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About Martin Little - Saxophonist

Professional saxophonist, based in Bradford, with many years of experience in enhancing weddings, parties, corporate events and more.
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I've been performing on the saxophone and other woodwind instruments for decades, since my early years at school, and received my advanced training at Trinity College of Music in London, where I gained my BMus (Hons) degree, and also Fellowship performing diploma. In the years since, I've performed all over the UK, and around Europe, in venues ranging from private gardens, churches, concert halls, theatres, pubs, hotels, lake cruise boats, and more. The highlight was during my student years, in the State Ballroom of Buckingham Palace for an event hosted by the (now) King Charles III. I love everything to do with performing, whether playing in a theatre orchestra, in a band, or as a solo artist, and enjoy the opportunity to use my skills to enhance an event. This could include adding that extra special touch to a wedding day, or creating the right atmosphere for a corporate occasion.

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James W
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was excellent from start to finish, provided a great atmosphere throughout the wedding breakfast with a great mixture of music for everyone’s taste, we even had some singing and dancing to his tunes, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and the amount of comments from the guests and Bride & Groom were a testament to how well he was received, thank you again

Reply from Martin Little - Saxophonist
8 months ago

Many thanks for your kind words, James, and also for booking me for Matthew & Hollie's wedding day. A great afternoon!

Brianna P
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was very easy to work with and communicate with leading up to our wedding. He played our first dance song (A Million Love Songs by Take That) and then for a couple hours throughout our wedding breakfast. All of our guests really enjoyed the live music. Martin did a beautiful job! Would definitely recommend him for your next event.

Reply from Martin Little - Saxophonist
9 months ago

It was a pleasure to be a part of the UK leg of your wedding celebrations. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

Josie P
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE. I cannot thank Martin enough. The music he played for me as I walked down the Aisle made me cry. The whole music he provided was absolutely flawless- he was absolutely incredible. Such a polite gentleman. Thank you so much Martin- we will never forget you.

Reply from Martin Little - Saxophonist
9 months ago

Thank you for your kind words, Josie. It was an absolute pleasure to play for you in that lovely church, and I'm glad I could add something special to your day.

Kensey W
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was brilliant!! Everyone was up dancing for his entire slot from start to finish! he arrived with plenty of time to set up and to say hello to the guests! Will 100% be booking again and recommending to my friends and family ! Thanks again!

Reply from Martin Little - Saxophonist
9 months ago

Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to play for the party, and I hope we get to meet again!

From other customers:

2 years ago

Thank you Martin, you were absolutely fabulous.   Thank you so much for making our special day, extra special! All our guests commented on how amazing you are. We couldn’t have wished for anything more xx

Katie (
2 years ago

Martin played at my wedding reception this weekend. Truly amazing and excelled my expectations. Many of my guests passed comment of how wonderful he was. Thank you Martin for making my day special!

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Martin Little - Saxophonist's Song list

