Elijah Paul is a highly experienced Pop, Soul and Jazz Saxophonist, performing regularly both as a solo artist and in several professional bands.
Elijah began playing Sax at the age of 12, and was initially classically trained, achieving Grade 8 after six years. He furthered his studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. Whilst attending he progressively moved away from his classical roots to Jazz studies where Elijah flourished as a respected performer and composer. Since graduating with first class honours in Jazz Performance and Composition, Elijah has made a name for himself as a go-to session musician and solo performer, as well as being part of many successful bands, performing at many festivals and events across Europe.
Elijah is a passionate performer and this comes across in his lively and energetic performances. With a repertoire of over 150+ songs, covering many genres from Jazz and Neo-Soul to Pop and Motown classics. Elijah prides himself on his ability to handpick the ultimate setlist for every event, playing with professionally recorded and arranged backing tracks through state-of-the-art sound equipment (Stage lighting also available on request).
As a soloist, he can easily tailor his performance to his client's specific tastes and requirements, allowing them to highlight or deselect any tracks from his repertoire. He can also offer the opportunity to request a few songs for him to learn specially in advance.
Elijah performs everything from memory and uses a wireless, radio microphone where needed. This enables him to move around the venue as he wishes, creating the perfect atmosphere everywhere he goes.
A solo saxophone performance is a terrific way to add that extra sparkle to your wedding day, party or any other event. It's unique, classy and fun, and goes a long way towards creating that 'no-expenses-spared' feel without overloading the budget. Solo saxophone music is ideal for wedding ceremonies as well as light entertainment for drinks and dining, and is certain to be a real highlight of the day.
Elijah is constantly seeking opportunities to bring his charismatic sound and solo brand of entertainment to a wider audience, striving to leave his audience on an unforgettable high.
He is able to be booked for Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events, as well as Studio and Session work.
Laura Deacon• July 18, 2020
Elijah was great, such a skilled musician & a lovely person to work with! We only wish we had asked him to play for longer.
Shelley Francis• June 20, 2020
Elijah was fantastic! Any requests that we had, he was more than happy to do. Really lovely guy & all round amazing performer! Would defiantly hire again!
Thanks Elijah :)
Francesca Falsini• Dec. 19, 2019
Elijah was fantastic! Very talented and was a great addition to our Christmas party - the guests loved it! Thanks again.
Maro Kirby• Sept. 14, 2019
Arrived on time, and music was lovely, thank you! Would highly recommend.
Lucy Foster• Sept. 8, 2019
Elijah Paul kept in touch with us on the lead up to our party. He arrived as agreed and was friendly and accommodating and most importantly - plays the saxophone brilliantly! He played two sets and thoroughly entertained our guests, who were dancing along or simply sitting in the garden enjoying his performance and the vibe. It set the mood perfectly and we would definitely recommend and book him again.
Laura Vivian• Sept. 2, 2018
Thanks so much for 2 fantastic sets at the BBQ on Sunday. We had so many compliments afterwards about the music as it really made the event super special! I shall definitely recommend you!
Services From Elijah Paul Music
1 x 90 Minute Saxophone Performance with Backing Tracks
1 x Hour Saxophone Performance with Backing Tracks
2 x Hour Saxophone Performance with Backing Tracks
3 x Hour Saxophone Performance with Backing Tracks
4 x Hour Saxophone Performance with Backing Tracks
1 x Hour Saxophone Performance With Your DJ
1 x 90 minute Saxophone Performance With Your DJ
2 x Hour Saxophone Performance With Your DJ
3 x Hour Saxophone Performance With Your DJ
4 x Hour Saxophone Performance With Your DJ
How long do you play for?
Up to 3 Hours in one sitting or 5 hours split across a day.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes. Sound: For most Sax and Backing Tracks sets I use a Roland Cube EX which is powerful enough for most small gatherings or background at Wedding Receptions. On Request I have a Peavey Escort 6000 (2 passive tops w/ stands and a 10 channel powered mixer.) With all necessary cables + Sennheiser EW 100 G4 Wireless Instrument System with Ci1, E Band SD Systems LDM 94 Dynamic Saxophone Mic Boss VE-20 Reverb/ Delay pedal Lighting: 2x Stairville LED Flood Panel 150 20o RGB 2x Showtec Bar 8 LED Light Bars
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I Have PLI through the Musicians Union for up to £10,000,000. All my equipment is PAT Tested. Can send through certificates on request.
How much space do you require?
1x1m at the very least.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes! Happy to take requests up to a week before the performance.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
No breaks necessary up to 3 hours of playing!
Do you play Baker Street?
All the time!
1000 Years - Christina Perri
7 Years - Lukas Graham
All of Me - John Legend
Angels - Robbie Williams
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Close To You - Bacharach
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Havana - Camila Cabello
Hey Ya - OutKast
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith
Toxic - Melanie Martinez (Britney Spears)
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wonderwall - Oasis
Ain't Nobody - Felix Jaehn Version
American Boy - Estelle
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Cheerleader - OMI
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Despacito - Luis Fonsi Ft. Daddy Yankee
Domino - Jessie J
Empire State of Mind Part 2 - Alicia Keys
Haven’t Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
Hello - Adele
Hey Brother - Avicii
Hotline Bling - Drake
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & The Disciples
It Must Be Love - Madness
Mamma Mia - Abba
Mercy - Duffy
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love On Top - Beyoncé
One Step Beyond - Madness
Passionfruit - Drake
Perfect Strangers - Jonas Blue
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rude - Magic
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyoncé
Someone Like You - Adele
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
The Hills - The Weeknd
This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris Ft. Rihanna
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie - The Zutons (Amy Winehouse)
Wake Me Up - Avicii
When A Man Loves A Woman - Michael Bolton
Betray My Heart - D'Angelo
Brown Sugar - D'Angelo
Cherish The Day - Robert Glasper/ Lalah Hathaway
Doing What I Can - Raphael Saadiq
Golden - Jill Scott
He Loves Me (Lyzel In E) - Jill Scott
Say Yes - Floetry
sobeautiful - Musiq Soulchild
Sax & DJ
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Easy Love - Sigala
Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag ’n’ Bone Man
Jubel - Klingande
Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake, Mø
One Day (Vandaag) - Bakermat, Oliver Laib, Reinhard Raith
Only God Can Save Our Souls - Klingande
Prayer In C - Lily Wood and The Prick, Robin Schulz
Punga - Klingande
Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne
Sweet Lovin' - Sigala, Bryn Christopher
Sugar - Robin Shulz, Francesco Yates
Teach Me - Bakermat
This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners
Pop/Funk, Soul & Motown
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jackson 5
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Can't Help It - Michael Jackson
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
Heartache No. 9 - Delegation
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington (Bill Withers)
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Moving On Up - M People
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
Smooth Operator - Sade
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
A Night In Tunisia
Afternoon In Paris
Alice In Wonderland
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn In New York
Blue In Green
Body And Soul
Bye Bye Blackbrid
Fly Me To The Moon
How High The Moon
I Got Rhythm
It Could Happen To You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Love For Sale
Lullaby Of Birdland
My Little Suede Shoes
Now’s The Time
On Green Dolphin Street
On The Sunny Side of the Street
Scrapple From The Apple
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Song For My Father
Stella By Star Light
Straight No Chaser
Take The A Train
The Girl From Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
This I Dig of You
You And The Night And The Music