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Nacho Stax

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Hi! I played in 200+ events across the UK and EVERYONE always loves it. From pop Hits... jazz... or soul: your guests will never forget.
Saxophonist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Playing live is the most exciting thing I've ever done. I've been playing live since I'm 16, and I love to get the audience excited and heat up the room with energy and great music. The moment you book me we will be in touch to make sure everything you want from me is there on your event: I will choose a killer playlist for you and you can change/request songs however you want. I will get there plenty of time in advance and make sure I get ready for your guests no matter where your event is. Wether its a restaurant, a venue, a terrace or a private house, in your living room, I'll make it work! Once I'm in the space, you just need to sit and relax (or Dance!), and wait for your guests to feel the wonderful energy I'm bringing to the room. It could be you want it to be chill, more in background with a nice atmosphere so your guests can chat, or more like a party with everyone on the dance-floor! (Even if you don't know what vibe you want, I will know since I've done this plenty of times before :) Playing at events is a great experience because I always get to see how happy the guests are, and how much everyone is having fun! I love this job, I've been doing it for 6 years in the UK now, and I'm really happy that you are throwing a party soon! Also, if you need any extra musician, a guitarist, or a keyboard player, I have many contacts who would gladly accompany me and perform together. Let's make everyone remember this day!

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.Nacho's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jane L
11 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Nacho elevated our event from a garden party to a fabulous afternoon/evening we will never forget! Nacho is polite, accommodating and a fantastic saxophonist!!

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Rebecca D
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Highly recommend

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Cosima T
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Nacho did a wonderful job at our summer party last weekend. He played the right tunes to entertain the guests and we were totally happy with him. A lot of our guests complimented us on his performance.

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Lujain H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

My partner and I stumbled on this app by chance, so we really had no idea what we were getting into. I’m so happy to say that Nacho was fantastic! He’s an excellent musician and is super kind and considerate. He showed up to the venue prepared, played everything we asked him to with a beautiful tone, and really made our event lively. If you’re like me and unsure about this app or these musicians - rest assured that you’ll be getting more than your money’s worth with Nacho. I wholeheartedly recommend him.

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Petra P
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in The Angel
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5 out of 5

Nacho! Thank you so much again for coming yesterday. Honestly everyone LOVED it. The choice of songs was great too and I must say you’re incredibly talented. Any events in the future - I’ll definitely be in touch. 😊

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Mauro L
5 years ago

Nacho always delivers a killer sound, very confident playing and a strong stage image.

