Services From Robert Benson Saxophone in Bristol
Sharply suited and booted, Robert Benson captivates audiences with heartfelt performances on saxophone. His sweet yet soulful tone has become a signature sound, setting him apart from other saxophonists, always tasteful and never overly indulgent.
Acoustic covers of iconic pop artists such as Bruno Mars, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson are reworked into unique instrumental arrangements to deliver something fresh, yet familiar. Song requests can often be accommodated. (Lounge jazz sets also available upon request.)
Available as a solo act accompanied with bespoke backing tracks played through a small PA speaker. Also available as a live duo with acoustic guitar, OR a sax+violin duo with backing tracks.
Robert has played at hundreds of weddings over 10+ years and delivers a professional service to make your wedding day hassle-free! PLI and PAT certified. Noise-limiter friendly (under 85db).
Jane Johns• Oct. 29, 2021
Claire Murphy• Aug. 24, 2019
Excellent evening. Robert arrived early with plenty of time to set up and sound check. Ensured sound levels were exactly what we wanted. Brillant music enjoyed by all - we have had lots of positive comments. Would recommend without any reservations and if needed would definitely use Robert again. Robert is polite and personable as well!
Olivia Gauld• Aug. 15, 2019
Robert was absolutely brilliant at our wedding. He played for us as I walked down the aisle, while we signed the register and during our drinks reception. He played beautifully, his set up was smart and we had so many comments on how wonderful and special the music was. I would certainly recommend him for any event!
Barry holmes• March 2, 2019
Very good thx
Paul Whelan• Aug. 19, 2023
We recently booked Rob for our wedding and couldn’t recommend him more highly! Rob is a brilliant performer - we had several compliments from guests that our entertainment (Rob plus a DJ / roaming musicians arranged through Rob) were the best they’d ever seen at a wedding!
Just as importantly Rob was fantastically easy to deal with end-to-end, super responsive and great value for money.
Charlotte Graham• Oct. 29, 2022
Rob played for our wedding reception. He was absolutely perfect, created a fabulous atmosphere and played beautifully. Rob was super easy to work with, and always responded efficiently to my emails. Couldn’t recommend Rob enough!
How long do you play for?
Typically 2 hours, but I can play longer!
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I supply my own PA speaker which is PAT tested.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Public Liability Insurance indemnity up to £10 million. PAT test certified.
How much space do you require?
Space required: 1m x 1m Electricity Supply Required: 2 x 13 amp sockets
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Song requests can often be accommodated with advanced notice. Please get in contact to find out what I can do for you.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I usually take a 10 min break for every hour of performance but I can be flexible.
This is my current set list but I am always adding to it:
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Valerie - Mark Ronson, ft. Amy Winehouse
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Earned It - The Weeknd
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Wake Me Up - Aviici
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Blackbird/Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Hold Back The River/Let It Go - James Bay
Toxic - Britney Spears
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
One Day Like This - Elbow
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Englishman In New York - Sting
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Pure shores - All Saints
It Must be Love - Madness
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Havana - Camila Cabello
She’s Electric - Oasis
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder