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Since feel-good party type songs often make people dance and have a good time, but music means much more when theres another dimension. The American musician, Ed Roland is the primary songwriter and also contributes guitars, keyboards, producing and engineering.
Ed Roland is mainly a singer and songwriter whose voice and guitar riffs are the lead of the rock band Collective Soul. Ed Roland had numerous Billboard hits in the mid to late 90s.
Also to his credit is his a unique stage presence, as Ed Ronald loves to dance with his mic stand and puts a lot of energy into performances. He has ridden his zany persona, witty lyrics and Grade-A production to the top of the charts.
Explosive live performances, non-stop touring and a commitment to music have garnered Ed Roland a fanatical following as well as critical acclaim. Ed Roland has been associated with a rock band called Collective Soul. Alongside his younger brother, Dean, and other band members, Collective Soul reunited in the spring of 2005 to embark on a major North American Tour.
Before officially stepping in to the music field, Roland studied songwriting/composing and guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He worked at Real 2 Reel Studios in Atlanta and was part of a few local bands including a short lived one called Marching Two-Step. Roland performed solo during the late-1980s and early-1990s.
In 1991, Ed Roland came up with his first solo album entitled Ed-E Roland. The album itself was of no successful consequence, but did however showcase Rolands abilities to write, compose and perform music long before the success and fame with a band Collective Soul.
Ed-E Roland was an indie project pressed in limited quantities. Though his early musical endeavors constituted a solo career, it was with rock group Collective Soul that Roland staked his claim to fame. With hopes of finding some success in the music business and trying to secure publishing/songwriting contracts, Ed Roland grew frustrated as he approached 30 years of age. He tried to get a break and even thought about giving up on mission.
In 1993, Collective Soul released their debut album; they called it Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid. The album was released through Rising Storm Records which was an indie label out of Atlanta. Originally the music record written almost entirely by Ed Roland, was only receiving minimal airplay from college radio stations.
The college radio stations had started playing Shine, and soon others followed, as word of mouth drew attention to the band. Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid soon gained the attention of major record label Atlantic Records in 1994. The album eventually would go double platinum and win a Billboard Award for its track Shine.
The album Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid comprised material that Ed Roland had written and recorded prior to forming Collective Soul. The group formed in 1994. The music record was convincing enough that Atlantic Records signed Collective Soul in early 1994 to a long term major label contract.
Collective Soul showcased their creative potential and singing talent before a huge audience at Woodstock in 1994. With the success of the show, the group began touring North America, eventually playing warm-up for rock giants, Aerosmith.
Around this time, Ed Roland with Collective Soul has become a skilled writer and vocalist known for composing catchy songs. Many of his songs featured hit song qualities. Rolands versatility in the studio has made him a respected musician.
Over the years, the American musician has led Collective Soul through many tours and various high profile performances including Woodstock 1994 and Woodstock 1999. Also, the band Collective Soul has experienced many high levels of mainstream success with numerous hits and gold/platinum selling albums, which were mostly produced by Roland.
With Ed Roland, Collective Soul released their second and best-selling self-titled album, Collective Soul, through the same major record label. Unlike their first album, Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid, where Ed did most of the writing, Collective Souls self-titled second album was a collaborative effort. Collective Soul hailed as Really Collective, spawning three hit tracks.
These included December, Gel, and Where the River Flows. With December, once again Ed Rolands Collective Soul won the Billboard Award for top rock single in 1995. Prior to the release of their third album, Disciplined Breakdown, Ed Roland and his band went through a bitter lawsuit with their former manager over rights to assets.
Under Atlantic label, the rock band would go on to record two more albums, fulfilling their contract and moving on. With Ed Roland, Collective Soul appeared with their full-length fifth album called Blender. Even with the single Perfect Day which featured Elton John, the album achieved barely moderate success by industry standards.
After the release of the compilation album 7even Year Itch in 2001, the band and Atlantic Records were through. Though 2001 was a rough year for Roland, after a divorce to his first wife, Stephanie Boley, and the loss of long-time friend and lead guitarist Ross Childress, Ed Roland and Collective Soul regrouped in 2004.
In the last quarter of 2004, El Ronald and his group released long-awaited sixth studio album, Youth. Debuting at number 66 on the Billboard 200, the album spawned a Top 10 rock hit, Counting the Days. The music record sold over 225,000 copies in its first year of release.
As a result of steady sales, Youth was considered a commercial success after a long hiatus. The following year, the group issued an eight song acoustic EP compilation titled From the Ground Up. The EP had acoustic versions of past favorites, plus a new track, Youth. Collective Souls seventh studio album, Afterwords came out on August 28, 2007.
Ed Ronald and his groups Afterwords debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums Chart and number 5 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums Chart. In order to support the album, the band made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. There is nothing better than Ed Roland, a group truly devoted to the pursuit of the perfect mix of lifestyle and sound.