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Presuming Ed

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Presuming Ed are a 4 piece function band with male and female vocals, made up of professional experienced musicians.
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Presuming Ed are a function band for weddings, parties and events, who cover Wales and the South West of England, and have been doing so for over ten years. With Presuming Ed you’re guaranteed a professional set up, great tunes to get your guests dancing whether they’re 18 or 80 and a fantastic party! Presuming Ed are a six piece band made up of highly skilled, experienced professional musicians. Performance is a big thing with the band, their musicality is matched by their enthusiasm and passion, and their aim is to get all your guests up onto the dance floor! The band’s set list is designed to bring the party to your event, with songs from the 60’s to the present day. As we have a male and a female singer we can successfully perform most genres and songs from the last 50 years! When you book Presuming Ed there are no unexpected extras. We have our own professional sound system and lights. We guarantee that we will be set up within an hour of getting into a venue, and our up to date Disco set will be playing as your guests arrive. Included in the price of hire is music until midnight (when we are not playing ourselves we will revert to our disco setup.) Our set list will be hand picked for your event, to your specific needs. We have an ever changing repertoire; 60’s nostalgia, 70’s glam and disco, classics from the 80’s and a wide selection of hits from the 90’s right up to the present day, all performed absolutely live with no backing tracks! We have a wide selection of options for your first dance also, and always try to cater for any special musical requests. When you hire Presuming Ed you get as standard: Two 50 minute sets of music Recorded music from set up till midnight Full professional PA system and lights Comprehensive public liability insurance A contract for your piece of mind We will always try and cater for any requests such as a special first dance or song. A smaller PA system and microphones for hire if you need these for your speeches. We can also provide extra musicians to provide ambient music for drinks receptions or the wedding breakfast, including string quartet, classical guitar, piano or a laid back jazz set!

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Presuming Ed's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Anne B
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were amazing, all the guests thought so too providing lots of positive comments on their performance. Andy and the group were so understanding and accommodating with last minute changes to the schedule and nothing was a problem. I would definitely book them again and recommend to all family and friends.

Reply from Presuming Ed
8 months ago

Thank you so much! Best wishes to you and Darren, that you for letting us be a part of your big day!

Ceara R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing band, made our night! Excellent contact before the day and delivered an incredible performance on the nights. All our guests had the best time. Thank you so much guys!

Reply from Presuming Ed
1 year ago

Thank you so much! We had a great playing for you all! I'm really glad you were happy with our service, that's lovely to hear.

Andrew H
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Presuming Ed for a dinner hosting over 150 people. They were absolutely brilliant and played something for everyone. The help they provided us before and during the event was also really appreciated - could not recommend enough!

From other customers:

Carly B
10 years ago

We hired Presuming Ed for our wedding & would highly recommend. They were really helpful through the planning process & were amazing on the night! The band played a range of music to suit all of our guests, everyone was up dancing. They really got the party started! All of our guests were also really impressed and had a fab time. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again or recommend to a friend.

Fran V
16 years ago

resuming Ed played for my birthday party and for my daughter’s wedding. They are an excellent, talented band who ensure a crowded dance floor and very happy guests. They play what you want and they play it very well. My only whinge would be that they leave everyone wanting more…

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Presuming Ed's Song list

First Dances:
Nobody Does it Better, Carly Simon
My Girl, The Temptations
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
I’m a Believer, The Monkees
Sha la la la lee, The Small Faces
Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
Son of a Preacher Man, Dusty Springfield
Lady Madonna, The Beatles
Drive my car, The Beatles
Back in the USSR, The Beatles
It’s not unusual, Tom Jones
Supremes medley
(Baby Love, Stop in the name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love.)
I feel the earth move, Carol King
Stuck in the middle, Stealers Wheel
Maggie Mae, Rod Stewart
Come up and see me, Cockney Rebel
Teenage kicks, The Undertones
20th century boy, T Rex
I will survive, Gloria Gaynor
Nobody does it better, Carly Simon
Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen
Nine to Five, Dolly Parton
Summer of ’69, Brian Adams
Mustang Sally, The Commitments
I think we’re alone now, Tiffany
Material Girl, Madonna
90’s to now:
There she goes, The La’s
Hard to handle, The Black Crowes
Sit Down, James
Sunday Morning, Maroon 5
Last Night, The Strokes
Super Duper love, Joss Stone
Dakota, Stereophonics
Bohemian like U, The Dandy Warhols
Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon
Get Lucky, Daft Punk

Presuming Ed's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£1050
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We approach all of our first choice players at the time of booking. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level, we will always keep you updated about any changes.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is male and female vocals, guitar, bass and drums. We can add keyboards as an extra option.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are always flexible and will perform at a different time if needed up to are arranged curfew.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, and this is free with every booking. You can even provide your own playlist if you wish. We will also play music until a pre arranged time after our set if needed.

How much time do you need to set up?

At least 1 hour is necessary to get set up.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We have an extensive set list, but we are always happy to work with clients to get exactly what the need. Requests are always considered.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, full PA and lighting is included.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. As long as the song is appropriate for our ensemble we will cover it if we are given enough time to rehearse.
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