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About Clare Marie - Saxophonist & Pianist

Saxophonist & Pianist available to perform your perfect musical backdrop for your special occasion
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Clare is a saxophonist & pianist who, since graduating with a BA (hons) in music, has performed all over the world, including high profile clients ranging from Prince Charles to Printz Board from the Black Eyed Peas! Clare can perform as a soloist on saxophone or piano for a wide range of events, including drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies, hen parties, birthday & anniversary celebrations, corporate events, & other special occasions. For the popular Ibiza-style ‘DJ SAX’ vibe, Clare can either perform as a soloist using her own DJ mix & PA, or can freestyle along with your DJ if you have one. Clare’s repertoire contains a wide range of modern pop songs, classical favourites, Disney, musical theatre, swing & jazz, easy listening, rock, & Ibiza-style club, dance, & house. Clare can also create buildable packages, & perform at various different sections of your occasion, for example, a chilled saxophone set at your afternoon drinks reception, followed by a high energy Ibiza-style party set at your evening reception, or piano for your wedding ceremony, followed by saxophone for your drinks reception. Custom-built packages are also available, so please feel free to drop Clare a message so your perfect musical playlist & package can be arranged. Clare has her own PA system & disco lights, wireless saxophone mic, & portable digital piano for piano bookings, so is fully self-contained. For outdoor events, she has a high-quality battery-operated PA that can be set up anywhere, with or without access to a power supply. Clare will tailor the music played at your event around your musical tastes & song requests to ensure she performs your perfect musical backdrop for your special occasion.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Ibiza club, Pop, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical, Classical crossover, Deep house, EDM, House, Electronic, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Disco, Covers, Top 40, Soul, Motown, R&B, Funk rock, Funk, Vintage, Tribute, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Brazilian music, Salsa, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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Song list

Please find below a sample of songs in my repertoire. If there are any additional songs you'd like that aren't on the list, please feel free to let me know so I can learn them for you for your event:
'Ibiza-style' saxophone sample song list:
Jubel - Klingande
Changes - Faul & Wad Ad
Head & Heart - Joel Corry x MNEK
All About - Jon Sine
Children - Robert Miles
Everything - Switch Disco
Life goes on - PS1
My House - Jodie Harsh
Feel It Too - Someone Else
Found My Way - Soundwaves
Freed from desire – Gala
Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Better off alone - Alice Deejay
One Kiss - Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz
Pump It Up – Danzel
Summer - Calvin Harris
Sun Goes Down - Kenn Colt
The Business – Tiesto
This Girl – Kungs
Titanium - David Guetta (feat. Sia)
Wish You Well - Sigala, Becky Hill
Saxophone easy-listening tracks:
Just the way you are (Billy Joel)
Saving all my love for you (Whitney Houston)
Cheek to cheek
American patrol
Lady is a tramp
Me & my shadow
Wind beneath my wings
Incredible (Gary Barlow)
For once in my life
It’s a beautiful day (Michael Buble)
New York state of mind (Billy Joel)
Perfect (Ed Sheran)
You’re still the one (Shania Twain)
She believes in me (Kenny Rogers)
Fly me to the moon
Get Happy
I’ve got you under my skin
I get a kick outta you
When I fall in love
The nearness of you
Pop Favourties: (Piano or Saxophone)
Just the way you are (Billy Joel)
Marry you (Bruno Mars)
Stay with me (Sam Smith)
Saving all my love for you (Whitney Houston)
All of me (John Legend)
Everything I do (Bryan Adams)
Your Song (Elton John)
If tomorrow never comes (Ronan Keating)
Someone like you (Adele)
If I aint got you (Alicia Keys)
Mandy (Barry Mannilow)
Castle on the hill (Ed Sheeran)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Bed of roses (Bon Jovi)
Just give me a reason (Pink)
She believes in me (Kenny Rogers)
When you say nothing at all (Ronan Keating)
Don't let the sun go down on me (Elton John)
She (Elvis Costello)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
She's always a woman to me (Billy Joel)
Empire state of mind (Alicia Keys)
When you tell me that you love me (Diana Ross)
Because of you (Kelly Clarkson)
When I was your man (Bruno Mars)
Thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran)
Wind beneath my wings (Bette Midler)
New York state of mind (Billy Joel)
I don't believe you (Pink)
Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
Hero (Mariah Carey)
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
When we were young (Adele)
Handbags & Gladrags (Rod Stewart/Stereophonics)
Always (Bon Jovi)
I don't wanna miss a thing (Aerosmith)
How do I live (Leann Rimes)
You're still the one (Shania Twain)
Daniel (Elton John)
Honesty (Billy Joel)
My Way (Frank Sinatra)
Films & Musicals: (Piano or Saxophone)
This is me (The Greatest Showman)
I dreamed a dream (Les Miserables)
Let it go (Frozen)
Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita)
All that jazz (Chicago)
Hopelessly devoted to you (Grease)
Last night of the world (Miss Saigon)
My heart will go on (Titanic)
Memory (Cats)
I know him so well (Chess)
Sound of music (Sound of music)
As long as he needs me (Oliver)
On my own (Les Miserables)
Beauty & the Beast (Disney's Beauty & the beast)
Bella's theme (Twilight)
Speak softly love (Theme from The Godfather)
Send in the clowns (A little night music)
I've grown accustomed to her face (My fair lady)
Bring him home (Les Miserables)
My favourite things (Sound of music)
Think of me (Phantom of the opera)
Where do I begin (Theme from Love Story)
The sun will come out tomorrow (Annie)
Stars (Les Miserables)
Movie in my mind (Miss Saigon)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
There's me (Starlight express)
Some enchanted evening (South Pacific)
Cabaret (Cabaret)
Climb every mountain (Sound of music)
On the street where you live (My fair lady)
Razzle dazzle (Chicago)
Anything goes (Anything goes)
Maybe (Annie)
Music of the night (Phantom of the opera)
Hello Dolly (Hello Dolly)
A whole new world (Aladdin)
I don't know how to love him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
People will say we're in love (Oklahoma!)
In my life (Les Miserables)
Part of your world (The Little Mermaid)
Jazz Standards: (Piano or Saxophone)
Moonlight Serenade
Autumn Leaves
Moon River
As time goes by
All the way
Smoke gets in your eyes
Bye bye blackbird
Strangers in the night
Georgia on my mind
Fly me to the moon
All of me
You made me love you
My funny valentine
The nearness of you
Cry me a river
In a sentimental mood
Days of wine & roses
This masquerade
Blue moon
Night and day
I got you under my skin
I get a kick outta you
I'm in the mood for love
These foolish things
Secret Love
Lady is a tramp
Someone to watch over me
Over the rainbow
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square
It's De-lovely
You make me feel so young
The way we were
Begin the Beguine
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Each setlist for every performance is tailored around the musical preferences & song requests of each client, to create the perfect musical backdrop for your special occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Tunnels Beaches, Devon - Pennsylvania Castle, Dorset - Rockbeare Manor, Devon - De Vere Tortworth Court, Gloucestershire - Sandy Cove Hotel, Devon - Brympton House, Somerset - Harbour Hotel - Bristol - Bickleigh Castle, Devon - New House Hotel, Cardiff - Tremenheere Gardens, Cornwall - The Bickley Mill Inn, Devon - Shilstone House, Devon

