Saxophonist

Alec Wares

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Saxophonist
Manchester
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A professional musician for the last 34 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
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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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)£120
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£350

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Paul P, 3 months 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, 3 months ago

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