Edward Prendergast, a man with a college degree in bass, brings more than just the funk to his brilliant reimaginings of the classic ‘tumbao del bajo’. He brings his own wicked techniques and unique flair. Joining Bio Ritmo in 1997 was for him both the end of a fruitful boyhood and the beginning of an existential journey to the pinnacle of the salsa game.
Leaving Bio Ritmo in 2000, Prendergast spent the next seven years of his life trying to regain a higher consciousness, until that frigid, fateful night in November of 2007. Trumpeteer, synthero, and chorero extroadinaire ‘Mambo’ Bob Miller reached out to his friend and former colleague begging him to return to ‘the hitmo’. Feeling that salsa itch, the only thing Prendergast could do was scratch. You can hear his bass-work on many of Bio Ritmo finest recordings as well as on recordings by Pencilgrass, Amazing Ghost, The Big East, Eddie P and the Big East, and MicroWaves. He currently lives by the river with his beautiful wife, dutiful daughter and two good for nothing hound dogs.