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Sophie Burrows

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Highly in-demand London-based female saxophonist, specialising in energetic performances of pop, house, and jazz music.
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Sophie is a freelance saxophonist based in London. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a BMus (Hons) in Saxophone Performance in 2019. She takes on regular performances with award-winning function bands, such as 29 Fingers, She's Got Brass, Das Brass, Blue Lion Band, She Music Global, alongside many solo functions too. Sophie also has an accomplished sax and percussion duo, as well as a sax, percussion and vocals trio in addition to her solo work through Encore. If interested in her duo or trio, don't hesitate to enquire now! In addition to her function work, she also takes on regular jazz, afrobeat, Berber and hip-hop gigs, touring with MC Solomon's band, performing at festivals with Arfoud Brothers and Sisters and Berber Diffusion, hosting jam nights with Inverted Worlds, and playing more traditional jazz with the London Jazz Orchestra. Sophie is also a keen jazz musician, playing Baritone Saxophone and Bass clarinet with the London Jazz Orchestra, (Im)Possibilities and Inverted Worlds. Sophie also enjoys attending jazz and fusion jams in her local area, especially the Orii jam held on Monday nights. She has over a decade of professional performing and recording experience, in every genre imaginable - from classical, jungle, afrobeat and pop! Sophie provides a full audio setup for all performances with her own microphones, laptop and PA system, as well as being a wireless roaming saxophonist for performances if required. Notable performances in recent years include: New River Studios - She's Got Brass Claridges - She All Stars Harrods - Das Brass Small World Festival - Inverted Worlds Camp Bestival - Behind The Mask Newbury Racecourse - 29 Fingers Henley Regatta - Sax & Percussion Duo Camp Kindling - Das Brass Silk Road Festival, Barbados - Silk Road Collective Wilderness Festival - Behind The Mask The Jago, Dalston - Arfoud Brothers and Sisters National Theatre River Stage - Berber Diffusion Boomtown Festival - Berber Diffusion Hootananny Brixton - Berber Diffusion The Jago, Dalston - Agmar Band Cymru Affrica Festival - Agmar Band Jam in a Jar - Amadis and the Ambassadors Cote Brasserie - Jazz Brunch Residency Crazy Bear - Beaconsfield - New Years Eve London Jazz Orchestra - Vortex Jazz Club MC Solomon - Behind the Mask UK Tour August-November 2022 Christmas with the Seven Steps Big Band - December 2021, 2022 & 2023 (Im)Possibilities at the London Jazz Festival - Southbank Centre (November 2018, November 2019, November 2021, November 2022) Pride In London - London Musical Theatre Orchestra - Trafalgar Square Stage July 2019

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Sophie's Reviews

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Chris W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was truly amazing, very polite and very professional. Sophie played at our wedding on the 28th of December 23, it was perfect. Our guests commented on how outstanding she was and it added a beautiful touch too our day. She promptly replied to messages and even learned a new song on request from my wife and sent it to us to hear before our special day. We cant thank you enough for playing at our wedding. Would highly recommend Sophie. Chris & Jo White 🤙

Reply from Sophie
5 months ago

Hi Chris and Jo, It was so wonderful to be a part of your wedding, I absolutely loved playing for you! 😊

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Line P
7 months ago
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Sophie was amazing and very communicative, super accommodating and very talented, my best recomendations.

Reply from Sophie
7 months ago

Thanks so much for your kind words Line! I really enjoyed playing for you and Jani and it was such a fun night! 😊

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Charlotte D
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie was absolutely brilliant and made our night that extra bit special! She was very helpful, on time, friendly and assuring. And her talent is insane. All our guests said how brilliant she was. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Sophie
10 months ago

Thank you so much Charlotte! I loved playing for your party and am so glad you enjoyed it - it was such a fun night! ☺️

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Christopher B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sophie’s performance was absolutely flawless, we had so many comments about how fantastic she was! She was so friendly and engaging during her performance, we just wish that we could get married every week so that we could invite her back - we will 100% be rebooking her at the next big family get together! Sophie was very accommodating before our event with song choices and timings and was incredibly fast to reply to any questions we had. Don’t hesitate - book her for your event!

