Al Sax

Manchester
Verified bookings: 108
Reviews: 28
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Price from: £300

Experienced professional saxophonist performing sophisticated solo jazz, pop, soul and dance with quality backing tracks- perfect for drinks receptions, parties etc. Or playing alongside DJs for Ibiza style evening entertainment. Alastair can perform solo with or without access to electricity for drinks receptions and has a wide range of musical options. He has years of experience performing at weddings, corporate events and parties as well as bars and clubs in the UK and abroad.

As an additional option, I perform with a live pianist as a duo. I can also provide a trio or quartet with bass and drums. Let's chat about your precise wishes.

28 Reviews
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Lauren Corness

May 29, 2022

Alastair was absolutely amazing! Before and during our wedding, he kept in contact prior to ensure that the music we wanted playing was arranged and that he done the sets when it suited us.

I have no words for how amazing he is! Our first dance was made that extra special with him joining in half way through. Our guests loved him!

Such a lovely person and an amazing sax man! Would highly recommend and book again if we were to have any further big events! X

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Nicola Ross

May 1, 2022

Fantastic atmosphere at our wedding, Al was great. Booking and communication were great and easy - definitely recommend.

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jade deamer

April 21, 2022

Al was amazing, he made our day so special it was unbelievable. If we could give al more then five stars we would.

we will definitely reccomend for future functions, thank you so much AL.

Shav

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gemma statham

March 18, 2022

Fantastic. Thank you so much. Al sax was brilliant.

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Curtis Ward

Feb. 25, 2022

Highly recommend. Perfect noise for a busy drinks reception. Played a variety of stuff. Most importantly... Kept my Bride happy, and happy wife is happy life!
Thank you - Curtis & Sophie

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Susan Ann Jex

Dec. 7, 2021

Feedback from guests was amazing! His freestyling made the event even more enjoyable. Don't hesitate - book him now for your venue! Thanks Al x

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FAQs

  • How long do you play for?

    Standard performance is 2 x 45 minute sets

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    I have my own pa for background gigs. Where performing with a DJ I connect my radio microphone into the DJ's pa system.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes.

  • How much space do you require?

    I need very little space for solo performances - My PA is extremely compact. Basically, if I can stand somewhere, I cam perform. For performances with a DJ I tend to be on the dancefloor so again, space is not an issue.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    If i can find a good quality backing track I am happy to learn a special tune.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    A short break of 10 or so minutes between sets. I provide appropriarte background music during breaks if needed.

Set List/Services

I love to play for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. I can create whatever atmosphere you want - whether it is intimate and sophisticated, relaxed or upbeat, my wide range of tunes and styles can fit the bill. For the ceremony, if you have a special tune and I can find a good quality backing track I am happy to learn it.
For gigs with DJs I can perform to whatever tunes you like. With backing tracks, here is a fairly up to date list; New tunes are added regularly and I am happy to try to get a specific new tune if you want it.

Jazz arrangements:

A Foggy Day
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Blues – Miles Davis
All The Things You Are – Jerome Kern
American Boy
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Maschwitz and Sherwin
As Time Goes By – Porter
At Last -
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Blue Moon
Body And Soul – Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie Minogue
Caravan - Basie
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Desafinado – Jobim
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum/Pharrell
Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones – Rogers and Hart
Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Get a Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones
I Wish I Knew How – Billy Taylor
Lady Is A Tramp – Rodger and Hart
Let’s Fall In Love – Harold Arlen
Love Me Or Leave Me – Nina Simone
Mas Que Nada
Mack The Knife
Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderley
Misty – Errol Garner
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Simone
My Funny Valentine – Rodger and Hart
Night and Day – Cole Porter
No Moon At All – Evans and Mann
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Arlen
Song For My Father – Horace Silver
Stormy Monday - Walker
St Thomas – Sonny Rollins
Summertime – Gershwin
Sunny Side Of The Street – Fields and McHugh
Stranger on the shore – Acker Bilk
Sway
That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
These Foolish Things – Strachey & Link
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin
This Masquerade – George Benson
Under My Skin - Sinatra
What a difference a Day Made – Stanley Adams
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Pop/Soul arrangementsl:

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Ain’t No sunshine – Bill Withers
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
A Million Love Songs – Take That
At Last – Sarah Vaughan
A Thousand Years – Cristina Perri
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Black And Gold
Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
California Dreaming – Sia
Can you Feel It – Jacksons
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Closer Than Close – Rosie Gaines
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Déjà vu - Beyonce
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Domino – Jessie J
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Downtown Train – Rod Stewart
Everything – Michael Buble
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
Fantasy – EWF
Feel Like Making Love
Fields of Gold – Sting
First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
For once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Green Onions – Booker T
Groove Jet – Spiller
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So – Ray Charles
Happy – Pharrell
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Can’t Help Fallling In Love - Elvis
I got you – Duke Dumont
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
In Crowd – Georgie Fame
I want you back – Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Just the way you are – Billy Joel
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Kiss -- Prince
Kissing you - Desree
Knock On Wood
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Long train running – Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love You Like I Do – Ellie Goulding
Loving You – Minnie Ripperton
Me And Mrs Jones – Billly Paul
My Girl - The Four Tops
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Next To Me – Emile Sande
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
One Day I’ll fly Away – Randy Crawford
One More Time – Daft Punk
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
She’s Gone – Hall And Oates
She’s Out Of My Life – Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing It Back – Moloko
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
Take Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
That old Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Girl - Kungs
Time After Time – Cindi Lauper
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walk On By – Bacharach and David
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You Gotta Be - Desree
You’re just too Good To Be True