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Paula Borrell


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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.

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A Certain Smile ~ Nat King Cole
A Foggy Day ~ Swing trio
A Man and a Woman ~ Theme Music from Film
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Sq ~ Sinatra
A Spaceman Came Travelling ~ Chris De Burgh
Achy Breaky Heart ~ Billy Ray Cyrus
After The Ball ~ Showboat
After the Lovin’ ~ Englebert Humperdinck
Against All Odds ~ Phil Collins
Agua De Beber ~ Astrud Gilberto
Ain't That a Kick in the Head ~ Sinatra
Ain’t That a Shame ~ Fats Domino
All By Myself ~ Eric Carmen
All I do is Dream of You ~ Buble
All I Want For Christmas is You ~ Mariah Carey
All My Loving ~ Beatles
All or Nothing at All ~ Swing trio
All Right, Ok, You Win ~ Blues, Swing
All The Things You Are ~ Swing
All The Way ~ Sinatra
And All That Jazz ~ Theme from Chicago
Angela ~ Theme music from Taxi
Angels ~ Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song ~ John Denver
Arthurs Theme ~ Theme from film Arthur
As Time Goes By ~ Theme from Casablanca
At Last ~ Etta James, swing ballad
Autumn in New York ~ Sinatra
Autumn Leaves ~Swing
Ave Maria ~ Schubert – Classical
Baby, It’s Cold Outside ~ Dean Martin
Baker Street ~ Gerry Rafferty
Baubles, Bangles and Beads ~ Sinatra
Be Our Guest ~ Beauty and the Beast
Beautiful ~ Christina Aguilera
Begin the Beguine ~ Swing
Besame Mucho ~ Cesaria Evoria - Latin
Betcha By Golly Wow ~ Stylistics
Betwitched, Bothered & Bewildered ~ Doris Day
Beyond the Sea ~ Sinatra
Birdland ~ Weather Report
Black Orpheus ~ Bossa
Blueberry Hill ~ Blues
Blue Danube Waltz ~ Strauss Classical
Blue Moon ~ Swing
Blues In The Night ~ Blues
Born free ~ Matt Monro
Boulevard of Dreams ~ Blues or Bossa
Breezin’ ~ George Benson
Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison
California dreamin’ ~ The Mamas & The Papas
Call Me ~ Astrud Gilberto
Call Me Irresponsible ~ Swing/bossa
Candle in the Wind ~ Elton John
Can Can ~ Offenbach Classical
Can’t Help Falling in Love ~ Elvis
Can’t Help Falling in Love ~ Haley Reinhart
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You ~ Frankie Valli
Cantaloupe Island ~ Herbie Hancock
Careless Whisper ~ George Michael
Chanson D’Amour ~ Manhattan Transfer
Charade ~ Theme from Film Charade
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S ~ Perry Como
Circle Of Life ~ The Lion King Film
Close To You ~ Carpenters
Come Away With Me ~ Norah Jones
Come Fly With Me ~ Sinatra
Congratulations ~ Cliff Richard
Corcovado ~ Astrud Gilberto
Crazy ~ Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Rhythm ~ Musical
Cry Me a River - Julie London
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ~ Classical
Dancing In The Street ~ Martha Reeves
Dancing Queen ~ Abba
Days of Wine and Roses ~ Theme from Film Days of Wine and Roses
Dindi ~ Astrud Gilberto
Do Nothin’ till You Hear From Me ~ Duke Ellington
Dock of the Bay ~ Otis Redding
Don’t Cha ~ Pussycat Dolls
Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue ~ Crystal Gayle
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying ~ Paul Carrack
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me ~ Elton John
Don’t Rain On My Parade ~ Glee Cast
Don’t Stop Believing ~ Glee Cast
Don’t Stop Moving ~ S Club 7
Embraceable You ~ Gershwin – Bossa
Empire State of Mind Broken Down ~ Alicia Keys
Eternal Flame ~ The Bangles/Atomic Kitten
Everybody Hurts ~ R.E.M.
Everybody Needs Somebody ~ The Blues Brothers