Reply from Sophie
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Chris, I really enjoyed playing at your wedding and I hope you're both doing really well!

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5 years ago

...one of the most exciting young bands performing on the London circuit.

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Wimbledon H
2 years ago

Our wonderful Sophie Burrows visits us every week for an uplifting Jazz session.

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Sophie's Song list

Chill/Ibiza/Club style:
Ed Sheeran - I See Fire (Kygo remix)
Ed Sheeran & Passenger - No Diggity Vs. Thrift Shop
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Kygo remix)
Kyla La Grange - Cut Your Teeth (Kygo remix)
Glue
Sun Is Shining
World Hold On
Needin U
Don’t Forget My Love
Cold Heart
Solu Music
Changes
So Many Times
Benediction
Head and Heart
Hideaway
Finally
Sonnentanz
Wanna Dance With Somebody
Coldplay - Midnight (Kygo remix)
Jakubi - Can't Afford It All (Kygo Remix)
The XX - Angels (Kygo Edit)
Syn Cole - Miami 82 (Kygo Edit)
James Blake - Limit to Your Love (Kygo Remix)
AHA - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
Henry Green - Electric Feel (Kygo Remix)
Boney M - Sunny (Dear Pluche Remix)
Kungs vs Cookin’ on Three Burners – This Girl
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Klingande - Jubel
MK - 17
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Flowers (feat. JayKae & MALIKA)
Body - Loud Luxury Feat. Brando
Just Got Paid - Sigala, Ella Eyre & Meghan Trainor Feat. French Montana
More Than Friends - (VIP Mix) - James Hype & Kelli-Leigh
Pump It Up - Endor
21 Reasons
Think About Things
New Rules
...and many more by request!
Pop functions:
Aint No Mountain High Enough
Come and Get Your Love
Crazy In Love
Do Your Thing
Feel For You
Flowers
Gimme Some More
Happy
Heartbroken
I Feel Good
I Like It Like That
Move On Up
Praise You
Next Episode
Sexual Healing
Sweet Dreams
Seven Nation Army
Sweet Like Chocolate
The Preacher
Think About Things
Valerie
This Will Be
9 To 5
500 Miles
Bad Guy
Don't Stop Believin'
Don't Start Now
Get Lucky
I'm A Believer
Johnny B Goode
Juice
King Of The Swingers
Little Lion Man
Livin On A Prayer
I Feel Like a Woman
Play That Funky Music
Proud Mary
River Deep, Mountain High
Sex On Fire
Shut Up and Dance
Summer of 69
Suspicious Minds
Take On Me
Simply The Best
Uptown Funk
Teenage Dirtbag
Sir Duke
Superstition
I Wish
Dancing queen
Mamma Mia
...and many more by request.
Afrobeat:
Monkey Man
Jorge Botafogo
New Blood
Abakwa
Kossa Kossa
Zombie
Surprise Hotel
Comencemos
Water No Get Enemy
River
Gimme Some More
Wejene Aola
Semai Thaqil
Jawa Jawa
Alteleyeshegnem
Bambu
Safari Strut
In The Middle
...and many more by request!
Jazz Standards:
African Flower (Petite Fleur Africaine)
Afro Blue
Afternoon In Paris
Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
Airegin
Alfie
Alice In Wonderland
All Blues
All By Myself
All Of Me
All Of You
All The Things You Are
Alright, Okay, You Win
Always
Ana Maria
Angel Eyes
Anthropology
Apple Honey
April In Paris
April Joy
Arise, Her Eyes
Armageddon
Au Privave
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Beauty And The Beast
Bessie's Blues
Bewitched
Big Nick
Black Coffee
Black Diamond
Black Narcissus
Black Nile
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue In Green
Blue Monk
The Blue Room
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
Blues For Alice
Bluesette
Body And Soul
Boplicity (Be Bop Lives)
Bright Size Life
Broad Way Blues
Broadway
But Beautiful
Butterfly
Byrd Like
C'est Si Bon
Call Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Captain Marvel
Central Park West
Ceora
Chameleon
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Chelsea Bells
Chelsea Bridge
Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
A Child Is Born
Chippie
Chitlins Con Carne
Come Sunday
Como En Vietnam
Con Alma
Conception
Confirmation
Contemplation
Coral
Cotton Tail
Could It Be You
Countdown
Crescent
Crystal Silence
D Natural Blues
Daahoud
Dancing On The Ceiling
Darn That Dream
Day Waves
Days And Nights Waiting
Dear Old Stockholm
Dearly Beloved
Dedicated To You
Deluge
Desafinado
Desert Air
Detour Ahead
Dexterity
Dizzy Atmosphere
Django
Doin' The Pig
Dolores
Dolphin Dance
Domino Biscuit
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Dreamsville
Easter Parade
Easy Living
Easy To Love (You'd Be So Easy To Love)
Ecclusiastics
Eighty One
El Gaucho
Epistrophy
Equinox
Equipoise
E.S.P.
Fall
Falling Grace
Falling In Love With Love
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
A Fine Romance
500 Miles High
502 Blues
Fly Me To The Moon
Follow Your Heart
Footprints
For All We Know
For Heaven's Sake
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Forest Flower
Four
Four On Six
Freddie Freeloader
Freedom Jazz Dance
Full House
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Gemini
Giant Steps
The Girl From Ipanema (Garôta De Ipanema)
Gloria's Step
God Bless' The Child
Golden Lady
Good Evening Mr. And Mrs. America
Grand Central
The Green Mountains
Groovin' High
Grow Your Own
Guilty
Gypsy In My Soul
Half Nelson
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Heaven
Heebie Jeebies
