Since Ed began playing, studying and writing music in the early 80’s he had diversified into many fields of music. You can say he’s had his hand in every facet of the creative process; from studio musician, songwriter, live performer and teacher. He has also been part of several bands including Brotherhood, Family Tree, Soup, Big Beat Collective and Special Ed and the Musically Challenged.
On May 26, 2011 Ed Roman released his latest CD titled “Oracles & Ice Cream”. The single “So I Breathe” leads the way with an upbeat, hand clapping song. “It’s a song that was written to uplift everyone in troubled times…” states Ed. In fact, listen to the lyrics and you’ll realize that life is great in spite of obstacles that one may face. Sung with emotion, free spirited with an almost floating feeling, this song truly makes your soul soar.
As a composer Ed Roman is clever in placement of lyrics and sound. As a musical arranger, it takes innate skill to blend so many different types of sounds and textures together. Whether he writes funky jazz or fusion rock or urban folk music, there is one of many common threads that run through his songs, creativity, innovation, strong rhythms, layered vocals and harmonies and professional productions. He has crisp vocals with a playful type of animation to it which is the icing on this fabulous cake.
“Intellect in music has its own sexiness”, states Ed Roman. “Music is missing that ‘change the world’ feeling. I don’t think we’ll ever see another John Lennon, but with my soon to be released CD “Oracles and Ice Cream” music is intelligent and sexy again…and may just change the world after all”.
In 2010 and has won the Blood Sweat and Tears poetry slam and began to concentrate on writing his first poetry book. .Since then he has published six books "Thoughts of a Single Man-100 poems on 100 days" and "Thoughts of a Single Man Vol. 2 Poetry for the Grown and Sexy, The Erotica Files", " Love Letters", "Confessions of the Pen", " Ink Without Fear" and a man's mental health guide called" After She Leaves -A healing guide for the suddenly single male." all of which are available https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Flowetic . He is releasing his second and final rap Cd's this year "Wanted for Spitting in the Streets" and " The City is Mme" , He will also be releasing a poetry /musical Cd this year excepts of which can be found at https://soundcloud.com/thoughts-of-a-single-man.
He can be all things to all people. In his 58 years he has dealt with every personality imaginable in the human race. As you may already know his life's work has been caring for the elderly, advocating for them, and supporting them in this money driven and corrupt long term care system. He took care of his mother day and night. She was his shining star. As much as he loved her he still developed a severe case of caregiver burnout.
He has been a emergency medical technician, advanced life support paramedic for many years. He worked in forensic science dead body pick up. He grew up working in the embalming rooms of funeral homes. and he has burned over 300 bodies at the crematorium. He has held many a decapitated head in my hand - children, young adults, and old. He has worked two major plane crashes in the U.S. with all dead on board stacking bodies in diesel trucks to the max. He has worked on trauma teams, search and rescue and special operations.
He is a former investigator consultant to one of the largest news organizations in the world. The focus of his story was elder abuse. He has had three half way houses that housed over 150 people. and has had his share of failed and successful businesses. He is an ordained minister. He studies world religion including Zen, Hinduism, and other forms Eastern Mysticism.
He likes to shake people out of their comfortable tree, knock them off balance, keep them on edge. that is what makes the world turn. So there you have it a little bit about Kiler Davenport.
Richard grew up in Simi Valley, California just north of Los Angeles, he now resides in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.
Richard is a huge supporter of Fathers Rights and 50/50 Parenting and believes that PAS is mental child Abuse.
"DNA does not matter when you love you child."
"Every Single Child has the absolute right to have a relationship unhindered with both parents!"
"Poets often have conversations with their heart and soul
in a language their brain doesn't understand"
-Richard M Knittle Jr.