Ed Durbrow Resume

      1963 Started playing guitar
1969-70 Completed the 1st year of the music major program at College of Marin
1970-73 Lived in London and played in the progressive rock group 'Listen' which won the Melody Maker's first rock music contest
Appeared on BBC radio and television and released a single on EMI recorded in Abbey Road Studio
1973-74 Moved back to California and completed the 2nd year of the music major program at College of Marin
1974-77 Studied as a music major at University of California at Sonoma
1977 Received a B.A. degree with honors and distinction in music
1974-79 Worked as a guitar teacher and played classical guitar and lute in restaurants, weddings etc.
1979-80 Studied lute at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland with Eugene Dombois
Formed the band Full Moon and played around Switzerland
1981 Traveled around India and Nepal
Studied a little sitar
1981 Moved to Kobe, Japan and played in local rock band
1982 Moved to Tokyo, Japan
1983 Established Studio Edo in Saitama just outside of Tokyo
1983-Present Composed music and lyrics for TV commercials and recording artists
Formed several bands to play original music
Engineered/produced clients at Studio Edo
Performed all over Japan playing Renaissance lute and one man band


Astral Boogie/All Your Rock And Roll Is Dead by Listen on Parlophone EMI recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London. Played guitar. 1972
Believe in You by Go! on Diskport-Seibu a-12219 Wrote lyric and music, sang and played guitar. 1981
Believe in You by Talisman on Columbia CX-7059 Wrote music.
Nothing's Gonna Stop Rock and Roll by Masaki Ueda on CBS/SONY 28AH 1503. Wrote lyric. 1982
AIUEOndo/Sa-shi-su-se-songu an enkai song released under the name Mr. Edo on Polydor 7DX 1208 1982. Sang vocal in Japanese.
Renaissance Lute Self released music from 1500-1620 for the lute
Kanon by Raina Maria with Kimura Kunia on Polydor UPCH-1060 two lute pieces, one original 2001
La Primavera: Music for voice, lute, viola da gamba and recorder from the English Renaissance You can listen to the whole CD at Magnatune Records and it is also available here ). Played lute as well as produced and arranged music from the late Renaissance featuring lute songs and instrumentals
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