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Wendy Allen Saxophonist

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About Wendy

Professional female saxophonist playing easy listening, lounge, jazz & pop, soul, groove and Ibiza chillout songs, Mobile DJ, sax & DJ
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Bournemouth
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Wendy has played for many years both on the semi and professional circuit. She has also directed her own 9 piece function band 'Night Creatures' and currently performs regularly with various bands along with her own jazz fusion band 'Spiral', party band Mr Magic and the duo 'Mojito'. She has previously worked with the famous 70s group 'Odyssey' and the band, Apart From Rod, featuring 3 of Rod Stewart's original band members - Jim Cregan, Robin LeMesurier and Gary Grainger and recently had a successful overseas tour were she shared the stage with some of the UK's top cabaret artists including Andy Abrahams of X Factor fame. A consummate professional, she is regarded as one of the finest female saxophonist's in the UK and is available as a soloist (sax with backing tracks) for bars, restaurants, weddings and corporate events, overseas as well as in the UK.

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50 gigs
Veteran: 50 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Christmas, Ambient, Deep house, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Ambient pop, Funk, Covers, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Top 40, Soul, Contemporary classical, Opera, Electronica, Electro-Swing, House, Country, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Barbershop, Gospel, Light music, Easy listening, Acoustic, Americana, Disco, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Tribute, Glam rock, Indie, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock
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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:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
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Song list

