Nick Pike Sax

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Solo Saxophone for your wedding, event or party!
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A versatile saxophonist, Nick plays iconic pop, funk and soul songs reworked with his unique touch - ideal for wedding ceremonies, drink receptions and big, brassy parties! Nick plays solo saxophone accompanied with bespoke backing tracks, recorded by excellent session musicians specifically for use at luxury venues so that a high-quality performance is guaranteed every time. This creates the impression of a live band but serves as a compact and affordable option. Nick has played at hundreds of weddings over the past 15 years and will deliver a professional service to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible! Song requests can be accommodated.

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Nick's Reviews

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Charlotte G
2 months ago, for a Birthday party in Pepper Hill
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5 out of 5

Nick Pike was amazing from start to finish! When we first contacted him, we were a little apprehensive as we had some quite specific ideas about what kind of set list we wanted. Nick was really helpful as he was easy to contact and he was extremely keen to make sure that our set list was exactly what we wanted. He sent through some samples and we chose our favourites from those. He even learnt a few extras that we had specially requested like the nodding dog! On the day of the party, Nick arrived in plenty of time and was flexible in fitting his sets around other parts of the party, so that everybody could enjoy his music properly. Although we didn’t need them, Nick offered the use of his speakers between sets to keep the party going, which would be really handy if you didn’t have your own. Nick joined right in with the party vibe and really made the night. Every single guest mentioned how much they had enjoyed hearing him play. I would 100% recommend him!

Jane H
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Sutton SM3 8AL
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5 out of 5

We had Nick Pike playing sax at the drinks and canapés part of my son’s wedding at Nonsuch House. He was amazing. The selection of music was perfect and background feel of the music during all the chat that was going on was great. He was easy to deal with and responded to all our questions on a timely basis. Throughly recommend Nick. You couldn’t do any better and the music was great

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Nick's Song list

You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Music For A Sushi Restaurant - Harry Styles
Levitating - Dua Lipa
The Wire - Haim
What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner/Kygo
Titanium - Sia/David Guetta
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love - Rihanna
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Dance The Night - Dua Lipa
Blinding Light - The Weeknd
Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
Feel So Close To You - Calvin Harris
Havana - Camila Cabello
Take On Me - AHA
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Symphony - Clean Bandit
When The Going Gets Tough - Boyzone
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell
I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.
You Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Good As Hell - Lizzo
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Pompeii - Bastille
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Zutons
Higher Love - Kygo Version
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Dance Monkey - Tones & I
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Man, I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Midnight City - M32
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Bring It All Back - S Club 7
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Mamma Mia - ABBA
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Mmmbop - Hanson
You’re The One That I Want - Grease
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
All Of Me - John Legend
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Your Song - Elton John
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Cold Heart - Dua Lipa and Elton John
Dancing On The Ceiling
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Marry You - Bruno Mars
New Rules - Dua Lipa
La Bamba
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
A Night In Tunisia - Charlie Parker
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Yardbird Suite - Charlier Parker
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Last Christmas - Wham!
Let It Snow - Jamie Cullum
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Nick's 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)£250
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£625
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Nick's enthusiasm and energy coupled with a varied and interesting setlist, of course! It's worth mentioning that Nick's punctuality and professionalism helps to keep any stress surrounding the entertainment at your event to an absolute minimum!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Gosh, all over. The most memorable would be on the beach in Cancun (Mexico) for Club Med hotels, Last Night Of The Proms in Hyde Park 2019 (nuts amount of energy) and I always love playing at Cheltenham Jazz/Music festival! That said, sweaty, high-energy gigs/weddings are always a joy to play!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I always find this difficult to answer truthfully because, like most musicians, there are so many influences from artists, specific songs, even specific solos and particularly inspiring teachers or bandmates. I think I'd probably settle on Gordon Goodwin and Eric Marienthal if I had to choose though!

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

Probably Last Night Of The Proms 2019 along with Rock Choir UK.

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

Nick is very flexible and willing to accommodate any surprises that might raise their heads on the day! The only consideration might be if there is another gig booked that day but Nick will do his utmost to make sure everything runs smoothly for you.

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

Of course! People always ask for it so Nick plays music as standard in between sets. However, if you would like music after the sax set is finished then there is an additional fee.``

How much time do you need to set up?

Nick need at least 30 minutes but Nick normally tries to be set up and ready to go before the guests enter the performance area. The time I would aim to arrive and begin set up really depends on the layout and set up of the day but, rest-assure, Nick will make sure that the music aspect has no stress for you attached to it!

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

Yes, within reason. Whilst every party and wedding is different, there are certain tunes that appeal to everyone - Nick is keen to give you as a bespoke service as possible but with an eye to making your event the best possible!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, Nick only need a power socket fairly close by, he will bring his own extension cables.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course! Sourcing backing tracks and working out arrangements does require time though so Nick would require warning to sort these out.
Covers, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Funk, Pop, Motown, Soul, Top 40, R&B, Disco, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Accompanist, Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Transcription, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Fluent improviser, MC, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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