2012 Speakers

Ed Kuepper


Organisation: Artist

Web: www.edkuepper1.bandcamp.com

Country: AUS


To describe Ed Kuepper's career in terms of his unique artistic vision is to understate the impact of his significant influence on contemporary music.

His career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of The Saints in Brisbane Australia.

Recording that ground breaking bands first single [I’m] Stranded on the bands own label in 1976, and following with three highly original albums.

In 1978 Kuepper returned to Australia and formed what in the eyes of many, was an even bolder enterprise Laughing Clowns.

From 1985 Kuepper launched an extensive and prolific solo career which has seen the release of more than 15 albums as well as several soundtracks.

Kuepper was awarded and nominated for a string of ARIA awards throughout the 1990’s and was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2001 .

These days Kuepper records and tours with his own bands as well as playing guitar with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Kuepper’s latest release is ‘’Second Winter’’