Alastair Grant

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Create the perfect atmosphere. Experienced professional sax player who plays jazz, soul, pop and Ibiza style dance.
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Alastair brings romantic music for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception. He has been performing full time for over ten years at weddings, corporate events, bars clubs and private parties. He has a wealth of experience and is always committed to making the client's event run smoothly and have exactly the right atmosphere.

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From Encore customers:

Janice S
1 hour ago
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4.3 out of 5

Alistair is a very nice man and he was patient with my daughter who pushed back his timings a couple of times whilst she waited for quests to arrive. However Alistair did not engage with the guests as we had hoped .We have been to events where the saxophonist mingles with guests and also talks in order to engage them to dance this didn’t happen. This didn’t happen. In fairness I must add the performance was not helped by the fact that the DJ we had booked had to cancel last minute and the replacement was very inexperienced and afsin did not insight the guests.

Ruby D
8 days ago
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5 out of 5

Where do I start, Alastair was absolutely incredible from start to finish, I booked him to start for the ceremony when guests arrived and wow the vibe was beautiful, chilled definite feel of love in the air and was a great welcoming to guests. I asked him if he could perform a personal song choice for my aisle walk he didn’t disappoint it was perfect even more so. Also after the ceremony when the drinks were flowing in the sunshine his music was just so fitting to the atmosphere it was fun, got the party in full swing, and just so relaxing. I can’t thank him enough for performing at our wedding it was beyond my expectations and just wow

Maddason A
20 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic, such a professional

Emily M
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Alastair was brilliant! All our guests commented on how great he was and what a good touch to our day it brought. Excellent communication throughout, we couldn't have asked for more! I highly recommend. Thank you again!

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Louise B
7 years ago

We absolutely loved having Alastair at our wedding, he even played with the DJ for our first dance which for me was just perfect! He played everything we asked him to and nothing was too much trouble. If you are looking for something special for your wedding reception then I would highly recommend Alastair! :)

Alison C
8 years ago

Everyone thought Alastair's saxophone performance was great, he made the afternoon and I will definitely hire him again, many thanks.

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From other musicians:

16 February 2018

I have performed with Alastair regularly. He is a top professional and is everything a gigging musician should be. Prompt, Talented, Well dressed, Experienced, Extensive repertoire and reads the room perfectly.

