First Edition is a high quality band made up of 6 experienced and highly talented musicians and singers. Available to play for weddings, parties and public gigs across Devon, Somerset and the wider South West area, they are the perfect addition to any party or event.
Our talented musicians have years of experience playing in bands, shows and studios across the UK and Europe.
Professional yet fun-loving, we have worked hard to create the ultimate set list featuring the best party classics from across the decades.
Our standard line up is a 6-piece band featuring two female vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and keys. For the ultimate wow-factor, we also offer an 8-piece and 9-piece band including saxophone, trumpet and percussion.
We pride ourselves on delivering the very best performances. Whether it’s for your dream wedding or a work Christmas party, First Edition will ensure you and your guests dance the night away.
Watch our latest video, taken at a party in Kennford, June 2018 or listen to our top tracks below.
From soul and classics to pop and modern hits, we can create the ultimate set list for your event.
Our repertoire includes some of the most well-known and loved party hits, and we’ve listed just a few of them below to give you an idea of what we love to play.
We are always keen to learn new songs and expand our knowledge, so if there’s something you’d like us to play in particular please just let us know – we’d be happy to accommodate.
SOUL AND CLASSICS
Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Rather Be - Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Gimme Some Lovin’ - The Blues Brothers
Kiss - Prince
Le Freak - Chic
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Dakota - Stereophonics
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Man I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Domino - Jessie J
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Filthy Gorgeous - Scissor Sisters
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I will Never Let You Down - Rita Ora
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Just the Way you Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Mamma Mia - Abba
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Wrapped Up - Olly Murs
First Edition is the perfect addition to any wedding or party, and we work hard to ensure our clients are left happy. But don’t just take our word for it – we asked our most recent clients for some feedback, which we’ve shared below.
TRACEY - 50TH BIRTHDAY
"I wanted to email and say a HUGE thank you for Saturday. Everyone had the best time and the evening was fabulous. Young or old they loved your music and I appreciate the effort you all put into such a great night."
THE GRAPEVINE, EXMOUTH - LIVE MUSIC VENUE
"First Edition really is a first class Devon based band that have been treasured all over Europe. They bring a fun and up-lifting atmosphere through popular covers of hits you'll know from the first few chords. If you want to dance until your feet hurt - this band is the band to do that with!"
JMC GROUP SUMMER PARTY
"I have heard nothing but praise for you - everyone really enjoyed your music. Thank you for your time and we would not hesitate to use you again for our future events."
D POOLMAN - WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
"Just wanted to say a massive thanks for helping to make our anniversary celebration a really special evening. You all sounded great and constantly had people on the dancefloor which was brilliant. You were everything we had hoped for and more! We would certainly book you again"
We are proud to have worked with some fantastic names around the South West. Here are just a few of our previous clients.
Please use the contact form below to get in touch with us, and we'll respond to you with a quote as soon as we can!
Alternatively you can call Sam on 07882261182 or email email@example.com
Most of our gigs are private functions, however we do have the following public gigs coming up soon should you wish to see us play live.
14th July - First and Last, Exmouth
10th August - Creek's End Inn, Kingsbridge
21st September - Grapevine, Exmouth
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Our prices are very competitive and we always quote on an individual basis. This ensures that you get the best value for money and that our service is 100% tailored to your needs.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SET UP?
We usually ask for 1.5 hours for us to load in, set up and sound check. It is possible for us to set up quicker than this but it all depends on the venue.
CAN I SEE YOU PLAY BEFORE I BOOK YOU?
Yes! We try to keep our audio and video samples up to date, but we would always recommend coming to see us play live. Most of our bookings are private functions, however we try to play to the public as often as we can.
WHAT DO YOU NEED ON THE DAY?
Generally, we're pretty self-sufficient, however there are a few things we ask for:
A band area of approx. 5m x 4m.
4 x standard UK 3 pin power sockets (these need to be on an independent circuit - not shared with bars, discos or catering)
A secure room to change and store belongings in.
A meal and soft drinks
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAY FOR?
Usually, we play 2 x 1 hour sets, however we can play three shorter sets if this fits in with your event better. Please contact us to discuss the options.
DO YOU PLAY REQUESTS?
We will learn your first dance if you would like us to. Other requests will be accepted, however we cannot guarantee that we will play all of them.
CAN YOU SUPPLY EXTRA MUSICIANS?
Yes! Our basic line up is a 6 piece band (Two female Vocalists, Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums), however if you would like a larger band, we can add extra vocals, percussion and a horn section to meet your requirements. We can also provide acoustic music for earlier on in the day and a DJ to play between our sets.
Every Party, Wedding and Event booking includes, as standard:
2 x 1 hour sets by our standard 6 piece band
Professional PA and lighting rig
Public liability insurance
iPod party playlist while the band aren't performing
Music until midnight.
If your event requires extra music, musicians or for us to perform later into the night, we can accommodate this, but there may be extra charges.
As every event is different, we tailor our service to you from the set up time and performance times, right through to what songs we play.
Please drop us a message to discuss your requirements.