Sheffield artist Ed Cosens Announces Debut Headline show
Sheffield singer songwriter Ed Cosens has announced his debut headline gig as a solo artist and will appear at the beautiful Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield on November 19th 2021. An old and slightly decaying venue, originally a cinema, situated on the bustling Abbeydale Road, the Picture House will create the perfect backdrop to Ed’s soulful and heart-swelling music. Backed by a full band including other notable Sheffield musicians and with Ed’s consummate and engaging performance style, this debut show promises to be a night not to be missed. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 17th September via edcosens.com
The gig will see Ed perform his solo material, which he assures fans will bring the songs to life adding in the energy and vibe of a full band “It’s been a long old road to get to the point of doing my first full headline show! Performing at Tramlines festival a couple of months ago gave me a real taste of what the full band sound would be like and now I’m so excited to take that to the next level with my own headline show. I’ll be performing songs from Fortunes Favour and I’ll maybe also throw in a couple of surprise favourites too!”
For Ed it continues to be a celebration performing alongside friends and his fellow musicians in-person and inside a venue, due the absence of live music throughout the pandemic. It has been heartbreaking for all, for Ed personally it represents the longest period of time since he was 14 years old that he hasn’t regularly performed gigs, “To be back playing live, with other musicians, is incredibly exciting and when we all first got in a room together to play through the songs, it was no less electric and joyous.”
A long-time lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene, best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers and an emerging songwriter in his own right, Ed waited to make his solo debut until the time felt right. Only when his storytelling songs naturally found their own sound did he finally step from the shadows. “It’s only taken 10 years or so for me to find the confidence!” says the self-depreciating singer, who shared stages with Arctic Monkeys members Matt Helders and Alex Turner before the Makers took off.