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About Lin Taylor

Dynamic high energy Singer & Sax player. Will get your guests dancing in no time and make your party a success.
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Waterlooville
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Lin Taylor is a Singer/Sax Player, with a rich powerful voice and a dynamic playing style. She has been a solo professional entertainer for over 15 years and has toured the UK, principally as a solo act, beginning her career working in the northern clubs. She has also worked for Stenna Line and Brittany Ferries as a singer/entertainer. She is an Associate of the London College of Music (ALCM), is trained in Music Theatre and is a qualified vocal coach. She has classically trained voice, which enables her to perform songs from many different genres, which includes: Jazz, Funk, Rock & Roll, Latin, Rock, SKA, Reggae, Pop & Electronic (Blondie, Amy Winehouse, Brian Ferry, Gerry Rafferty, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey, Tones and I, Madness, Bad Manners, Rod Stewart, Abba and many others). Songs range from 1940’s to current day. Lin’s varied playlist enables her entertain private intimate gatherings, through to large corporate events and festivals. Many musical tastes and age groups are catered for, making her a firm family favourite. All songs are performed using high quality individually customised backing tracks, in Lin’s unique style. Lin has performed at numerous prestigious events across the country, which includes Victorious, Music Mania & Legacy Festivals, The 1865 and The Dublin Castle. While at the Legacy Festival, she performed a duet with Charley Anderson of The Selecter, singing ‘On My Radio’. Currently residing In Hampshire, Lin is a regular performer on the Portsmouth/Southampton music scene. Her playlist is continually updated, the songs being drawn from a wide selection of genres. She has a taste for glamour and glitz and all things that contain sequins.

Lin Taylor's Reviews

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Charlie S
2 years ago

Big thank you to Lin Taylor, who stole the show last weekend (Bold Forester 12/03/22).

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Maria P
2 years ago

'Outstanding' (The Ship Anson 04/06/22).

