Saxophonist

Fay Donaldson

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About Fay

Saxophonist
Northallerton
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Fay takes great pleasure in providing entertainment on both Saxophone & Flute for Weddings, Parties and Events across the UK!

Fay has recently graduated from Leeds College of Music with a BA Honors Music Degree, specialising in Classical Flute and Popular Saxophone. She takes great pleasure in providing entertainment on both Saxophone and Flute for a variety of occasions, such as Weddings, Parties, Christenings and Business Events across the UK. Fay has performed at Festivals, Theatres and Bar Openings around the country and is currently planning two UK Tours with the BBC's 'CBeebies', as well as upcoming Irish Band 'The Wild Murphys' where she will be tripling on Saxophone, Flute & Piccolo. She has a huge love and enthusiasm for Music which is portrayed when she performs. Fay regularly performs at Weddings & Events in a variety of venues, both indoors and out! Both the Saxophone and the Flute can be the perfect enhancement for the most memorable moments of your Event. She is often asked to perform on both instruments, either in a mixed set or separately. For example, Flute at the Wedding Ceremony, followed by Sax at the Drinks Reception, or mixing it up with a bit of both in the same set to boost the party atmosphere. Fay arranges the majority of her repertoire herself and therefore she would be more than happy to perform any requests (with advanced notice) and is able to tailor her programme to suit your needs! She enjoys performing a wide variety of music, covering genres such as Classical, Pop, Rock n' Roll, Motown & Jazz, or Dance/Club Classics. Special requests have included Ibiza Classics, i.e. Jubel - Klingande. Fay performs with backing tracks through her own Alto Professional PA System to enhance her solo performance. Fay is very flexible to fit in seamlessly with your arrangements and would love to be a part of your day! She usually performs for roughly 45 minutes at both the Wedding Ceremony and/or the Reception, however, again this is flexible. For more information, please send Fay an enquiry. Private tuition is also a part of Fay's business, including Flute, Saxophone, Piano & Music Theory. She believes that enjoyment is the key to learning an instrument and therefore she can ensure that this is the main aim of her lessons! Alongside her solo performances, Fay enjoys performing with acclaimed CBeebies presenter, Katy Ashworth and her touring band 'Katy's Soul Stew'. She also performs with a local Big Band on Sax, as well as in the Orchestra Pit of local Theatre Productions on Flutes, Piccolo, Saxophones and Clarinet. She has also had the pleasure of performing with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra in their Animex Concert for Music for Video Games with renowned composer, Austin Wintory.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Covers, R&B, Swing, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover
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Instruments:
Saxophone, Flute
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

