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One of Manchester's most exciting up-and-coming saxophonists. Can play in all styles and situations. Also plays clarinet and flute.
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Elliot has been a part of Manchester's music scene since he was a teenager. He is currently the saxophonist for originals band Ask My Bull. Elliot now performs regularly alongside DJ's, mostly playing house music. Elliot is trained also in classical music. As a clarinettist, he has been a member of The City of Birmingham Youth Orchestra and The Hallé Youth Orchestra. He was also Principal Clarinettist of The Hallé Harmony Youth Orchestra; who were filmed by Channel 4 for a documentary series. Elliot prides himself on being versatile. His styles include jazz, classical, rock, funk, folk, and dance. He has performed with orchestras, big bands, rock bands, played with rappers and even Eastern European folk bands.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Gospel, Gypsy jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Karaoke, Ambient pop, Americana, Vintage, House, Electronic, Ibiza club, Deep house, Ambient, Electro-Swing, Classical, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Dixieland, Ragtime
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Klingande- Jubel
Kungs Vs Cookin- This Girl
Steve Angelo- Show Me Love
Clapone (Gregory Porter)- Liquid Spirit
Funkagenda & Mark Knight - Man With The Red Face
Calvin Harris- One Kiss
Avicii- Levels
Living Joy- Dreamer
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Miles Davis- All Blues
Joseph Kosma- Autumn Leaves
George Gershwin- Summertime
Gerald Marks- All of Me
Miles Davis- Flamenco Sketches
Gerry Rafferty- Baker Street
George Michael- Careless Whisper
Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder- Isn't She Lovely
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Etta James- At Last
Diana Ross- Upside Down
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Justin Timberlake- Can't Stop The Feeling
Customer questions

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

Just let me know in advance and I'll try my best to be as flexible as possible. It's usually completely fine!

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

If you let me know in advance I can happily provide an iPod or Spotify mix.

How much time do you need to set up?

If there is a DJ already there I can be as fast as 15 minutes (I always arrive much earlier that however). If I am also providing the PA system then I will need at least 45 minutes.

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

I'm always open to requests!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If I'm with a DJ they usually sort out the PA system or the venue may provide one. I can always bring one if necessary. I bring my own clip on mic (so I can walk around when playing).

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! Always happy to throw in a new song! If there is a few songs to learn I might ask to bum up the fee (as that can turn into a lot of work).

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I always dance! And I don't stop smiling. I love performing and people will always tell you that it shows. Also I have worked really hard at my playing to be where I am today!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Symphony Hall, Birmingham Band on the Wall, Manchester Neighbourhood, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool Dirty Martini, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff Australasia (Grand Pacific), Manchester The Laundrette, Manchester, Newcastle Gotham Hotel, Manchester Tattu, Manchester

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Kamasi Washington Miles Davis Portico Quartet John Coltrane Maceo Parker David Sanborn

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

In 2016 I was booked to tour around different venues around The Alps. In June 2019 my band, Ask My Bull, will be launching our debut album in front of over 200 people.


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£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


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Bekki S, 1 year ago

Elliot was fantastic! He’s a really lovely person too, couldn’t of asked for a better Sax player than him. Thank you so much Elliot for making our day even more special.

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Suzanne A, 1 year ago

I booked Elliot because his style was slightly different from some of the other sax players, although he is very versatile and played a range of genres at our wedding - some songs weren’t on his playlist so don’t be afraid to ask for anything not on there. Elliot was one of the best things about our wedding day. He came in midway through our first dance for a 1 hour set and listened to our music taste to come up with the song list, quickly swapping any songs that we wanted. So many of our guests commented on how amazing our first dance was and couldn’t believe how well he worked with the dj he hasn’t met before. I couldn’t have asked for more from him and certainly will remember his set forever. Thank you so much for making our evening so fun and having such an impact! You won’t regret booking Elliot.

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Chloe T, 1 year ago

Amazing!!! Elliot is superb at what he does! He got everyone up dancing! He's amazing on the saxaphone ! Would highly reccomended him!

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Thomas C, 1 year ago

Elliot did a sick job at my 30th birthday. He is able to play whatever song or genre you want him to and he was a really fun guy. Danced with everyone there but also a really good musician. Might get him down for my 31st birthday as well! Cheers mate!!

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Joao P, 2 years ago

Elliot played at my 50th birthday party and he absolutely smashed it!! He was the life of the party that night. Really cool guy. We even asked him to do over time and he just said yes and got on with it. Easy and professional before the event as well.

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