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Lin Taylor's Song list

ELECTRONIC DANCE/POP
Bella Ciao (Axel Fischer) – Sax
Cold Heart (Elton John/Dua Lipa) - Sax
Country Roads (Hermes House Band) – Vocal
Dance Monkey (Tones & I) – Sax
Dancing Queen (Abba) - Sax
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) – Vocal
I'm A Believer (Smash Mouth/The Monkees) – Vocal
Jubel (Klingande) - Sax
Love Hurts (Jim Capaldi) - Vocal
Mamma Mia (Abba) - Vocal
No Roots (Alice Merton) – Vocal
September (Earth, Wind & Fire) – Vocal
Shut Up & Dance (Walk The Moon) – Vocal
Sweet Caroline (DJ Otzi) - Vocal
Sweet Dreams/Seven Nation Army Mashup (Pomplamoose) – Vocal & Sax
The Best (Tina Turner) – Vocal & Sax
Ticket To Ride (The Beatles) – Vocal
Titanium (David Guetta) - Sax
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves) – Vocal
You Know I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse) – Vocal & Sax
You're No Good (The Swinging Blue Jeans) – Vocal
FUNK
Cissy Strut (The Meters) – Sax
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars) – Vocal
Mercy (Third Degree) – Vocal & Sax
Superstition (Stevie Wonder) – Vocal
JAZZ
Big Spender (Shirley Bassey) -Vocal
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (The Jersey Boys) – Sax
Fever (Peggy Lee) – Vocal
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra) – Sax
Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong) – Vocal & Sax
Misty (Ella Fitzgerald) – Sax
Moondance (Van Morrison) – Vocal & Sax
One For My Baby (Frank Sinatra) – Sax
Stray Cat Strut (The Stray Cats) – Sax
Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald) - Sax
The Lady Is A Tramp (Ella Fitzgerald) - Vocal
The Stripper (David Rose Orchestra) – Sax
These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra) – Vocal & Sax
When I Fall In Love (Nat King Cole) – Sax
LATIN
Dance The Night Away (The Mavericks) - Vocal & Sax
Livin' La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin) – Sax
Sway (Junkie Remix - Michael Buble) – Sax
Tequila (The Champs) – Sax
R&B/SOUL & BLUES
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) – Sax
Ain't No Sunshine (Deep House) - Sax
Cake By The Ocean (DNCE) – Vocal
Careless Whisper (George Michael) – Sax
Ex's & Oh's (Ellie King) – Vocal
Get Lucky ( Daft Punk) – Sax
Happy (Pharrell Williams) – Sax
I'm So Excited (The Pointer Sisters) – Vocal & Sax
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers) - Sax
Mama Told Me Not To Come (Tom Jones/Stereophonics) - Vocal
Rehab (Amy Winehouse) – Vocal
Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield) – Vocal
This Old Heart Of Mine (Rod Stewart) – Vocal & Sax
Valerie (Amy Winehouse) – Vocal
You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing) - Vocal
ROCK
Angie Baby (Helen Reddy) – Sax
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) – Sax
Baker Street (Undercover) - Sax
Bad Things (Jace Everett) – Vocal & Sax
Bad Moon Rising (Credence Clearwater Revival) – Vocal & Sax
Dancing In The Moonlight (Thin Lizzy) - Vocal
Honky Tonk Women (The Stones) – Vocal
I Love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett) – Vocal
Let's Stick Together (Roxy Music) – Vocal & Sax
Maggie May (Rod Stewart) – Vocal
One Way Or Another (Blondie) – Vocal
Proud Mary (Credence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner) – Sax
Run To You (Bryan Adams) - Vocal
Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top) – Sax
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel) – Vocal
Summer In The City (The Lovin' Spoonful) – Vocal & Sax
Tainted Love (Imelda May) – Vocal
Where The Devil Don’t Go (Ellie King) - Vocal
ROCK & ROLL
Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers) – Vocal
Dream Lover (Bobby Darin) - Vocal
Hoots Mon (Lord Rockingham XI) – Sax
That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly) - Vocal
There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop (Kirsty McColl) – Vocal
SKA & REGGAE
A Message To You Rudi (The Specials) – Vocal & Sax
Baggy Trousers (Madness) – Vocal & Sax
Buffalo Soldier (Bob Marley) – Vocal & Sax
Can Can (Bad Manners) - Sax
Can’t Get Used To Losing You (The Beat) – Vocal & Sax
Help Me Make It Through The Night (John Holt) - Vocal
Monkey Man (Amy Winehouse) – Vocal & Sax
My Boy Lollipop (Bad Manners) – Vocal & Sax
Nightboat To Cairo (Madness) – Vocal & Sax
On My Radio (The Selecter) – Vocal
One Step Beyond (Madness) – Sax
Poison Ivy (The Lambrettas) – Vocal & Sax
Sally Brown (Bad Manners) – Vocal & Sax
The Tide Is High (Blondie) – Vocal & Sax
Woolly Bully (Bad Manners) – Vocal & Sax
You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff) – Vocal & Sax
You Don't Love Me (No, No, No - Dawn Penn) – Vocal & Sax
Other
God Save The King (Trad) - Sax
Mission Impossible (Instrumental) – Sax

Lin Taylor's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£350
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My high energy and dynamic set list incorporates a unique blend of tenor saxophone and vocals. My rapport and engagement with the audience, topped off with my quirky glitzy and glamorous style makes for a fun evening.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Victorious Festival, Portsmouth. The Dublin Castle, Camden Town, London. The 1865, Southampton. Music Mania, Brighton, Legacy Festival, Eastleigh. Numerous pubs and clubs around the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Madness, Blondie, Amy Winehouse, Rod Stewart & Brian Ferry.

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

Twice at Victorious Festival, Portsmouth.

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

I always try to be as flexible as possible and to ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know. I'm sure it will be possible to accomodate you.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we offer a carefully selected playlist of background music, to get your guests in the mood to party. This service is free as part of the overall package provided.

How much time do you need to set up?

Myself & my sound engineer usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up, we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance. The provision of parking for a transit size vehicle, in close proximity to the venue, assists in the set up time.

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

My set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure that we find what works best for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am completely self contained, with a full lighting and sound system. All that is required is a suitable place to set up and an electricity supply that complies with current UK safety legislation. For outside events and private garden parties, I come equipeda gazebo, which enables the performance to continue in less than favourable weather conditions.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list, there may be a chance that I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn. It would depend on the complexity of the song, the availability of the track and any time constraints. An additional fee of £30 would be payable, to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Covers, Pop rock, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Ska, Reggae, Latin, Swing, Pop, Funk, Disco, 1950s era music, R&B, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Hotel / Restaurant event, Christmas party, Wedding
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