Song
A FOGGY DAY – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
A MILLION DREAMS - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
A SKY FULL OF STARS - COLDPLAY
A THOUSAND YEARS - CHRISTINA PERRI
A WHOLE NEW WORLD - ALADDIN DISNEY
AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - SUPREMES
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE – MICHAEL JACKSON
ALL OF ME – JOHN LEGEND
ALL OF ME (CLUB VERSION) - JOHN LEGEND
ALL OF ME (REGGAE VERSION) - JOHN LEGEND
ALL OF ME – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE - FROM THE FILM LOVE ACTUALLY
ALWAYS THERE - INCOGNITO
AMAPOLA – VARIOUS ARTISTS
AM I WRONG - NICO
ANGELA  (THEME FROM TAXI) – VARIOUS ARTISTS
ARETHA – RUMAR
AUTUMN LEAVES – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
AVE MARIA - BEYONCE
BABY LOVE - SUPREMES
BAKER STREET – GERRY RAFFERTY
BAKER STREET  – CLUB VERSION
BEAUTY & THE BEAST - DISNEY
BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME - CELINE DION
BESAME MUCHO – VARIOUS ARTISTS
BILLIE JEAN - MICHAEL JACKSON
BLUE EYES – ELTON JOHN
BLUE MOON – VARIOUS ARTISTS
BLUE BOSSA – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISION
CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU – VARIOUS ARTIST
CALABRIA - RUNE
CANTELOUPE – HERBIE HANCOCK
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT - ELTON JOHN
CARELESS WHISPER – GEORGE MICHAEL
CHAMELEON – HERBIE HANCOCK
CHANGES - PNAU
COLD DUCK TIME - EDDIE HARRIS
COME AWAY WITH ME - NORAH JONES
COMIN' HOME BABY – MEL TORME
COUNTING STARS - ONE REPUBLIC
CRY ME A RIVER – DIANA KRALL
DELERIO – VARIOUS LATIN ARTISTS
DIAMONDS - RIHANNA
DJ ROBBIE - UNKNOWN
DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
EVERY DAY I LOVE YOU MORE - BOYZONE
EVERYTHING - MICHAEL BUBLE
EVERYTHING I DO I DO IT FOR YOU – BRIAN ADAMS
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE – GEORGE BENSON
FEEL SO GOOD – VARIOUS POP ARTISTS
FEELING GOOD – NINA SIMONE
FIRESTONE - KYGO
FLAMES - DAVID GUETTA & SIA
FLY ME TO THE MOON – DIANA KRALL
GEE BABY - VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
GEORGIA – RAY CHARLES
GET BACK - ALEXANDRA
GET HERE – OLETA ADAMS
GET LUCKY - DAFT PUNK
GIRL FROM IPANEMA- ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
GREEN DOLPHIN STREET – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
HAPPY - FARELL
HAPPY PEOPLE - R KELLY
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY – VAN MORRISON
HELLO DOLLY – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
HOLD MY HAND - CLEAN BANDIT
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE – BEE GEES
HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU - ELLIE GOULDING
HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU – JAMES TAYLOR
I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU - IGRID
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME – BONNIE RAIT
I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY - EAGLES
I DON’T KNOW WHY – NORAH JONES
IF I AIN'T GOT YOU - ALICIA KEYS
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES – ELTON JOHN
I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE - SAM SMITH
I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU – ARETHA FRANKLIN
I WANT IT THAT WAY- WEST LIFE
I WISH I DIDN’T MISS YOU ANYMORE – ANGIE STONE
JODY GRIND - LEE MORGAN
JUBEL - KLINGLAND
JUST THE TWO OF US – BILL WITHERS
KILLER JOE – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
LADY IS A TRAMP - SINATRA
LAST NIGHT OF THE WORLD - FROM THE MUSICAL MISS SAIGON
LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN - NEIL SEDAKA
LET HER GO - PASSENGER
LET IT FLOW – GROVER WASHINGTON
LET ME LOVE YOU - DJ SNAKE JUSTIN BEAVER
LET'S STAY TOGETHER - AL GREEN
LILY WAS HERE – CANDY DULFER
LOOK OF LOVE – DIANA KRALL
LOVELY DAY – BILL WITHERS
LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO (ACOUSTIC) - ELLIE GOULDING
LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD - MICHAEL JACKSON
LOVE YOURSELF - JUSTIN BIEBER
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE – ADELE
MAN WITH THE RED FACE - MARK KNIGHT
MAS QUE NADA – VARIOUS ARTISTS
MASQUERADE – GEORGE BENSON
MEDITATION – CARLOS JOBIM
MERCY MERCY MERCY - JOE ZAWINAL
MISTY – ERROL GARNER
MOANIN’ – CANONBALL ADDERLY
MOON RIVER – HENRY MANCINI
MORE THAN A WOMAN – BEE GEES
MORNING - AL JARREAU
MRS ROBINSON - GARFUNKEL
MY CHERIE AMOUR – STEVIE WONDER
MY GIRL - DRIFTERS
MY ENDLESS LOVE - DIANA ROSS LIONEL RICHIE
NIGHT & DAY – SINATRA
ONE DAY - BAKERMAT
ONE LAST TIME - ARIANDE GRANDE
OVER THE RAINBOW -EVE CASSIDY
PACHELBELS CANON IN D - WEDDING SONG
PARADISE - COLDPLAY
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN – VARIOUS JAZZ ARTISTS
PICK UP THE PIECES – AVERAGE WHITE BAND
REVELATION – GOSPEL CHOIR
RUN LIKE THE WIND – CHRISTOPHER CROSS
SAD SAMBA – GROVER WASHINGTON
SEE YOU AGAIN - WIZ KHALIFA
SIDE WINDER – LEE MORGAN
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED - STEVIE WONDER
SLIDE - CALVIN HARRIS
SMOOTH OPERATOR - SADE
SO AMAZING - GERALD ALBRIGHT
SO NICE (SUMMER SAMBA) – ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
SONGBIRD – EVA CASSIDY
SONGBIRD - KENNY G
SOON – FRANK SINATRA
SOULFUL STRUT – GROVER WASHINGTON
STAY WITH ME - SAM SMITH
STAND BY ME - BEN E KING
STICKS - JULIAN ADDERLEY
STOLEN MOMENTS – OLIVER NELSON
STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE - DIANA ROSS
STRANGER ON THE SHORE - ACKER BILK
STREET LIFE – THE CRUSADERS
SUMMERTIME - GERSHWIN
SUNNY – VARIOUS ARTISTS
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN – VARIOUS  JAZZ ARTISTS
SWEET LOVE - ANITA BAKER
SYMPHONY - CLEAN BANDIT
TEQUILLA - UNKOWN
THAT'S THE WONDER OF YOU - ELVIS
THREE TIMES A LADY - LIONEL RICHIE
THE JIVE SAMBA - LEE MORGAN
THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS - SMOKEY ROBINSON
THE WAY WE WERE – BARBARA STRIESAND
THE WONDER OF YOU - ELVIS PRESLEY
THE LOVE I LOST – HAROLD MELVIN & BLUE NOTES
THE PRAYER - VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE POWER OF LOVE - GARBIELLE ALPIN
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU – ELLA FITZGERALD
THINKING OUT LOUD - ED SHEERAN
TRULY - LIONEL RICHIE
TURN ME ON – KATIE MELUHA
TUNE 88 - JEFF LORBER
TRULY - LIONEL RICHIE
YOU RAISE ME UP - BOYZONE
YOU’RE THE BEST THING THAT EVERY HAPPENED TO ME – RUBY TURNER
UNDER MY SKIN – SINATRA
UNDER THE BOARDWALK - VARIOUS ARTISTS
VALERIE – AMY WINEHOUSE
VALERIE – AMY WINEHOUSE (’68 VERSION)
VALERIE – AMY WINEHOUSE (SWING VERSION)
WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU - FOREIGNER
WAKE ME UP - AVICCII
WATERMELON MAN – HERBIE HANCOCK
WAVE – FRANK SINATRA
WAVES - ROBIN SCHULZ
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES – DIANA KRALL
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – LOUIS ARMSTRONG
WHAT’S GOING ON – MARVIN GAYE
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS – BETTE MIDLER
WINELIGHT – GROVER WASHINGTON
WONDERFUL TONIGHT – ERIC CLAPTON
WORK SONG - NAT ADDERLEY
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE – STEVIE WONDER
YOU RAISE ME UP - WEST LIFE
YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME HIGHER – VARIOUS POP ARTISTS
YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN
Wendy
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4.9 out of 5
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Reviews

