Saxophonist

Michael J

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Saxophonist
Liverpool
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Award winning Saxophonist based in Liverpool

Michael Jackson is an award winning classically trained Saxophonist, graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2014. He attended the Junior Royal Northern College of Music from the age of 12 where he was the recipient of the Ian McPherson and the Margaret Wetherall prizes. He won the JRNCM Concerto competition and made his Concerto debut performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in 2009. In 2010, he was offered scholarships to RNCM, RCM and Birmingham Conservatoire, accepting a place at RNCM. Whilst there he won the RNCM Concerto Competition and performed the UK Premiere of Stanley Myers’ Soprano Saxophone Concerto in 2015.  He was also the winner of the Woodwind Solo Competition and a finalist in the Gold Medal competition. In 2014, he performed the world premiere of ‘Sonata for Alto Saxophone’ by composer Tom Harrold on BBC Radio 3. He records and performs regularly as a solo artist and with bands in venues around Europe and is currently touring with The George Michael Story.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, R&B, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Funk, Disco, Top 40, Christmas, Electronic, Deep house, EDM, Ibiza club, House, Electronica, Garage, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Light music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

10s
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Came Here For Love - Sigala
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Forget You! - Cee Lo Green
Leave A Light On - Tom Walker
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love On Top - Beyonce
One Dance - Drake
One Kiss - Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Promises - Sam Smith and Calvin Harris
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Roar - Katy Perry
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Strangers - Sigrid
Tennesse Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
00s
7 Days - Craig David
Closer - Ne-Yo
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Dilemma - Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Bedingfield
Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
Toxic - Britney Spears
Walking Away - Craig David
When Love Takes Over - Kelly Rowland and David Guetta
90s
Angels - Robbie Williams
I Wanna Be The Only One - Eternal
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Kiss Me - Six Pence None The Richer
No Scrubs - TLC
Say My Name - Destiny’s Child
Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls
Together Again - Janet Jackson
Waterfalls - TLC
You Gotta Be - Desiree
80s
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Endless Love - Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Rio - Duran Duran
70s
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Moondance - Van Morrison
Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Sunny - Boney M
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
60s
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good (I Got You) - James Brown
She Loves You - The Beatles
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Jazz
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Blue Bossa
But Beautiful
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cherokee
Corcovado
A Foggy Day
The Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
In A Sentimental Mood
Misty
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
Take Five
There Will Never Be Another You
Stella By Starlight
Christmas
Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Frosty The Snowman - Michael Buble
Holly Jolly Chirstmas - Michael Buble
Last Christmas - Wham
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Michael Buble
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree/Jingle Bell Rock - Michael Buble
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Michael Buble
Customer questions

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

No problem, I will always do my best to be flexible to fit in with your event.

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

Yes, not a problem. You can also request songs you would like to be played in between my sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually won't take any longer than 30 minutes to set up.

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

Of course, I'm happy for you to pick up to 5 songs from my song list and I will choose the other songs accordingly to fit in with your choices and your event type.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I will have all of my equipment with me.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, of course. I will just need at least 2 weeks notice and an extra fee of £25 per song.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

High quality performance Engaging the audience Professionalism Song choices

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Echo Arena, Liverpool The Empire Theatre, Liverpool 02 Academy, Newcastle The Athena, Leicester The Komedia, Brighton The Leatherhead Theatre The Montgomery, Sheffield The Neon, Newport Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Phoenix Theatre The Atkinson, Southport Alberts Schloss, Manchester

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder Michael Jackson Prince David Bowie Fleetwood Mac Steely Dan

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

Opening the main stage of the Gibraltar Music Festival 2015

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£400
Available services
Saxophone and Piano Duo
+£625

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Angela F, 4 months ago

Michael is talented, reliable and flexible in his approach. He is without doubt a credit to his profession and refreshingly easy to deal with. Thank you Michael

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Bethany L, 5 months ago

Mike played at our wedding on 31st August and he was fantastic. I had received many compliments regarding his song choice and talent! If you are thinking of hiring a saxophonist - hes your guy!

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