Saxophonist SAX04
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  Photo of Saxophonist BerkshireSAX04 plays Clarinet, Soprano sax, Alto sax, C Melody sax, Tenor sax and Baritone sax, which he started playing from a very early age.
As well as Clarinet & all Sax's, this saxophonist also plays and experiments on "EWI" Electronic Woodwind Instruments with bands.
He started playing recorder at school at the age of 6 years, at the age of 10 years he started on Clarinet and studied both Clarinet and Theory of music until the age of 15 when he then started to learn the finer points of playing Sax.
Although not a truly accomplished pro musician, he has gigged with most bands in the South of England with an excellent reputation as a improviser and a session musician and until recently returning to the UK, was formerly living in Eire (South Ireland).
A session musician for countless years, this sax player has gigged with many well known musicians and some not so well known.
This sax player has his roots firmly planted in Soul / Jazz / blues which goes a long way to describing his melodic soulful approaches to melody lines. He has been described as one of the South's premier Sax players and is always in demand with Soul & function bands in the region.
Soprano sax is a particular love of his, and this really does come across in many of the numbers he has in his set, the almost crying melody's of the Soprano, are a testament to this, and the envy of many a fine sax player.
He has studied improvisation for years and the art of this most unusual music form, which bears witness to his playing, which is unusual, with melodic undertones.
Saxophonist SAX04 was first introduced to sax from a very early age, and has been playing ever since, Royal School of Music exams for theory, under his belt complimenting the soulful playing and filling in for the general tone of any band.

Weddings, Private Functions & Corporate Events.

With over 30 years experience, I know that my playing will make a great difference to your special event. Itís not just about playing songs, but more about using the sax to express the emotions of a tune. If Iím playing for a bride, the performance must be a memorable one for her and one of the highlights of her special day. If Iím providing background music, the sax should not be intrusive but help create the right atmosphere with songs chosen to suit the occasion. Iíll use my experience to offer advice on song choices from my jazz and contemporary song books but of course, ultimately the decision is yours.

The prospect of playing new songs is always something that appeals to me, so if thereís a particular song you would like which isnít currently in my repertoire (Upon request), then Iíd love to play it for you. Of course Iíd need enough time to write a backing track and perfect the song and it needs to be something that I think would work on the sax. But Iím always up for a challenge and would love to discuss any requests with you.

Iím willing to travel anywhere. The price I charge will reflect the length of time Iím playing and time in attendance, as well as the distance I have to travel. All prices quoted are inclusive of set-up and breakdown time also. Playing can consist of playing during the signing of the register (Subject to location), a song for the married couple to leave the wedding venue or playing at the reception. Of course, you may only want me to play one song and not for the whole day, in which case the price you receive and are quoted would reflect such a request. Itís always best to complete the enquiry form, answering all the questions and also explaining your personal requirements. This will allow me to give you a more accurate and definite cost. I can also let you know if I am available to travel to your area.

If you do decide to book me for your special occasion, you can be guaranteed that Iíll do all I can to work with you and advise you so that my inclusion in your day is a memorable one.

When booking please be aware that a flat playing space of 7í(foot) by 7í(foot) MINIMUM is required for my P.A. system and myself and no one to be sitting within 3í(foot) of any of my amplification.

I play a tasteful set of backing numbers with the aid of a P.A. system (Personal Address) and my pro rack MP3 player so please be aware that an approved 240v mains electric power source is needed where you intend me to play.   More Information About Saxophonist SAX04

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Make You Feel My Love - Adele Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire Arthurs Theme - Christopher Cross
Cavatina - The Dear Hunter Run To You - Whitney Houston
  Ordinary World - Duran Duran That Old Devil Called Love - Alison Moyet
Homeless - Leona Lewis Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield On Days Like These - Matt Monro
Roxanne - George Michael Morning Dance - SpyroGyra
People Make The World Go Round - Stylistics Betcha By Golly Wow - Stylistics
  Come Fly With Me Have I Told You Lately
Love Is A Losing Game Mandy

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Areas This Saxophonist Covers

Anywhere In The UK Considered

Prices For This Saxophonist

Prices will vary depending on length of time required, location of your event and the date. For an exact price and confirmation of availability, please complete the online enquiry form.

Prices For This Saxophonist Start From:

£ 230

Special Notes For This Saxophonist

This saxophonist has several different saxophones and some tracks can only be played on a particular instrument. If there are special numbers in this sax players repertoire that you specifically want played, can you please specify at the time of booking, so that he brings along the correct instruments.
Due to the semi - acoustic nature of this sax players playing & music score reading , he needs a 10 minute break every 45 minutes to 1 hour period of playing.

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He has had the honour to have played for & with the following known musicians, whilst working as one of the south of England's, leading session musician's.

In Alphabetical Order.

Andy Comley
Ben E King
Bob Pearce ( Blues Man Of The South )
Curtis Mayfield
Edwin Starr
Eric Bell ( Thin Lizzy )
Frank Dixie
( Brilliant Local Talented Entrepreneur Having "A Bad Bad Day" )
Geno Washington
Gloria Gaynor
Helen Craythorne
Herbie Armstrong ( Lead Guitar & Vocals for Van Morrison )
Jimmy Ruffin
Katie Holmes
Kenny Young ( Writer of ) "Under The Boardwalk"
Laura Vane
Mo Woods
Nick Beggs ( Kajagoogoo )
Peter Van Hooke
Ray Drury
Rod Demick
Uno Annalon

Here are some of the local bands he has had the privilege to have played with;

Aitch Brothers
Big Red
Boy's White Teeth
Darren Vern Band
Harry Hammersmith & The Flyovers
I Am Ted Bovis
Jack's House
No Previous
October & "Uno"
Perry / Ellis
Pub Idles (Gemini)
Rufus Stone ( Ex Member )
Steam Machine
Stoned Soul Picnic
The Bloody Nice Blokes
The Cheese Doctors
The Mustangs
The Noise Next Door
Tongue In Groove