Local 19 year old Edward Perry describes himself as a solo lo-fi/pop musician. Edward plays under the name of ‘the boy i used to be‘ and is a terrifically talented young chap. His second EP ‘Holiday’ follows his self titled EP from January last year and both were produced, recorded and released by himself.
Holiday is due for release on April 23rd on CD, and also for ‘pay what you like’ download over at www.theboyiusedtobe.bandcamp.com. If you’re keen then you can pre-order over at www.theboyiusedtobe.com.
A summer of gigs is planned, including Redfest 2012 and a return to Southsea Fest for 2012. The Boy I Used To Be is also playing at The Registry for Church Gone Wild on April 30th with Clock Opera and Fiction.
“Since the release of the debut EP, I have supported the likes of Lightspeed Champion, Lucy Rose, Among Brothers, Strangers and Sam Duckworth, recently taking in gigs for E4’s Skins in Bristol, The Hope and The Green Door Store in Brighton, The Boogaloo and The Lock Tavern in London, The Railway in Winchester and The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea Bandstand and The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth. I was also the winner of Best Solo Artist in the 2009 Portsmouth News Guide Awards and was chosen to appear on the ‘Best of MySpace Podcast’ by Gil Mills of NME Radio last year.”