Alto Saxophonist

Isobel Williams

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Multi-instrumentalist / Teacher / Composer / Arranger Saxophones:Flute:Violin:Piano:Clarinet
Alto Saxophonist
Blandford Forum
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Fresh out of the Manchester scene for contemporary music Isobel has her own style of performance with a focus on visual art aiming to engage audiences and create comedy in music. Having just finished her studies on the joint course between the University of Manchester and The Royal Northern College of Music she is in high demand as a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and performer with a particular passion for world music and visual performance. As a keen arranger her music has been performed by the Abelia Saxophone Quartet on all their tours and recently a whole programme of her music was performed by the ensemble of the same name on their tour of Switzerland. She took orchestral works and scaled them down to just 8 performers – including the theme to Chicken Run! A keen ensemble musician and collaborator she has performed as part of the Netherlands Blazers Ensemble, and worked with composers for the Austrian contemporary music group PHACE. She lived and volunteered in Kenya from December 2017 to December 2018 and taught music to students with the aim to inspire and encourage girls to pursue music in a gender imbalanced society and gain the confidence to be at the forefront of the next generation of young artists. She directed choirs, accompanied and wrote music for the Kenyan Music Festival 2018 and also worked with ABRSM in Nairobi. She teaches composition and also assists with ABRSM aurals as well as instrumental teaching in the Warwickshire area. She also toured the South of the UK with Giffords' Circus 2019 as a multi-instrumentalist playing violin, flute and saxophones.

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Contemporary classical, Jazz, Pop, African music, Musical theatre, Classical, Experimental, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, 1980s era music
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Community music worker, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Song list

Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Both Sides Now - Judy Collins
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Fire - Arthur Brown
Sugar - The Archies
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Days - The Kinks
Blackbird - The Beatles
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
Mathar - Dave Pike
Tutto Nero - Caterina Caselli
She's a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Hold on Tight - ELO
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
I Got Life - Nina Simone
Testify - The Isley Brothers
Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Pop Looks Bach - Sam Fonteyn
Free as a Bird - The Beatles
Real Love - The Beatles
Love is Blue - Paul Mariat
Get It On - T Rex
Fire - Jimi Hendrix
Xanadu - ELO
Love Train - The O'Jays
Shout - Lulu
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Picket
Everlasting Love - The Love Affair


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450


From customers:

Cotswold L
4 years ago

First off we need to talk about the soundtrack for the Xanadu show as, try as I might, I haven't been able to shake the earworms from my head. Imagine "it's midsummer 1973 in Hyde Park and the flower power movement is at its height," and so we're treated to tunes such as 'White Rabbit', 'Hazy Shade of Winter' and 'Aquarius', all played by the ever-brilliant house band.

The P
4 years ago

Each year, with a new show, the small band perform daily to bring a couple of hours of magical delights to the audience.