Andrew Sax

Essex
Verified bookings: 12
Reviews: 7
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Andrew Sax - Party Saxophone

Get your party going with 90-120 minutes of lively music on saxophone with backing track, for you to dance from modern pop, disco, reggae and dance tracks to celebrate your special occasion
From: £80 per event
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Andrew Sax - Vintage Saxophone

Beautiful Sax with backing track for your themed period party 20s/30s/40s/50s/60s/70s/80s/Disco My huge setlist has plenty of music from the 20th Century to support your themed period party.
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Local Saxophonist for Your Event

Beautiful music to add a lovely atmosphere to your event with a choice of 900+ available popular tunes, including lively, pop, sweet, soul, jazz or classical music with backing track.
From: £60 per event
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Andrew Sax - Background Saxophone

Beautiful music to add lovely atmosphere to your event or venue, picked from any of the 900+ available tunes, including lively, pop, sweet, soul, and jazz music with backing track.
From: £95 per event
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Andrew Sax - Romantic Saxophone

Two hours of beautifully played romantic music from my sweet collection to accompany your proposal, anniversary, birthday surprise or romantic dinner with a loved one or friends.
From: £70 per event
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Festive Style Music From Solo Saxophonist

Favourite Christmas hits and carols played beautifully to create a festive atmosphere or add to your seasonal party.
From: £75 per event

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Price from: £50

Hi, I'm Andrew, retired Purchase Manager, and now enjoying a second life as a keen self-taught saxophonist, playing a wide range of music (900+ 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 busk to raise money for charities and as passers-by regularly ask me how they can book me, I make myself available for other gigs at very reasonable rates.

I play pleasantly, enthusiastically and sweetly, especially suitable to create an atmosphere with backing music, and as I also play upbeat 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, 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, for a small fee

I have a free subscription to the service, so can't call you if shortlisted - so please message me with any questions, or if you want to chat before confirming, please make a provisional booking, and we can discuss your requirements and agree to go ahead or not before a deposit is accepted.

I will always call to confirm details before accepting a booking, to ensure I can deliver what you want and to avoid disappointment.

Thanks for reading to the bottom line :-)

7 Reviews
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Sara Borges Clark

Nov. 7, 2021

Highly recommended.
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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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Antonia Theodoulou

April 2, 2021

Andrew was the highlight of our party and made my husband’s 50th very special. A true gentleman in person with such a great talent and we all thoroughly enjoyed his performance. From the beginning, Andrew was so professional and communicated with me throughout, ensuring every detail was covered. I enjoyed choosing songs from Andrew’s playlist and the songs did not disappoint- such a fantastic evening, I cannot thank Andrew enough and thoroughly recommend

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FAQs

  • 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.

Set List/Services

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.
Examples include:
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.