Hello, Young Lovers
Here's That Rainy Day
Hot Toddy
House Of Jade
How High The Moon
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
How My Heart Sings
Hullo Bolinas
I Can't Get Started
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Mean You
I Remember Clifford
I Should Care
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
I'll Never Smile Again
I'll Remember April
I'm All Smiles
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm Your Pal
Icarus
If You Never Come To Me (Inutil Paisagem)
Impressions
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Mood
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
In Your Quiet Place
The Inch Worm
Indian Lady
Inner Urge
Interplay
The Intrepid Fox
Invitation
Iris
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
Isn't It Romantic?
Isotope
Israel
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It's Easy To Remember
Jelly Roll
Jordu
Journey To Recife
Joy Spring
Juju
Jump Monk
June In January
Just One More Chance
Kelo
Lady Bird
Lady Sings The Blues
Lament
Las Vegas Tango
Lazy Bird
Lazy River
Like Someone In Love
Limehouse Blues
Lines And Spaces
Litha
Little Boat (O Barquinho)
Little Waltz
Long Ago (And Far Away)
Lonnie's Lament
Look To The Sky
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Lucky Southern
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lush Life
The Magician In You
Mahjong
Maiden Voyage
A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme)
Man In The Green Shirt
Meditation (Meditacao)
Memories Of Tomorrow
Michelle
Midnight Mood
Midwestern Nights Dream
Milano
Minority
Miss Ann
Missouri Uncompromised
Mr. P.C.
Misty
Miyako
Moment's Notice
Mood Indigo
Moonchild
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
My Buddy
My Favorite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
My Romance
My Shining Hour
My Ship
My Way
Mysterious Traveller
Naima (Niema)
Nardis
Nefertiti
Never Will I Marry
Nica's Dream
Night Dreamer
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
A Night In Tunisia
Night Train
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
Nostalgia In Times Square
Nuages
(The Old Man From) The Old Country
Oleo
Oliloqui Valley
Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz) (Love In Peace)
Once In Love With Amy
One Finger Snap
One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
Only Trust Your Heart
Orbits
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Paper Doll
Passion Dance
Passion Flower
Peace
Peggy's Blue Skylight
Pent Up House
Penthouse Serenade
Peri's Scope
Pfrancing
Pinocchio
Pithecanthropus Erectus
Portsmouth Figurations
Prelude To A Kiss
Prince Of Darkness
P.S. I Love You
Pussy Cat Dues
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Quiet Now
Recorda Me
Red Clay
Reflections
Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Ring Dem Bells
Road Song
'Round Midnight
Ruby, My Dear
Poem For #15 (The Saga Of Harrison Crabfeathers)
Satin Doll
Scotch And Soda
Scrapple From The Apple
Sea Journey
Seven Come Eleven
Seven Steps To Heaven
Sidewinder
Silver Hollow
Sirabhorn
Skating In Central Park
So Nice (Summer Samba)
So What
Solar
Solitude
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Some Other Spring
Some Skunk Funk
Somebody Loves Me
Sometime Ago
Song For My Father
The Song Is You
Sophisticated Lady
The Sorcerer
Speak No Evil
The Sphinx
Standing On The Corner
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Stella By Starlight
Steps
Stolen Moments
Stompin' At The Savoy
Straight No Chaser
A String Of Pearls
Stuff
Sugar
A Sunday Kind Of Love
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Swedish Pastry
Sweet Georgia Bright
Sweet Henry
Take Five
Take The “A” Train
Tame Thy Pen
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Thanks For The Memory
That's Amore (That's Love)
(There Is) No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
There'll Be Some Changes Made
They Didn't Believe Me
Think On Me
Thou Swell
Three Flowers
Time Remembered
Tones For Joan's Bones
Topsy
Tour De Force
Triste
Tune Up
Turn Out The Stars
Twisted Blues
Unchain My Heart
Unity Village
Unquity Road
Up Jumped Spring
Upper Manhattan Medical Group (UMMG)
Valse Hot
Very Early
Virgo
Wait Till You See Her
Waltz For Debby
Wave
We'll Be Together Again
Well You Needn't (It's Over Now)
West Coast Blues
What Am I Here For?
What Was
When I Fall In Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
Whispering
Wild Flower
Windows
Witch Hunt
Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)
Woodchopper's Ball
Woodyn' You
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Yes And No
Yesterday
Yesterdays
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Are Too Beautiful
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
You Don't Know What Love Is
You Took Advantage Of Me
You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You
Young At Heart
...and many more by request.
Example set list:
Get Happy
My Favourite Things
Now's The Time
Billie's Bounce
Lady Be Good
Someone To Watch Over Me
Take Five
Take The A Train
Tenor Madness
Watermelon Man
Have You Met Miss Jones
My Romance
In a Sentimental Mood
Someday My Prince Will Come
Summertime
On Green Dolphin Street
Well You Needn't
Fly Me To The Moon

