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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:53 PM

Just found out Pino played bass on Eds new song Castle on the hill, I knew I liked something about that song.

Ed also put Pino in his fantasy band for an article for the Independant a few years ago. He's got good taste, well done Ed.
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

Ed Sheeran is the new Nick Heyward, then!
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

I don't know why, but I just cannot listen to Ed at all, not any of it. Something really grates me about it. I've got no problem with pop music, but I just don't like his songs at all. I must have poor taste as everyone else seems to praise him.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:22 AM

View PostMusicman20, on 09 March 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

I don't know why, but I just cannot listen to Ed at all, not any of it. Something really grates me about it. I've got no problem with pop music, but I just don't like his songs at all. I must have poor taste as everyone else seems to praise him.

Yeah, me too - he just screams 'open mic night' to me.

Clearly though, I have no clue.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

I'd only heard Ed doing it solo on many TV shows, so I thought I'd actually listen to the recorded version. Much less jam night and with Pino front and centre, which is never a bad thing.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:46 AM

View PostMickeyboro, on 08 March 2017 - 10:09 PM, said:

Ed Sheeran is the new Nick Heyward, then!

Yeah, I can't stand Nick Heyward either.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:30 PM

 Musicman20, on 09 March 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

I don't know why, but I just cannot listen to Ed at all, not any of it. Something really grates me about it. I've got no problem with pop music, but I just don't like his songs at all. I must have poor taste as everyone else seems to praise him.

I don't quite get it either. Can't listen to a whole album and find even the hit singles lacking, but just my view. At least he seems to be a credible musician though and not a rags to riches talent show "journey" idiot.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

I get it! I also understand why others don't.

ES writes great songs and his records have very high production values.

Our cover band plays one of his songs and it is nicely constructed, good to play from a bass stand point and are very popular with audiences.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

View PostMusicman20, on 09 March 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

I don't know why, but I just cannot listen to Ed at all, not any of it. Something really grates me about it. I've got no problem with pop music, but I just don't like his songs at all. I must have poor taste as everyone else seems to praise him.

Fair enough - taste is just a personal thing. There are no rights & wrongs - just our own individual likes & dislikes.
I like Ed Sheeran personally. Not everything he does, but quite a bit of it. Great to know that Pino was in his "ideal band".
A pop star who recognises (a) a great bass player and (b ) what bass can bring to a song
So many singer / guitarists I have met really don't understand bass at all.......

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:53 PM

I thought Pino played for Paul Young not Nick Hayward?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

View PostBlink, on 09 March 2017 - 01:53 PM, said:

I thought Pino played for Paul Young not Nick Hayward?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:03 PM

I have no opinion either way because he has not crossed my musical path. That is no reflection on him at all. However, my daughter is fan and she loves the story aspects of his material. Good on him. And he plays with Pino. He clearly knows what is good.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

View Postwateroftyne, on 09 March 2017 - 10:22 AM, said:

Yeah, me too - he just screams 'open mic night' to me.

Clearly though, I have no clue.

Thought it was just me, clearly not. I can understand the appeal in the sense he seems more 'authentic' than a lot of the overproduced and manufactured pop so his popularity is a bit of a backlash against the never ending soundalike hits of 'X' featuring 'Y'. However from some of the sycophantic nonsense you'd think he was the first person in the history of music to sit down and perform a song on acoustic guitar that he'd written himself.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:47 PM

 wateroftyne, on 09 March 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:



He's played for lots of people, including Nick Heyward...

Theres a Top of the Pops where the pair appear together - curiously, no band. Whistle Down The Wind, as I recall.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

View Postezbass, on 09 March 2017 - 10:40 AM, said:

I'd only heard Ed doing it solo on many TV shows, so I thought I'd actually listen to the recorded version. Much less jam night and with Pino front and centre, which is never a bad thing.



Not a fan of his style of warbling, but he does have an appeal to a lot of folks and his writing style is right up pop alley.
He certainly has done well for himself.

That is one shocking production mix though, a real mid range mess.
Has that happened in the YouTube upload, I wonder ?
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

I have nothing against ES, but I think saying he writes all his own songs is a bit much as like most folk of his ilk these days (Jake Bugg being another) virtually all the songs are co-written with a team of folk. Much like James Blunt as well. I'm sure I read that they all used the same lady who wrote a load of stuff for Pink, but the name escapes me. I suppose this is nothing new, but it's something I think gets lost in the noise of publicity for people.

