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Dan the Sax Man

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About Dan the Sax Man

Professional saxophonist available for weddings, parties, functions, and more!
Saxophonist
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Hi! My name is Dan and I'm a musician with a master’s degree in composition from the University of Manchester. In the past, I have performed for numerous events on a variety of instruments, and I can play in a wide variety of styles including pop, jazz, folk, rock, and many more. I have performed with countless orchestras, ensembles, and groups over the years playing music of all kinds of genres, and I have also performed solos and showcases of my own works. If there are songs you'd like to hear that aren't in my songlist, let me know, and I'll make sure to add it for your event. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Dan the Sax Man's Reviews

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Amelia T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Great performance and such a nice guy. Will definitely book again

Reply from Dan the Sax Man
1 month ago

Hi Amelia, Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed my playing! It was so nice to see people get up and dance too - I had a great time playing! Already looking forward to the next time! Best wishes, Dan Brennan

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Emma H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant performance made our party even better. Dan was amazing and very accommodating. Will definitely be booking him in again. Thanks Dan

Reply from Dan the Sax Man
3 months ago

Hi Emma, Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed my playing! It was so nice to see so many people get up and dance - I had a great time playing! I'm already looking forward to the next time! Best wishes, Dan Brennan

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Megan C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dan, thank you so much for last night. It was absolutely amazing and couldn’t have wished for any more. The feedback from all the guests were amazing. THANK YOU!!

Reply from Dan the Sax Man
3 months ago

Hi Megan, Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed my playing, and it was great to see so many people get up and dance in the end, including your nan! I had a great time playing, and everyone was so friendly and helpful - apparently my shirt was a highlight of the evening too! I'm already looking forward to the next time you need a musician! Best wishes, Dan Brennan

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Sharon W
6 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Brilliant sax player , made the party ! Great tunes , thoroughly enjoyed it … will definitely book him again

Reply from Dan the Sax Man
6 months ago

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your review! Can't wait for the next one! Best wishes, Dan Brennan

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Abby K
11 months ago, for a Birthday party in Whalley
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5 out of 5

Dan was absolutely amazing we loved every minute. Was really patient and accommodating splitting up the session for us. Would 100% recommend really got the party going and will be using again! (10 / 10)

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Chris W
1 year ago, for a Hotel / Restaurant event in Manchester Rd
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5 out of 5

Unfortunately I missed the event but the feedback was incredible, on time pleasant, and truly professional 10/10 Dan Thank you You made the day super for everyone there 😎👍

