Richie Edwards

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Richie Edwards
Background information
Also known asWamma
Born(1974-09-25) 25 September 1974 (age 38)
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal, glam rock
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass
Years active2005–present
LabelsAtlantic, Must Destroy
Associated actsStone Gods, The Darkness, Onion Trump
Websitewww.theactualdarkness.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Explorer
Gibson Les Paul
 
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Richie Edwards
Background information
Also known asWamma
Born(1974-09-25) 25 September 1974 (age 38)
GenresHard rock, glam metal, heavy metal, glam rock
OccupationsMusician, singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass
Years active2005–present
LabelsAtlantic, Must Destroy
Associated actsStone Gods, The Darkness, Onion Trump
Websitewww.theactualdarkness.com
Notable instruments
Gibson Explorer
Gibson Les Paul

Richie Edwards (known locally as Wamma) was born on 25 September 1974, in Lichfield, England. He is the former bassist of the British hard rock band The Darkness and the guitarist/vocalist of their successor band Stone Gods.[1] He was confirmed as a member on 13 June 2005 replacing Frankie Poullain on bass. When The Darkness disbanded following Justin Hawkins' departure, Edwards switched to lead vocals with Toby McFarlaine taking over on bass. With original Darkness members Ed Graham and Dan Hawkins completing the new line-up, they recorded under the new name of The Stone Gods.

Edwards grew up in Lichfield, and was a member of bands at Netherstowe School. Subsequently, on leaving school he was employed in S&J Music, a local music shop on Bird Street and was involved in other local bands, including Gloy, who almost secured a recording deal themselves. This work ultimately lead to London and becoming a guitar technician.

Before joining The Darkness, Edwards worked for nearly two years as a guitar technician for the band. He was also a member of the band Onion Trump.

Equipment

For playing live with Stone Gods, Edwards uses Gibson Explorer and Gibson Les Paul guitars into a Diezel VH4 Amplifier with Marshall 1960 Vintage Cabinets. For the song, "Magdalene St." he uses a Martin acoustic guitar.

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