Saxophonist

Lloyd Cottrell LED Sax

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Cardiff
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Superb LED saxophonist - will light up your wedding, birthday or hen party with his dazzling sax and glittering music!

Lloyd's superb solo sax act (with backing tracks or DJ) is perfect for all parts of your wedding day or other celebration. Choose from laid-back sets of light pop and jazz standards, or full-on upbeat sets of electro/Ibiza hits played on a LED sax, guaranteed to get everyone up dancing. Lloyd supplies a sound system to suit your venue and uses a radio mic, enabling him to mix with the crowd and join the party! For outdoor or mobile events (e.g. boat trips), he provides a large battery pack so is able to play in areas without mains electricity. For weddings, Lloyd offers a range of packages including music for the ceremony, reception and after-dinner party. Highly versatile, Lloyd can also provide a jazz quartet (Just4Kicks), function/cover band (Rock the Mike) and chilled sax/piano duo (Two's Company). Lloyd is currently studying a MMus in woodwind performance (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has a first class BMus Hons from Cardiff University. He is fast making a name for himself by playing at countless weddings and club nights in the South Wales, South West and Midlands areas. He has also performed in the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall (New York), and twice appeared on S4C in Band Cymru.

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:
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Drum 'n' Bass, Electro-Swing, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Opera, Electronic, Ibiza club, EDM, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Marching, Noise music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Pop Ballads:
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (Bill Withers)
Best Song Ever (One Direction)
Castle on the Hill (Ed Sheeran)
Drag Me Down (One Direction)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
How Deep is your Love (The Bee Gees)
How Long will I Love you (Ellie Goulding)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)
Just the Way you Are (Bruno Mars)
Make you Feel my Love (Adele)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
Senorita (Camila Cabello)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
We don't have to take our clothes off (Ella Eyre)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
When I was your man (Bruno Mars)
Songs with great sax solos:
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Just the Way you Are (Billy Joel)
Lily was Here (Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer)
One Step Beyond (Madness)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
Ibiza / upbeat:
Baby (Bakermat)
Blame (Calvin Harris)
Call on Me (Eric Prydz)
Changes (Faul & Wad Ad)
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn)
Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader)
Destination Calabria (Alex Gaudino)
Feel so Close (Calvin Harris)
Giant (Calvin Harris ft. Rag'n'Bone Man)
Good as Hell (Lizzo)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hold my Hand (Jess Glynne)
I can't Feel my Face (The Weeknd)
I took a pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner)
I Need your Love (Calvin Harris ft. Jess Glynne)
Infinity 2008 (Guru Josh)
Juice (Lizzo)
Jubel (Klingande)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Levels (Avicii)
Lola's Theme (Shapeshifters)
Love me again (Rudimental)
Moves like Jagger (Maroon 5)
Mr Saxobeat (Alexandra Stan)
My Love (Jess Glynne)
One Kiss (Dua Lipa)
Only God can Save our Souls (Klingande)
Pjanoo (Eric Prydz)
Pump it Louder (Black Eyed Peas)
Radio 80 (Gauthier Galand)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne)
Sandstorm (Darude)
Sax (Fleur East)
Sing it Back (Moloko)
Summer (Calvin Harris)
Sunshine (Marko Shpanac)
Talk dirty to me (Jason Derulo)
Tequila (The Champs)
This Girl (Kungs and Cookin')
This is what you came for (Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Bars)
Vandaag/One Day (Bakermat)
Waiting all night (Rudimental)
Wiggle (Jason Derulo)
Worth it (Fifth Harmony)
Jazz:
(All of the classic jazz standards including:)
A night in Tunisia
All of Me
All of You
April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Body and Soul
Call me Irresponsible
Caravan
Cherokee
Don't get around much anymore
Donna Lee
Dream a little Dream of me
Easy to Love
Fly me to the Moon
Georgia on my Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Have you met Miss Jones?
Here's that rainy day
How high the moon
I can't give you anything but love
In a Sentimental Mood
In the Mood
It don’t mean a Thing
Like Someone in Love
Lullaby of Birdland
Misty
Mood Indigo
My Favourite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
On the Sunny Side of the Street
P.S. I Love You
Reincarnation of a Lovebird
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Some Day my Prince will Come
Somebody Loves Me
Stella by Starlight
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take 5
Take the "A" Train
There will Never be Another You
We'll be Together Again
When I Fall in Love
When you Wish Upon a Star
You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You
Christmas songs:
All I want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey)
Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)
Driving Home for Christmas (Chris Rea)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting… )
Feliz Navidad (José Feliciano)
Frosty the Snowman (trad)
Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Frank Sinatra)
I saw Mommy (Jackson 5)
I’ll be Home for Christmas (Bing Crosby)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Bing Crosby)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (Andy Williams)
Jingle Bell Rock (Bobby Helms)
Jingle Bells (trad)
Last Christmas (George Michael)
Let it Snow (Frank Sinatra)
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree (Mel & Kim)
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (trad)
Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry)
Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Jackson 5)
Step into Christmas (Wham)
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Walking in a Winter Wonderland (Michael Bublé)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love it when I move around while playing, and sometimes join in with the dancing on the dance floor.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, London Carnegie Hall, New York Tramshed, Cardiff Depot, Cardiff St Audries Estate, Taunton Eynsham Hall, Taunton Kingscote Barn, Tetbury The Angel Hotel, Cardiff National Museum of Wales, Cardiff The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl The Bootlegger, Cardiff

