Stage Magazine gave Eddie in 2000 the Stage Magazine award, accompanied with the title“Percussionist of all ages”, a lifetime achievement award. Eddie C ( Eddie Conard ) had the pleasure presenting this award in 2001 to the Dutch rock group ” The Golden Earings ” whom he also worked with on recordings and live. Eddie’s interest in sounds and rhythms started at a very young age.
International artists contracted him for their European tours. Artists like Gino Vannelli, The Pointer Sisters, The Tramps, Ernie Watts, , Tavares’s, Al Jarreau, Mike Batt, Chaka Khan, Eros Ramozzotti, Tommy Emanuel ,Madeline Bell and Soul Sister, in a European tour with Sting just to name a few. In Holland he was the session- percussionist on records and live with many Dutch and Belgium Jack van Pol artists like Kane, René Froger, Laura Figy, Candy Dulfer, Lee Towers and Rob de Nijs. Eddie also performed with the Dutch dj’s Marcello and Remy for the Barclay Dance Blend, organized by TMF. Together with The Rosenberg Trio he has also performed a musical tribute to Django Reinhardt.