Edward Adoo is a broadcaster, writer, music consultant and DJ he is an ardent music lover with a vision that unites the dancefloor through eclectic sounds.

Ed's love of electronic and black music led to him to become a DJ hosting club nights, playing at launch parties and brand launches for Blackberry, T-Mobile, Sky and Silverstone. In 2008 he fronted a prime-time Saturday night specialist show on NME Radio championing rising stars and new talent alongside established big name artists from Mylo and Danny Rampling to Simian Mobile Disco.

Ed has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel and Sky News. He has featured as a music critic on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 1 Review Show, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Wales and discussed London issues on LBC Radio. He has also guest DJ'ed on BBC Radio 6 Music’s 6 Mix. Ed was part of Channel 4′s More 4 continuity launch team, has performed as a promo/character voice on MTV Base, voiced trails and idents for XFM, Kerrang, Kiss FM London. Ed regularly guests on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London and London Live. 

 Ed hosts a weekly news, music and topical based programme every Sunday evening on BBC Three Counties.

More recently Ed has branched off into the world of journalism as a social commentator with articles featured in the Evening Standard (as part of their political panel), The Independent, The Voice, Media Week, Campaign, Q, Broadcast, Jewish News. Ed has been on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show debating security in schools and featured in The Stage, BBC's Ariel and has a Huffington Post blog.

Ed also DJs at some of London most prestigious haunts, Somerset House, The Hospital Club, Sketch, Sanderson, Barrio East, Barrio Central, The Big Chill Bar, Home House, The Welly (The Wellington) and The Macbeth.




As well as DJ'ing at some of London's prestigious haunts (The Hospital Club, Sketch, Barrio East, Barrio Central, Home House, The Macbeth, Somerset House). 

Ed also DJ's at launch, private parties and corporate events - most recently for Silverstone and Chiltern Firehouse.

The gang partied the night away at the Met Bar, where they boogied to the sounds of the eighties thanks to Five Live and LBC DJ Edward Adoo. David Walliams’ stag party
— Daily Mail
His enthusiasm is infectious and I think guests respond to this. His music is always varied…
— The Hospital Club
Edward Adoo cool party rocking eclectic slamming DJ sets!
— Danny Rampling

Ed hosts a weekly show on BBC Three Counties

Edward Adoo has been a regular contributor to the Monday Music Review on Victoria Derbyshire’s programme for more than a year and is one of our favourite and most highly regarded members of the panel.
— BBC Radio 5 Live


This is Ed's updated showreel featuring his Radio and TV work to date.

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Not only is he an authoritative voice on a number of musical genres, he is also good fun to have on air and engages brilliantly with other guests and artists.
— BBC Radio 5 Live

Ed is represented as a voiceover artist by LIP SERVICE.


Ed regularly writes for the Evening Standard, Independent, Huffington Post, The Voice, Q, Jewish News, Broadcast and other publications.

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Ed's role as a music consultant enables him to work with a small number of independent brands on various projects ...

which include creating playlists, strategic planning, sourcing talent for private events and special launches. 

Ed is a popular guest speaker amongst students on the Media and Cultural Studies Course and a valuable member on our guest student assessment panel. He is a great communicator and full of interesting and facts and insights about the radio and broadcast industry. His informal anecdotal style and commitment to ‘telling it how it is’ is what students today want and need when forming their own opinions about forging and shaping their careers within the industry. Ed is inspiring, passionate and informative and very generous in his approach. Students love him!
— London College of Communication/University of London

Edward Adoo has many strings to his bow. A broadcaster, writer, music consultant and DJ, Ed is an ardent music lover with a vision that unites the dancefloor through eclectic sounds. Ed's love of electronic and black music led to him to become a DJ, hosting club nights, playing at launch parties and brand launches for Blackberry, T-Mobile, Sky and Silverstone.


Ed has always had a bug for music and broadcasting. After setting up a school radio station at St George's, Ed was able to explore the roots of radio presenting alongside Tom Findlay (one half of dance collective Groove Armada) at King’s College Hospital. This led to producing at Kiss 100 then being scouted by Channel Fly's Student Broadcast Network to launch and present Circumference, a Saturday-night syndicated show, where Ed and his co-producer, Annie Mac, cut their teeth in professional radio.


Ed joined Zons PR to launch their music division. In that role he secured the first UK Top 40 hit for MOBO award-winning artist Rhian Benson. Ed also worked on a remix project as an A&R for Wendy James of Transvision Vamp, under her Racine moniker. Alongside his DJing work, Ed contributes to various magazines on music and cultural topics – he’s written on Reggaeton music for The Guardian, and is voice of the Fresh 40 Chart Show, MTV Base and MySpace Music. The legendary Karl Pilkington paved the way for Ed to further his work in radio voiceovers with the opportunity to voice promos on XFM. This led to work as a television continuity announcer on ITV2/4 and Channel 4 as the voice of More 4 with slots on E4.

His radio reigns were notched up by NME and Ed championed cutting edge sounds from across the dancefloors, bringing new talent to the fore and celebrating everything that’s great about music with exclusive interviews. This was followed up by regular appearances on BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1′s Review Show, LBC 97.3FM, Sky News Paper Review and making the list to sit alongside 130 influential and impartial UK-based music critics and broadcasters to find the best new acts for BBC Sound of 2009/10/11/12. Ed regularly guests across the schedule on BBC Radio 5 Live (previously on the MondayMusic Review with Victoria Derbyshire), Up All Night, Drive, Late Show and launched FLP TV, an online music, fashioned and lifestyle television channel as the main host interviewing the cast of Lion King and other West End shows. 

