About Me

It all started at the age of 7. Thats the age when Edward first held a pair of drumsticks and started drumming away. His first teacher, who went by the name "Papa Bear"(Curtis Hatcher 1929-2015 ), was a former student of Art Blakey.  He later went on and studied under Chris Millar, Brian Hamada  (Drum-Set Instructor at Fresno State 1960-2018), Joe Lizama (Touring Drummer for Johnny Mathis & Percussion instructor at Fresno City College) and studied hand percussion under Abdullatif Bell Tounkara.  Throughout his high school endeavors he received many awards for performing in Big Band and Honor Bands. In his Junior year of high school he made the Fresno City College Big Band and received various awards for his drumming in various jazz festivals. While drumming in the FCC Big Band he has performed with Tom Scott, Tim Riese, Bob Sheppard, trombonist Bob Mcchesney, and many more. 

Affiliated Acts: 

Basura- (Member Since 2011) One of Californias oldest running Mexican Ska-Punk Bands. This group has Been around since 1996 and will get you skanking and moshing in a heart beat. Non-stop fast paced music with punk guitar lines and ska horn licks. 


Danny Millsap Band- (Member Since 2017) This band has been playing a combination of covered and original Honky-Tonk Music around the state of California for 30+ years. 


Lezayr- (Member since 2013) Lezayr is a Bilingual Rock Trio. Playing original songs in English and Spanish. Heavily Influenced by Rock en Espanol groups such as Soda Stereo, Mana, and American groups such as Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and Oasis. 


John Clifton Blues Band- (Member Since 2018) Ripcat recording artist John Clifton who's album "Nightlife" charted #11 in Living Blues Magazine Top 25 Album Chart in 2016. In 2018, the JCBB charted number 72 on the Top 200 Contemporary Blues Albums for 2018 By Roots Music Report and number 151 on the Traditional Blues Album Charts. This group consistently tours across the U.S. and Europe. Edward recorded with the John Clifton Blues Band next album which is to be released later in 2019. 


The Only Cash Tribute Band- (Original Member) This is one of the hottest tributes to Johnny Cash in existence. Playing all of Johnny Cash Music in a heart stomping show. This group has headlined at various performing arts venues, music festivals, casinos, and fairs around the west coast area. 


Basura after sound check @ The Catalyst Santa Cruz

Basura after sound check @ The Catalyst Santa Cruz