Ed is a highly accomplished classical guitarist who specialises in providing entertainment at weddings, private functions, corporate events and restaurants in the UK and Europe. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, one of the UK’s leading music conservatoires and has performed in a number of prestigious venues including Houses of Parliament, De Vere Belfry and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Ed is a vastly experienced professional musician capable of delivering exactly what you need, whether it’s ambient background music for a private function or playing during your wedding ceremony/bridal procession. Ed is sensitive to the occasion and able to deliver a perfect soundtrack for your event.
His repertoire includes Classical, Spanish, Latin, Jazz and instrumental Pop/Rock covers. This balance of material ensures he is able to accommodate any scenario requiring live ambient music. He is also able to take requests prior to the day of the performance, so if you would like a particular song for a special occasion, this can be arranged specifically for you at no extra charge.
Ed began playing the guitar in 1997 and quickly established a reputation as a talented classical guitarist. He won various music festivals and competitions including regional Young Musician of the Year in 2005, before accepting a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since he began performing professionally at the age of 15, he has entertained many high profile guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell. He has also performed for some of the world’s leading guitarists, eliciting praise from Pavel Steidl, Thomasz Zawierucha and Graham Devine.
Ed now concentrates on delivering outstanding performances at weddings, private functions, corporate events and restaurants. He believes in setting the highest possible standard and delivers time and time again for each of his clients.
Jazz and Latin
Pop, Rock and Movies
Diane Bernice Judd
Ed played for us yesterday and can only say he is a very talented and excellent musician. He arranged a special piece for my processional which met all expectations. He provided wonderful background music for our wedding breakfast, not intrusive but just the right level for everyone to enjoy. I would recommend him highly.
Ed was absolutely fantastic and helped make our day truly magical. Guests commented how talented he was, taking requests and even adapting rock songs from AC/DC! Highly recommended. Thank you Ed!
Ed was an amazing addition to our day. We spoke ahead of the event to sort out the music that we wanted. He was at the venue early and set up his things with out fuss. He was very professional in all ways. THEN the music was beautiful and just as we had wanted. I am sad that we were a noisy crew and I felt I would have liked to just sit and listen to him with no interruptions. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Guests commented his classical music was outstanding. Very self-sufficient, inconspicuous but a lovely addition. Looked smart too!
Ed provided wonderful music for our pre-wedding get together. He is a very accomplished musician, he is totally professional as well as being a very nice young man. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is having an event of some kind...... just lovely! Angela and John Charlton
Many thanks for making our special day go so well. You certainly went "the extra mile" during the ceremony filling in the 20 minutes. Thanks for playing our entry and exit music too. We had some really complimentary comments about your music and the fact it was nice to have some classical stuff in the background instead of "Disco".
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
Can you suggest pieces for my wedding ceremony?
Yes, I can suggest suitable pieces for your bridal procession, signing of the register and the recessional. I can also accommodate specific requests should you wish to have a special song played at any point during your wedding ceremony.
Do you take requests?
Yes, I can take requests prior to the event and arrange the song espcially for you if it is not already in my repertoire.
Do you use amplification?
Yes, I use the highest quality acoustic amplification which delivers a very natural sound and helps the sound of the guitar to be heard. The volume is always kept to a reasonable level, allowing your guests to enjoy their conversations and the music.
Can you play without amplification?
Yes, however I would not recommend this for events requiring ambient/background music. The sound of the classical/acoustic guitar gets lost when it has to compete with even the smallest amount of noise. The only time it is possible to play without amplification is during the bridal procession and signing of the register, and even then I would advise using amplification if possible.