Richie Edwards

As he neared 30, Richie Edwards—career roadie, guitar tech, and all-around backline guru—had given up all hope of making any impact in a band of his own. While making a living tweaking the EQ for Darkness guitarist Dan Hawkins, Edwards’s only onstage action came with Onion Trump, a roadies’ joke band that would sometimes support the hair-rock stars. But nine months ago, that all changed when Darkness bassist Frankie Poullain was dismissed and Edwards was asked to step up to the plate. Now on a major European tour, he’s still marveling at the sudden change in his fortunes.
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