Paula Borrell

Essex
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Verified bookings: 21
Reviews: 8
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Price from: £150

I have played sax and flute professionally for 25 years , I have had lots of experience in many fields of music including swing, soul, funk, salsa, motown, classical, shows, easy listening, jazz and smooth jazz.

I can play solo (with backing tracks) or within a duo/trio/band. I am self contained with my own PAT tested PA and lights, I have £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance.

I currently play with a Ratpack show backing Anita Harris and Kenny Lynch, a 50's band touring the UK and abroad. Played with a Motown show, Beegee's show, 70's & 80's band and many function bands and big bands backing Tony Hadley, The Beverley Sisters, Denis Lotis, Max Byraves and Joe Longthorne.

8 Reviews
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Jon

April 20, 2019

"We hired Paula through Poptop for our Wedding reception yesterday.
She made a special effort to go through the arrangements with us, in particular the timings, and which songs we wanted.
She was completely self contained, and the quality and delivery of her music was truly exceptional.
Hiring Paula made the wedding something really special.
All of the guests commented on how good she is, and what a great time they had.
I would highly recommend Paula for similar events- she is a true professional, and a great entertainer.
Many Many Thanks- You really made it a very special day."

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Ruhena Begum

Feb. 17, 2019

I just want to say a massive thank you to Paula! She was an absolute star performer! Even though the itinery for the day didnt go to plan, Paula was happy to stay until i made my entrance and played the sax beyond the time frame agreed. She was all smiles and really lit the whole place up with her instrument playing away. I would 100% recommend Paula to anyone for any event. I got some great feedback from my guests saying that they very much enjoyed all of the music. I think it set the perfect ambience for my wedding and couldnt of hired anyone better! Thank you very much. Ruhena & Oli x

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Janet Sadler

Sept. 1, 2018

Absolutely fabulous. She helped make the evening a great success, a lovely person who genuinely wanted to give her very best. Many guests commented how much they enjoyed Paula’s music. We would highly recommend her. Thank you.

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nicky

July 28, 2018

"Paula was such a considerate and generous entertainer. Weeks before the party she provided me with all of her set lists in order for me to compile my perfect playlist.
Paula was in touch with me by email and phone beforehand and even on the day when she got stuck in some severe traffic on the A12 (a lot of our guests were also stuck in it!) she kept me informed throughout.
Paula’s set on the day was wonderful. She played beautifully and all of our guests were impressed and asked us for her details with a view to making bookings of their own. We were thoroughly impressed and would definitely use Paula again without hesitation. It also helped that she was such a genuinely lovely person and clearly cared about really making the event special!"

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Barbara Calvert

June 10, 2018

We cannot speak highly enough of Paula. Everyone was so taken with how professional, nice and friendly she was and we would certainly ask for her to play at another event. Many of our guests asked how far she would travel as they would love to use her services. Paula helped make a lovely day even more special.

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Healthwatch Central West London

Jan. 18, 2018

"Paula played at our volunteer social event and she was brilliant. Every attendee loved her! She is a true gem and will accommodate to your needs and musical tastes. Paula is an extremely talented and warm person and it was a pleasure working with her. We would definitely love to see her performing in our future events.

Well done, Paula! And thank you very much!"

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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Solo sax (of flute too if wanted) with full instrumental backing tracks to a wide selection of songs including classical, soul, jazz, motown, swing, easy listening and up to date charts.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Playing on The Ant and Dec Show, The Paul O'Grady Show, F1 opening.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    I will try and play songs you request, I am self-contained, and will travel anywhere. Many songs to chose from many genres.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Parties, Weddings, Bars, Restaurant, Hotel, anything.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Lots of Clients in bands.
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Deposit via either bacs or cheques, remainder either via bacs or cash/cheque on the day.
  • How long do you play for?
    I tend to do 45 min to 1 hour sets, but that's not set in concrete and we can arrange between us.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes I have my own PA and some lights if desired.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    I do have Public Liability Insurance up to the value of £10,000,000. I also have equipment that is PAT tested.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Yes, I will try my best to play a song of your choice.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    That depends on how many sets i'm doing, but I only need about a 10-15 min break.


