Services From Ann-Marie Atkins
Accomplished saxophonist and jazz/soul/pop Performs with DJs, percussionists, bands, dep and session work.
Specialises in all styles of jazz, soul, RnB, reggae and afrobeats.
Performs with backing tracks.
Stephanie obasi• May 30, 2021
Ann-Marie is simply the best! I loved the set and her artistry as well as how well she can engage the crowd. I will definitely be considering this experience when I have another event!
Toni• Aug. 31, 2019
Highly recommend very good played lots of songs that we knew and I asked for a few that she learnt just for that day
Dawn Tufnell• Aug. 25, 2019
Ann-Marie was amazing! Our guests loved her, as did we, Not only her brilliant performance but her general presence. Ann-Marie was also very accommodating and flexible especially considering we only booked her a few days before our event. Dawn & Phil Tufnell
Agnes Taylor• Jan. 5, 2019
Very professional and all the quests enjoyed it thoroughly
Paulette W• Dec. 28, 2018
Ann-Marie is an amazing performer! we wanted a reggae/R&B vibe for our wedding and she was absolutely fantastic, everyone loved her. I wanted a professional sax player but Ann-Marie also has a beautiful voice and sang a few of the songs during her set which added that bit extra!
I had an issue making the wedding CD for the ceremony room 2 days before the actual wedding and Ann-Marie actually made the CD for us and brought it to the venue - which was a life saver as it was over the Christmas period! She arrived at our venue an hour before she was supposed to in order to set everything up an give the venue the CD for us and I cant thank her enough.
A truly amazing professional musician! would highly recommend her for any event.
28th December 2018"
Ebony Mentore• July 15, 2018
"Ann-Marie was amazing, she played the Saxophone and sang Bridge over troubled waters with so much passion.
All the guest who attended the memorial service were extremely impressed along with myself.
Ann-Marie was perfect and a lot of people asked for her details after, I will definitely booked Ann-Marie again for any future events.
A big thank you again to Ann-Marie for making the day special, you are very talented."
How long do you play for?
I play for a maximum of 2 hours but this can be split over a longer period of time (eg: 3x40minute sets).
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
At present I have my own pa equipment- 2x800w speakers, mixer and microphones.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
As a member of the Musicians’ Union, I have Public Liability insurance and all of my electrical equipment is PAT tested.
How much space do you require?
Enough for myself, saxophone stand, microphone stand, mixer (if using, fir which I would require a small table) and speakers. 1.5 x 1.5m is usually sufficient.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If sufficient notice is given, I will learn it and play it for you.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Usually a 5-10 minute break in between sets, depending on the length of the event. I would then play recorded music from my iPad when not playing myself.
Songs performed upon request.
Songs from the 60s -90s soul era (eg: James Brown, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, The Whispers, Kool and The Gang, Michael Jackson, etc).
Classic reggae and afrobeat.
Modern pop (eg: Ed Sheeran, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, etc)
Plus all the American songbook jazz classics.
I can work with backing tracks and I have my own pa and wireless mic.