Everybody’s Talkin’ ~ Harry Nilsson
Everything I Do (I do it for you) ~ Bryan Adams
Every Breath You Take ~ The Police
Fairytale Of New York ~ The Pogues
Fallin’ ~ Alicia Keys
Fascinating Rhythm ~ Gershwin
Feels So Good ~ Chuck Mangione
Fix You ~ Cold Play
Fly Me to the Moon ~ Sinatra
Gentle On My Mind ~ Dean Martin
Gentle Rain ~ Astrud Gilberto
Georgia – Buble
Georgia - Instrumental
Girl Talk ~ Neil Hefti
Give Me the Night ~ George Benson
Guantanamera ~ Latin
Hallelujah ~ Leonard Cohen
Happy Xmas (War is Over) ~ John Lennon
Hark The Herald Angels Sing ~ Christmas
Harlem Nocturne ~ TV Theme Mike Hammer
Have I Told You Lately ~ Van Morrison
Have You Met Miss Jones ~ Big Band Version
Have You Met Miss Jones ~ Bossa Version
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ~ Frank Sinatra
Hello ~ Lionel Ritchie
Here Comes Santa Claus ~ Gene Autry
Here, There and Everywhere ~ Beatles
He’s A Pirate ~ Pirates of The Caribbean
Hey Jude ~ The Beatles
Home ~ Buble/Westlife
Home For The Holidays ~ Perry Como
Honeysuckle Rose ~ Louis Armstrong
Honky Tonk Woman ~ The Rolling Stones
How About You ~ Swing
How Do I Live ~ Leann Rimes
How Do You Keep the Music Playing ~ Michel Legrand – James Ingram & Patti Austin
How High The Moon ~ Swing
How Insensitive ~ Astrud Gilberto
I Am Blessed ~ Eternal
I Believe I Can Fly ~ R.Kelly
I Believe in Father Christmas ~ Greg Lake
I Cover the Waterfront ~ Jazz Swing
I Get A Kick Out Of You ~ Sinatra
I Got Rhythm ~ Jazz Swing – George Gershwin
I Got The Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson
I Heard it Thru the Grapevine ~ Marvin Gaye
I Left My Heart in San Francisco ~ Tony Bennett
I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus ~ Tommie Conner
I Say A Little Prayer For You ~ Aretha Franklin
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day ~ Wizard
If I Could Write a Book ~ From Film Pal Joey
If I Ruled the World ~ Tony Bennett
I’ll Be There ~ Jackson 5
I’ll Be There For You ~ The Rembrandts (Friends Theme)
I’ll Remember April ~ Swing Bossa
I’ll Stand By You ~ Pretenders
I’ll String Along With You ~ Diana Krall
I’m in the Mood for Love ~ Jazz Swing
Imagine ~ John Lennon
In Dulci Jubilo ~ Christmas
In The Mood ~ Glenn Miller
Isn't She Lovely ~ Stevie Wonder
Is It Any Wonder ~ Keane
It Could Happen To You ~ Jazz Swing
It Don’t Mean A Thing ~ Jazz Swing
It Had to Be You ~ Swing
It Was A Very Good Year ~ Sinatra
It’s A Lovely Day Today ~ Showboat
It’s Not Unusual ~ Tom Jones
It’s You or No One ~ Jazz Swing
I’ve Got You Under My Skin ~ Bossa
Jingle Bell Rock ~ Chubby Checker
Jingle Bells ~ Christmas
Just Friends ~ Jazz Swing
Just the Two of Us ~ Bill Withers
Just the Way You Are ~ Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly ~ Roberta Flack
King Of The Road ~ Dean Martin
La Bamba ~ Ritchie Valens
Lady Madonna ~ Beatles
Last Waltz ~ Engelbert Humperdinck
Laughter in the Rain ~Neil Sedaka
Laura ~ Ballad for Film Laura
Lean on Me ~ Bill Withers
Leave Right Now ~ Will Young
Let it Snow ~ Doris Day
Let Love Be Your Energy ~ Robbie Williams
Let There Be Love ~ Nat King Cole
Let’s Face The Music And Dance ~ Frank Sinatra
License To Kill ~ Bond Film Theme
Lily Was Here ~ Dave Stewart/Candy Dulfer
Little Boat ~ Astrud Gilberto
Lonely This Christmas ~ Mud
Love is All Around ~ Wet Wet Wet
Love Is Here To Stay ~ Gershwin Film Music
Love is in the Air ~ John Paul Young
Love Letters ~ Alison Moyet
Lover ~ Jazz Swing
Lullaby of Birdland ~ George Shearing
Mack the Knife ~ Sinatra
Mas Que Nada ~ Sergio Mendes
Material Girl ~ Madonna
Me And My Shadow ~ Sinatra
Mercy ~ Duffy
