Robert Edwards

Musical Director/Keyboardist

Robert is a local musician and educator. He is a member of the duo Smooth with Jamie Zuill, musical director for the band Wall Street and the organist for St. Mary’s Church in Warwick. He holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of Southern Maine where he studied trumpet with John Schnell, composition with Dr. Jerry Bowder and conducting with Dr. Peter Martin. Mr. Edwards has performed throughout Bermuda and the United States and has backed many local and international acts such as Gita Blakeney, Sia Spence, The U-Fonics, The Stylistics, The Spinners, The Temptations, George Huff, Freddy Jackson, Maxi Priest and Ashford and Simpson.

What is your favourite song to listen to and why?
It’s not a “song”, but rather a “work”; and that would be Verdi’s Requiem. It is just such a powerful work in its entirety and when you listen to the orchestrations it puts me in a place of tranquility…It’s a “Calgon, take me away!” moment.

If you could play on any stage in the world, where would it be and why?
I have performed on my dream stage and that was at The Apollo in NYC in 2008. Because of its history and all the great performers that have passed through there.

What is your favourite album and why?
It’s between “Powerlight” and “All and All”…both by Earth, Wind and Fire. The songs are just awesome and again, when I want to go a certain place, those 2 albums take me there.