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Mike smith is a well established musician, having played saxophone for many household artists and TV shows across the world

Sax player with many bands and artists Runs own jazz fusion band 'gingertunes' Released 4 albums under own name Also works alongside DJs Hi, and welcome to my site. Here is a little bit of background info on who I am and what can do for you. I'm a UK based saxophonist with many years of experience in all areas of live performance. I can work as a soloist, or as part of a band depending on your requirements. I teach at LIPA, and also offer private tuition from home or via Skype. Having started to play at the age of 12 (so that I could escape Maths lessons on a Tuesday), I graduated from LIPA in 2005 with a first class honors degree in music. So far I have worked with the likes of Steve Winwood, Sandi Thom, Tavares, Craig David and Kid Creole to name a few. After releasing my debut album in 2009, I formed a band under my own name: Mike Smith's "Ginger Tunes Quartet" have been busy playing the jazz venues & festivals of the UK.

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
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Pop, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Electronic, EDM, Ibiza club, Industrial
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Saxophone, Keyboard
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Recording session
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Song list

Popular Music
Baker Street
Careless Whisper
Rather be
Englishman in New York
My girl
Walk on by
A million love songs
Just the two of us
Can’t take my eyes off you
Change the world
Rolling in the deep
let there be love
Don’t know why
Isn’t she lovely
when I fall in love
All of me
Thinking out loud
What a wonderful world
How deep is your love
Ibiza Style
Jubel (klingande)
This girl (Kungs vs Cookin')
The man with the red face (Funk Agenda)
Titanium (David Guetta)
Giant (rag and bone man)
Changes (Faul & Wad)
Rhythm is a mystery (K KLASS)
I came here for love (Sigala)
Homeless (Mr belt & Weezol)
Waves (Mr Probz)
Leave the world behind (Sweedish House Mafia)
Calabria (Rune)
Waves (Mr Probs)
September (Phats and small)
All cried out (Blonde)
Symphony (clean bandit)
Lovestory (Bushwacka)
Intoxicated (Martin Solveig & GTA)
Calvin Harris (Feel so close to you)
One Day (bakermat)
Show me love (Robin s)
Finally (ce ce penniston)
Treasure (with guitar)
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Treasure (with guitar)
In my life (duo)
Man with the red face (Live with the RLPO)
Jubel (save me) Klingande
Christmas Songs
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
Merry Christmas Everybody
Mistletoe & Wine
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
Winter Wonderland
Wonderful Christmastime
Hark The Herald
Mary's Boy Child
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Silent Night
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Standard
Black Orpheus - Standard
Blue Bossa - Standard
Body & Soul - Standard
Canteloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Corcovado - Jobim
Days of Wine & Roses - Henry Mancini
Desafinado - Jobim
Dolphin Dance - Wayne Shorter
Don't Get Around Much Any More - Ellington
Footprints - Wayne Shorter
Freddie the Freeloader - Miles Davis
Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael
Giant Steps - John Coltrane
Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
Green Dolphine St. - Standard
Have You Met Miss Jones? - Rodgers & Hart
How High the Moon - Standard
In A Sentimental Mood
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Standard
Just Friends - Standard
Lullaby of Birdland - Standard
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Joe Zawinul
My Favorite Things - Rodgers & Hart
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers & Hart
My Romance - Rodgers & Hart
Night and Day - Cole Porter
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
One Note Samba - Jobim
Our Love Is Here To Stay - George Gershwin
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
S Wonderful - George Gershwin
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Sea Journey - Chick Corea
So What - Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come - Standard
Song for My Father - Horace Silver
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Stompin at the Savoy - Standard
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Summer Samba - Standard
Sweet Georgia Brown - Standard
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington
The Way You Look Tonight
There Will Never Be Another You - Standard
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Wave - Jobim
What a Wonderful World - Standard
When I Fall in Love - Standard
Customer questions

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.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

around 15 mins

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. If you want me to play with a DJ, its best to ask them if I can plug in.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The saxophone is a very memorable and charismatic instrument, sure to get your party going!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everywhere from Festival stages to clubs and bars

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Brecker, Sanborn and all the great sax players

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

BBC one show


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£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500


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Claire B, 1 month ago

Was very good. We had him play for my baby shower and it was just perfect. Highly recommended.

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David G, 1 month ago

“Talented, accomplished, witty and urbane. What's not to like about the Ginger Tunes Quartet?”

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