There are at least two artists with the name John Edwards: an American soul singer and an English double bassist. 1. Soul singer: John Edwards is the lead singer of the soul group Detroit Spinners. Before joining the Detroit Spinners fulltime in 1977, he recorded albums and singles under his own name 2. Bass player: After taking up the bass, around 1987, John Edwards co-formed The Pointy Birds who went on to win awards for their music for The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs dance troupes. The group appeared at festivals in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moers, Leverkusen, Copenhagen.