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

I always aim to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event please let me know

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

Absolutely. I always provide music on my laptop between sets, so there's no gap in the music, & on bookings without a DJ, I provide my own DJ mix to perform to.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes around 30 minutes to set up, however, I always liaise directly with your venue to arrange a convenient arrival time, so I can be set up & ready before your guests arrive.

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

Absolutely, & please let me know if there are any other songs you'd like that aren't on the list, & if at all possible I will learn them for your special occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have my own PA system & disco lights

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, especially for your all-important moments, such as your first dance & Bride entrance song,
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Ellen K
3 days ago
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5 out of 5

Clare was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We booked Clare for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. She couldn't do enough for us to ensure we had the perfect wedding celebration, putting together a collection of songs which she played on the piano and saxophone that we wanted for our special day and taking the time to learn our aisle song. Clare created such a fantastic atmosphere and all the guests commented on how brilliant it was to have live music during the day. Clare is such a friendly person and we really can't thank her enough for coming along and making our Wedding day truly memorable.

Reply from Clare Marie - Saxophonist & Pianist
3 days ago

Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for such a lovely review, & you are so welcome for the music. It was such a lovely afternoon & absolutely my pleasure to provide your live music. All the very best to you both for a very happy future together, Clare x

George P
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

The best night! Clare was so lovely and friendly, very professional, great communication and knew exactly what we wanted. She is a very talented saxophonist and performer. Everyone at our wedding loved her. Packed out dance floor all night long for Ibiza classics!!

Reply from Clare Marie - Saxophonist & Pianist
6 days ago

Hi George, Thank you so much for choosing me to provide your live saxophone music for your special day. It was such a fun evening, & it was so lovely to see your guests & yourselves dancing! Big congratulations to Charly & yourself, & I wish you the happiest of futures together! Clare x

Leah S
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Clare was amazing. So friendly accomodating and we had a lot of fun during her performance. Thank you for everything

Shannon S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Just WOW thank you so much Clare for a brilliant afternoon, one that we will remember for a very long time, very professional and nothing was any trouble for her, a lovely lady and would 1000% recommend her every time, Once again thank you Clare for a very special afternoon. Shannon x

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From other customers:

Katie G
11 months ago, for a Wedding in Bickley Mill Inn
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5 out of 5

We had the most perfect day from beginning to end, it was amazing. It was made all the more special having you there to play for us. Thank you once again, Katie & Lee (Mr & Mrs G!!)

Jurate S
11 months ago, for a Wedding in Brympton Ave
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5 out of 5

Thank you so, so much for our lovely music entertainment. We absolutely loved having you at our wedding! Your performance was beautiful, the sax was just perfect for the ceremony & bridal entry, your keyboard was brilliant for our wedding breakfast, and your evening entertainment on saxophone was just stunning. You are so talented, thank you for making our special day even more enjoyable.  Kind regards, Jurate and Nick

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