Kelvin J Parker

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An experienced professional sax, clarinet & flute player with the ability to read the room, giving you the occasion you wished for.
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Kelvin Parker is a specialist woodwind player, playing all saxophones, clarinet, flute & piccolo. As a former musician in The British Army (Band of The Irish Guards, Household Division) Kelvin played numerous times for Trooping The Colour, State Opening Of Parliament, Changing Of The Guard and many garden parties at Buckingham Palace. He travelled extensively across Europe & the USA performing on the saxophone and clarinet. Since leaving the Army, Kelvin has enjoyed a successful commercial career backing stars such as Tom Jones, Jimmy James (Vagabonds) Vera Lynn and The Supremes. He has performed at the FA Cup Final, The Rugby World Cup and at Wembley Arena. Kelvin enjoys jazz and for many years was lead alto saxophonist in the Joe Loss Orchestra, performing numerous concerts over the length and breadth of the country. A keen West End player, Kelvin has played every woodwind instrument from piccolo to bass clarinet in ‘Grease’, ‘Annie’, ‘Guys n Dolls’ and ‘Chicago’. A chance meeting in 2017 led to a new career path playing for EDM DJs and carving out a niche for Kelvin within the club & Ibiza sound. Kelvin now enjoys playing at a plethora of events: wedding ceremonies, club nights with dj’s, private celebrations, jazz brunches, company events and even those heart felt occasions when we have to say goodbye to a loved one. Kelvin brings lighting, a playlist and a PA system (he has 3!) suitable for your event. His bespoke backing tracks offer you the chance to have the tunes you know and love played by a skilled and extremely experienced musician.

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Kelvin's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sue P
2 days ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Kelvin - every thing we had hoped he'd be. Punctual, easy to contact, and flexible - even agreeing to accompany my husband on an impromptu rendition of Summertime.

Reply from Kelvin
2 days ago

Thank you Sue - you looked after me so well, making sure I was fed & watered with lovely food. I very much enjoyed playing at such a wonderful occasion and even the weather played nicely! I enjoyed helping Peter with his rendition of Summertime. Take care and I hope to see you both very soon.

Neil S
3 days ago
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5 out of 5

Kelvin was amazing! A very personable guy who was a pleasure to deal with. His communication before the event was great and he arrived nice and early and there was no rushing around on the day. He paid attention to our song requests and played exactly what we wanted. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Kelvin
3 days ago

It was a real pleasure playing for you, Amy and all your guests for her birthday party. It was a beautiful day, dare I say a little too warm. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad I was able to give you the music and atmosphere you wanted. Thank you for looking after me so well. Much appreciated, Kelvin

Laura K
3 days ago
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5 out of 5

A last minute booking, Kelvin was the perfect addition to our wedding! It was an amazing surprise for my now husband and all the guests commented on how exceptional the music was. Kelvin also offered on the day to play our entrance into the wedding breakfast which was the icing on the cake. Thank you Kelvin, highly recommend you book him for your events.

Reply from Kelvin
3 days ago

It was a real pleasure playing for you Laura. It was a beautiful day at an incredible venue. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad I was able to give you the musical experience you wanted. Best wishes for your future happiness. Kelvin

Natalie P
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance. All our guests loved the saxophone. Kelvin kept in contact and was an extremely friendly and knowledgeable chap giving great advice. Highly recommended

Reply from Kelvin
10 days ago

Thanks for your review Natalie. It was a real pleasure playing for you and all your guests. I’m glad I was able to play some of the music that meant so much to you. Best of luck for your future happiness.

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Becci M
1 year ago, for a Private event in Alton GU34
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5 out of 5

Thanks Kelvin for getting Alton Cycling Club's Annual Dinner off to a lively start, with your fantastic saxophone playing during our drinks and canapés. Such a great selection of music. It was a really cool start to our evening! A man of many talents.

Elisha S
1 year ago, for a Christmas party in London
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5 out of 5

The Sax and Clarinet provided a lovely atmosphere and our GM also commented on what a great job you did as well.

