He met collaborators in Sweden, and developed an enigmatic live show, where he met his manager/producer Leo Zero. They are working on an album for a well known independent label, hoping to be released late in 2019. He will be teaching on the MA in Digital Design, running an art house for the music industry, working on lots of interesting interactive art projects to promote artists and helping labels diversify.