Saxophonist

Tom Fransham

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Saxophonist
London/Brighton
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Professional saxophonist with great passion for all genres, eras and fields of music. Always flexible and accommodating!

Tom began his journey as a musician at a young age; with both parents being musicians he was able to attend rehearsals and events, providing a practical element to his learning. This partnered the concepts learned from formal piano tutoring, allowing for a rounded introduction to musicianship. At the age of 12, Tom obtained an alto saxophone. Under the teachings of Rodney Smith he developed a fierce passion for the instrument. With Rodney providing a classical influence, he was able to balance Tom’s interest in heavy rock and other (less contemporary) genres. Tom’s musical curiosity lead to experience as frontman for a variety of rock bands, which he directed to success at a Battle of the Bands event in Sussex. At a similar time, Tom also participated in a regional young musicians competition, placing 3rd on alto saxophone. During the total 7 years with Rodney Smith, Tom earned a number of achievements including grades 1 to 8 and a Level 4 Diploma in Jazz Saxophone from the London College of Music. Tom studied music and performing arts at Central Sussex College, followed by a year of musical performance at Northbrook College. With developed performance skills, Tom further pursued music outside of formal study. He has been part of a jazz/piano duo for many years, playing prestigious venues such as The Hilton, Brighton. As well as this, Tom has played with the critically acclaimed modern soul vocalist Luke Fincher for a number of years, playing for crowds of up to 40,000 people. Tom has also been involved in studio recordings for Luke Fincher and funk rock band Funkzilla for a number of years, which has contributed greatly to his overall ability as a musician. Tom is currently working on exciting solo projects, with new found interest in recording, production and the modern electronic field of business. His primary focus is still on performing, however, with current work assisting a variety of established and dynamic artists in London and the Southern England area. To keep up to date with Tom’s works and career progression, please follow the link below. Contact is welcomed on all platforms.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Saxophone, Alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Baritone saxophone
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Audio engineer, Transcription, Actor, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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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)£60
Up to 1 hour£120
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£360

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John N, 2 years ago

I can't imagine how it could have been better. What was required was quite specific and a little unusual. He entered the spirit of it fully and enthusiastically. It made a great occasion even greater. "Added value"