Saxophonist

Lynden Blades

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About Lynden

Saxophonist
Bedford
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Cool tenor sax for weddings, parties and corporate functions. I am totally self-contained, I provide everything you need.

The gorgeous sound of cool tenor sax will create a classic, soulful atmosphere for your special event. Solo saxophonist Lynden Blades plays live with specially created backing tracks to create a dynamic live-band sound which is ideal as a backdrop to a drinks party or sit-down meal or to kick off your evening entertainment. His solo sax set includes all the saxophone tracks you love to hear - from classic Stan Getz to Baker Street, The Peter Gunn Theme, Tequila, Just the Way You Are, Take Five, Walk on the Wild Side and more. There are numerous advantages in choosing Lynden's solo sax act for your event - he offers a compact and unobtrusive act which takes up a minimum of space, he creates a live-band atmosphere but with just the one musician there and he can play pretty much anywhere, inside or outside, and with or without a power supply. Lynden has been playing sax professionally for well over 25 years and has performed at hundreds of private functions, weddings, corporate events and other parties all over the UK and abroad. As well as performing as a solo artist, Lynden can also put together a duo, trio, quartet or larger band to suit your individual needs. He is also one half of the award-winning jazz duo Sax and Honey in which his wife sings. He supplies all his own sound and lighting equipment and his fee for your event will include all travel time and expense, Public Liability Insurance, PAT certificates and recorded music for the breaks between his live sets.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Ambient pop, Funk, Funk rock, Disco, Covers, Vintage, Soul, EDM, House, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Baker Street
The Pink Panther
Pick up the Pieces
Take 5
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Beyond the Sea
Under My Skin
Fly Me to the Moon
Wave
Corcovado
The Girl from Ipanema
So Nice/Summer Samba
Autumn Leaves
Cheek to Cheek
Georgia
It's Alright with Me
It Had to Be You
Let's Fall in Love
Let There Be Love
Lullabye of Birdland
Mas Que Nada
Mr Bojangles
Night and Day
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps,
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Summertime
Sway
What a Difference a Day Makes
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Moonriver
At Last
Can't Take My Eyes off You
Feeling Good
Fever
Hit the Road Jack
How Sweet It Is
La Bamba
Mambo Italiano
Route 66
Customer questions

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

Usually this can be worked around.

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

Yes, absolutely.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 20 minutes or so

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

Yes you can.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I arrive with everyting that I will need.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I can, within reason!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a rich and beautiful sound on the saxophone and my complete love of the instrument shines through when I play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been a professional saxophonist playing at high end weddings and corporate functions all over the UK and abroad for the last 20 years. I have played at too many top UK venues to mention!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz

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

Ronnie Scotts

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)£313
Up to 1 hour£313
Up to 2 hours£313
Up to 3 hours£440

Reviews

From customers:

Rachael, 2020 years ago

I booked Lynden as a surprise for a retirement party and he was excellent, I would highly recommend him. We had a fabulous evening, starting with canapés to soft jazz music, followed by a more upbeat set after the meal, which got people up and dancing. Lynden was very professional, accommodating and went that extra mile!! Thanks Lynden for a great evening and the best surprise for a jazz lover!

Sylvia N, 2018 years ago

absolutely fabulous , everyone thought Lyndon was great entertainment , from us oldies to grandchildren,. We were up and dancing and his singing was also brilliant , would highly recommend for all occasions