E.D. Sedgwick: vocals, guitar
Jess Matthews: drums
Kristina Buddenhagen: bass, vocals
JosaFeen Wells: vocals
Edie Sedgwick formed in 1999 when El Guapo bassist Justin Moyer and
drummer Ryan Hicks (ex- Panoply Academy Glee Club) wrote a number of songs about celebrities. After releasing one eponymous record on Mud
Memory Records, Edie was forced to stop performing in 2001 when Justin was diagnosed with epilepsy and could
no longer drive on tour (Ryan had no driver's license).
In 2004, Justin began performing in drag as Edie Sedgwick, the transgendered reincarnation of an Andy Warhol Superstar who died of a barbiturate overdose in 1971. Armed with a video projector, iMovies, and the occasional backing band, Edie traveled through many dark nights presenting auditory and visual art that honored the likes of Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey, Jr., Paris Hilton, Martin Sheen, and other celebrity co-conspirators. After three more records -- 2005's Her Love is Real, But She is Not, 2008's Things are Getting Sinister and Sinisterer, and 2011’s Love Gets Lovelier Every Day -- Edie got pretty sick of celebs and now just writes songs about whoever and whatever.
In November, 2012, Edie Sedgwick ditched the dress for a white suit and morphed into E.D. Sedgwick for the release of his/her fifth LP, We Wear White.
Photo: Christopher Grady