Whilst I find all the folk I mentioned above make music I don't like, they all seem like folk I'd like to meet and have a laugh with.
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

Yeah Ed as well as many others, does co-writing sessions with people, one of the big writers at the moment is Ryan Tedder? Who also fronts One Republic. Apparently Ed wrote 12 songs with him, one got used in the album.

I used to have a bit of an issue with these pop stars 'not writing their own material' but in reality they do most of the time, and I don't see how it's any different to having two members in a band write songs together.

For the record I'm not a fan of Ed, I think from what I have seen of him in interviews and read about him that he's a decent chap, but I have never listened to one of his albums.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:48 PM

There are two Ed Sheerans. The Balladeer who's stuff I'm not so keen on...



And the hip hop cross over guy I quite like.





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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

 Cato, on 09 March 2017 - 08:48 PM, said:

There are two Ed Sheerans. The Balladeer who's stuff I'm not so keen on...



And the hip hop cross over guy I quite like.



I'm quite lucky in that Ed is very good friends with my wife's brother, so I've got to see him a lot. He used to play party's at the in-laws place where he would basically play hip hop covers with just an acoustic and a loop pedal. Even then (he was probably 15) he had something a bit special. Whilst not liking all the stuff he does now I think he's very talented and a nice fella with it.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:27 PM

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I'm quite lucky in that Ed is very good friends with my wife's brother, so I've got to see him a lot. He used to play party's at the in-laws place where he would basically play hip hop covers with just an acoustic and a loop pedal. Even then (he was probably 15) he had something a bit special. Whilst not liking all the stuff he does now I think he's very talented and a nice fella with it.

There's no doubting the guy's talent.

And I would have loved to have seen one of those early hip hop sets, I honestly think that's the stuff that puts him head and shoulders above all the other 'sensitive guys with acoustic guitars' who seem so popular at the moment.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

I agree. And yeah, they were pretty special!

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

View Postwateroftyne, on 09 March 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

He's played for lots of people, including Nick Heyward...
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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

Ed's the darling of the media right now and that's never had anything to do with talent.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

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I have nothing against ES, but I think saying he writes all his own songs is a bit much as like most folk of his ilk these days (Jake Bugg being another) virtually all the songs are co-written with a team of folk. Much like James Blunt as well. I'm sure I read that they all used the same lady who wrote a load of stuff for Pink, but the name escapes me. I suppose this is nothing new, but it's something I think gets lost in the noise of publicity for people.

Whilst I find all the folk I mentioned above make music I don't like, they all seem like folk I'd like to meet and have a laugh with.

Same with the much acclaimed Adele. I heard her recent album was also co-written yet no mention of that at the awards ceremonies.

Did see Pino on morning TV with Ed Sheeran as he is very distinct player as well as his looks. I was more interested in watching Pino and as there was only the 2 of them it was retty god. Can't even remember how the song sounde but Pino was exceptional as always.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 11:53 AM

View PostKevB, on 09 March 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

However from some of the sycophantic nonsense you'd think he was the first person in the history of music to sit down and perform a song on acoustic guitar that he'd written himself.

That's exactly how I feel. When I see documentaries on someone, for instance, Kurt Cobain or the Beatles, writing their own songs from a young age, and not needing a team of corporate writers behind him, it makes me wonder what the fuss is about. 1000s of musicians write their own music and play it on their own. It is braver, I agree, but someone like Jake Bugg, (especially earlier on), is far far better, much better guitarist, etc. I find that ES has basically no catchy guitar parts...at all. Just the same old stuff.

Best of luck to him though....if I could be in his shoes I would be.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:20 PM

Apparently Mr Sheeran now has 16 songs in the UK top 20.

He's basically broken the charts.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

We were waiting to start a gig at the weekend and a song came on the house pa. Singer/guitar player half knew it, I joined in and bluffed my way through it and had it down in a few bars. The crowd, many of which were ladies, were all singing away and having a great old time. Turns out it was an ES song. Then I heard about his current 'chart rampage' and we may do one of his tunes. People seem to love him. I'm still annoyed at him ripping off Brother Marvin on that terrible song a few years ago but the one I heard at the weekend was OK from a "give them what they want" set list.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:50 AM

Shocking these 'so called' artists having the temerity to record songs that have been written for them by others. Just as bad as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and all those other lightweights who weren't the Beatles 😉
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

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He's played for lots of people, including Nick Heyward...
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Not a huge fan but it's hard to deny that the guys got a LOT of talent bottled up in there. The song he did for the hobbit was fantastic though

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