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Deva Pramada
Birth name Michael Edwards
Born 31 May 1948 (age 61)
Origin Ealing, West London, England
Genres Rock music
Occupations Musician
Instruments Cello
Labels Harvest Records, Jet Records
Associated acts Electric Light Orchestra
Website Musical career

Mike Edwards is an English cellist.

He played as a member of the Electric Light Orchestra from their first live gig in 1972 until he departed in January 1975 of his own choosing, to become a Buddhist. He changed his name to Deva Pramada because of his religious convictions. His eccentric cello playing (Fingering the cello strings with an orange or grapefruit) and bizarre costumes were a major ingredient of the early ELO touring band. Mike's Live 'party piece' was The Dying Swan where he would perform a cello solo and ultimately his cello would 'explode'. His cello playing contributed to the albums ELO II, On the Third Day, The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) and Eldorado, He was replaced as cellist by Melvyn Gale

In more recent years, he has done work involving stage plays and arrangements. Mike currently resides in Totnes in South West England.



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