Philip Edney - biography

Film actor from United Kingdom

Philip 'Spike' Edney (born 11 December 1951 in Portsmouth) is an English musician who, since early 1970s, has performed with a number of bands, most notably, Queen, where his participation, starting in 1984, has been so extensive that some writers have described him as the "fifth member of Queen". In the earlier phase of his career, during mid-1970s, he recorded and toured with The Tymes and Ben E. King, playing keyboards, bass, guitar and trombone, subsequently, in the late 1970s, he was musical director for Edwin Starr and, during early 1980s, worked with Duran Duran, the Boomtown Rats, Dexys Midnight Runners, Bucks Fizz, Haircut One Hundred and the Rolling Stones. Spike Edney's collaboration with Queen included mostly keyboards (his main instrument), plus rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Accompanying the band on its tours since 1984, he was an obvious choice for Roger Taylor's side-project The Cross as well as for Brian May's Band when they toured in 1993 and 1998. He can be seeing playing piano and later guitar (during the track "Hammer To Fall"), dressed in a pink top, onstage with Queen on their Queen Live At Wembley 86 DVD. In 1994, he formed SAS (Spike's All Stars), a band  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Edney, Spike,Spike Edney,Spike 'The Duke' Edney
Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom


Year Performance Character
1990 Queen Live at Wembley Stadium

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