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Bob Batty

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About Bob

An experienced saxophonist (tenor, bari, alto, sop) and flute player, working in jazz, classical and popular music. He also plays bassoon
Kilcorbry, Co. Offaly, R35 W443, Ireland

I learnt violin and bassoon at school, eventually concentrating on bassoon exclusively. I achieved Grade 8 with distinction and was a member of the British Youth Wind Symphony. Subsequently I took up saxophones in order to play jazz and popular music, adding flute and clarinet along the way. An interest in Irish traditional music drew me to the tin whistle and wooden flute. I also play recorder. I teach woodwinds (mainly sax and flute) to pupils of all ages and abilities and play solo or with bands in a wide range of styles.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electronic, Deep house, Ambient, Dubstep, Electro-Swing, House, Electronica, Techno, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceillidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Classic rock, Pop rock, Post rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, French music, Klezmer, Polish music, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Tango
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£270
Up to 3 hours£390
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From customers:

Clodagh C, 5 years ago

Bob is a very talented and professional Sax player. He jammed along to my DJ set last weekend and it worked brilliantly.

Maura C, 4 years ago

Bob played for my wedding ceremony and for the few hours entertaining our guests, he was absolutely brilliant

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From other musicians:

4th March 2017

Bob is a super all round instrumentalist...i have had the pleasure to play with him over a number of years...totaly commited and a pleasure to have in any music performance..his brass scoring is superb...i recommend bob highly...