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Kelvin's Song list

Against All Odds
Arthur’s Theme
Baker St
Blue Water
Cantaloupe Island
Careless Whisper
Englishman In New York
Going Home (Dire Straits)
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Mood
It Had To Be You (When Harry Met Sally)
I Will Always Love You
I Wonder Why (Curtis Stigers)
Just The 2 Of Us
Just The Way You Are
Let’s Groove
Lily Was Here
Logical Song
(A)Million Love Songs
Mr Saxobeat
New York New York
Nothing Compares To You
One Step Beyond
Pink Panther
Sir Duke
Take 5
That’s Life
Yakety Sax
You’re All That Matters To Me (Curtis Stigers)
Your Latest Trick (Dire Straits)
• EDM (Club, Ibiza, Dance, House, Garage)
Afraid To Feel (LF System)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Deep House Covers)
Baker Street (Undercover Club Version)
Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Destination Calabria
Dreamer (Janice Robinson)
Dynamite (BTS)
Freed From Desire
Games Continued
Get Busy (Sean Paul)
Gimme The Light (Sean Paul)
Kill This Love (Black Pink)
Lola’s Theme
Love On Top
Man With The Red Face
Mr Saxobeat
One Day
One Kiss
One More Time
Rasputin (Majestic club remix)
Rather Be
Rude Boy (Rhianna)
Soul Sacrifice (Dombresky)
Space Cowboy (club remix
This Is Real (Jax Jones)
Afraid To Feel (LF System)
Ain’t No Other Man
Ain’t No Sunshine (Deep House Covers)
Baker Street (Undercover Club Version)
Blinding Lights (The Weekend)
Boy With Love (BTS)
Came Here For Love
Can’t Stop The Feeling
Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Destination Calabria
Dreamer (Janice Robinson)
Dynamite (BTS)
Fireball (Pitbull)
Freed From Desire
Games Continued
Get Busy (Sean Paul)
Gimme The Light (Sean Paul)
Got To Be Real
I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk)
I Gotta Feeling
Kill This Love (Black Pink)
Let’s Groove
Lola’s Theme
Love On Top
Man With The Red Face
More Than Friends
Mr Saxobeat
One Day
One Kiss
One More Time
Proud Mary
Rasputin (Majestic reg mix)
Rather Be
Rude Boy (Rhianna)
Shape Of You
Shut Down (Black Pink)
Single Ladies
Soul Sacrifice (Dombresky)
Space Cowboy
Sweet Lovin’
Symphony (Clean Bandit)
This Girl
This Is Real (Jax Jones)
24k Magic
Uptown Funk
We Found Love
You & Me (Meute)
You’ve Got The Love
• POP & ROCK (Old Skool)
ABBA Medley
(Dancing Queen/Mama Mia/Waterloo)
Against All Odds
Ain’t No Other Man
Ain’t No Sunshine (Deep House Covers)
All About That Bass
All I Ask
All My Loving
All Of Me (John Legend)
Always Be My Baby
Always There
Amazed (Lonestar)
And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
Another One Bites The Dust
Another Star
Arms Of An Angel
Arthur’s Theme
A Team (Ed Sheeran)
Baby Grand
Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Baby Love
Baker St (Original Version)
Big Girls Don't Cry
Billie Jean
Bird Of Beauty
Bitter Sweet Symphony
Bye Bye Baby
Can't Buy Me Love
Can’t Smile Without You
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Careless Whisper
Car Wash
Club Tropicana
Chasing Pavements
Compared To What
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dancing Queen
Defying Gravity
Don’t Pay The Ferryman
Don’t Stop Believin’
Drugs Don’t Work
Eight Days A Week
Englishman In New York
Fields Of Gold
Girl Is Mine
Good Time
Going Home
Got To Be Real
Green Onions
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Heal The World
Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
Hello (Adele)
He’s The Greatest Dancer
Hit The Road Jack
Hound Dog
How Will I Know
I Feel It Coming
If I Can Dream (Elvis)
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
I Gotta Feeling
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I’m Coming Out
In My Life
I Shot The Sheriff
Isn't She Lovely
It’s Not Unusual
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Will Always Love You
I Wish
I Write The Songs
Jump Jive & Wail
Just The Way You Are (B.Joel)
Ladies Night
Lean On Me
Let It Be
Let’s Groove
Let's Hang On
Let's Stay Together
Listen Here
Live While We're Young
Logical Song
Long & Winding Rd
Lost In Music
Love Is A Losing Game
Love Me Tender
Love Train
Make You Feel My Love
Mama Mia
Man In The Mirror
Mercy Mercy Me
(A) Million Love Songs
Million Years Ago
Minute By Minute
My Cherie Amour
My Eyes Adored You
My Life
My Guy
Need You Now
Never Too Much
New York State Of Mind
No One
Nothing Compares To You
Oh What A Night
On Broadway
One Love
Ooh Baby Baby
Over The Rainbow
Part Time Lover
Piano Man (B.Joel)
Pick Up The Pieces
Play That Funky Music
Poker Face
(The) Power Of Love (J.Rush)
Proud Mary
Rainy Days & Mondays
Remember The Time
Ribbon In The Sky
River Of Dreams
Rock With You
Rolling In The Deep
Rumour Has It
Set Fire To The Rain
Sex Bomb
Shake It Off
She's Always A Woman
Simply The Best
Single Ladies
Sir Duke
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
(A) Sky Full Of Stars
Someone Like You
Soul Finger
Soul Man
Space Cowboy
Stars (Simply Red)
Stay With Me
Street Life
Sweet Caroline
Take Me Home
Thinking Out Loud
This Girl
This Will Be
Time After Time
Tom Jones Medley
(Delilah/It’s Not Unusual/Sex Bomb)
Too High
To Love Somebody
True Colours
Uptown Funk
Walk Like A Man
When I Was Your Man
When We Were Young
Whisper Not
Yellow Submarine
You Are Not Alone
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Know I’m No Good
Your Latest Trick
Your Song
You've Got A Friend In Me
You’ve Got The Love
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Baby Love
Endless Love
How Sweet It Is
I Can’t Help Myself
I’ll Be There
Midnight Hour
My Girl
Ooh Baby Baby
Part Time Lover
Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Signed Sealed Delivered
Stop In The Name Of Love
Three Times A Lady
Tracks Of My Tears
What’s Going On
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Aja (Steely Dan)
All I See Is You
Bang Bang
Bermuda Nights
Blue Water
Can’t Let You Go
Chain Lightning (Steely Dan)
(A) Cry For Peace
Deacon Blues (Steely Dan)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
The Dream
Feels So Good
Green Earrings (Steely Dan)
Groovin’ With The In Crowd
Hey Nineteen (Steely Dan)
It Will Come Back To You
Just The Two Of Us
Keeping The Past Alive
Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)
Know You By Heart
Love Is On The Way
Mainline Connection
Minute By Minute
Peg (Steely Dan)
