About us

cropped-ed-lea-full-size.jpgThe 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).



Hear our samba version of Valerie:

Hear our version of Don’t Get Around Much Anymore:


Listen to our original music:






What we play

Vocal jazz standards
Mack the knife
Beyond the Sea
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me a River
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’ll Be Seeing You
The Way You Look Tonight
Have You Met Miss Jones
Autumn Leaves
Days Of Wine and Roses
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
My Funny Valentine
Soul and pop classics
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Me and Mrs Jones (Billy Paul)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Your Song  (Elton John)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & The Family Stone)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Save the last dance for me (The Drifters)
Isn’t she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Hallelujah I love Her So (Ray Charles)
I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)
What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
Georgie Porgy (Toto)
Spinning The Wheel ( George Michael)
Instrumental Jazz

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

We are always happy to take additional requests in advance.

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