Services From Andrew Sax
*I'm now sold out weekends until September, but happy to discuss later events.*
Andrew Bruell, Saxophonist retired Purchase Manager, and now enjoying a second life as a keen self-taught saxophonist, playing a wide range of music (1000+ tunes from Pop, Soul, Dance/disco, Jazz, rock, old time, sweet, church, classical and Christmas) with an amplified backing track in and outdoors on Alto and Bari Sax. I started busking to raise money for charities and as passers-by regularly asked me for bookings, I make myself available for other gigs at very reasonable rates, and have played many parties, surprise gigs, proposals, weddings and funerals, from 2-200 guests.
I play pleasantly, enthusiastically and sweetly, especially suitable to create an atmosphere with backing music, and as I also play upbeat dance/disco music I get booked for parties too. I'm proud of the sound I make- don't just take my word for it, check-out my reviews from past clients, a number of whom have asked me back as they are impressed with my sound, amazing pricing, and wide range of available music and genres. Customers are consistently impressed with my attention to detail during the booking process and events - I take time to understand their needs and do my best to deliver them in a professional way.
If you like the sound you hear from my past event recordings and demos, and you can see songs you'd like to hear on my playlist*, I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
*I can learn your favourite on request, see extras
My membership of this service does not permit me to talk to you until a booking is confirmed. If you shortlist me, happy to answer questions and send you a detailed, no-obligation explanation of the ins and outs and options of booking my services, to help you decide if my services will work for you.
After booking, I will call you to ensure I fully understand your requirements and can help make your day memorable for all the right reasons.
Thanks for reading to the bottom line :-)
Leigh Watkins• April 1, 2022
I booked Andrew to perform at my 40th birthday party, from start to finish he was so professional and friendly, and incredibly talented! My guests were so impressed with him, he really managed to create a fantastic party atmosphere. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone and will definitely use him again in future.
Sara Borges Clark• Nov. 7, 2021
Andrew was friendly and his communication was great.
He was easy to talk to and took great pride in delivering exactly what we had discussed.
Once he arrived was very professional and easy to talk too.
Andrew played non stop at our gig beautifully providing a great evening of fun filled music.
What a fantastic player.
I have no doubt that no one will be disappointed.
Bethany Richards• July 17, 2021
Andrew was an amazing sax player for mine & my sisters 21st birthday.
Firstly, when we booked he contacted us to greet us & ask us what we would be interested, how long for, what genres etc.
He then contacted me before he come to confirm booking etc.
On the day of the party he was very great and everyone enjoyed listening to him. Was such a great evening and having him here made it a better party. He has songs for all different ages so everyone had something they liked.
Would definitely be booking again and recommending!! X
Ken Graham• May 29, 2021
Andrew played in our garden for my other half's 60th birthday party on 29/05/2021.We were not sure what to expect but he was absolutely brilliant.We had about 25 guests ranging from age 3 to age 89.He played for over 2 hrs with tunes from our selected playlist & also requests on the night.Everyone was singing & dancing along & it really did make the evening very special.Even our neighbours,who weren't invited,said how good the music was!
Right from the start of my booking Andrew made the whole process very straightforward & efficient & he could not have been easier to deal with.
I have tried to book him again for another event in July but he is sadly already booked.
I would have no hesitation in booking him again & also recommending to friends.
You will not be disappointed.
Zara Jones• May 9, 2021
Well, what can I say? Andrew was absolutely AMAZING!!! He genuinely made our event!
As soon as I had booked him, he was in contact and arranged a telephone call to discuss things further. He has an extensive list of songs of all genres to play. He said that he could play anything also that was not on the list, however - he had everything. He kept in touch leading up to our event which made me feel at ease.
We were only having a small tea party, due to lockdown restrictions but he turned up on time (wearing his gold jacket), was set up and was doing a sound check, in no time. He wore a mask whilst bringing his equipment through the house and into the back garden.
His playing was spectacular!!!! He does this as a hobby but he should seriously do it full time. He is wayyy cheaper than other quotes that I got and I was therefore dubious about the quality of his playing. I had absolutely nothing to worry about however, as he played with such professionalism and charm.
He had us all up dancing and singing away for hours. Whilst he was playing, I even had a note through the door from a woman in one of the houses behind ours, asking for his details as she loved his playing.
We will 100% be booking Andrew for future events and we cannot wait to have a party, as an excuse to book him!
Leaha• April 14, 2021
Wow Andrew was fabulous from start to finish he played all of my requests he has great communication and really did wow my guests ,I just can not wait to book him again in the near future
How long do you play for?
From 1 to 4 hours, depending on request
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have a portable 80W PA I use for backing track, and can also be used for announcing in a medium sized venue (or Karaoke). For larger venues I have access to 500W+ equipment as required.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
My equipment is battery powered, not currently PAT tested. I do not currently have Public Liability Insurance. If this was a specific requirement, I can quote for this.
How much space do you require?
From as little as 2 Sq metres, 3 sq metres if Bari Sax also required. However the sound will project to cover an area of up to 800m2
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Please ask - I can find arrangements for most songs, if not available I can make one, as long as the piece is not extremely difficult.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I can play for 2 hours without a break, 5 mins required for performance up to 4 hours.
How will you appear?
I have a variety of outfits to suit a range of occasions, including: DJ and black tie; Black Denim and Fedora; Polo shirt and smart trousers; Festive Jumper and Hat; Superman Outfit (it was a gift from a previous life, honest) I will work with clients to find a suitable outfit matching your occasion.
I'd like to contact you before booking to check some points, how do I do that?
As I am starting on this platform the free package allows me to contact you via the inbuilt messaging system, feel free to contact me this way, and I'll be happy to respond quickly to any questions you may have. If you book me and following a detailed chat I am not suitable, an early cancellation avoids deposit loss.
What payment methods are possible?
The deposit cost will be taken through the PopTop platform. The remainder can be paid cash or card at the event.
Have a wide range of ~400 pieces with backing track ready covering Pop (90mins), Lively (2 hrs), Relaxed Soul (70mins), Soft Rock (90mins), Christmas (2 hrs), Sweet/Old time (4 hrs), Dance (Disco/pop) (1 hr), Jazz, Showtunes, classical, Church etc - have music from 1920s - 1980s and more modern pop suitable for your party or event - setlist sent with every quote, and may be able to find an arrangement for specific requested pieces.
A little bit me, a little bit you/I'm a Believer in the style of (i.t.s.o) The Monkees;
Ain't got no - I got life/Feeling Good i.t.s.o. Nina Simone;
Back for Good/Rule the World i.t.s.o. Take That
I will Survive
Alfie (what's it all about);
Beyond The Sea;
Bye, Bye Blackbird;
Cry Me a River,
Everything i.t.s.o Michael Buble
On A Slow Boat To China
She Caught The Katy/Sweet Home Chicago i.t.s.o the Blues Brothers
Stranger On The Shore
The Look Of Love Burt Bacharach
My Way /Fly me to the Moon
Playing on Alto and Baritone Sax, depending on the piece.
My speakers can be used to provide background music for the remainder of the event via Bluetooth, and support Karaoke, and I have a collection of older dance music 60s-80s - I can access what you want and would be happy to discuss specific playlists in advance.