This is a selection of possible song choices, others can be added at your request. Please choose your favourites from any of the categories! Some songs are more suited to the sound of the Flute and some to the Saxophone (as marked S/F).
TRADITIONAL CLASSICAL:
Ave Maria - Frank Schubert (F)
Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner (F)
The Four Seasons – Vivaldi (F)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (F)
Meditation – Jules Massenet (F)
Morning - Edward Grieg (F)
Pachelbel’s Canon in D (F)
Pavane Opus 50 - Gabriel Fauré (F)
Trumpet Voluntary – Elixer (F)
Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn (F)
JAZZ CLASSICS:
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers (S)
Autumn Leaves (S)
But Not For Me – Gershwin (S)
Embraceable You – Gershwin (S)
Fascinating Rhythm – Gershwin (S)
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra (S or F)
A Foggy Day – Gershwin (S)
Georgia On My Mind (S or F)
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles (S)
How Long Has This Been Going On – Gershwin (S)
I Got Rhythm - Ella Fitzgerald (S)
I’ve Got A Crush On You – Gershwin (S)
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald (S)
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn (S or F)
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Gershwin (S)
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin (S)
Strike Up The Band – Gershwin (S)
‘S Wonderful – Gershwin (S)
MOTOWN & SOUL:
At Last - Etta James (S of F)
Beat It – Michael Jackson (S)
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (S or F)
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley (F)
Hello – Lionel Richie (S)
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown (S)
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder (S or F)
I Want You Back – Jackson 5 (S)
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Fugees (S or F)
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole (S or F)
Man in The Mirror - Michael Jackson (S or F)
Respect – Aretha Franklin (S)
Rise Up – Andra Day (S)
BEST OF THE 60's / 70's:
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye (S)
American Pie – Don McLean (F)
Candle In The Wind –Elton John (F)
Dancing Queen - ABBA (S or F)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John, Kiki Dee (S)
Hey Jude - The Beatles (S or F)
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (S)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles (S or F)
Lean On Me - Bill Withers (S or F)
Let It Be - The Beatles (S or F)
Mandy – Barry Manilow (S)
Mamma Mia - ABBA (S or F)
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens (S or F)
Penny Lane – The Beatles (S or F)
Proud Mary (Rolling on a River) - Tina Turner (S)
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (S)
September – Earth, Wind & Fire (S)
Those Were The Days – Mary Hopkin (S)
Twist and Shout - The Beatles (S)
Waterloo – ABBA (S)
When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles (S or F)
Your Song - Elton John (S or F)
Yesterday - The Beatles (S or F)
80’s:
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners (S)
Faith – George Michael (S)
Give Me The Night – George Benson (S)
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers (S)
Like a Prayer – Madonna (S or F)
Love Shack – The B-52’s (S)
Red Red Wine - UB40 (S)
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper (F)
POP & ROCK BALLADS:
Always - Bon Jovi (S or F)
Ballade – Keri Degg (S)
Blue Eyes – Elton John (S)
Every River - Runrig (S or F)
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams (S)
Fix You – Coldplay (S or F)
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls (S or F)
Living On a Prayer - Bon Jovi (S or F)
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding (S or F)
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (F)
The Power Of Love - Celine Dion (F)
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton (S or F)
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harem (S)
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (S or F)
MODERN POP:
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri (S or F)
Hero – Enriqué Iglesias (S)
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz (S or F)
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars (S or F)
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding (S or F)
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber (S or F)
Marry You - Bruno Mars (S or F)
No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande (S)
Perfect - Ed Sheeran (S or F)
Rather Be - Clean Bandit (S)
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 (F)
Shotgun - George Ezra (S or F)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (S or F)
Titanium – Sia (S)
Treasure – Bruno Mars (S)
Valerie – Amy Winehouse (S)
24K Magic - Bruno Mars (S)
R&B:
Kiss From A Rose – Seal (S or F)
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child (S)
U Remind Me – Usher (S)
Your Love is King - Sade
IBIZA DANCE CLASSICS:
Destination Calabria - Alex Gaudino (S)
Infinity 2008 - Guru Josh Project, Klaas (S)
Jubel – Klingande (S)
Light It Up - Major Lazer (S)
Mr Saxobeat – Alexandra Stan (S)
New Rules - Dua Lipa (S)
Only God Can Save Our Souls – Klingande (S)
Push It - Salt-N-Pepa (S)
Ride on Time - Black Box (S)
Satisfaction - Benny Benassi (S)
Show Me Love - Robin Schulz (S)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics (S)
SAX CLASSICS:
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty (S)
Careless Whisper – George Michael (S)
Lily Was Here – Dave Stewart ft. Candy Dulfer (S)
One Step Beyond - Madness (S)
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band (S)
MUSIC FROM FILMS:
Beauty and The Beast - Celine Dion (S or F)
The Candy Man - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (S or F)
Chim Chim Cher-ee - Mary Poppins (S or F)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John (S or F)
On My Own – Les Misérables (S or F)
Electricity – Billy Elliot (S)
Let it Go - Frozen (F)
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet (S or F)
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison (S)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy (F)
Tomorrow - Annie (S or F)
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (S or F)
CHRISTMAS PARTY:
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey (S or F)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Michael Bublé (S)
Deck The Halls (S or F)
Ding Dong Merrily (S or F)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Michael Bublé (S)
In Dulci Jubilo (S or F)
Santa Baby (S or F)
Sleigh Bells (S or F)
Walking in the Air - Howard Blake (S or F)

Prices

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music as your guests arrive, as the Bride walks down the aisle, during the signing of the register and as the guests and bridal party exit the church.
£175

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Stuart R, 5 months ago

Fay was great to deal with from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. She looked & sounded great on the day. Many of our guests commented on how good she was. We would highly recommend Fay to anyone looking to book a saxophonist for their wedding reception drinks. Thanks again Fay.

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Laura D, 2 months ago

We had Fay play at our wedding yesterday, she was outstanding a very talented lady. Definitely a highlight of the day 😍

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Justine M, 3 months ago

I booked the Music Machine for a private gig in York and couldn't have been more please. The band were super lovely and played an amazing set. Myself and my guests had a wonderful time and would definitely book them again.

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