Set List/Services

Blues
Blueberry Hill
Blues In The Night
Boulevard Of Dreams
Everybody Needs Somebody
God Bless The Child
Harlem Nocturne
Hit The Road Jack
Honky Tonk Woman
I Wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Need Your Love So Bad
Night Train
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
Peter Gunn
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Swingin’ Shepherd Blues
The Thrill Is gone
Wade In The Water
Wayfaring Stranger

Chart
7 Years – Lukas Graham
A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John legend
All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
Angel Of Mine - Monica
Back At One – Brian McKnight
Be Without You – Mary J Blige
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Despacito – Luis Fonsi
Diamonds - Rihana
Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
Fallin’ – Alica Keys
Fix You – Cold Play
Flying Without Wings – Westlife
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Havana – Camila Cabello
Hello - Adele
Hero – Enrique Inglesis
How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz 2 Men
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Is It Any Wonder – Keane
Jubel - Kinglande
Leave Right Now – Will Young
Let Love Be Your Energy – Robbie Williams
Lost without You – Robin Thicke
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
MakeYou Feel My Love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mercy – Duffy
My Boo – Alica keys
Only For A While - Toploader
Out Of Reach – Gabrielle
Paris - Chainsmokers
Patience – Take That
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Rise – Gabrielle
Rockabye – Clean Bandits
Rule The World – Take That
Run For Cover - Sugarbabes
Sail Away – David Gray
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
Show Me Heaven – Maria McKee
Sing - Travis
Smells Like Teen Spirit
So Into You - Tamia
Something Beautiful – Robbie Williams
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Sounds Of The Underground – Girls Aloud
Starboy – The Weekend
Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman
This Love – Maroon 5
Tonight – John Legend
Undisclosed Desires – Muse
Unforgettable – French Montana
Uptown Funk
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
What Took You So Long – Emma Bunton
Yellow – Coldplay
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Christmas
A Spaceman Came Travelling
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Blue Christmas
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Fairytale Of New York
Frosty The Snowman Happy Xmas (War is over)
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Home For The Holidays
I Believe In Father Christmas
I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every day
In Dulci Jubilo
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow
Lonely This Christmas
Mary’s Boy Child
Merry Christmas Everybody
Mistletoe And Wine
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Once In Royal David’s City
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Santa Baby
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
Stop The Cavalry
The Christmas Song
The Christmas Waltz
Walking In The Air
Winter Wonderland
Wonderful Christmastime

Classical
Adagio – Albinoni
Ave Maria
Blue Danube Waltz
Canon Pachelbel
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Fur Elise
Gymnopedie - Satie
Habanera - Bizet
La Donna E Mobile - Verdi
Liebestraum No.3 – Liszt
Melody in F
Minuet Prelude No.4 – Chopin
Nella Fantasia
Nocturne No.11
Pavane - Faure
Polovtsian Dance
Prelude No.4 – Chopin
Queen Of Sheba
Romeo & Juliet
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Symphony No.3 Eroica
Symphony No.94 Surprise
The Four Seasons – Autumn
The Four Seasons – Spring
The Magic Flute
The Swan
Waltz No.15 - Brahams

