Ed Tate (bassist/composer and arranger) has been involved in music since the age of 7. His first instrument was drums. From there he dabbled in saxophone, keyboard and electric guitar. At the age of 17 he decided to shift gears and make bass guitar his primary instrument. He has been stuck on that ‘big bottom’ ever since!
Over the years, Ed has recorded and performed with a variety of local and national talent. Most recently he has performed with Smooth Jazz artists Tim Bowman and Randy Scott. In addition to Tall Dark and Jim, Ed plays bass with a cover band called The Rhythm Kings, weekly gigs for two local churches and also produces music for placement in film and television.