Vicki Watson

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About Vicki

Encore's most-booked musician in the south-west! Vibrant party saxophonist playing 150+ events a year. Ibiza style, smooth vibes, pop, jazz.
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An experienced, energetic and versatile musician playing across the UK and abroad, Vicki plays everything from smooth jazz and party pop from all eras, all the way up to funky house, cool chill-out vibes, hip-hop, afrobeat, upbeat club classics and full-on Ibiza anthems. She has her own PA system, lighting and backing tracks, but is equally at home working alongside a DJ and/or percussionist, improvising in real-time and freestyling along with whatever they spin. LED light-up sax? No problem! And with her own wireless microphone setup, she can wander and dance amongst the guests whilst playing in true Ibiza style too! Sets include: - ‘Cocktails and canapés hour’ – elegant jazz, classic swing and light pop for a sophisticated sparkle, ideal for wedding guest arrivals or early evening sets. - ‘Ibiza Club Sax’ – a mix of house and dance charts, old-skool classics and iconic Ibiza anthems. - ‘Café del Mar Sunshine Set’ – Ibiza-style chill-out charts for a relaxed, sunshine vibe. - ‘The Gatsby One’ – 1920s, vintage-style jazz for Gatsby nights and speakeasies. - ‘The Smooth One’ – RnB, soul and smooth acid jazz for a velvety, after-hours lounge vibe. - ‘Party Pop’ – a range of upbeat, party pop and rock numbers from all eras. Vicki is a member of the Musicians' Union and has full public liability insurance, as well as her own PA equipment, lighting and transport. If you’re interested in hiring Vicki for an event, either as a solo musician, with her own DJ or bongos player, or as part of a bespoke band, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Most booked in region, 2022
Top 10 booked musician of 2022
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This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
75 gigs
Veteran: 75 bookings through Encore
Ibiza club, Jazz, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Pop, Funk, Funk rock, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Tribute, Soul, Christmas, Classical crossover, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Progressive rock, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Klezmer, Electronic, Deep house, EDM, Garage, Techno, House, Electro-Swing, Ambient, Dubstep, Electronica, IDM, Hip Hop, Power rock, Bollywood, Reggae
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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:
Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Fluent improviser
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Vicki's Song list

