Often gets confusing looks trying to explain how he is an Irishman when he: “[does] not look the part. At all.”.
Eddie McPherson, more commonly known as ‘McFierce’, is part of the backbeat-glue holding the band together with his “22-finger bass acrobatics”, marrying together a perfect combination of old world Jazz, Disco, Funk like you have never heard before, and ever-so-tasty sounding R&B/Soul bass grooves. And yes, he does “slappa da bass.”
His formative years spent in unquenchable wanderlust, McFierce honed his craft by “panhandling and busking” in alleys and subway stations all across the British Isles and Western Europe.
During his travels, he joined forces with the self proclaimed “prince of piano” and ace of accordion: Domino Cristofori whilst hoboing on a train - both were attempting to escape a prison after a case of mistaken identity. The chaotic epoch in Eddie’s life was summed up in Yunk Police as involving: “a mysterious man named Alan Parrish (Founder of The C.F.R.C.), a strange place called Champe Ford, a bass, an accordion, a couple spoons, and a monkey named Otto.”
(The case was later dropped due to “lack of evidence” with ‘McPherson’ settling out of court)
The train Eddie and his cohort Domino stowed away in, now successfully free, happened to be the same train on which M.H. and his traveling troupe of balladeers resided; both have been adventuring with the Orchestra ever since.
In his own words, McFierce describes himself as “the lovechild Victor Wooten and Flea never had.”