A Way With Words
GRAEME EDGE was born on 30th March 1941 in Rochester, Staffordshire.
His mother was a pianist for the silent movies and his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all music-hall singers.
trained as a draughtsman but soon went into music full time. He never started out to be a drummer, he was, in fact the Manager
of a group called the Blue Rhythm Band. Graeme always watched the drummer in the group and fooled around on the drums, but
never really drummed professionally until that drummer quit and he had to fill in. He then bought his first drum kit.
first band that Graeme formed was the Silhouettes followed by The Blue Rhythm Band. He then helped to form Gerry Levene and
the Avengers, who recorded a single for Decca, and appeared on TV in "Thank Your Lucky Stars". Following the collapse of this
group in April 1964 Graeme formed The R & B Preachers, which included Denny Laine and Clint Warwick. When that group disbanded
the three of them linked up with Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder to form The M & B 5, which later changed its name to The Moody
During the Moodies' break in recording and touring, Graeme released his first solo album KICK OFF YOUR MUDDY
BOOTS in 1975. He became particularly enamoured with the salsa, calypso, samba and reggae beats when he visited the Caribbean
during his ocean going voyage round the world in his 70ft yacht. The journey also helped to inspire his second solo album
PARADISE BALLROOM, released in 1977.
Graeme drums with a precision beat while spicing the Moodies' sound with a wide
range of percussion instruments. When away from the spotlight he lists his hobbies as sailing, golf, war films and sci-fi.