9PM - Till I Come (ATB)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Hermes House Band)
Ain’t Nobody (Jasmine Thompson)
Another Chance (Roger Sanchez)
Baby (Bakermat)
Baianá (Bakermat)
Bed (Joel Corry)
Boogie 2Nite (Booty Luv)
Born Slippy (Underworld)
Burn (Ellie Goulding)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Call On Me (Madism, feat. Alex Alexander)
Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn)
Changes (Faul Wad & Ad)
Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida)
Cold Heart (Elton John, Dua Lipa, PNAU)
Come Back - Art of Tones Remix (Sebb Junior)
Crazy What Love Can Do (David Guetta, Becky Hill)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Jubel feat. NEIMY)
Destination Calabria (Alex Gaudino)
Don’t Start Now (Dua Lipa)
Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia)
Encore Une Fois (Sash!, Future Breeze)
Everybody Dance (Cedric Gervais, Ranklin, Nile Rodgers)
Everything's Gonna Be Alright (feat. Beverley Knight)
Extraordinary (Clean Bandit)
Fast Car (Jonas Blue)
Freed From Desire (Gala)
Friday (Nightcrawlers)
Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Spiller)
Head and Heart (Joel Corry)
Higher Love (Whitney Houston with Kygo)
How Deep Is Your Love? (Calvin Harris)
If There Is Love (Laidback Luke)
I Luv U Baby (The Original)
Ignition (R Kelly)
Infinity 2008 (Guru Josh)
Jubel (Klingande)
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Modjo)
Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Baby D)
Levitating (Dua Lipa)
Lily Was Here (Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer)
Living (Bakermat)
Lola's Theme (The Shapeshifters)
Lose Somebody (Kygo)
Loving You (Peiro Pirupa, Katy Alex)
Lullaby (Sigala & Paloma Faith)
Melody (Sigala)
Movin’ On Up (M People)
Mr Saxobeat (Alexandra Stan)
Mr Vain (Culture Beat)
Music Sounds Better With You (Stardust)
My Heart's Been Waiting For You (Craig David, Duvall)
My House (Jodie Harsh)
One Kiss (Calvin Harris)
Outside (Calvin Harris, feat. Ellie Goulding)
Promises (Calvin Harris)
Pjanoo (Eric Prydz)
Potion (Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Young Thug)
Pump Up The Jam (Technotronic)
Punga (Klingande)
Rain On Me (Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande)
Relight My Love (Matisse & Sadko)
Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap!)
Sandstorm (Darude)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Show Me Love (Robin Schulz)
Sing It Back (Pete Tong)
Sonnentanz (Kangkarussell)
Sorry (Joel Corry)
Spectrum (Say My Name) (Florence + TM, Calvin Harris)
Stay The Night (Sigala)
Summer (Calvin Harris)
Summer In New York (Sofi Tukker)
Sun Goes Down (Robin Schulz)
Sun Is Shining (Funkstar De Luxe)
Sweet Lovin' (Sigala)
Symphony (Clean Bandit)
The Rhythm Of The Night (Corona)
The Weekend (Calvin Harris)
This Girl (Kungs)
Titanium (David Guetta)
Turn This Club Around (RIO)
U Don't Know Me (feat. Duane Harden)
Vandaag (One Day) (Bakermat)
What Is Love? (Haddaway)
You Got The Love (Florence + the Machine)
A Fine Romance
A Foggy Day
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
All Or Nothing At All
All The Way
Almost Like Being In Love
April in Paril
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Basin Street Blues
Begin The Beguine
Beyond The Sea
Black Coffee
Blue Skies
Blues In The Closet
Bohemia After Dark
Bright Boy
But Beautiful
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't Help Loving' Dat Man
Cantaloupe Island
The Charleston
Cheek To Cheek
Cheese Cake
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)?
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
East Of The Son
Embraceable You
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Freddie Freeloader
Georgia On My Mind
Get Happy
Good Bait
Have You Met Miss Jones?
High Society
How High The Moon
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad
I Was Doin' Alright
I'll Close My Eyes
I'll Know
I'll Remember April
I'll String Along With You
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Got The World On A String
I've Never Been In Love Before
If I Were A Bell
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
It Ain't Necessarily So
It Had To Be You
Just One Of Those Things
La Vie En Rose
The Lady Is A Tramp
Let There Be Love
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Like Someone In Love
Mack The Knife
Make Someone Happy
The Man I Love
Moon River
Moose The Mooche
The More I See You
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Ship
The Nearness Of You
Nice 'n' Easy
Night And Day
Night Dreamer
Now's The Time
Old Devil Moon
On A Slow Boat To China
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Pennies From Heaven
People Will Say We're In Love
Pure Imagination
Puttin' On The Ritz
Satin Doll
Sir John
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Someday My Prince Will Come
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sophisticated Lady
Stella By Starlight
Stormy Weather
Sweet Georgia Brown
Taking A Chance On Love
That Old Feeling
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
Till There Was You
Up Jumped Spring
The Way You Look Tonight
When Sunny Gets Blue
Willow Weep For Me
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't No Sunshine
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
Bang Bang (Ariana Grande)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Blame It On The Boogie (Jackson 5)
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Bright Side Of The Road (Van Morrison)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can't Stop The Feeling
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dance The Night Away
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Englishman In New York
Everybody (Backstreet Boys)
Eye Of The Tiger
Faces Of The Heart
Feeling Good
Flashdance...What A Feeling
For Once In My Life
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So
Higher And Higher
Hey Jude
Hit The Road, Jack
How Sweet It Is
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
I Say A Little Prayer For You
I Wanna Be Like You
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I Wish I Know How It Would Feel To Be Free
If I Ain't Got You
I'm A Believer (The Monkees, Smash Mouth)
I'm So Excited (Pointer Sisters)
I'm Still Standing (Elton John)
Isn't She Lovely?
It's My Life (No Doubt)
Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are
Killing Me Softly
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are
Lady In Red
Lady Marmalade
Let It Be
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Livin' La Vida Loca
Locked Out Of Heaven
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Midnight Train To Georgia
Move On Up
Movin' On UpMy Girl
New York State Of Mind
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
One More Night
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Pick Up The Pieces
Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News)
Route 66
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Shut Up And Dance
Sir Duke
Sister Sadie
Someone Like You
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Stacy's Mom
Stay With Me
Street Life
Still I Love You
Tell Her About It
The Best (Tina Turner)
The Greatest Love Of All
Thinking Out Loud
This Girl (Kungs)
This Love (Maroon 5)
Titanium (David Guetta)
Together Again
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Try (Pink)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
When A Man Loves A Woman
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Your Love Is King
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love the energy that I bring to the party, and the fact that their guests can't help but dance and sing along. It definitely makes for a memorable event! But don't take my word for it - there are lots of wonderful reviews from previous clients on my Encore Review page. Please do check them out!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A few: Hurawalhi, Maldives Alexandra Palace The Gherkin The Globe Coworth Park Celtic Manor Resort The Defence Academy of the UK Sandhurst Military Academy Wilderness Festival Thames cruises Alveston Manor Brockencote Hall Connaught Hotel Court Colman Manor Fairyhill Ageas Bowl Stadium Lincolnshire Showground Moonacre Marlborough College Sheldonian Theatre

