Al Sax

Manchester
Verified bookings: 75
Reviews: 16
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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.

16 Reviews
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Annabel Hutchison

July 31, 2020

Excellent! Really understood what we wanted, great performer and would definitely use again!

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Lindsay Prescott

July 19, 2020

I booked Alistair for my mum's 60th birthday party and he was fantastic. He arrived in good time, was professional and is a very talented saxophonist! We would definitely recommend him :)

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Sue smith

June 20, 2020

He was amazing Devo recommend him he brought tears to everyone eyes especially when he done you will never walk alone amazing thank you

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Laura Hipkins

Feb. 21, 2020

Well what can I say apart from wow. Absolutely brought my daughters 18th alive. The whole room was up dancing , would definitely use al again very polite and punctual man to.

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Kelly Harris

Nov. 9, 2019

Fabulous Al made my night
Had every one up dancing
Thanks soooo much ❤

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Vicki Kinder

Oct. 11, 2019

Fantastic, i would definitely recommend, alistair was a brilliant addition to our wedding. Our guests were thoroughly entertained.

Services From Al Sax

Al Sax
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Party Saxophonist - 2 x 45 Minutes

Thanks for getting in touch. I would be delighted to provide some music for your party. My normal performance is 2 x 45 minutes over a couple of hours. I would also be happy to chat about other timing options. I have a wide range of repertoire from jazz to soul to pop and dance tunes or I can play to a playlist of your choosing. I can provide a PA system which is appropriate for your party or I can play alongside your DJ if you have one booked. Do please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss other options, I am always happy to tailor packages for client's wishes. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Alastair
From: £270 per event
Al Sax
(16)

Garden Party Sax Player

Planning a garden party for family or loved ones? Want some entertainment to set the mood? I can provide it. I have a huge range of tunes for all tastes including pop, soul and dance classics. My PA is compact and if necessary can run on batteries. I will play 2 x 45-minute sets over a couple of hours to keep the party mood and entertain you and your guests. At the current time, social distancing will need to be maintained. If it becomes impossible for me to maintain social distancing within the current guidelines, it will be necessary for me to end the performance and leave the event. If this is necessary, the full fee will be retained.
From: £230 per event
Al Sax
(16)

Afternoon Drinks Saxophonist - 2 x 45 Minutes

Thanks for your enquiry. I would be delighted to provide music for your drinks reception. I have a wide range of jazz, soul, pop or chilled dance tunes to create just the right atmosphere for your guests as they mingle and enjoy conversation and cocktails. My standard package is 2 x 45 minute sets over 2 hours. Perfect for afternoon drinks. Do please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss other options, I am always happy to tailor packages for client's wishes. I look forward to hearing from you. Alastair
From: £290 per event
Al Sax
(16)

Ceremony & Afternoon Drinks Saxophonist - 1.5 Hours + Ceremony

Thanks for your enquiry. I would be delighted to provide music for your ceremony and drinks reception. I will provide a short set of approximately 20 minutes as your guests arrive for the civil ceremony, then play as the bride enters the ceremony, during the signing of the register and as the couple leave the ceremony. Then I will perform for an hour while guests enjoy the drinks reception. I have a wide range of tunes from jazz to soul, pop and dance. for the bride's entrance I am happy to learn a special tune if I can find a good quality backing track. My high quality speaker is compact and discreet: Ideal for ceremony rooms.I have a wide range of jazz, soul, pop or chilled dance tunes to create just the right atmosphere for your guests as they mingle and enjoy conversation and cocktails. Do please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss other options, I am always happy to tailor packages for client's wishes. I look forward to hearing from you. Alastair
From: £290 per event
Al Sax
(16)

Small Weddings Ceremony Package

Whilst wedding numbers are limited, I am offering a package for wedding ceremonies and drinks. I will play before the ceremony, for the bride's entrance, the signing of the register, and the couple's exit, then for an hour after the ceremony. My PA is compact and discreet and I can play as quietly as is needed for intimate ceremonies. If you have a special tune that is not in my repertoire then if I can find a good quality backing track I am happy to learn it. This package is available while UK regulations limit wedding guest numbers.
From: £220 per event
Al Sax
(16)

Evening Wedding Saxophonist - 2 x 45 Minutes

Thanks for your interest. My normal performance pattern for a wedding is 2 sets - 1 x 45 minute set while your evening guests arrive. This can be alongside your DJ or using my own PA and backing tracks. This part of the evening can be a little flat and it helps to set a mood for the evenings festivities. Then another 45 minute set alongside your DJ, freestyling on the dance floor. This usually follows the first dance. I am happy to join in with the end of the first dance and carry on while the dancefloor is full. Do please get in touch if you would like to discuss other options, I am always happy to tailor packages for client's wishes.
From: £300 per event
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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