Elliot Slater

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One of Manchester's most exciting up-and-coming saxophonists. Can play in all styles and situations.
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Elliot has been a part of the UK's music scene since he was a teenager. He performs regularly alongside DJ's in iconic clubs across the country as well as being a member of up and coming band, Ask My Bull. 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.

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Elliot's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rebecca L
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic! Everyone loved him.

Ashley S
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot was fantastic throughout the planning and execution process. We spoke multiple times over text and on the phone in the weeks leading up to the event. He communicated very clearly and was very flexible with the styles I needed for my event. He sent though ideas of music to be considered, whilst also being happy to play to less familiar music too. Everyone at my event loved him and we look forward to booking him again at my next event. Great guy, great player. Highly recommend.

Keeley M
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Elliot for a festival themed garden party ‘Ellfest’ He was brilliant, arrived before his slot to set up and paired excellently with the DJ. Would recommend and would use again. Thank you Elliot

Reply from Elliot
10 months ago

Thanks for the kind review Keeley! It was lovely to meet you and young Elliot as well

Lynsey H
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot was excellent will definitely be booking him in the future, thanks again Elliot

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Amy M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Hall Lane Rivington
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5 out of 5

We loved Elliot! He played at our wedding and it was amazing!!! I could not stop dancing the whole time and neither could he. Thanks again Elliot xxx

Thomas C
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Princess Rd
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5 out of 5

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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Elliot's Song list

Here's a few of the regular songs I play alongside DJ's:
Klingande- Jubel
Kungs Vs Cookin- This Girl
Alex Gaudino, Crystal Waters- Destination Calabria
Steve Angelo- Show Me Love
Robert Miles- Children
Clapone (Gregory Porter)- Liquid Spirit
Funkagenda & Mark Knight - Man With The Red Face
Meduza, Goodboys- Piece of Your Heart
Meduza- Lose Control
Calvin Harris- One Kiss
Calvin Harris- Summer
Calvin Harris- Feel So Close
Calvin Harris- Giant
Avicii- Levels
Avicii- Heaven
Avicii- Wake Me Up
Kygo- Happy Now
Kygo- Carry On
Kygo- Higher Love
Kyla La Grange, Kygo- Cut Your Teeth
Jess Glynne- One Touch
WEISS- Let Me Love You
WEISS, Purple Disco Machine- Feel My Needs
M&S, Girl Next Door- Salsoul Nugget
Moloko- Sing it Back
Room 5- Make Luv
Felix Jaehn- Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better)
Nora En Pure- Come With Me
Martin Garrix- Summer Days
Living Joy- Dreamer
Faul and Wad Ad, PNAU- Changes
Bakermat- Vandaag
Route 94- My Love
James Blunt, Lost Frequencies- Melody
Kygo- Higher Love
Tep No- Teluca Lake
Robin Shulz- Waves
Robin Shulz- Sun Goes Down
Samba Magic- Basement Jaxx
Purple Disco Machine- Praise You
Claptone- Heartbeat
Snap!- Rhythm is a Dancer
Alice Deejay- Better Off Alone
Deee Lite- Groove is in the Heart
Culture Beat- Mr Vain
Duke Dumont, Dax Jones- I Got You
Ace of Bass- All That She Wants
Here's some popular songs I can play for you:
Gerry Rafferty- Baker Street
George Michael- Careless Whisper
McFadden and Whitehead- Ain't Now Stopping Us Now
David Bowie- Let's Dance
David Bowie- Heroes
Luther Vandross- Never Too Much
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
Stevie Wonder- Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder- Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder- Signed Sealed Delivered
Mark Ronson- Valerie
Daft Punk- Get Lucky
Ceeloo Green- Forget You
Peter Andre- Mysterious Girl
Taylor Swift- Shake It Off
Florence and The Machine- You Got The Love
Estelle- American Boy
The Temptations- My Girl
The Tempations- Just My Imagination
The Temptations- Get Ready
Police- Roxanne
Sting- Englishman In New York
Jackson 5- Blame It One The Boogie
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Journey- Don't Stop Believin'
Prince- Lady Marmelade
Prince- Kiss
Prince- Purple Rain
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing
Etta James- At Last
Etta James- I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Etta James- I'd Rather Go Blind
Frank Sinatra- My Way
Frank Sinatra- Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra- New York
Diana Ross- Upside Down
Diana Ross- I'm Coming Out
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Aretha Franklin- Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin- Think
Justin Timberlake- Can't Stop The Feeling
Pharrell Williams- Happy
Wild Cherry- Play The Funky Music
James Brown- I Got You
James Brown- Cold Sweat
Adele- Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Jocelyn Brown- Somebody Else's Guy
Gotya, Kimbra- Somebody That I Used To Know
Dolly Parton- 9-5
Bill Withers- Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers- Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers- Lovely Day
Madonna- Like a Virgin
Madonna- Material Girl
ABBA- Dancin' Queen
ABBA- Fernando
Tina Turner- Proud Mary
Paul Simon- You Can Call Me Al
Lionel Richie- All Night Long
The Commitments- Mustang Sally
Here's some Jazz Songs I could do for you:
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Miles Davis- All Blues
Miles Davis- So What
Miles Davis- Four
Henry Mancini- The Pink Pantha Theme
John Coltrane- Naima
Chet Baker- There Will Never Be Another You
Duke Ellington- Satin Doll
Charlie Parker- A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker- Moose The Mooche
Charlier Parker- Scrapple From The Apple
Charlier Parker- Donna Lee
Charlie Parker- Blues For Alice
Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong- La Vie En Rose
Art Blakey- Moanin'
Ray Charles- Come Rain or Come Shine
Ray Charles- Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles- Georgia On My Mind
Duke Ellington- It Don't Mean a Thing
Ella Fitzgerald- They Can't Take That Away From Me
Charlie Chaplin- Smile
Ella Fitzgerald- Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Kenny Garrett- Sing a Song of Song
Kenny Garrett- Before It's Time To Say Goodbye
Joseph Kosma- Autumn Leaves
George Gershwin- Summertime
George Gershwin- I Got Rhythm
Oscar Hammerstein- Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Bing Crosby- I'm An Old Cowhand
Gerald Marks- All of Me
Miles Davis- Flamenco Sketches
Sonny Rollins- St Thomas
Thelonius Monk- Round Midnight
Thelonius Monk- Straight No CHaser
Thelonius Monk- Japanese Folk Song

Elliot'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)£125
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£450
Wedding ceremony
I can add some atmosphere to your wedding ceremony. This could include some classical playing (check out my audio- Poulenc), jazz ballads, more upbeat popular music or I'm happy to play over some dance tracks if you want to get the party started sooner. Have a look over my songlist and also feel free to ask for any recommendations. This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Evening Party
Two hours of sax playing, on and off, to really add some excitement to your party. This could be a drinks reception, birthday party or whatever you want. If you only want one hour then I would charge £200, or for 3 hours it would be £300. It would usually work out as three 30 minutes sets with two 15 minute breaks in the middle.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
Happy playing in classical (I can also play the clarinet and flute), jazz, popular or dance music at any of the performances mentioned below. Just let me know what works best for you and don't hesitate in requesting any favourite songs. - Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Happy playing in classical (I can also play the clarinet and flute), jazz, popular or dance music. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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.
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, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music
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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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