During the summer of 2010, Presuming Ed grew from a collection of home demos into a 5- piece band with its members from various villages in and around the Glastonbury area of central Somerset.
Together we have conjured up an amalgamation of all the things that we enjoy performing and love to listen to. Hopefully, our demos give an indication into what we are about and the sort of music we strive to write and perform.
Recently, we won the Mid Somerset Battle of the Bands, wining the chance to play slots at Sunrise Celebration and Farm Festival. Alongside this, we have played a few shows in London with highlights being a first support slot at the famous 'Hope & Anchor' in Islington and a private Oxbridge boat party on the Thames! We have received frequent local radio play and have been featured in one of the New Music Matters podcasts curated by Gill Mills. We also reached the final 123 band long-list for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition receiving some great feedback from the judges!
At the moment, we are recording an EP and booking gigs for 2012.
Below are some lovely things people have said about us…
"Inspiring, entertaining and jaw droppingly beautiful - a truly astonishing performance from the five piece band." - Ollie Hulme, Mid-Somerset News.
"Presuming Ed are as original as you can get. Their music is melodic, poetic and all together fresh. These guys are very talented musicians, they dominate the stage and demand the audience pays them respect. There is no reason why they couldn't make it big." - Peter Vernon, Farm Festival.
"Resting on the simplicity of his glorious vocal and lyrics brimming with optimism, Ukulele song tugged like a pitbull on my fair heart strings. The five piece from Somerset list their influences as The Smiths and Stone Roses, and like their hero's they behold a certain confidence and charm that can only be found in an emerging star." - Cats Band Crushes
You're sitting by the embers of an evening BBQ as the sun sets over the bay and somebody has brought a ukulele. Thank fuck it's Presuming Ed and his mellifluous baritone, not some git from Dalston with 3 chords. - Gill Mills
The Smiths, R.E.M, Joy Division, The Cure, Grizzly Bear, John Grant, The Fall