Ed discovered his love for singing at a very early age. He started performing in public while in the first grade around the age of 7, singing for school musicals. An old player piano in his living room got him started on keyboards a couple of years later. However, like the generation with which he grew up, he saw the Beatles and then went through a short time playing mostly guitar and singing in the early days. But because one of the bands wanted to have a keyboard player and he was the only member who knew how to play at least a little piano, he bought his first portable keyboard (a small Farfisa organ) and has never looked back.