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Dan the Sax Man's Song list

Addicted To You (Avicii)
Africa (Toto)
Ain't Nobody (Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
All Of Me (John Legend)
All The Man That I Need (Whitney Houston)
Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perry)
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
Benediction (Hot Natured & Ali Love)
Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
C'est La Vie (B*Witched)
Came Here For Love (Sigala ft. Ella Eyre)
Candy (Robbie Williams)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Careless Whisper (George Michael) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
Cola (CamelPhat & Elderbrook)
C'est La Vie (B*Witched)
Dance Monkey (Tones & I)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Destination Unknown (Destination Calabria) (Alex Gaudino)
Dignity (Deacon Blue)
Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (The Adventures of Stevie V)
Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin)
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder (Tori Kelly))
Dreamer (Livin' Joy)
Emotions (Mariah Carey)
Everybody's Free (Rozalla)
Everything (Michael Bublé)
Fade (Solu Music ft. Kimblee)
Fight For This Love (Cherly Cole)
Fight For This Love (Cheryl Cole)
Finally (CeCe Peniston) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Freed From Desire (Gala Rizzatto)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Give It Up (KC & The Sunshine Band)
Give Me The Night (George Benson)
Glitterball (Sigma ft. Ella Henderson)
Grace Kelly (Mika)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Head & Heart (Joel Corry x MNEK)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hideaway (Kiesza)
Higher Power (Coldplay)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
I Feel It Coming (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li)
I Have Nothing (Whitney Houston)
Intoxicated (Martin Solveig ft. GTA)
I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Islands In The Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I'd Do Anything For Love (Meatloaf)
I'm Still Standing (Elton John)
Jubel (Klingande) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
King Of My Castle (Wamdue Project)
Kings & Queens (Ava Max)
Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
Kiss Me, Honey, Honey, Kiss Me (Shirley Bassey)
Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
Memories (Maroon 5)
Money (Pink Floyd)
Moving On Up (M People)
Mr. Saxobeat (Alexandra Stan)
Murder On The Dance Floor (Sophie Ellis-Bextor)
My Life Would Suck Without You (Kelly Clarkson)
Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre)
Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (George Benson)
One Day (Vandaag) (Bakermat)
One Night Only (Dreamgirls)
One Step Beyond (Madness)
Passionfruit (Drake)
Penny Arcade (Roy Orbison)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
Purple Rain (Prince)
Queen of Kings/Regina dei Re (Alessandra)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne)
Red Light Spells Danger (Billy Ocean)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Rhinestone Cowboy (Glen Campbell)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (SNAP!)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Save Your Tears (The Weeknd)
Say My Name (Florence & The Machine)
September (Earth, Wind, & Fire)
Show Me Love (Robin S) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
Shut Up And Dance (WALK THE MOON)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours (Stevie Wonder)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Somebody To Love (Queen)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
Stay (Sash!)
Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Sway (Michael Bublé)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Lovin' (Sigala) *FAN FAVOURITE!*
T.N.T. (AC/DC)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
The Best (Tina Turner)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
The Logical Song (Supertramp)
The Love I Lost (West End ft. Sybil)
The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes)
The Wanderer (Dion and the Belmonts)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
This Girl (Kungs vs Cookin' on 3 Burners)
Titanium (David Guetta ft. Sia)
Together in Electric Dreams (Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder)
Touch Me (Rui Da Silva ft. Cassandra)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (Savage Garden)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars)
Versace On The Floor (Bruno Mars)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
What Is Love (Haddaway)
When Love Takes Over (David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland)
Wish You Were Mine (Philip George)
Wonderful Life (Black)
You, To Me, Are Everything (The Real Thing)
You Got Me Baby (Lushington)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
You're A Superstar (Love Inc.)
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
You're The First, The Last, My Everything (Barry White)
You've Got The Love (Florence & The Machine)
(Film) A Whole New World (from Aladdin)
(Film) Be Prepared (from The Lion King)
(Film) Colours Of The Wind (from Pocahontas)
(Film) For The First Time In Forever (from Frozen)
(Film) Friend Like Me (from Aladdin)
(Film) How Far I'll Go (from Moana)
(Film) I See The Light (from Tangled)
(Film) I Wanna Be Like You (from The Jungle Book)
(Film) I'll Make A Man Out Of You (from Mulan)
(Film) Into The Unknown (from Frozen 2)
(Film) Kiss The Girl (from The Little Mermaid)
(Film) Le Festin (from Ratatouille)
(Film) Let It Go (from Frozen)
(Film) Part Of Your World (from The Little Mermaid)
(Film) Show Yourself (from Frozen 2)
(Film) Somewhere Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
(Film) Tale As Old As Time (from Beauty & the Beast)
(Film) The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book)
(Film) The Circle Of Life (from The Lion King)
(Film) Under The Sea (from The Little Mermaid)
(Film) When She Loved Me (from Toy Story 2)
(Film) You've Got A Friend In Me (from Toy Story)
❆ All I Want For Christmas (Mariah Carey)
❆ Cozy Little Christmas (Katy Perry)
❆ Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea)
❆ Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl)
❆ It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Andy Williams)
❆ Jingle Bells (Michael Bublé ft. The Puppini Sisters)
❆ Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)
❆ Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade)
❆ Sleigh Ride (The Ronettes)
❆ Step Into Christmas (Elton John)
❆ The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
❆ The Man With The Bag (Darren Criss ft. Adam Lambert)
❆ This Christmas (Donny Hathaway)
❆ Underneath The Tree (Kelly Clarkson)
❆ (Film) Believe (from The Polar Express)
❆ (Film) When Christmas Comes To Town (from The Polar Express)

Dan the Sax Man'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)£85
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£570
Customer questions

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

With enough notice, I can be fairly flexible, as long as I don't have another gig on the same day!

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

If provided with an internet connection, I can offer Spotify premium to play whatever songs you might like to hear between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I'm playing with a DJ, I usually only need 10 minutes. If I'm setting up my own system, it's closer to 15-20 minutes.

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

Of course! I can advise you on how many songs you'll need for the length of time I'm supposed to play for, but you can pick whichever ones you like! (With enough notice too, I can play songs that aren't on the list - I just need time to arrange the music and find backing tracks.)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I have my own sax and sound system if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course! With enough notice, I can play songs that aren't already on my list - I just need time to arrange the music and find backing tracks.
Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Barbershop, Gospel, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Marching, Acoustic, Bavarian oompah, German music, French music, Italian music
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Event types:
Private event, Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Charity event, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composition teaching, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription
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