Put The Top Down
Right Track, Wrong Train To Jamaica
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number (Steely Dan)
Spiritual Seeker
Straight To The Heart
Super Groover
Time Out Of Mind (Steely Dan)
Together Again
To Our Loved Ones
To The T
Villefranche Sur Mer
You Make Me Smile
You’re The Only One In My Life
Accentuate The Positive
After You've Gone
Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Alfie's Theme
Alice In Wonderland
All Blues
All Of Me
All Of You
All The Things You Are
Along Came Betty
Alright Ok You Win
Angel Eyes
Apple Core
April In Paris
Autumn In New York
Basin St Blues
Begin The Beguine
Beauty & The Beast
Bernies Tune
Billies Bounce
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body & Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Call Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Cantelope Is
Cheek To Cheek
The Chicken
A Child Is Born
C Jam Blues
Cruella De Vil
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Easy To Love
Eleanor Rigby
Family Guy
Fly Me To The Moon
Freddie Freeloader
Frim Fram Sauce
Georgia On My Mind
Have You Met Miss Jones
Here's That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
I Can't Get Started
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Love Paris
I'll Remember April
I'm Beginning To See The Light
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
I Remember Clifford
It Don't Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It's All Right With Me
It Might As Well Be Spring
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
I’ve Got Rhythm
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just The Two Of Us
Killer Joe
Lady Is A Tramp
Lazy River
Let's Face The Music & Dance
Lover Man
Lullaby Of Birdland
Maiden Voyage
Makin' Whoopee
Me & My Gal
Me & My Girl
Moon River
Mr Bojangles
My Favourite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My Little Suede Shoes
New York State Of Mind
New York New York
(A) Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Sq
Night & Day
Now's The Time
One O'Clock Jump
On Green Dolphin St
Over The Rainbow
Prelude To A Kiss
Salt Peanuts
Satin Doll
Shadow Of Your Smile
Someday My Prince Will Come
Some Enchanted Evening
Song For My Father
Song Is You
Songbird (Kenny G)
St Louis Blues
Stella By Starlight
Stormy Weather
Swinging Shepherd Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take 5
Take The A Train
That’s Life
There Will Never Be Another You
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Time After Time
Too Close For Comfort
Top Hat White Tie & Tails
The Very Thought Of You
Watermelon Man
The Way You Look Tonight
A Weaver Of Dreams
Well You Needn't
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf
Willow Weep For Me
You Are So Beautiful
You Are Too Beautiful
Always There
Cantaloupe Is
Cissy Strut
Pick Up The Pieces
Black Orpheus
Chega De Saudade
Girl From Ipanema
Morning Dance
One Night Samba
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
St Thomas
Summer Samba
Burritos To Go
Drummin' Man
Goodbye My Heart
Now What
Play That Funky Music
Sax To The Max
Swingin' Shanty
Two 1/2 Men
American Patrol
Begin The Beguine
Every Time We Say Goodbye
In The Mood
I've Got You Under My Skin
Jersey Bounce
Mood Indigo
Moonlight Serenade
Opus 1
Pennsylvania 65000
Stompin' At The Savoy
String Of Pearls
Take The A Train
Tuxedo Junction
Blue Danube
Can Can (Orpheus)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Grand March (Aida)
Habanera (Carmen)
Hornpipe (Water Music)
Hungarian Dance No 5
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Largo (New World Symphony)
Morning (Peer Gynt)
Ode To Joy
Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Spring (4 Seasons)
Surprise Symphony
William Tell
All I Want For Christmas
Auld Lang Syne
Believe (Polar Express)
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Christmas Carol Medley
Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas Wrapping
Do They Know It’s Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Frosty The Snowman
Gay Gordons
Happy Holiday
Here Comes Santa Claus
Holly Jolly Christmas
Hoots Mon
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow
Manger Medley
Marshmallow World
Merry Xmas Darling
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
New Year Chimes
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
This Christmas (John Legend)
Underneath The Tree
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Diamonds Are Forever
For Your Eyes Only
From Russia With Love
James Bond Theme
Live & Let Die
Nobody Does It Better
View To A Kill
Writing’s On The Wall
You Only Live Twice
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
The Godfather
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)
He’s A Pirate
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Star Wars
A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard)
Beauty & The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Circle Of Life (Lion King)
Close Every Door (Joseph)
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Everything’s Alright (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Go Go Go Joseph
Go The Distance (Hercules)
God Help The Outcasts (Hunchback Notre Dame)
Gus The Theatre Cat (Cats)
Hakuna Matata (Lion King)
He Lives In You (Lion King)
If I Didn’t Have You (Monsters Inc)
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King (Lion King)
(The) Lion Sleeps Tonight (Lion King)
Love Changes Everything (Aspects Of Love)
Me & My Gal
Me & My Girl
Music Of The Night (Phantom Of The Opera)
Never Too Late (Lion King)
Our Kind Of Love (Beautiful Game)
Phantom Of The Opera
Prince Ali (Alladin)
Spirit (Lion King)
Stampede (Lion King)
Unexpected Song (Song & Dance)
When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2)
Whistle Down The Wind
Whole New World (Alladin)
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)
London Thumakda
Singh Is Kinng
Amazing Grace
Annie’s Song
Blue Danube
Can Can (Orpheus)
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Grand March (Aida)
Habanera (Carmen)
Hornpipe (Water Music)
Hungarian Dance No 5
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Largo (New World Symphony)
Morning (Peer Gynt)
Ode To Joy
Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Spring (4 Seasons)
Surprise Symphony
William Tell