Disney
A Whole New World
Be Our Guest
Beauty And The Beast
Bella Notte
Belle
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Circle Of Life
Cruella De Vil
Kiss The Girl
I’ve got No Strings
Little April Showers
Once Upon A Dream
Part Of Your World
Prince Ali
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Under The Sea
When You Wish Upon A Star
You Can Fly
You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Easy Listening
Achy Breaky Heart
Against All Odds
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
All By Myself
All My Loving
All You Need Is Love
Amazed
And I Love her
Angela (Taxi Theme)
Angels
Annies Song
Arthur’s Theme
Baker Street
Beautiful
Betcha By Golly Wow
Blue Moon
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown Eyed Girl
California Dreamin’
Candle In The Wind
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Careless Whisper
Chanson D’Amour
Chiquitita
Close to You
Come Away With Me
Congratulations
Cry Me A River
Dancing Queen
Does Your Mother Know
Don’t Cha
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Don’t Stop Believing
Don’t Stop Moving
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Eternal Flame
Every Breath You Take
Everybody Hurts
Everybody’s Talkin’
Everyday I Love You
Everything I do I Do It For You
Fernando
Flying Without Wings
Forever In Love
Frozen
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Hallejulah
Have I Told You Lately
Hello
Here, There and Everywhere
Hero
Hey Jude
Hit The Road Jack
Home
Honky Tonk Woman
Hotel California
How Deep Is Your Love
How Do I Live
I Believe I Can Fly
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
I Have A Dream
I Have Nothing – Whitney Houston
I’ll Be There For You
If Tomorrow Never Comes
I’ll Stand By You
Imagine
Islands In The Stream
Is This Love
I Will Always Love You
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
Knowing You, Knowing Me
La Bamba
Lady Madonna
Lay All Your Love On Me
Let’s Get It On
Let’s Stay Together
Lily Was Here
Love Is All Around
Love Is In The Air
Love Letters
Mamma Mia
Material Girl
Michelle
Money, Money, Money
Moondance
My Heart Will Go On Titanic
Nights In White Satin
Nothing Compares To You
One Day I’ll Fly Away
One Of Us
Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Pure And Simple
Reach
Rise - Gabrielle
She
She’s The One
Something About The Way You Look Tonight
S.O.S
Spanish Harlem
Suicide Is Painless – Mash
Summer Holiday
Summer Nights
Super Trouper
Suspicious Minds
Sweet Dreams
Take A Chance On Me
Take My Breath Away
Thank You For The Music
The Air That I Breath
The Greatest Love Of All
The Lady In Red
The Locomotion
The Look Of Love
The Name Of The Game
The Power Of Love
The Winner Takes It All
Time After Time
Time Of My Life
Torn
Uptown Girl
Voulez-Vouz
Walking On Sunshine
Waterloo
We’re In This Love Together
We’ve Only Just Began
When A Man Loves A Woman
When You Say Nothing At All
Wind Beneath My Wings
Wishing On A Star
Without You
Wonderful Land
Wonderful tonight
Yesterday
You And I
You Are So Beautiful
You Raise Me Up
Young Hearts
Your Song
You’re Still The One
You’ve Got A Friend

Jazz
All Or Nothing At All
All The Things You Are
Birdland
Cantaloupe Island
Chicago Song
Crazy Rhythm
Cry Me A River
Fascinating Rhythm
Feels So Good
Fever
God Bless The Child
Grazin’ In the Grass
Harlem Nocturne
Hit The Road Jack
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You
I Cover The Waterfront
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I’ll Remember April
l’ll String Along With You
I’m In the Mood For Love
It Could Happen To You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It’s You or No One
Just Friends
Li’l Darling
Love Is Here To Stay
Lullaby Of Birdland
Misty
Moonglow
Morning Dance
Once In A While
Over The Rainbow
Petite Fleur
Rise
Round Midnight
Secret Love
She Could Be Mine
Silhouette
Someone To Watch Over Me
Songbird
Star Eyes
Star Trek
Summertime
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take 5
Taking A Chance On Love
Tea For Two
You And The Night And The Music
You Stepped Out Of A Dream