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Alastair's Song list

Pop/Soul arrangements:
Ain’t No Mountain high Enough – Diana Ross Marvin Gaye
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Ain’t No sunshine – Bill Withers
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Always There - Incognito
A Million Love Songs – Take That
As – Stevie Wonder
At Last – Sarah Vaughan
A Thousand Years – Cristina Perri
Avalon – Roxy Music
A Whole New World – Disney
Back At One – Brian McKnight
Baker Street –Gerry Rafferty
Beautiful – Christina Aguilerra
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Black And Gold
Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and
Bring It OnHome To Me – Sam Cooke
California Dreaming – Sia
Can you Feel It – Jacksons
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
Can’t Take My Eyes off of You – Andy Williams
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Cheerleader - Omi
Closer Than Close – Rosie Gaines
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – The Spinners
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Dance Monkey – Tones and I
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves
Déjà vu – Beyonce
Despacito –Daddy Fonsi
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Domino – Jessie J
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely tonight – James Taylor
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
Don’t You worry ‘Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder
Downtown Train – Rod Stewart
Easy – The Commodores
Everything – Michael Buble
Falling – Alicia Keys
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
Fantasy – EWF
Feel Like Making Love
Fields of Gold – Sting
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
First, Last, Everything –Barry White
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
For once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
From This Moment on – Shania Twain
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Green Onions – Booker T
Groove Jet – Spiller
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So – Ray Charles
Happy – Pharrell
Havana – Camilla Cabello
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Hey Laura – Gregory Porter
Higher Love (Acoustic) – Stevie Winwood
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
How Does a Moment Last Forever? – Beauty and the Beast
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Can’t Help Fallling In Love - Elvis
I got you – Duke Dumont
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Dionne Warwick
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
In Crowd – Georgie Fame
I want you back – Jackson 5
I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Dionne Warwick
I Will Always Love You – Witney Houston
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Jealous Guy – Bryan Ferry
Jubel – Klingande
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Just the way you are – Billy Joel
Just You and I – Tom Walker
Kiss -- Prince
Kissing you - Desree
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Lady - Modjo
Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
Latch - Sam Smith
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Let It Be – Gregory Porter
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter
Long train running – Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love You Like I Do – Ellie Goulding
Loving You – Minnie Ripperton
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Me And Mrs Jones – Billly Paul
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Music sounds Better - Stardust
My Girl - The Four Tops
My Guy – Mary Wells
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Next To Me – Emile Sande
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Nobody does It Better – Carly Simon
Nothing Compares 2 You – Sinead O’Connor
One Day I’ll fly Away – Randy Crawford
One Kiss – Dua Lipa
One More Time – Daft Punk
Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue
People get Ready – Bob Dylan
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Reach Out – Four Tops
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
September Song – JP Cooper
She’s Gone – Hall And Oates
She’s Out Of My Life – Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing It Back – Moloko
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Something Insode So Strong – Labi Siffre
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For –
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
Starlight – Superman Lovers
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Sway – Michael Buble
Take Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma
Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
That old Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
The Scientist – Coldplay (Acoustic)
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This old Heart Of Mine – Isley Brothers
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
This Girl - Kungs
Time After Time – Cindi Lauper
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
True Colours – Cindi Lauper
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody (acoustic) – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Aviici
Walk On By – Bacharach and David
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Why do Fools fall In Love – Diana ross
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You Gotta Be – Desree
You Send Me – Gregory Porter
You’re just too Good To Be True – Frankie
Your Song – Elton John
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
Acoustic/Chilled Arrangments:
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Cheerleader – Omi
Despacito – Daddy Fonsi
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Fix You – Coldplay
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Higher Love – Stevie Winwood
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
If I Ain’t got You – Alicia Keys
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Latch – Sam Smith
La Vie En rose - Standard
Love Me Like Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Marry Me - Train
One Kiss – Dua Lipa
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue/JP Cooper
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Tale As old As time – Ariana Grande and John Legend
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
The One - Kodaline
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
You are the Reason – Calum Scott
Postmodern Jukebox style arrangements:
Africa –Toto
All About That Bass – Megan Traynor
American Boy – Estelle
Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Every Breath You Take – Police
Frontin’ _Pharrel
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Kiss - Prince
Mr Brightside - Killers
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Jazz arrangements:
A Foggy Day
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Blues – Miles Davis
All The Things You Are – Jerome Kern
American Boy - Estelle
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square –
Maschwitz and
As Time Goes By – Porter
At Last -
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Blue Moon
Body And Soul – Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie
Caravan - Basie
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Desafinado – Jobim
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum/Pharrell
Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones – Rogers and
Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Get a Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones
I Wish I Knew How – Billy Taylor
La Vie En Rose
Lady Is A Tramp – Rodger and Hart
Let’s Fall In Love – Harold Arlen
Love Me Or Leave Me – Nina Simone
Mas Que Nada
Mack The Knife
Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderley
Misty – Errol Garner
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Simone
My Funny Valentine – Rodger and Hart
Night and Day – Cole Porter
No Moon At All – Evans and Mann
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Arlen
Song For My Father – Horace Silver
Stars Fell On Alabama – Frank Perkins
Stormy Monday - Walker
St Thomas – Sonny Rollins
Summertime – Gershwin
Sunny Side Of The Street – Fields and
Stranger on the shore – Acker Bilk
That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
These Foolish Things – Strachey & Link
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
They Can’t Take That Away From Me –
This Masquerade – George Benson
Under My Skin - Sinatra
What a difference a Day Made – Stanley
What A Wonderful World – Louis
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie
Pop, Contemporary Christian, Electronic, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, House, Jungle, Techno, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Disco, Funk, R&B, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Ibiza club, Triphop, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Dubstep, Ambient, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Traditional church music, Christmas, Afrobeat, Bhangra, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Indian music, Latin, Ska, South Asian fusion, South Asian music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party
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