Merry Xmas Everybody ~ Slade
Michelle ~ Beatles
Mistletoe and Wine ~ Cliff Richard
Misty ~ Ballad, Bossa
Moon River ~ Film Theme from Breakfast from Tiffany’s
Moondance ~Van Morrison
Moonglow ~ Benny Goodman
Morning Dance ~ Spryo gyra
Mr. Bojangles ~ Sammy Davis Jnr
Music to Watch Girls By ~ Andy Williams
My Baby Just Care For Me ~ Nina Simone
My Cherie Amour ~ Stevie Wonder
My Funny Valentine ~ Ballad
My Heart Will Go On ~ Celine Dion
(Titanic Theme)
My Way ~ Sinatra
Need Your Love So Bad ~ Blues
Nella Fantasia ~ Opera
New York, New York ~ Sinatra
Night and Day ~ Cole Ported
Night Train ~ Blues
Nights in White Satin ~ Moody Blues
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen ~ Blues
Nothing Compares To You ~ Sinead O’Conner
On Broadway ~ George Benson
Once in A While ~ Jazz Swing
One Day I’ll Fly Away ~ Randy Crawford
One For My Baby ~ Sinatra
One Note Samba ~ Astrud Gilberto
One Step Beyond ~ Madness
Only For A While ~ Toploader
Only Trust Your Heart ~ Swing
Orange Coloured Sky ~ Nat King Cole
Out Of Reach ~ Garielle
Over The Rainbow ~ Eva Cassidy
Over The Rainbow ~ Judy Garland
Oye Coma Va ~Santana
Papa Loves Mambo ~ Dean Martin
Part Of Your World ~ The Little Mermaid
Patience ~ Take That
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy ~ David Bowie
People Will Say We Are In Love ~ Oklahoma
Perfidia ~ Nat King cole
Peter Gunn ~ TV & Film Blues Brothers
Petite Fleur ~ Sidney Bechet
Pick Up the Pieces ~ Average White Band
Pink Panther ~ TV & Film Theme
Please Send Me Someone to Love ~ Blues
Private Number ~ Soul
Pure And Simple ~ Hear’Say
Put Your Head On My Shoulder ~ Buble
Quando, Quando, Quando ~ Latin
Reach ~ S Club 7
Red, Red Wine ~UB40
Rhinestone Cowboy ~ Glen Campbell
Rise ~ Gabrielle
Rule The World ~ Take That
Run For Cover ~ Sugarbabes
Sail Away ~ David Gray
Santa Baby ~ Eartha Kitt
Satin Doll ~ Duke Ellington - Swing
Secret Love ~ Jazz Swing
She ~ Charles Aznavour / Elvis Costello
She Could Be Mine ~ Dave Grusin
She’s So Lovely ~ Scouting For Girls
She's the One ~ Robbie Williams
Show Me Heaven ~ Maria McKee
Silhouette ~ Kenny G
Silent Night ~ Christmas
Sing ~ Travis
Singing In The Rain ~ Film Singing in The Rain
Sleigh Ride ~ Leroy Anderson
Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado) ~ Stan Getz
Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ Nirvana
So Nice (Summer Samba) ~ Astrud Gilberto
Someone To Watch Over Me ~ Gershwin - Swing
Something About The Way You Look Tonight ~ Elton John
Something Beautiful ~ Robbie Williams
Something Stupid ~ Sinatra
Somewhere Only We Know ~ Keane
Son Of A Preacher Man ~ Dusty Springfield
Song Of The Jet ~ Bossa
Songbird ~ Kenny G
Sounds Of The Underground ~ Girls Aloud
Spanish Harlem ~ Ben E King
Spooky ~ Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me ~ Ben E King
Star Eyes ~ Jazz Swing
Star Trek ~ TV Theme
Star Wars ~ Film Theme
Stop The Cavalry ~ Jona Lewie
Straighten Up and Fly Right ~ Nat King Cole
Street Life ~ Crusaders
Street Of Dreams ~ Latin Jazz Swing
Suicide is Painless ~ TV Theme from Mash
Summer Holiday ~ Cliff Richard
Summer Nights ~ Film Grease
Summertime ~ Gershwin
Suspicious Minds ~ Elvis
Sway ~ Dean Martin/Buble
Sweet About Me ~ Gabriella Cilmi
Sweet Georgia Brown ~ Jazz Swing
Tain’t What You Do ~ Jazz Swing
Take Five ~ Paul Desmond
Take My Breath Away ~ Berlin
Take The A Train ~ Duke Ellington - Swing
Tea For Two ~ Jazz Swing
Teach Me Tonight ~ Al Jarreau
Tenderly ~ Jazz Swing
Tequila ~ The Champs
Thank You For The Music Abba
That Ole Devil Called Love ~ Alison Moyet
That's All ~ Buble
That's Amore ~ Dean Martin