Latin

A Man And A Woman
Agua De Beber
Bailamos
Baubles, Bangles & Beads
Begin The Beguine
Besume Mucho
Black Orpheus
Boulevard Of Dreams
Call Me
Call me Irresponsible
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Corovado – Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
Days Of Wine And Roses
Dindi
Embraceable You
Gentle Rain
Guantanamera
How Insensitive
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
La Bamba
La Isla Bonita
Laura
Little Boat
Livin’ La Vida Loca
Lover
Mas Que Nada
Oye coma Va
Oye Mi Canto
Papa Loves Mambo
One Note Samba
Only Trust Your Heart
Over The Rainbow
Perfidia
Quando, Quando, Quando
Slightly Out Of Tune – Desafinada
So Nice
Song Of The Jet
Soul Limbo
St Thomas
Street Of Dreams
Sway
Tequila
The Girl From Ipanema
The Lamp Is Low
The Look Of Love
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Way You Look Tonight
Watch What Happens
Wave
Wonderful Tonight

Motown & Soul
ABC
Ain’t No Mountain High
Ain’t No Sunshine
Baby Love
Breezin’
Dancing In The Street
Dock Of The Bay
Endless Love
Everybody Needs Somebody
Fantasy
Gimme Some Lovin’
Give Me The Night
Happy Birthday
How Sweet It Is
I Can’t Help Myself
I Got The Sweetest Feeling
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Just Called to Say I Love You
I Say A Little Prayer For You
I’ll Be There
Isn’t She Lovely
Knock On Wood
Lean on Me
Midnight Hour
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
On Broadway
One Step Beyond
Pick Up The Pieces
Private Number
Red Red Wine
Smooth Operator
Son Of A Preacher Man
Stand By Me
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Street Life
Take Me To The River
The Tracks Of My Tears
This Masquerade
Three Times A Lady
Try A Little Tenderness
Turn Your Love Around
We’re In This Love Together
What’s Going On
When A Man Loves A Woman
You And I
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Ratpack
Ain’t That A Kick
All The Way
Candy Man
Come Fly With Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Gentle On My Mind
Have You Met Miss Jones
How Do You Keep The Music Playing
It Was A Very Good Year
King Of The Road
Mack The Knife
Me And My Shadow
Mr.Bojangles
My Way
New York, New York
One For My Baby
Something Stupid
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Strangers In The Night
That’s Amore
That’s Life
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Tender Trap
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Things
What Kind of Fool Am I
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You

Show & Film
After The Ball
All Er Nothin’
And All That Jazz
Any Dream Will Do
Anything Goes
As Time Goes By
Bring Him Home
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Charade
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Come September
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t Rain On My Parade
Embraceable You
Get Me To The Church On Time
Goodnight My Someone
He’s A Pirate
I Can’t Say No
I got Rhythm
If You Were The Only Girl In The World
It’s A Lovely Day Today
Licence To Kill
Moon River
Mr. Sandman
My Favourite Things
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Oklahoma
Ol’ Man River
Over The Rainbow
People Will Say We Are In Love
Seventy Six Trombones
Singing In The Rain
Star Wars
Summer Holiday
Summer Nights
Summertime
The Impossible Dream
The Pink Panther
The Phantom Of The Opera
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman
Til There Was You
Where Is Love
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly
Written In The Stars

Swing

A Certain Smile
A Foggy Day
A Nightingale Sang
A Portrait Of My Love
A Time For Love
After The Lovin’
Alfie
All I Do Is Dream Of You
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Born Free
Charade
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Feeling Good
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia
Girl Talk
Have You Met Miss Jones
Home
How High The Moon
If I Could Write A Book
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
If I Ruled The World
In The Mood
It Had To Be You
Last Waltz
Let There Be Love
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Moonglow
Moonlight Serenade
Moonriver
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
Night And Day
Orange Coloured Sky
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Satin Doll
Smile
Tain’t What You Do
Take The A Train
Teach Me Tonight
Tenderly
That Ole Devil Called Love
That’s All
The More I See You
The Nearness Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Tuxedo Junction
We Have All the Time In The World
Well, Did You Evah?
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
Wives And Lovers
You Don’t Know Me
You Make Me Feel So Young

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