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Artist biography Eddie Fisher
Official biography published on social media (December 12, 2016).
Eddie Ray Fisher was born on December 17, 1973 (world citizen number: 4.014.875.267), and grew up in Mission Viejo, California/USA. Eddie currently resides in Denver, Colorado, where OneRepublic is based. Eddie is the third drummer of OneRepublic. He joined the band in 2005.
He was influenced by music because of his father who was an acoustic guitar player in several bands (his father also played with Bob Dylan) and Eddie wanted to become an acoustic guitar player, too. Unfortunately, after getting a guitar, nobody teached him how to play.
Eddie always was a person tapping on desks etc with pencils or just his fingers. He became serious about drumming when he was 12 years old after he saw a U2 concert in Tempe, Arizona/USA. "It moved me so much that I sacrificed everything to be in music", he says. In high school he started playing in punk and hard rock bands to practice his skills. His feeling for beats was influenced by Hip Hop as well as by Rock music.
Eddie is not only the drummer of the band but also a part of the songwriting team. He has been credited for writing songs such as: "Say (All I Need)", "Stop & Stare", "Someone to Save You", "Won't Stop" and "All Fall Down" of OneRepublic's debut album "Dreaming Out Loud" (DOL). He also contributed to writing the song "Good Life" from the band's second album, "Waking Up" (WU). Eddie also worked as a drummer with Kelly Clarkson and James Morrison.
Eddie uses Gretsch drums which he usually calls "his girls". ;) His current drum set is called "USA Custom". He also uses the "Vintage Glass Nitron (VG)" which is known for its golden glittering outfit. On some festivals and TV appearances he also uses a black drum set. Eddie's drumsticks are Vic Firth 5A/7A American Classic Hickory.
After touring with the guys for more than 20 months (until April 2011) with their two albums "DOL" and "WU" across the States, Europe and Russia, Eddie and his band mates enjoyed the summer and played on some festivals as well as the several Jingle Balls in 2012.
Until winter 2012 they were working on their third album. The promotion single for the organization "Every Beat Matters" called "Feel Again" was released in September 2012, the first international single "If I Lose Myself" was released in January 2013 and the album called "Native" was released on March 26, 2013.
After some promotion concerts in March 2013, they started their first leg of the Native tour in April with shows in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the UK and Ireland. In summer 2013 they played at some festivals before they started their world tour beginning with the States, Asia in fall and Europe in spring 2014. Since May 2014 they were playing the States again with a bigger show in bigger venues. In fall they came back to Europe and Russia as well as South America.
Since that tour they were working on their fourth album. On May 13, 2016 they released the first single "Wherever I Go" which is new, different and modern according to OneRepublic. In August 2016 they released their second single "Kids" which is partly autobiographical. The video was shot in Mexico City. The new album called "Oh My My" has been released on October 7, 2016. Mid-December they released the third single "Let's Hurt tonight" which is the title song for the movie "Collateral Beauty".
Since the release of "Wherever I go" they are doing promo around the world.
More biographical information.
Eddie Fisher (born as Edward Ray Fisher) plays drums and percussion in Denver, Colorado-based band OneRepublic. He is their third drummer, joining the band in 2005.
Eddie Fisher has contributed to over 20 albums over the course of his music career, playing for Adele, Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, James Morrison, Eric Valentine, and The Violet Burning among other.
Eddie became serious about drumming when he was in 7th Grade after he saw a U2 concert in the Tempe Stadium, Arizona.
Fisher, a left-handed drummer, learned to play on a right-handed drum set. He now uses an ambidextrous setup with a 16 inch floor tom on the right and 14 inch on the left, with a 12 inch rack tom in the middle.
Eddie Fisher names Taylor Hawkins, Dennis Chambers, Steve Gadd and Marco Minneman as musical influences.