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About Alec

A professional musician for the last 35 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.
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Graduated as a percussionist from the Royal Northern College of Music in1985, then spent the next 14 years as a professional woodwind player (with some percussion thrown in too). As well as touring theatre, played in the house band for S4C's "Galu Gari" show. Toured Norway with "The Monroes" pop band in 1986. Worked with Ray McVay's band for 2 seasons at Blackpool Tower Ballroom, shows at Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Wythenshawe Forum, pantos at Birmingham Hippodrome, tenor sax with "Supersax 2", MD and tenor sax with the Big Shot Swing Orchestra and Little Big Shot Band, baritone sax with Martha and the Vandellas touring band, tenor sax with "Midnight Hour" soul band, "Blast Off" function band, solo work with backing tracks.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Ambient, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Electro-Swing, Garage, House, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally set up takes no longer than half an hour.

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

If there is a particular style you would like, please let me know and I’ll try to accommodate.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. I bring the tracks and the PA system. All I need is a power supply to plug into.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a particular song you would like, it may be possible to play it if I am given sufficient notice. This gives me time to obtain the backing track and the sheet music, if needed.


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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400


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Susan H, 1 year ago

Alec was amazing. He played at a party for my husband's 65th birthday and he absolutely made the night. Just fabulous!

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Paul P, 1 year ago

Thanks for all your hard work on the concert. You played with great style and we got many positive comments throughout the evening. Look forward to hearing you again. Cheers. Paul

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Chris A, 1 year ago

Many thanks for your professionalism from start to finish. Your sax playing was fantastic and really added to the atmosphere of the evening