Ed Sheeran (website/twitter/facebook) is a fantastically multi-talented singer-songwriter from the UK.
His debut album, + (Plus), topped the UK charts as well as three singles in the top 5, “A-Team”, “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”, and “Lego House”.
He is definitely original, combining elements of traditional singer-songwriter elements with pop, hip-hop, and even beat boxing into his songs. His album is quite diverse, ranging from ballads to hip-hop influenced tracks; there’s something for everyone.
And he’s making his way across the pond and onto the US. He released an EP, The A Team EP is the US, as well as his iTunes Festival EP.
He’s also playing two shows in NY, and one in LA at Hotel Cafe… all three are sold out (unfortunately, I missed out on snagging a ticket to the Hotel Cafe show… super bummed).
He’s also opening for Snow Patrol on their upcoming US tour. (Here’s a list of all his live shows)
Hopefully, his album, +, will get a proper release in the US soon. It’s really fantastic!
Here’s a live version of my (current) favorite Ed Sheeran song, “Small Bump”.