Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit and touch have made him a top choice of renowned artists, producers, and musicians worldwide. Utilizing acoustic and vintage keyboard instruments, Roth creates memorable, soulful, melodies that sing, as well as adding deep organic grooves with his playing.
The LA based arranger, keyboardist, musical director, and producer has played and/or recorded with a very diverse range of artists, including Grammy winners Annie Lennox, the Brothers Johnson, Mya, Rob Halford, the Avett Brothers, Coolio, and Tom Morello.
Other artists Roth has played and/or recorded with include Shuggie Otis, Robbie Krieger, Angus and Julia Stone, Flogging Molly, Will Smith, Marisela, Suor Christina, Angie Stone, Glenn Hughes, Ronnie Montrose, Keith Emerson, Sebastian Bach, Natasha James, Impelliterri, Joe Lynn Turner, Steelheart, Gamma, Maia Sharp, and the Divas of Disco featuring Thelma Houston, Cece Penniston and a Taste of Honey. Roth was featured as both keyboardist and songwriter on online client Arun Shenoy’s Grammy nominated album.
His soundtrack, video game, and commercial credits includie Guitar Hero 3,Touchstone Pictures, X Factor, BET, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Hanna Barbera, Disney,The History Channel, Honda, Tropicana, and Kenwood.
“My goals on a recording session are simple – play for the song, and make it and all the tracks on it sound and feel better. My job is to help the producer achieve his vision for the song, find exactly what the song needs, and play memorable, melodic tracks”
“I believe there is a living quality to some vintage keyboards.They breathe and respond in a different way than samples. They speak and sing like samples can’t.”