***50’s – 80’s***
Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Paul Simon)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Candle In The Wind (Elton John)
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Chiquitita (Abba)
Copacobana (Barry Manilow)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John)
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Blues Brothers)
Eye Of The Tiger (Surviver)
Going Home: From "Local Hero" (Mark Knopfler)
Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
He Ain’t Heavy … He’s My Brother (The Hollies)
Honey, Honey (Abba)
How Deep Is Your Love (The Bee Gees)
I Just Can’t Help Believin’ (Elvis Presley)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
I'm Gonna Be [500 Miles] (The Proclaimers)
If Tomorrow Never Comes (Ronan Keating)
If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
Imagine (John Lennon)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
It’s Raining Men (The Weathergirls)
Jet (Paul McCartney)
Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack)
Lady In Red (Chris de Burgh)
Life On Mars (David Bowie)
Live To Tell (Madonna)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Money, Money, Money (Abba)
Mull Of Kintyre (Paul McCartney)
My Girl (The Temptations)
The Name Of The Game (Abba)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Carole King)
Never Let Her Slip Away (Andrew Gold)
New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues)
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)
Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
One Day I’ll Fly Away (Joe Sample)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Somethin’ Stupid (Frank Sinatra)
Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
Stayin’ Alive (The Bee Gees)
Stranger On The Shore (Acker Bilk)
Sunday Girl (Blondie)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Take A Chance On Me (Abba)
Take On Me (A-Ha)
Thank You For The Music (Abba)
The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby)
There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) (Eurythmics)
This Will Be [An Everlasting Love] (Natalie Cole)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
Together In Electric Dreams (Giorgio Moroder)
Tonight I Celebrate My Love (Roberta Flack)
The Twelfth Of Never (Donny Osmond)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Waterloo (Abba)
When I Need You (Leo Sayer)
A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum)
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
The Winner Takes It All (Abba)
Without You (Tom Evans)
Wonderful Life (Black)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Words (The Bee Gees)
YMCA (Village People)
Your Song (Elton John)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)
***90’s Onwards***
All About Tonight (Pixie Lott)
All About You (McFly)
All Of Me (John Legend)
All Of The Stars (Ed Sheeran)
Anyone Of Us [Stupid Mistake] (Gareth Gates)
Anything Is Possible (Will Young)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Atlas (Coldplay)
Babylon (David Gray)
Bad Habits (Ed Sheeran)
Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Bedshaped (Keane)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Chasing Pavements (Adele)
Clown (Emeli Sandé)
Colourblind (Darius)
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Come Undone (Robbie Williams)
Complicated (Avril Lavigne)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Everlong [Acoustic Version] (Foo Fighters)
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Coldplay)
Everytime (Britney Spears)
Feel (Robbie Williams)
Forget You (Cee-Lo Green)
Frozen (Madonna)
Glad You Came (The Wanted)
Greatest Day (Take That)
Grenade (Bruno Mars)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
How Can I Love You More (M-People)
How Do I Live (LeAnn Rimes)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ (Scissor Sisters)
I Don’t Want To Miss A Think (Aerosmith)
If You’re Not The One (Daniel Bedingfield)
I’ll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)
I’m Like A Bird (Nelly Furtado)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
It’s Raining Men (The Weathergirls)
Jubel (Klingande)
Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
Last Friday Night (Katy Perry)
Latch (Disclosure ft. Sam Smith)
Little Things (One Direction)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
A Million Love Songs (Take That)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Other Side Of The World (KT Tunstall)
Out Of Reach (Gabrielle)
Peaches (Justin Bieber)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Perfect Moment (Martine McCutcheon)
Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Right As Rain (Adele)
Rise (Gabrielle)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Rule The World (Take That)
Set Fire To The Rain (Adele)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
A Sky Full Of Stars (Coldplay)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Something About The Way You Look Tonight (Elton John)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Story Of My Life (One Direction)
The A-Team (Ed Sheeran)
There You’ll Be (Faith Hill)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
The Tide Is High (Atomic Kitten)
Tonight (Westlife)
Turning Tables (Adele)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel/Westlife)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
The Way To Your Love (Hear’Say)
Wonder (Emeli Sandé)
Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Are The Reason (Calum Scott)
You Raise Me Up (Westlife)
You’ll Be In My Heart (Phil Collins)
You’re Still The One (Shania Twain)
You've Got The Love (Florence & The Machine)
Cry Me A River
God Bless This Child
Harlem Nocturne
Hit The Road Jack
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Li’l Darlin’
‘Round Midnight
Swingin’ Shepherd Blues
Forever And Ever, Amen
***Jazz & Swing***
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
All The Things You Are
At Last (Etta James)
Bernie’s Tune
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue
Fascinating Rhythm
Fly Me To The Moon
Flying Home
Hit That Jive Jack
I’m Getting All Sentimental Over You
In A Sentimental Mood
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
Lullaby Of Birdland
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
A Night In Tunisia
One O’Clock Jump
Opus One
Satin Doll
Straight No Chaser
A String Of Pearls
Swing That Music
Take The ‘A’ Train
The Way You Look Tonight
Tuxedo Junction
Zoot Suit Riot
***Smooth Jazz***
Bali Run
Black Frost
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Chain Reaction
Feels So Good
Give Me The Night
Harlem Nocturne
Just The Two Of Us
Minute By Minute
Morning Dance
Shaker Song
She Could Be Mine
Street Life
This Masquerade
Tourist In Paradise
Turn Your Love Around
We’re In This Love Together
You Make Me Smile
But Not For Me
I Got Rhythm
Love Walked In
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Oh, Lady Be Good!
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Man I Love
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Rat Pack
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Come Fly With Me
On The Street Where You Live
That’s Amoré
The Lady Is A Tramp
(Love Is) The Tender Trap
What Kind Of Fool Am I?
You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
Bésame Mucho
Chan Chan
The Girl From Ipanema
Mas Que Nada
One Note Samba
Oye Como Va
Por Una Cabeza
Summer Samba
***Soul / Motown***
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Endless Love
Feeling Good
How Sweet It Is
I Get The Sweetest Feeling
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Say A Little Prayer
I’ll Be There
In The Midnight Hour
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
Private Number
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
Stand By Me
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Take Me To The River
Three Times A Lady
The Tracks Of My Tears
What’s Going On
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Many Rivers To Cross
She's Royal
All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
Here, There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
Lady Madonna
Penny Lane
She Loves You
She’s Leaving Home
When I’m Sixty Four
***Film / Musicals***
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
All I Ask Of You (Phantom)
Any Dream Will Do (Joseph)
As Long As He Needs Me (Oliver)
Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Beauty School Dropout (Grease)
Big Spender (Sweet Charity)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
Good Morning Baltimore (Hairspray)
Greased Lightnin’ (Grease)
Honey, Honey (Mamma Mia)
I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves)
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Armageddon)
I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
I Know Him So Well (Chess)
If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler On The Roof)
Let It Go (Frozen)
Love Changes Everything (Aspects Of Love)
Moon River (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
New York, New York
On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
One (Chorus Line)
Over The Rainbow [Josh Groban version] (Wizard Of Oz)
The Pink Panther
Shake Your Tail Feather (Blues Brothers)
She’s Like The Wind (Dirty Dancing)
Singin’ In The Rain
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
Summer Nights (Grease)
Superstar (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Tale As Old As Time (Beauty And The Beast)
There Are Worse Things You Could Do (Grease)
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
Up Where We Belong (An Officer And A Gentleman)
You Must Love Me (Evita)
You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)
***Kenny G***
Forever in Love
The Wedding Song
***Classical / Wedding***
‘Air’ from Suite in D (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach)
‘Badinerie’ from Suite No.2 (Bach)
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
Entr’acte from Rosamunde (Schubert)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
O For The Wings Of A Dove (Mendelssohn)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Salut d’Amour (Elgar)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Wedding March (Wagner)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Fairytale Of New York
Happy Xmas (The War Is Over)
I Believe In Father Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
Jingle Bell Rock
Lonely This Christmas
Merry Xmas Everybody
Mistletoe And Wine
Santa Baby
Wonderful Christmastime
…. Plus many of the popular carols, in both traditional and jazzy styles
Congratulations (Cliff Richard)
Happy Birthday

