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Ed Kowalczyk

Biography

As the business lead singer of Live, Ed Kowalczyk fronted probably one of the most successful American post-grunge rings from the ‘90s, arriving at prominence making use of their 1994 sophomore album, Throwing Copper. Along with his bald mind and intense eye, Kowalczyk cut a unique physique, but what separated him from additional ’90s alt-rockers was his utter earnestness: he used U2’s open-hearted position as his have, preferring sincerity to irony. Live released seven albums between 1991 and 2006 before splitting, with Kowalczyk starting a solo profession this year 2010 with Alive. Alive was Ed Kowalczyk’s 1st major activity beyond Reside in his professional profession. A indigenous of York, Pa, he met all of those other music group whilst in middle school as well as the group performed in a number of incarnations before senior high school graduation. After completing senior high school, the group proved helpful steadily, eventually putting your signature on with Radioactive Information in 1991, buying the name Live. Their debut record, Mental Jewelry, came later that season however the big discovery was included with Throwing Copper in 1994. Magic formula Samadhi implemented in 1997 with THE LENGTH to Here showing up in 2000, around enough time when Kowalczyk began stepping beyond your group, briefly showing up in David Fincher’s 1999 cult traditional Fight Membership and performing on Tricky’s one “Evolution Revolution Like” in 2001. Two various other albums implemented early in the brand new millennium — V in 2001 and Wild birds of Pray in 2003 — using the group’s last, Tracks from Black Hill, showing up in 2006. Live backed the album using a tour that lasted until 2009, once the music group announced a hiatus carrying out a show on the Palazzo in NEVADA. Shortly it became obvious the fact that split was long lasting because of a rift between Kowalczyk and all of those other music group; the rift resulted in all of those other group submitting a lawsuit contrary to the singer in-may 2010 alleging these were credited submitting royalties. Kowalczyk was the initial member to start a solo profession, launching Alive in the summertime of 2010. The record debuted at 166 in the Billboard graphs but six in the mag’s Christian graph. Kowalczyk released the EP YOUR GARDEN in November of 2012 but he produced his genuine re-entry into contemporary music almost a year afterwards with The Overflow as well as the Mercy. Released on Harbour Information in Oct 2013, this second full-length recording featured several efforts by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, in addition to appearances by vocalist/songwriter Rachel Yamagata.

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Full Name Ed Kowalczyk
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Erin Broderick Kowalczyk
Children Paul Edward Kowalczyk, Cecilia Kowalczyk
Siblings Adam Kowalczyk
Music Groups Live
Music Songs Lightning Crashes, I Alone, Selling the Drama, Dolphin's Cry, All Over You, Grace, Angels on a Razor, All That I Wanted, The Watchman's Lament, Seven, Holy Water Tears, I'm the Proof, The Dam at Otter Creek, The Great Beyond, Parasite, Supernatural Fire, Take Me Back, In Your Light, Bottle of Anything, Soul Whispers, Fire on the Mountain, Walk Into This Room, Cornerstone, Solar Flare, Pillar of Davidson, Run to the Water, The One, Lakini's Juice, Shit Towne, A New World
Albums The Flood and the Mercy, Throwing Copper, Mental Jewelry, Secret Samadhi, Live at the Paradiso – Amsterdam, Birds of Pray, The Distance to Here, Songs from Black Mountain, The Death of a Dictionary, V, Awake: The Best of Live, Four Songs, Alive
Movies Fight Club


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#Fact
1 Former lead singer for the band Live. He went solo in 2009 after the band split.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Twisted 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Killing Bono 2011 performer: "Great Beyond" / writer: "Great Beyond"
Zack and Miri Make a Porno 2008 writer: "Hold Me Up" - as Ed Kowalzyk
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lots of Ice and a Little Bit of Water 2006 writer: "Sun"
Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual 2004 "Operation Spirit The Tyranny of Tradition"
Live: Pinkpop Festival 2002 2003 Video short lyrics: "Selling the Drama", "White, Discussion" / writer: "Voodoo Lady", "Nobody Knows"
Roswell 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Fast and the Furious 2001 writer: "Deep Enough" - as Ed Kowalczyk
The Mummy Returns 2001 writer: "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" - as Ed Kowalczyk
Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 writer: "Dolphin's Cry"
Playing by Heart 1998 performer: "Walk into This Room" 1998 / writer: "Walk into This Room" 1998
Virtuosity 1995 "White Discussion"
In the Army Now 1994 writer: "The Dam At Otter Creek"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live: Live at the Paradiso 2008 Video Edward Kowalczyk
Fight Club 1999 Waiter at Clifton's

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anonymity: The History of Straight, Incorporated 2010 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Merge 2010 TV Series Himself
Yes We Can 2008 Video short Himself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (as Ed Kowalczyk)
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself
I Hear Trio 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops NL 2003 TV Series Himself
Live: Pinkpop Festival 2002 2003 Video short Himself (as Live)
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops NL 2003 TV Series Himself

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#Trademark
1 Bald head

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