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Chloe R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Wendy played for our engagement party and made it that extra special! She was so lovely and accomodated all the songs we requested along with playing an extra few minutes whilst the party was wrapping up and even helped me setup. She went above and beyond and couldn't recommend enough - thankyou Wendy :)!

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Louise C
2 months ago
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2.5 out of 5

Unfortunately we was not satisfied with Wendy this weekend. We had organised a festival theme hen party outside. Which I informed her of weeks in advance. When she arrived and I told her where to set up under the gazebo, she let out a sigh. We asked for Wendy to play Ibiza classics for the first hour and then more upbeat current pop for the seconds hour. Some of the requests we had asked for she didn’t have the music for but she said she would ad-lib for parts of it. Well I would say that Wendy only played the sax for not even a full hour out of the two. She put on grease and the Macarena (why this I don’t know) and hardly ad-lib at all to any music. The song list was all over the place, she played slow music that you would hear at a wedding not at a hen party. She mentioned about having Motown music on but I never heard any of it.. When asked if we could request a couple of songs or change the music up a bit she wasn’t very approachable. Quite apprehensive. The only thing she did well was Jubel. When speaking to the 30 guests at all different ages, none of them felt Wendy was very good. Which is a shame. Lastly when she finished her set, she just cleared up and left. I was in the loo at the time of her finishing and when I come out she was gone. No goodbye no feedback no nothing. I wouldn’t not have Wendy again nor would I recommend her. I never leave reviews on anything good or bad but this time I feel like I have to as I wouldn’t want someone to get the same experience I had. Maybe she would be better at weddings and not the type of even I was having.

Reply from Wendy
2 months ago

Hello Louise. I hope you are well. Many thanks for taking the time to review my performance and I am so sorry you didn't enjoy it - I aim to give the best service I can for each event and the majority of my previous reviews reflect this. Also, if I may say, that contrary to your comments I can confirm that at least 3 of your guests came up to me to say how much they were enjoying the afternoon/evening and my playing - one even asked for a card and if I could send them a Spotify playlist of my songs. I believe I also played my sax for more than 1 hour and behaved in a professional manner (I don't recall sighing?). Nonetheless, I take on board your comments and wish you all the very best for the future. Kind regards, Wendy

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Yvonne B
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wendy was fantastic, our guests really enjoyed the experience.

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William O
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Wendy for making our wedding day so magical by playing beautifully during our wedding day drinks reception. All of our guests commented on how amazing you sounded. You blew us away! Xx

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Barry L
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Southampton SO14 2AR
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5 out of 5

Hi Wendy Just a quick note to thank you for coming along and playing for us. Everyone remarked on how good you were and thoroughly enjoyed the music. We had a lovely evening and would love you to cone back next year to do the same! We'll be in touch! Best wishes, Barry

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Sarah T
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Poole BH12 5BB
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5 out of 5

Thank yoy Wendy for such a brilliant performance at our party - you guys were brilliant and mad our special day complete. We had a lot of compliments from our guests and passed your number on several times! Thabk you again. Sarah and Clive

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