Martin Little - Saxophonist's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£162.50
Up to 1 hour£237.50
Up to 2 hours£412.50
Up to 3 hours£587.50
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, bridal entry, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception OR Wedding Breakfast
One continuous set for either your drinks reception of wedding breakfast, starting as you appear until you move on to the next part of the day.
Drinks reception AND Wedding breakfast
- Music throughout the drinks reception - Music as the wedding breakfast is being served
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Wedding breakfast
- Music before the service begins, bridal entry, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - Music throughout the drinks reception. - Music as the wedding breakfast is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I always aim to provide a friendly and professional service from start to finish, so you can enjoy your event without any worry. I love playing and enhancing an event, so like to keep going during a drinks reception or meal, for example, so that you don't get a quiet spot right at the time everyone is eating.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Chester Racecourse, Bradbury Glade, Country Park Hotel (Hessle), Daffodil Hotel, Falcon Manor Hotel, Grantley Hall, Higher Trapp Hotel, Inglewood Manor, Inn on the lake, Low Wood Bay Hotel, Oulton Hall, Owston Hall Hotel, Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Wentbridge House Hotel, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa .... and many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I can't say I've been influenced by any one particular artist. I just love performers with a nice round sound, and those who play great tunes. These can be anything from 80's (possibly the best era for a good tune), a bit of smooth jazz, right through to melodic Disney themes, and all of these go down well for background music performances.

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

During my final year at Trinity College of Music in London I had the honour of performing in the State Ballroom of Buckingham Palace as lead Alto Sax with the college big band.

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

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know. For any big changes please let me know as soon as possible and I'll do my best to accommodate your changes.

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

When playing a number of sets I'll happily play some suitable music to fill the gap so that the room doesn't suddenly go quiet and lose the atmosphere.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always aim to arrive an hour before I'm due to start playing (more if the occasion requires it), so that I can discuss any issues with the venue staff and set up before guests arrive.

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

I have an extensive list of great tracks in my library, and it's continually expanding. If you have any requests for tracks or styles that you'd like including (or avoiding) just let me know. If you have a track in mind which isn't in my library, especially if it's for a key part of the day, I'll do my best to add it to the library.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I provide my own instruments and PA system. I have a high quality mains-powered PA for bigger rooms, but also have a battery-powered alternative for times when power isn't available, small rooms, or when I need to be able to relocate quickly. I also bring some lighting for times when a splash of colour will add to the performance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a special request which isn't currently in my library, but would work well as an instrumental track on sax, I'll do my best to source a high quality backing track and add it to the library free of charge.
Easy listening, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Light music, Pop, Soul, Motown, Disco, Rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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