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Get the party started with one of the best and most versatile sax players in the country. Drinks receptions & evening slots available.
Saxophonist
Manchester
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I've performed all over the world, playing an instrument I love, including tours of the UK, Europe and America. I have a wealth of experience performing at weddings, alongside many DJs and bands, as well as solo sets with my own playlists. My skill set ranges from classical recitals, performing in orchestras such as Halle, BBC, Opera North, Liverpool Philharmonic. I have also toured the world with big bands and love playing jazz. Most of my pop playing happens at weddings and events or for recording projects, but I have also performed with Everything Everything on their Man Alive tour. I regularly play in touring theatre shows ranging from Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Elf and many others. I have over 15 years experience performing at events and weddings. My versatility means I can tailor the music to your event perfectly.

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Ant's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Maxine M
1 day ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic addition to our event. Ant responded quickly and made it very easy to make arrangements and choose a playlist. He was punctual, friendly and very professional. I would book him again and recommend him to others.

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Becky M
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing!! Guests absolutely loved the surprise! 10/10 😊

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Paige W
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ant has recently done our wedding and was extremely helpful from start to finish highly recommend all my wedding guests have commented on his performance

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Emma P
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ant made the night for my daughters 18th and Dads 70th joint Gatsby theme birthday party. He was absolutely amazing and very accommodating. Thanks very much

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Rachel S
1 year ago, for a Wedding in WA16 9SG
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5 out of 5

Anthony was the evening entertainment at our wedding and he was absolutely fantastic! Almost every guest commented afterwards at how great 'The Sax' was. The quality, the song choices, the atmosphere - the highlight of the day by far. Can't thank him enough and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!

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Clare M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Lydgate
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5 out of 5

Totally recommend Anthony for your special occasion. Very helpful answering all of our questions / requests before the big day in regards to times and moving rooms. A true professional with a range of music which suited all ages of the wedding guests. Everyone commented how much they loved this section of the wedding day. Thank you so much

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Ant's Song list

// Ceremony ideas - perfect for background music while signing the register, or walking down the aisle
The Way You Look Tonight
L.O.V.E
Thousand Miles
Can't Stop The Feeling
Love Yourself
Your Song
How Deep Is Your Love
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Baker Street
Just The Way You Are
Million Love Songs
Stand By Me
We Found Love
Let's Stay Together
Disney requests - Toy Story, Up, Snow White
// Drinks reception ideas - adding a touch of class to any reception. These can be upbeat or more background. Below is a mix of jazz, pop and ibiza.
Dancing in the Moonlight
September
So Sick
Valerie
Man in the mirror
Just the two of us
I love your smile
Isn't she lovely
Can't take my eyes off you
Clothes off
Let's stay together
I Feel Good
Somebody Else's Guy
Escape
Careless Whisper
Lovely Day
Three Little Birds
Don't Look Back In Anger
Easy
Sweet Caroline
Every Little Thing
// Evening party ideas - These songs are tried and tested and guaranteed to get people up on the dance floor!! A real mix of 70s 80s 90s pop, RnB and Ibiza.
Jubel
This Girl
I wanna dance with somebody
How will I know
Real Love
Higher Love
Pjanoo
Rhythm of the night
Never too much
Young hearts run free
Dreams
Black Magic
Freed from desire
Show me love
Real Love x Sunchyme
Finally
Rather Be Alone
Just Fine
Black Magic
Believe Me
Soul Sacrifice
Pump It Up
You Got Me Baby
21 Reasons
U Sure Do
Make Me Feel Good
BED
Head & Heart
Wish You Well
Remember
CUFF IT
Afraid to Feel
Senorita
This is how we do it
Crazy In Love
Signs
Down With Trumpets
GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!
Superstition
Call Me Al
Town Called Malice
Disco 2000
Go Your Own Way
Sweet Home Alabama
S&M
Cheap Thrills
Lush Life
Turn Me On
Lola's Theme
Low
Wonderwall
Mr. Brightside
Proud Mary
Uptown Funk
Signed Sealed Delivered
Insomnia
Dreamer
Gotta Let you Go
Pump up the Jam
Brothers and Sisters
Let me Show You
I want your Soul
Don't Give me Your Life
At Night
Danza Kuduro
Hotel Room Service
Destination Calabria
Mr. Saxobeat
Rhythm is a Dancer
Dance Monkey
Talk Dirty
Changes
Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie
The Boy Is Mine
Spectrum
Intoxicated
Get Right
Infinity
Relax My Eyes
Million Dollar Bill
Single Ladies
Give Me Everything
Gypsy Woman
Despacito
Blurred Lines
Happy
Sweet Caroline
Girls Just Want to have fun
You Can't hurry Love
And the beat goes on
Kiss
I Feel For You
Shackles
Shine
New Rules
Sonnentanz
Somebody Told Me
Shut up and dance
Came here for love
17
All Cried Out
Panic Room
My Head is a Jungle
Summer Of 69
Waves
Sir Duke
Needing U
Cola
Bang Bang
Afterglow
Bootylicious

Ant's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£375
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£625
Packages
1 hour party set
1 hour of sax music is the perfect surprise for your party guests to get them on the dance floor and keep them there!! *must have a pre-booked DJ
£500
Drinks reception
2 x 45 minutes of background or upbeat sax music during your drinks reception. You choose the type of music - pop/chilled ibiza/jazz or a mix of all three. Includes the speaker set up you can see in my videos.
£550
Evening saxDJ
Full evening's entertainment to get your guests on the dance floor. 3x30 minutes of sax alongside a pre-booked DJ.
£625
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My reviews speak for themselves! "I couldn't of ask for anything more. He was amazing. Got the party started, was out-going, friendly and everyone is still taking about him. Would highly recommend. One of the best"

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Abroad // Cyprus - Thomas Cook's 175 party Montreal - Jazz Festival Paris, New York, Munich, Berlin, Budapest UK // Liberte, Liverpool (residency) Liverpool Arena Ronnie Scott's, London Union Chapel, London UK Theatres include Manchester Palace Theatre, Manchester Opera House, Liverpool Empire, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Hull, Blackpool, Coventry, Cardiff

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mainly jazz artists such as Charlie Parker but also lots of 80s and 90s music.

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

Everything Everything - Union Chapel, London Ronnie Scott's, London TV work - Blue Peter - Tom Fletcher

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

No problem! Just inform me as soon as you can if there is a significant change, and I'll be happy to accommodate.

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

If you are booking me for a small venue and have chosen my laptop DJ package, I will provide music for the whole evening!

How much time do you need to set up?

If you've booked me with a pre arranged DJ, then set up time is 15 minutes max. If you've booked a full package with speakers/lights, then I usually allow an hour set up.

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

Not just from the set list! I always encourage clients to send me songs they love, so I get a good idea of what they will love.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. If I'm playing alongside a pre booked DJ, then I bring my mic, and a spare speaker incase I need one. If I'm bringing my full gear, speakers/lights/laptop/mic then I'll just need power sockets!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I get many requests to play different songs, depending on the occasion, so I'm always happy to take new requests!
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Ibiza club, House, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Electronic, Deep house, Electro-Swing, Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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