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

So many! In terms of my pop sax gigs, then Michael Brecker or David Sandborn have been massive influence on my style. Jazz-wize it's got to be John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. But, to be honest, it all goes back to Bach, doesn't it!

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

Probably either the Royal Albert Hall in London, or Carnegie Hall in New York! Amazing to be a small part of those venues vast history!

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

I am a flexible person, and will always do my best to accommodate your needs.

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

Absolutely - I have several pre-made playlists, perfect for any occasion or atmosphere!

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the gig! If I'm playing acoustically, there is minimum set-up - just 10 minutes or so to warm up before playing. If I'm playing Ibiza style electro sax with a DJ, I need 45 mins to set up the PA and radio mic and liaise with the DJ, if appropriate.

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

The set list is a guide. Please let me know your favourites, and I will do my best to include these.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I do.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Always happy to learn new songs!

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£380
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Drinks reception / wedding breakfast
2 x 45 min performances - ideal for your drinks reception / wedding breakfast / evening party
£300
Wedding ceremony + drinks reception / wedding breakfast
- Wedding ceremony. This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 minute performances - ideal for your drinks reception / evening party
£500
Wedding ceremony + drinks reception + evening party
- 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 / wedding breakfast - 1 x 45 min performance at the evening party
£600
Wedding ceremony + drinks reception + evening party
- 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 / wedding breakfast - 2 x 45 min performances at the evening party
£650

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Damon D, 6 months ago

Superb from start to finish Do not hesitate Llyod is a total professional He does an amazing version of just the way you are I was really impressed

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Danielle C, 6 months ago

Lloyd played at our wedding and was amazing! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a saxophonist to play at their event.

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David B, 8 months ago

Lloyd did a fantastic job. He is an excellent performer. The crowd loved him and I definitely want to book him again. Thank you Lloyd!

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Stephanie D, 8 months ago

Amazing exactly what i wanted to suprise my sister in law highly recommend Lloyd he really got the party started thankyou so much

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Alex D, 1 year ago

This lovely band played at the Cardiff Uni MLang Ball and it was so, so good! All 124 of us were on the dance floor having an absolute blast. The guys were very accommodating and super-friendly when it came to sorting out all the details. It made the ball so much more special to have some brilliant live music. Thank you!

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Tracy B, 1 year ago

If you're looking for classy background music, Two's Company is just what you need. I booked this duo for a business celebration, and everyone wanted to know where I'd found them. Really hoping we have another business deal to celebrate so I can book them again!

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