Alto Saxophonist

Lucille & Erica

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Alto Saxophonist
Birmingham
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Lucille and Erica are a Midlands based Saxophone and Piano Duo.

Lucille and Erica are a Midlands based Saxophone and Piano Duo with a wide repertoire to suit all events. Whether it's Classical, Jazz/Vintage or a more contemporary set you require, Lucille and Erica will create the perfect atmosphere to your special occasion! Saxophone - Lucille Last year, Lucille graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a MMus in Performance and Pedagogy. This coming three years after graduating with a BMus (Hons) in Saxophone performance, also from Birmingham Conservatoire. When growing up, Lucille was part of the Gwent Music Support Service, participating in 9 bands that gave her the opportunity to play in prestigious venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and St. David’s Hall in Cardiff. Lucille has also played with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (three times), National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain and National Youth Jazz Reserve Orchestra of Wales (twice). Lucille has played in a wide range of Birmingham Conservatoire ensembles such as Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Thallein Contemporary music ensemble and Saxophone Quartets. She was previously in a Ska band that had played well known venues such as the Birmingham O2 Academy and the Glastonbudget festival. Lucille is the dep Saxophonist for the function band 6appeal, who are based in the West Midlands but perform all over the UK. At the end of April 2017, Lucille made her London debut by performing The Fuzzy Bird Sonata as part of the Birmingham Conservatoire Showcase at one of London’s major concert halls, St John’s Smith Square. Lucille has won many competitions, such as the Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Prize, The Rollanson Prize and the prestigious Town Hall Symphony Hall Recital Prize, which allowed Lucille to perform a solo recital in the Birmingham Town Hall in November 2015. She has also received a Postgraduate Grant from EMI Music Sound Foundation, is a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder (2 years running) and last year received a Postgraduate Award from the Tillett and Colin Keer Trusts. Piano - Erica Erica Avery graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2004 with a BMus(hons). She is a pianist, flautist and saxophonist based in Birmingham, UK. Erica enjoys a varied music career, incorporating teaching, accompanying, performing and composing. Erica has composed two musicals for Edinburgh Fringe and numerous scores for plays by Little Earthquake, Through The Window Theatre and The Crescent Theatre. She has previously had her music performed by BCMG and renowned saxophonist Snake Davis. Erica currently accompanies for Sing It Loud in Leamington Spa and previously with Armonico Consort and Birmingham Ormiston Academy. She performed keyboards on the Jersey Boys UK Tour in 2015-16 and is a regular performer and composer for The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. Erica has 13 years' experience in teaching piano, flute and keyboard. She works for Birmingham Music Service as a peripatetic piano and keyboard teacher in various primary and secondary schools across the city of Birmingham. She is also in demand as a piano, keyboard and flute teacher privately and has a thriving range of pupils of all ages.

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Jazz, Swing, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Soul
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Instruments:
Alto saxophone, Piano
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Classical
Air on a G string - Bach
Arabesque No.1 - Debussy
Arabesque No.2 - Debussy
La fille aux cheveux de lin - Debussy
Petite Piece - Debussy
Largo - Handel
Sarabande - Handel
Pequeña Czarda - Iturrialde
Scaramouche - Milhaud
The Heart Asks Pleasure First (The Piano) - Nyman
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Gymnopedie No.1 - Satie
Gymnopedie No.3 - Satie
Je te veux - Satie
Ave Maria - Schubert
Romances - Schumann
Valse Vanite – Wiedoeft
Jazz/Vintage
All the Things You Are - Hammerstein and Kern
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
All Of Me - Michael Buble
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Feelin' Good - Nina Simone
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Have You Met Miss Jones? - Chet Baker
Killer Joe - Benny Golson
Misty - Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Favourite Things - Rogers and Hammerstein
My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington
Sax-o-phun - Rudy Wiedoeft
Sax-Serene - Rudy Wiedoeft
Someday My Prince Will Come - Morey and Churchill
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Tuxedo Junction - Glen Miller
Wave - Paul Desmond
Love Songs
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Amazed - Lonestar
And I Love Her - The Beatles
As Time Goes By (Casablanca) - Hupfeld
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Get Me To The Church On Time - Frank Sinatra
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You - The Waterboys/Ellie Goulding
I Will - The Beatles
I Won't Last A Day Without You - The Carpenters
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love - John Lennon
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Moon River - Mancini
More Than Words - Extreme
My Love - Paul McCartney and Wings
Real Love - The Beatles
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
Some Enchanted Evening (From South Pacific) - Rogers & Hammerstein
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Where Do I Begin ( Theme From Love Story) - Lai & Sigman
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Your Latest Trick - Knopfler
Your Song - Elton John
Modern
All Of Me - John Legend
Arthur's Theme - Cross
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Dreams of You - Dave McGarry
Easy - Lionel Ritchie
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
That Girl - Stevie Wonder
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Walking in Memphis - Cher

Reviews

From customers:

Warwickshire, 1 year ago

A massive thank you to Lucille and Erica who played at our wedding in March. They created a fantastic atmosphere as the guests arrived at the reception and made a lasting impression. We would more than happily recommend them.