That’s Life ~ Sinatra
The Air That I Breath ~ The Hollies
The Christmas Song ~ Mel Torme
The Christmas Waltz ~ Frank Sinatra
The Climb ~ Miley Cyrus
The Girl From Ipanema ~ Astrud Gilberto
The Greatest Love Of All ~ Whitney Houston
The Lady in Red ~ Chris Rea
The Lady is a Tramp ~ Bossa
The Lamp is Low ~ Jazz Bossa
The Last Waltz ~ Jazz Waltz
The Locomotion ~ Kylie Minogue
The Look of Love ~ Burt Bacharach
The More I See You ~ Jazz Swing
The Nearness of You ~ Hoagy Carmichael
The Pink Panther ~ Film/Tv
The Shadow of Your Smile ~ Astrud Gilberto
The Sleeping Beauty Waltz ~ Tchaikovsky
The Thrill is Gone ~ BB King
The Way You Look Tonight ~ Buble
The Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler
There’s A Kind Of Hush ~ Herman’s Hermits
They Can’t Take That Away From Me ~ Sinatra
Things ~ Bobby Darin
This Love ~ Maroon 5
This Masquerade ~ George Benson
Torn ~ Natalie Imbruglia
Turn Your Love Around ~ George Benson
Tuxedo Junction ~ Glenn Miller
Under The Sea ~ The Little Mermaid
Undisclosed Desires ~ Muse
Unfaithful ~ Rihanna
Uptown Girl ~ Billy Joel
Valerie ~ Amy Winehouse
Wade in the Water ~ Eva Cassidy
Walking in the Air ~ Aled Jones
Walking On Sunshine ~ Katrina & The Waves
Watch What Happens ~ Michel Legrand
Wave ~ Astrud Gilberto
Wayfaring Stranger ~ Blues
We Have All The Time In The World ~ Louis Armstrong
Well, Did You Ever ~ Cole Porter
We're in This Love Together ~ Al Jarreau
What A Wonderful World ~ Louis Armstrong
What Took You So Long? ~ Emma Bunton
When A Man Loves A Woman ~ Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love ~ Nat King Cole
When I’m 64 ~ Beatles
When You Say Nothing At All ~ Ronan Keating
Winter Wonderland ~ Perry Como
Witchcraft ~ Sinatra
Without You ~ Harry Nilsson
Wives and Lovers ~ Burt Bacharach
Wonderful Christmastime ~ Paul McCartney
Wonderful Land ~ The Shadows
Wonderful Tonight - Buble
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow ~ Coldplay
Yesterday ~ Beatles
You And I ~ Stevie Wonder
You And The Night And The Music ~ Jazz Swing
You Are the Sunshine of My Life ~ Stevie Wonder
You Don't Know Me ~ Buble
You Give Me Something ~ James Morrison
You Make Me Feel So Young ~ Jazz Swing
You Raise Me Up ~ Westlife
You Stepped Out of A Dream ~ Jazz Swing
Young at Heart ~ The Bluebells
Your Song ~ Elton John
You’re Beautiful ~ James Blunt
You’ve Got A Friend ~ Carole King

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2 Reviews:

Verified review

, July 19, 2017

"First class very nice lady"

Verified review

, April 13, 2017

"Paula was absolutely fabulous , we gave her a standing ovation when she finished. Everyone thought that she was professional and a really lovely lady . We would thoroughly recommend her . Sheila & Peter Viccary"

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How can event planners pay for your services?
Deposit via either bacs or cheques, remainder either via bacs or cash/cheque on the day.
Who are your previous clients?
Lots of Clients in bands.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Parties, Weddings, Bars, Restaurant, Hotel, anything.
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 are the highlights of your career?
Playing on The Ant and Dec Show, The Paul O'Grady Show, F1 opening.
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.
How long do you play for?
However long the client requires.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes I have my own PA and some lights if desired.
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.

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