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention in such a limited space! My influences span the musical genres of jazz, classical, pop, rock, house, hip-hop, blues, musical theatre, circus and world music. I'm always listening and never stop learning.

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

Difficult to say...I've performed at Alexandra Palace for 12,000 people, iconic venues such as The Gherkin, The Globe Theatre, Cardiff Castle, Coworth Park, Celtic Manor Resort, the Defence Academy of the UK, Sandhurst Academy, at festivals like Wilderness, on boats up and down the Thames, and for an 8-day residency in Hurawalhi, the Maldives. All fabulous!

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

It's not usually a problem if your timings change slightly after you've made a booking - just let me know.

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

Yes, I offer an iPod/DJ service for free through my PA equipment before the live set starts and during any interval. If you'd like a live DJ with full sound and lighting system, either separately or as part of a DJ+Sax Live package, this is something I can also provide, and is a really popular option - please ask for further details.

How much time do you need to set up?

As a rough guide, it takes about 30 minutes to set up as a soloist (longer if you'd like a band or a DJ&sax setup). As soon as my PA is set up, I provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance.

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

Each setlist is chosen specifically to suit your event, but I sometimes add in other songs on the night from 'reading the room' - so if people want to dance, I'll play some more upbeat numbers to keep them on the dance floor, for example. But if there are any songs from my list that you'd particularly like included, please do let me know.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring all my own equipment - instrument/s, PA equipment, lighting equipment as necessary.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included on my song list, there's a chance that I already know it anyway, so please do ask. If not, I'm happy to learn new songs with a bit of notice. There is a charge of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal time etc.

Vicki'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)£312.50
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£500


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Vicki's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Clare G
3 days ago
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5 out of 5

We loved having you play at our wedding Vicki! The guests kept commenting on how incredible you are, so talented and got the energy really buzzed. We loved your top to toe glitter jumpsuit, you were like a vibrant disco ball making musical magic. You kindly stayed on late for us as our evening started late, which we were made up with. We are so pleased we booked you. If you are considering booking Vicki for a wedding, don't hesitate, go for it. Keep it a surprise from your guests tho, the surprise sax went down a real treat! X

Louisa S
7 days ago
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5 out of 5

Vicki had the perfect blend of relaxed tunes and ones to get the party started! Everyone loved her vibe and her incredible talent. It was a pleasure having Vicki at our wedding - thank you! X

Sheryll K
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Vicki as a saxophonist for our recent Wedding, we could not recommend her any more highly. Vicki was excellent from start to finish, played perfectly with out DJ and worked the room with our guests. So many I’d these guests commented on what a fantastic addition she was for the evening’s dancing and fun. Thank you once again Vicki, you were brilliant. Hannah & Tom.

Emily G
28 days ago
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5 out of 5

Vicki was amazing ! She really got the vibe and atmosphere going at our wedding during the drinks reception! She was brilliant - would definitely recommend her and would book again! Thanks again Vicki for bringing Ibiza anthems to our wedding day!

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From other customers:

Abi S
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Masonic Hall
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5 out of 5

Vicki played at our belated wedding reception and made the night! She was incredible, the song choices were fantastic and we had the best time ever. Would highly recommend Vicki and will definitely be inviting her to play at our next event. I was really happy with Vicki from our first interaction, she made the whole process easy from the off by getting back to us really promptly and was super friendly and informative. Thank you!!

Julie L
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Brentwood
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5 out of 5

Vicki came and played the sax at my husband’s 50th. She played Ibiza classics for us and was amazing, everyone loved her! Some didn't even know we had a live saxophone player that couldn't see her in our back garden. At first they thought it was on a sound system, she was that good! Vicki was very professional and she even contacted me to ask if there was a special dress code she should wear! She absolutely made the party. I will be booking Vicki again for sure, such a lovely lady, thank you, Vicki. xxx

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