Ed Bell is a songwriter, author and music educator.
With Christian Duhamel he wrote the Kleban Award-winning musical My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, that premiered at The Merrimack Repertory Theatre starring Charissa Bertels. He was also previously an Artist in Residence at Pearl Studio (Abominable, Over the Moon) in Shanghai.
Ed’s music has been performed at venues across the globe including at Brasserie Zédel and The Battersea Barge in London, The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar in New York, The ACT Theatre in Seattle, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As a music director he’s worked on dozens of projects in places including London, New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Philadelphia and Leeds.
Ed is also well-known as a music educator. He created The Song Foundry, one of the Internet’s most popular songwriting resources, in 2014, where his articles are now read by more than 25,000 songwriters each month.
Ed is the author of several popular books about songwriting, including The Art of Songwriting, which is an Amazon bestseller. He’s also written articles for Songwriting Magazine and Making Music Magazine, and given lectures on songwriting at institutions including The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Bath Spa University.
Ed is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music London, an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a proud member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America.
Ed was born in the UK in 1987. You can keep up with what he’s up to on Instagram.