About us


The Ed Lea Band formed in 2013 as the house band at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Beginning as a jazz trio, their lineup has grown and adapted over the years, meeting the needs of jazz clubs, restaurants, weddings and charity gigs.

Alongside these ventures, the band writes original music as a 6-piece group and showcases these songs at London music venues including firm favourites The Bedford, Tamesis Dock, The Railway (Tulse Hill) and The Eagle Ale House (Battersea).

Find links to our original music here.

At weddings, parties etc we play a whole range of jazz and pop covers.
Here are a couple of examples:


Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Our repertoire:

Vocal jazz standards
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me a River
Days Of Wine and Roses
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’ll Be Seeing You
Mack the knife
My Funny Valentine
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Soul and pop classics
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Bennie and the Jets (Elton John)
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
Hallelujah I love Her So (Ray Charles)
I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & The Family Stone)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Me and Mrs Jones (Billy Paul)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Save the last dance for me (The Drifters)
September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Spinning The Wheel ( George Michael)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
You Get What You Give (New Radicals)
You Got The Love (Candi Stanton)
Your SongĀ  (Elton John)
Instrumental Jazz

Black Orpheus (Luiz Bonfa)
Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn)
Deluge (Wayne Shorter)
Equipoise (Stanley Cowell)
Hymn To Freedom (Oscar Peterson)
The Meaning Of The Blues (Troupe/Worth)
Nardis (Miles Davis)
Night Train (Forest/Washington/Simpkins)
Peri’s Scope (Bill Evans)
Polkadots and Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen)
Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans)
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life (Bill Evans)

We are always happy to take additional requests in advance.

Please contact us for further information aboutĀ booking the Ed Lea Band for your event.