Ed’s latest release ‘Unsubscribe’ (2023) is a return to Ska after several years exploring other genres. 7 thumping new Ska originals can be bought on special limited edition CD or streamed here.

"Irresistible, Absolutely Authentic, Carries Complete Conviction."

- Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing

"Really Interesting Stuff, Unique & Individual"

- David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1 Extra

About Ed Rome

Ed Rome is an acclaimed writer, recording artist and producer. He has written and recorded countless albums in many genres, as well as writing and recording material for other artists and being invited to appear on a number of high profile guest spots.

His albums have received much critical acclaim and BBC Radio play alike from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), David Rodigan (Radio 1Xtra), Don Letts (BBC 6 Music), Robert Elms (BBC London), Alex Lester (BBC Radio 2), Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing) and Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music).

Ed’s Reggae album, A Life in Minutes achieved the notable accolade of Steve Lamacq naming it the best Reggae album of the year on his BBC Radio 2 show.


The alternative musical project from Ed Rome can be visited by clicking the link below.



As an international touring artist, Ed’s mesmerising, honest and energetic live performance has taken him to Australia, Japan, Dubai, Europe and every corner of the British Isles. Festival highlights include Glastonbury (2005, 2007 and 2009), Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival (Aus.), and Summer Sonic (Jap.)

As well as being the UK tour support for the Easy Star All Stars (Radiodread/Dub Side of the Moon), Ed is also in demand as a live session musician for household names such as The Beat, Lee Scratch Perry and The Specials.


Ed has worked live with:

  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Bass)
  • The Beat (Bass/Lead Guitar)
  • The Selecter/Pauline Black (Keys)
  • Neville Staple & Roddy Radiation of The Specials (Guitar/Keys/Bass)
  • The Special Beat (Lead Guitar/Keys)
  • Bad Manners (Guitar)

And recorded with:

  • Neville Staple (The Specials)
  • Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers/Special A.K.A.)
  • Freddie Notes (Trojan)
  • Dennis Alcapone (Studio One)

"A Talent", "Excellent"

- Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music


Previous Gig Highlights

Summer 2022 Costa Rica & Portugal Tours with Hinge

Jul 2015 MIGHTY SOUNDS FESTIVAL Tabor, CZ Republic.


Jun 2012 Sundown Stage, @ The Village Green Festival, Chalkwell, Essex.

Nov 2011 Sundown, @ The Union Chapel , Islington, London.

Jun 2009/2007/2005 Glastonbury Festival - Stages:
Dance Stage West
Croissant Neuf
The Green Room Stage

Apr 2009 (AUS+UAE) Tour Support for The Special Beat in Australia and Dubai, Including The Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival and The Forum in Sydney.

Apr 2009 + Oct 2008 (UK) Tour Support for The Easy Star All Stars, Including Koko (London), Dingwalls (London) and the Boss Sounds Reggae Festival.

Aug 2009/2008/2007/2006 Endorse it in Dorset Festival, Six Penny Handley, Dorset. Backing Lee 'Scratch' Perry on Bass in 2008

Jun 2008 Kentish Town Forum, London. Supporting Toots and the Maytals.

Jun 2008 The 100 Club, London - Bo Diddley's Unoffical Wake. Supporting The Pretty Things.

Aug 2005 The Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo+Osaka, backing The Special Beat.

"A Really Good Sound"

- Robert Elms, BBC Radio London

"The Kind of Reggae that makes you feel better"

- Alex Lester, BBC Radio 2

"This will bring you up!", "Pure life elixir"

- Phil Taggert, Radio 1


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