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Rafael Sax - Live
Jazz Saxophonist, Wedding Saxophonist, Dj Saxophonist
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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
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Gospel, Rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock, Britpop, Hardcore, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Punk rock, Progressive rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Australian music, Asian music, Armenian, Argentinian, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Choro, French music, Caribbean music, Flamenco, Calypso, Cuban music, Brazilian music, Cumbia, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Polka, Polish music, Merengue, Mariachi, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Skiffle, Ska, Scottish music, Samba, Spanish music, Tango, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Glam rock, Barbershop, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Dubstep, Ibiza club, Techno, Garage, House, Jungle, Electro-Swing, Drum 'n' Bass, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Rockabilly, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Avant garde, Experimental, Easy listening, Marching, Light music
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
Setlist Dj & Sax
Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
Cola – Camelphat & Elderbrook
Electricity (feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson)
Fish go deep – Neville Marriner
House Work (feat. Mike Dunn & MNEK)
How Deep is your love – Calvin Harris & Disciples
One Kiss – Carlvin Harris, Dua Lipa
Piece Of Your Heart (feat. GOODBOYS) – Meduza
I wish that you were mine – Philip George
You don’t know me (feat. Raye) – Jax Jones
You Want me (feat. Sadie Ama) – Tom Zanetti
Where Love Lives ( Original Claasic Club Mix) – Alison Limerick
This Girls (Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 burners) – Layers
Space Cowboy (David Morales Mix) – Jamiroquai
(Saturday Night Club Classics)
Put ‘Em Right
Love on my mind
Can’t Get Enough
Most Precious Love
Strings of Live (Stronger on my Own)
Show me Love
Push The Felling On
Movin Too Fast – Artful Dodger and Romina Johnson, Ministry of Sound
Doctor Pressure – Ministry of Sound
Don’t Call me Baby – Madisson Avenue
The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) – The Bucketheads
Never Gonna Let You Go – Tina Moore
Destination Calabria -- Alex Gaudino
White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge – Disclosure
Freed From Desire – Gala
Ready for your love – Gordon City
Sing It Back - Jack N Danny & Tim Baresko
Hideaway – Kiesza
Something Special - Miguel Campbell
Always (Ft. Alana) - MK (Route 94 Remix)
My Love (Low Steppa Remix) - Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
Money On My Mind (MK Remix) - Sam Smith
Look Right Through (MK Vocal Radio Edit) - Storm Queen
My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix) - Wankelmut, Emma Louise
Bump & Grind 2014 - Waze & Odyssey vs R. Kelly
9 to 5
Aint no Mountain
Ain’t no Stopping us now
All Night Long
Best of my love
Blame it on the boogie
Brown Eyed Girl
Can’t Stop the felling
Crazy in Love
Dance to the music
Dancing in the street
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
For Once in my life
Get down on it
Get Ready – Temptations
Get up offa that thing
Higher & Higher
I feel good
I saw her standing there
I want you back
I will survive
I wish (Stevie Wonder)
I Feel Good
I wanna dance with somebody
I am coming out
Isn’t she lovely
It’s your thing
Let’s stay together
Locked out heaven
Long train running
Move on up
Moves like Jagger
Never too much
Papa’s got a brand new bag
Pick up the pieces
Play that funky music
Shake a tail feather
Shake your body
Shake, look and listen
Signed sealed delivered
Somebody else’s guy
Son of a preacher man
Sweet home Alabama
Sweet soul music
The best of my love
Twist and shout
Walking on the sunshine
We are family
What you won’t do for love
You never can tell
Have you meet miss jones
Sweet Georgia brown
Body and Soul
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Rafael Sax has acquired and developed an unique style, reputation and overall trust from his clients, which makes him a very reliable and strong candidate when considering a saxophonist to play with DJ’s improvising alongside all genres of music such as funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, Latin, disco, house, 80’s and chillout music.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Birmingham’s Fumo, Nuvo Bar, Chameleon, Players, Dirty Martini, Sports & Music bar(Liverpool), The Warehouse(Leeds) and also overseas in the town of Amora (Portugal) where he was resident sax player for two consecutive summer seasons playing at Ibiza style parties alongside different Djs, electric violin, percussionists and vocals
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Maceo Parker, Bill Evans(sax), David Sanborn, Eric Mariental and Kenny Garret.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
His most relevant performances includes playing alongside 12 times Grammy-nominated artist and holder of one Grammy for “Best Gospel Song” in 2011 saxophonist Kirk Whalum which became famous for his feature on Witney Houston’s track “I Will Always Love You”.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I am always 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?
Absolutely. I can offer this service for an extra 150£. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually need about 30min before performance time.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
My setlists is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure client//guests have an amazing time. However, I am 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 I bring all my instruments, equipment and microphone
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£60|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£350|
|Up to 3 hours||£500|
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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