Ed can perform:

Solo as 'Ed Jackson.' - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and/or Piano

Duo as 'Crash-Boom' - Vocals, 2 x Guitars

Trio as 'Crash-Boom-Bang' - Vocals, 2 x Guitars, Drums


Ed Jackson

Solo, Duo, Trio, full band

STYLE: Pop, Rock, Top 40, Classic
SIZE: 1-4 piece
LINEUP: Vocals, Guitar, Piano and more

A hugely respected stalwart of the Waikato and Auckland music scene, Ed has wowed audiences with his incredible voice and guitar prowess. Ed also has a large solo piano repertoire. From classic rock and pop, ballads, blues, right through to the very latest Ed Sheeran top 40, Ed has one of the largest working song-lists in the business.

'Thanks so much for playing for us at our wedding - was a great mix of music and the dance floor was full all night which is perfect! I would definitely love to have you involved at another event and will recommend you!...'

Luke + Emily Wedding (November 2015)

'We were so impressed with Ed, from first phone contact to the end he was the consummate professional! He was so fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Words cannot express how grateful Brendan and I are for Bands By Design's help and for Ed's performance, thank you so much!...'

Nichelle + Brendan, Private house party (Feb 2016)

"...Our company Smith & Sons held our end of year Christmas function in November 2016 at the Ponsonby Sailing Club.  I found a website called Bands By Design and through that got “the Ed Jackson Quartet” to play for us.  Absolutely brilliant band and also excellently organized by Dixon Nacey.   The music was a fantastic mix of old and new and amazingly for our group people actually got up and danced. Totally recommend and we will be booking them again for sure..."

Reon Paterson, Smith & Sons (November 2016)


Ed Performs 'Surround me in black' (Original 2011)

ED PerformS 'Hello World' (Original 2011)

About Ed

Ed Jackson

With a huge repertoire spanning 7 decades, an incredible singing voice and guitar & piano skills to match,, Ed is one of the most versatile musicians in New Zealand. He has spent many years as the resident entertainment at numerous bars throughout the Waikato and Auckland, performing as a soloist but more recently venturing into regular duo, trio and quartet work.

Ed is also one of the most well booked artists on the scene for weddings and corporate events, having travelled extensively throughout New Zealand with his music. Additionally Ed is a prolific composer, having written songs for the NZ Rugby World Cup in 2011.

Ed is currently resident at Black Salt Bar in New Lynn where he plays with drummer Reuben Maindonald, guitarist Dixon Nacey and bassist JB or Mac Te Haara.

Ed Jackson. Sample Playlist

A Team – Ed Sheeran

Africa - Toto

Ain't No Sunshine  - Bill Withers

All Along the Watchtower – Dylan / Hendrix

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Baby I Love Your Way - Frampton

Best of You – Foo fighters

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Change the World – Eric Clapton

Cocaine - Eric Clapton / JJ Cale

Come Together – The Beatles

Dock of Bay – Otis Redding

Dreams                - Fleetwood Mac

Englishman in NY - Sting



Every  Breath – The Police

Flake – Jack Johnson

Fly me to the Moon - Sinatra

Food for Thought – UB40

Free Falling – Tom Petty

I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher

I Shot The Sherriff - Eric Clapton

I Won't Back Down – Tom Petty

I'm on Fire – Bruce Springsteen

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

It's Probably Me – Sting

Joker – Steve Miller

Layla – Eric Clapton

Learning to Fly – Foo Fighters

Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix

Love the One you’re With - Nash

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Maybe Tomorrow – Goldenhorse

Miss You – The Rolling Stones

No Such Thing – John Mayer

Reminiscing - LRB

Run To You - Bryan Adams

Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

Save Tonite - Eagle Eye Cherry

She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

Slice Heaven – Dave Dobbyn

Speed of Sound - Coldplay

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Take Me to the River – As by Talking Heads

Tear Us Apart - INXS

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Walking on the Moon – The Police

Working Class Man – Jimmy Barnes