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Casado is a delightful and very experienced saxophone/violin and guitar duo playing smooth jazz and light classics for any occasion.
Jazz duo
Sutton Coldfield
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Casado, a delightful duo that prides itself on providing a carefully tailored and highly professional experience for you and your guests, based in Birmingham but available throughout the UK. Casado (Sharon on saxophones/violin and Martyn on guitars) first met working on the big band circuit in the West Midlands in 1997 but the current mix of styles and instruments is the result of over 40 years of diverse experience embracing professional and semi-professional work in pop, rock and funk show bands as well as substantial experience backing cabaret all over the UK. Contact us to talk about your event, Here are some more details about Casado. Casado offers considerable flexibility through the choice of the highest quality instruments including tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet and violin blending beautifully with either jazz guitar, acoustic guitar and classical guitar. These combinations enable us to perform music from a wide range of genres and styles including; dinner jazz, classical, light pop, latin jazz, ragtime, gypsy jazz and Celtic jigs and reels. The diversity of styles makes Casado the ideal choice for an equally wide range of venues and settings including weddings, wine bars, garden parties, house parties, corporate events and outdoor events, all planned to suit your needs in collaboration with you and we always dress to suit your occasion and to provide the right atmosphere. The trio adds a bass guitar to the line-up and the quartet includes drummer/percussionist, these open up an even wider range of styles and add a different feel to your event.

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Casado's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Adrian F
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin and Sharon were brilliant, calling up in advance to go through planning. They were very adaptable and fitted in with everything that we asked. They performed beautifully and even did the birthday boy's favourite song! Fantastic!

Reply from Casado
2 months ago

Hi Adrian, thank you for booking us. It was a pleasure to meet you all and play for the special birthday - Glad you enjoyed our music. Kind regards Sharon and Martyn

Kimberley B
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing people amazing music ! Could not recommend them enough

Reply from Casado
9 months ago

Hi Kimberly, we enjoyed every minute, great atmosphere, well done for keeping the surprise going! Sharon & Martyn

Hannah R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant addition to our wedding drinks reception - created the perfect atmosphere for a summery garden party. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casado.

Reply from Casado
1 year ago

Thank you Hannah, what a lovely day at a wonderful venue for a lovely couple. Best wishes, Martyn and Sharon (Casado)

Cliff H
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Superlative in every way. Very talented and an excellent repertoire. I would recommend them whole heartily. Brilliant they made the party!

From other customers:

Drayton M
8 years ago

Casado created an enchanting atmosphere at our during our wedding ceremony at Drayton Manor Hotel. We are so happy to recommend them. They even provided a 6 piece funk band for the evening party. Sally (Wedding)

7 years ago

Best choice I could have made. Casado carried us through such an array of styles and created a great atmosphere - Perfect! Kylie (Garden Party 'special' birthday)

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Casado's Song list

Smooth Jazz/pop
Aint Nobody
Call Me
Careless whisper
Close to You
Don't Know Why
Feel Like Making Love
Holding Back the Years
How Deep is Your Love
How Long
Isn't She Lovely
Just the Two of Us
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
The Look Of Love
Midnight at the Oasis
Smooth Operator
This Guys in Love With You
This Masquerade
Walk On By
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Your Love is King
Medium Swing
Ain't Misbehaving
Black Coffee
Autumn Leaves
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Have You Met Mss Jones
Honeysuckle Rose
In a Mellow Tone
It's Only a Paper Moon
I've got the World on a String
Satin Doll
Some Day my Prince will Come (waltz)
Take the A Train
Up Jumped Spring
What am I here for
You are too Beautiful
You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You
Agua de Beber
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
C'est Si Bon
La Samba
Let's go Dancing
Little Boat
Little Tear
Little Sunflower
Make a Memory
Partido Alto
Road Song
The Shadow of your Smile
So Nice
Song for my Father
Sudden Samba
The Girl from Ipenema
Fast Swing
All of Me
Bernies Tune
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cotton Tail
Get Happy
Heebie Jeebies
I'm Beginning to see the Light
It Don't Mean a Thing
Jersey Bounce
Joy Spring
Let's Fall in Love
Lullaby of Birdland
Mean to Me
On the Sunny side of the Street
Somebody Loves You
St. Thomas
Tour de Force
Angel eyes
Autumn in New York
Body and Soul
Here's that Rainy Day
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
My Funny Valentine
Nature a Boy
Over the Rainbow
Small Day a Tomorrow
Sophisticated Lady
When Sunny Gets Blue
Where is Love
Willow Weep for Me
Young at Heart

Casado's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£380
Up to 2 hours£380
Up to 3 hours£480
Casado standard price2 musicians
This would include 2 x 45 minute sets but we are always flexible about when we play to suit your requirements.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are mostly influenced by light jazz and Latin musicians but our repertoire extends beyond this into a number of other genres and styles.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

ICC Birmingham - Corporate Drayton Manor Park Liverpool Cricket Club Warwick Castle Sutton Arts Theatre The High House New Hall Hotel & Spa IM Properties - Corporate The Principal Hotel, York Mercure Hotels, Birmingham Pendrell Hall - Staffordshire Brook Marston Farm Hotel Compton Verney - Warwickshire Grand Station - Wolverhampton

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

ICC Birmingham - Corporate launch - 1000 guests. We performed in two separate locations in the ICC for the same client and worked with dancers acrobats and magicians.

Do you have different line-up options?

We play various saxophones and guitars as a duo. The trio adds a bass guitar to the line-up and the quartet includes a drummer/percussionist, These open up an even wider range of styles and add a different feel to your event.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance. We need around 2 square metres to set up in.

Can you roam around while you perform?


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

We are definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. However, our set lists are crafted from countless performances and from learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. We also 'read' the audience and adjust what we are playing accordingly.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Part of our appeal is the crystal clear sound even from a distance. Our PA is the best (Bose) and enables us to produce very high quality sound live and of course this is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we will need to ensure that your selection suits the instrumentation we use. If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Ambient pop, Bossa nova, Latin, Samba
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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