Kelvin'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


Song request
Late stay
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People most enjoy my sound and the way I project. They like my attention to detail and the incredible sound through my PA. They like the way I tailor-make their night, so by reading the room I keep as many as possible happy. I don’t do as much work as others through Encore as I work on the cruise ships a fair amount but my feedback speaks volumes.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at most venues in the UK: Royal Albert Hall, Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scotts, Bulls Head, Glasgow City Hall, Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Stadium, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Royal Palace Monte Carlo, Berlin Olympic Stadium, Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Bridlington Spa, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Floral Halls, Southport.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All class acts on a musical level. Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, Nigel Hitchcock, Miles Davis, Andy Mackintosh, Eric Marienthal, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello These and many more great musicians knock me out every time I hear them, be it live or through recordings.

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

I have performed at Wembley Arena with the Brigade Of Guards Big Band to a sell-out audience. Guest of honour was HRH Diana, Princess Of Wales.

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

I will always try and accommodate any slight changes in timings or other changes in order for your event to be the best possible. Just let me know and I will do my best to help.

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

Yes, no problem at all. I offer this as part of my packages, at no extra cost! If you would like this service after I have finished (late stay), using my PA it will cost an additional £75.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need approximately 45 mins to set up before the performance. I will always set up a minimum of 1 hrs before so I can set the atmosphere with background music for you.

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

Yes, there will be things I will want to use at certain times as after 30 years in the business I have gained vast experience in ‘reading the room’ and keeping most happy. I will always offer to play your choices and even write or arrange new material (for an additional fee).

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely, and in most cases, I will bring 2 of everything, just in case!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, no problem at all, as long as it is not on the day of the event as I will need time to transcribe/arrange and rehearse. There is a fee of £30 for this.
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