Sophie'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£440
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£270
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£310
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/after dinner for the first dance & party.
£425
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I always cater specifically to each event I play at - I will go the extra mile to provide a personalised set list for each client, as well as a local discount to those based in Walthamstow.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Vortex Jazz Club, Pizza Express Soho, Omnibus Theatre Clapham, Pride In London Trafalgar Square Stage, Windsor Castle, Stockwell Theatre, Kings Place

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Snarky Puppy, Forq, Foo Fighters, John Harle, The Beatles, Progger, Jacob Collier

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

Pride In London on the Trafalgar Square main stage.

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

I always try my best to accommodate changes in timings - as long as I am made aware with enough advance notice changes in timing should be no problem.

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

Yes.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on what I am playing - I take between 5 minutes to 15 minutes to set up saxophones/microphones/stands. If a soundcheck is required I will need an hour or so before the performance time if possible.

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

I can adjust my set list to suit your preferences!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I can bring instruments, PA system and microphones. I will need access to a mains plug socket for this.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes - I can take on up to three song requests to be included in the fee, any more than this and I would charge an additional £30 per song for the extra time spent rehearsing and finding tracks for the songs.
Musicianship
Genres:
Ibiza club, Jazz, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, R&B, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Gospel, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Ragtime, Ambient, Electronic, Film / TV music, Folk, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Ambient pop, Disco, Vintage, House, Jungle, Electro-Swing, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Hip Hop, Top 40, Alternative rock, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Samba
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, Virtual event, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Composer, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Fluent improviser, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Accompanist, Community music worker, Audio engineer, Dancer
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