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About Lewis Ip

I have been busking in Glasgow with my saxophone for over 5 years, and I have played at 30+ events, including in the Grand Central Hotel.
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Music has shaped my life ever since I can remember. From beginning piano lessons from age 5, to picking up clarinet and saxophone in my teens, I developed a close relationship with the music I make. I began busking on Buchanan Street in Glasgow in 2017, and I immediately fell in love with sharing my sound to the public. I primarily play covers of pop songs and oldies on my saxophone, but I love taking song requests from my clients as it gives me a chance to expand my musical horizons. Through my busking, I have immersed myself in the busking community, and I have made life-long friends from our shared passion. I have had countless opportunities to play in exciting venues. I performed a monthly gig at Mahony's Steakhouse from 2019 to 2020, which taught me how to cater my setlist to my audience. I have also volunteered to play music in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which I found a very rewarding experience. I have experience performing at garden parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a pleasure to be able to play live music to friends, family and clients. I am currently studying Medicine at the University of Glasgow, which has been a difficult but incredibly interesting experience. I often get asked why I did not go into music for university, and I respond by saying that I believe that formally studying music will kill my creativity and my love for music. I want to keep music as the best hobby in the world.

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Lewis Ip's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kelly B
20 days ago
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5 out of 5

He was absolutely amazing had the full pjs e rocking, pleasant and professional would definitely hire again

Laura K
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lewis was fantastic! Will hire again for my next event. He had the crowd dancing with the first song and they never sat back down Thanks, Lewis

Mark C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lewis was excellent from start to finish. We will look to use him again in the Summer for one of our residents Garden Parties. Thanks Mark

Sam G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lewis was absolutely amazing, there is nothing at all that I could fault. Right from his first email to the event his communication and professionalism was evident. I would highly recommend Lewis. His passion and love for music and the saxophone shine through and his performance for us was simply outstanding, he’s is also a lovely young gentleman who really cared about the event going to plan. My booking with Lewis was a surprise proposal and everything was just perfect. Lewis learned and played our song James Bay One Life which had us both in tears. It was a very special night made magical by Lewis. Lewis we could never express our thanks to you in words, you were amazing, a night Pauline and I will never forget.

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John (
3 years ago

Thanks Lewis, it was a great night and the guests loved your set. Thanks again.

3 years ago

You were fab Lewis!! Thank you.

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Lewis Ip's Song list

Let Her Go - Passenger
Attention - Charlie Puth
Titanium - David Guetta
Clarity - Zedd
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Fireflies - Owl City
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Let It Go - James Bay
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Sucker - The Jonas Brothers
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Believer - Imagine Dragons
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
A Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley
Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Hey Jude - The Beatles
We Are The Champions - Queen

Lewis Ip'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love my energy and my saxophone tone. They enjoy talking with me before and after the event, and I love getting to know the members of my audience!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel Mahony's Steakhouse in Bishopbriggs Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) Lochgreen House, Troon Ho Wong, Glasgow

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Queen Led Zeppelin Alfa Mist Justin Ward

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

The Killer Heels and Cocktails lunch at Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel.

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

Give me a message and I'll be happy to see if we can move the time of the performance!

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

I can do this too!

How much time do you need to set up?

My setting up time is extremely fast at 5-minutes as my amplifier is portable and my saxophone sets up easy peasy!

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

Yes. You can also request some songs on the weeks leading up to my performance!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring everything I need to perform. If there is a PA system in the venue, I would use that to play some accompanying tracks.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I would be happy to learn a few song requests if they are given to me 2 weeks in advance, to allow time to rehearse.
Covers, Pop, Acoustic, Funk rock, Funk, Rock, Indie
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, New Year's Eve, Private event, Charity event, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser
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