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.Nacho's Song list

Pop Hits
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Señorita - Shawn Mendes
Dance Monkey - Tones And I
I Feel it Coming - The Weekend
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Creep - Radiohead
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
All of Me - John Legend
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
This Love - Maroon 5
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
I just Called To Say I love you - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
YMCA - Village people
More Hits - Chill
Summercat - Billie the vision and the ddancers
I wish I could see you soon - Herman Düne
I'm Yours - Jason Marz
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Just the Way You are - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy winehouse
Sax House/Tropical House/Ibiza/Party
Firestone - Kygo
ID - Kygo
Jubel - Klingande
Changes - Faul & Wad
Wake Me Up - Avicii
The Nights - Avicii
Levels - Avicii
Hey Brotherr - Avicii
Mark with the Red face - Mark Knight
Yebisah - Mark Knight
Get This Feeling - Mark Knight
Deep Sax - Tonystar
This Girl - Kungs
Sweet Lovin' - Singala
Say Mama - Alex Preston
Temptations - Don Carlos
Wish you well - Singala
Roses - SAINt JHN
Latch - Disclosure
17 - MK
Lose Control - meduza
Say So - Doja Cat
Nobody to Love - Sigma
Klanga - Gostan
Happy Endings - Faul
Seve - Tez Cadey
Punga - Klingade
Classics - 60's to 00's
Knocking On heaven's Door - Bob Dyland
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfurkel
Alright - Supergrass
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Imagine - John Lenon
Let it be - The Beatles
Twistt and shout - The Beatles
Michelle - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Besame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The proclaimers
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Chiquitita - ABBA
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA
Alright - Supergrass
I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth
All Star - Smash Mouth
Our House - Madness
It Must be love - Madness
Whatever You Want - Status Quo
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
With A Little Help from my friends - The Beatles
Rocket Man - Elton John
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Peg - Steely Dan
Ballads
Fix You - Coldplay
Don't look back in Anger - Oasis
Let Her Go - Passenger
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Make you feel my love - Adele
Take me to Church - Hozier
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
What a Wonderful World - Louis Amstrong
Jazz Sets
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Drain
There Will Never Be Another You - Chet Baker
All of Me - Billie Holiday
Misty - The Rosenberg Trio
On The Sunny Side of the Street - Dizzy Gillespie
The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz
La javanaise - Serge Gainsbourg
These Foolish Things - Frank Sinatra
Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Frank Sinatra
Saturday Night - Frank Sinatra
For Sentimental Reasons - Nat King Cole
Cheek to Cheek - Louis Amstrong
What a Wonderful World - Louis Amstrong
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Autumn Leaves - Cannonball Adderley
Summertime - Charlie Parker
Sunny - Erroll Garner
Billie's Bounce - George Benson
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Funk/Pop/Jazz
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Love On Top - Beyonce
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Faith - George Michael
Le Freak - Chic
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
I say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
I want you Back - The Jackson 5
Sexual healing - Marvin Gaye
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Ain't no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye
Higher Love - Whitney Houston
Blinding Lights - The Weekend
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
There Will Never Be Another You - Chet Baker
Hold On We're Going Home - Drake
Beautiful - Snoop Dog
Adorn - Miguel
All night Long - Lionel Richie
Budapest - George Ezra
Let Me love you - Mario
What's My Name - Rihanna
Say So - Doja Cat
Ain't No sunshine when she's gone - Bill Withers
Rock With you - Michael Jackson
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Christmas/Seasonal/Jazz
All I want for Christmas -Diana Boge
Winter Wonderland - Wyton Marsalis
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
What are you doing New Years Eve - Ella Fitzgerald
Let it Snow! Bing Cosby
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

.Nacho's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£249
Up to 1 hour£325
Up to 2 hours£349
Up to 3 hours£449
Packages
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£499

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free
5 New Songs Learned
+£20
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The fact that I listen to the audience and I respond very well to their needs. They love me because I get everyone dancing no matter what!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in over 200 venues across UK, France and Spain. The most iconic ones were The Royal Albert Hall, under the Bridge in Chelsea Stadium, and iTV Studios. I've played in many medium sized venues like The Lexington, Dingwalls and The Hootanany. I've also performed in many private gardens, living rooms, terraces and restaurants.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love Bobby keys, the sax player for the Rolling Stones. Maceo Parker as well. Those are the rocky/funk ones. Jazz ones are: Stan Getz and Lester Young. Pop stars, I love Coldplay, Oasis, John Mayer, Beyonce. I also love Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zeppellin, The Eagles, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen... countless more.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Probably the Royal Albert Hall with my Band. I'm playing at Glastonbury this Summer as well!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

As long as the day doesn't change and I can come back home at a reasonable time I will adjust my timeline to yours. If you need more or less time of performance, we will renegotiate the new price.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the set for 2 extra hours, I can provide this for an additional £75.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take between 25 and 35 minutes. I will need to make some sound check of 5 minutes. Once I'm set up I provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

My set list has been tailored over the years, and it works best to get the party running. I will adapt the songs as I go depending on the mood of the room. Any pop song you want from my play from the playlist you can request. From the Jazz setlist you will have to tell me 2 weeks in advance so I have time to prepare.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything and I'm ready to go!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Originals, Experimental, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Latin jazz, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, EDM, House, Ibiza club, Ambient, Electronic, Deep house, Electro-Swing, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Brazilian music, Latin, Spanish music, Tango, Italian music, Samba, Covers, Acoustic, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Ambient pop, Vintage, 1920s era music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Orchestrator, Composer, Audio engineer, Fluent improviser, MC, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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