Ed notched more radio airmiles, joined online and digital station Mi-Soul Radio to host a weekly afternoon show 'Without Further Adoo'. BBC Radio 4′s Saturday Live noted Ed’s love for broadcasting and his pastime obsession of buying and collecting London Routemaster Buses. In front of a live studio audience alongside film director Richard Curtis and other guests at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Ed featured as a guest and told presenters Sian Williams and Reverend Richard Coles how the combination formed the pathway to his career in DJing and broadcasting. 

Ed narrated BBC Three documentary series Life Through Your Lens. This led to securing a monthly residency picking is personal favourites covering all genres from Latin, Funk, Electronic to Dub for a one-hour slot on BBC Radio Bristol. Ed has broadened his expertise to become a respected voice on news, current affairs, social and diversity issues. Ed now regularly writes for the Evening Standard, Independent, Huffington Post, The Voice, Q, Jewish News, Broadcast and other publications. 

Ed currently hosts a weekly radio show on BBC Three Counties Radio, sits in for John Leech on the BBC Soul Show in the east, covers shows on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio London and Cambridgeshire, appears on London Live and the 'go to' person for all music related topics on 5, Sky News. Ed also appears on the BBC News Channel as a guest for the 10.30 and 11.30 evening paper reviews. Ed is currently ITV's promo voice for the Rugby World Cup 2015 coverage.

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  • BBC Three Counties Radio: Edward Adoo Show

  • BBC Radio 4 Documentary: The Colour of Justice

  • Channel 5: The Jeremy Vine Show: Panelist

  • ITV Good Morning Britain: Guest Contributor

  • BBC Three Counties Radio: Drivetime

  • BBC Radio 6 Music: Early Breakfast

  • BBC Radio 6 Music: Early Weekend Breakfast

  • Virgin Radio: Virgin Radio Takeover show

  • BBC Radio London: Jason Rosam Show

  • BBC Radio London: Sunny and Shay Show

  • BBC Radio London: Gary Crowley Show / BBC Introducing in London

  • BBC Radio London: Simon Lederman Show

  • BBC Soul Show in the East

  • BC Radio Cambridgeshire: Bank Holiday Drivetime

  • BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: Saturday Morning show

  • Mi-Soul Radio: Without Further Adoo Show

  • BBC News Channel: Paper Review

  • BBC Radio Bristol: Monthly Residency

  • London Live: Notting Hill Carnival

  • London Live : Guest Panelist – Not The One Show

  • BBC Breakfast: Paper Review

  • BBC London: Guest – Gaby Roslin Show

  • BBC London: Guest – Simon Lederman Show

  • BBC London: Guest – Robert Elms Show

  • BBC Radio 4: Guest – Saturday Live

  • Sky News: Paper Preview

  • BBC Radio 1: Review Show – Guest Reviewer

  • FLP TV

  • ITV London Music Review

  • Mi-Soul Radio: Wednesday Rotation

  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Up All Night – Music Expert

  • BBC Radio 5 Live: Victoria Derbyshire – Music Expert

  • LBC: Nick Conrad – Guest Presenter

  • BBC Wales: Good Morning Wales – Music Expert

  • BBC Asian Network: Nikki Bedi Show – Music Expert

  • NME: Electric Nation

  • Diesel U Music Radio

  • BBC Radio 6 Music: 6Mix

  • Uploaded: Galaxy Network

  • FCUK

  • Continuity: Channel 4, E4, ITV2/4, Men and Motors


  • Playstation
  • Myspace Music
  • HMV
  • Wedding Crashers
  • NHS – Safe Sex Campaign
  • The Harder They Come – Barbican Theatre
  • Fiver: 9PM Films


  • MTV Base: Brand character voice

  • Smart London





  • The Macbeth (Hoxton)
  • MOMO
  • Barrio Bars (East/Central/North)
  • Sanderson
  • Somerset House: Film 4 Summer Screen/Skate
  • Consolidated PR
  • Shame Movie Premiere After Party
  • Bungalow 8: Midweek Monthly Party
  • The Big Chill Bar
  • The Met Bar – Weekly Residency
  • Home House
  • Barfly Camden
  • David Walliams Stag Party
  • The Lonsdale, Notting Hill
  • Shoreditch House
  • National Geographic Channel – CEO Leaving Party
  • T Mobile Launch with Alesha Dixon at Sketch
  • The Pigalle Club
  • Rockwell Bar, Trafalgar Hilton
  • Electric – The Light – Shoreditch
  • 333/Mother
  • Smart Comms Launch – The Hospital
  • BSkyB – Sky One – Autumn Launch
  • Blackberry Bold Launch with Hot Chip
  • Take That The Musical After Party
  • Sketch
  • Lovestruk – Bar Rumba
  • So Fine – The White House


  • BBC Three

  • ITV: Brit Awards

  • ITV: Champions League

  • Discovery Channel

  • Met Police

  • Promos: BBC Blast

  • Promos: MTV Networks

  • Imaging/Promos: XFM London

  • Imaging/Promos: Kiss 100

  • Imaging Promos: Galaxy Network

  • Imaging Promos: Kerrang

  • Imaging Promos: Juice Liverpool & Oxford 107.9 FM

  • Imaging: Somethin Else/Fresh 40 Chart Show

  • Narration: Arts CouncilEngland- Beyond Enjoying and Achieving: children, young people and the arts

  • Narration: Myspace Music


  • Grand Union Group

  • Livelyhood

  • Youngs – Bishop Out of Residence, Kingston

  • The Propaganda

  • The Meat And Wine Co

  • Antic Bars Ltd

  • Gilt Clapham

  • No 2 Essex Road

  • Ignite Group

  • Zons PR/MOBO: Rhian Benson/Mobo Magazine

  • Wendy James: Racine

  • Lucid PR

  • Weedy Dave




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