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m-SAX

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Encore's MOST BOOKED ARTIST 2023 & FASTEST SELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME! International Ibiza/pop/Jazz artist (Groove Armada, Judge Jules etc)
Saxophonist
South Yorkshire
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With a repertoire packed with dance and house anthems, Jazz and swing standards and classic sax ballads, m-SAX will have your guests lounging with a cocktail during the day and raving on the dance floor at night. This guy is a seriously experienced musician. He was a pioneer of saxophone over House music, having played at Café Mambo as the style grew in popularity in Ibiza. Since then m-SAX has performed with huge names, including Groove Armada, Alex P & Brandon Block, The Temptations, Candi Staton, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Smokey Robinson. His pedigree has earned him the spot of saxophonist in “Judge Jules LIVE!” – a ground-breaking new project from the legendary DJ that puts a fresh spin on some of the biggest dance anthems in the last 30 years. Mark began has musical journey at age 11 and quickly rose through the ranks. He earned a scholarship to study his craft in the USA for 5 years at the prestigious Berklee College of Music - regarded as THE BEST music school on the planet! In that time he was also sponsored financially by Phil Collins after Mark sent him some demos. In addition to being the first ever saxophonist at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, m-SAX has also performed at an incredible list of venues, including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, the United Nations in NYC, the Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle and even at Buckingham Palace for the Queen - TWICE!! He has also recorded at Abbey Road Studios. All this experience ensures a slick and polished performance that will leave your guests wanting more. With a range of add-on options available, including a pro DJ package, a jazz/Live-Lounge daytime set and options to extend his performance time, m-SAX is the ultimate accompaniment to your entire event. An impressive BOSE L1 Pro8 PA system is included and lighting systems are available if required.

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m-SAX's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Ami K
9 days ago
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5 out of 5

What a fantastic night! Mark was absolutely perfect and everyone enjoyed the evening.

Reply from m-SAX
8 days ago

Thank you Ami. It was a really lovely event, well done!

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Enrika M
9 days ago
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5 out of 5

Mark’s performance was absolutely fantastic! Thank you for making my husband’s 40th so special - you’re a star. Enrika 🙌🤩

Reply from m-SAX
8 days ago

Thank you Enrika. Glad to be of service :-)

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Sophie W
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

We cannot recommend Mark enough! He was absolutely fabulous and all of our guests commented on how brilliant he was. Thank you so much!

Reply from m-SAX
15 days ago

Thank you Sophie!!!

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Mikki T
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Mark was brilliant from first communication before confirming the booking, throughout and even accommodated favourite tracks too. Our guests and the venue, which was local village social club, all commented on how brilliant sounded. Would recommend anyone to book Mark Big thanks again Mikki

Reply from m-SAX
23 days ago

Thanks Mikki. It was great to be part of it!

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Emma H
3 months ago, for a Wedding in 2
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5 out of 5

Honestly can't thank Mark enough for his input on the saxophone at our wedding. He was professional, so organised and nothing was too much to ask. I researched a number of musicians but all wanted to offer their packages rather than offer something bespoke. Mark was the first to guide us with our plans and work with us and the results have provided wonderful, lasting memories.

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Hannah G
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Elliott Ln
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5 out of 5

Firstly, wow !! We just wanted to drop you a review as we need to share with everyone how chuffed we were with your skill, talent and just how you were as a person - so welcoming and accommodating to our requests; we were just blown away !! We cannot thank you enough. Absolutely everyone was so impressed with you, you absolutely made not only our night but 'the night' !

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m-SAX's Song list

HOUSE/DANCE
Jubel - Klingande
This Girl - Kungs v Cookin’ On 3 Burners
17 - MK
Alright - Red Carpet
First Time - M-22 ft. Medina
All Cried Out - Blonde ft. Alex Newell
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples
Love Invaders - Fatima Yamaha
Changes - Faul & Wad Ad
Just About - Ten Ven
Feel My Needs - Weiss (Purple Disco Machine Mix)
Places - Martin Solveig
On My Mind - Disciples
Deeper Love - Mike Mago
Pjanoo - Eric Prydz
So Many Times - Gadjo
I Wanna Feel - Secondcity
Fly Away - Tones & I
Higher Love - Kygo/Whitney Houston
Cold Heart - Dua Lipa/Elton John
Black Magic - Jonasu
Sweet Lovin’ - Sigala
Giant - Rag'n’bone Man/Calvin Harris
Grapevine - Tiesto
My Head Is A Jungle - Wankelmut/MK
Sonnentanz - Klangkarusell
Looking For Me - Paul Woolford
Love On My Mind - Freemasons
My My My - Armand Van Helden
Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Sunshine - TIEKS
Million Voices - Otto Knows
Fade - Grant Nelson ft. Kimblee
Sun Don't Shine - Klankarussell
Head & Heart - Joel Corry ft. MNEK
Destination Calabria - Alex Gaudino
In My Arms - Purple Disco Machine
Treasure - Bruno Mars (Cash Cash Radio Mix)
Ain't Nobody - Felix Jaehn
About Damn Time - Lizzo (Purple Disco Machine Mix)
Soul Sacrifice - Dombresky
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa (Purple Disco Machine Mix)
Pasilda - Afro Medusa
I Got You - Duke Damont/Jax Jones
Wild - John Legend (MEDUZA Remix)
Itza Trumpet Thing - Montano
Can't Get Enough - Soulsearcher
Dreamer - Livin' Joy
Billie - Fred Again
90s
Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick /Frankie Knuckles
Get Down Saturday Night - Oliver Cheatham
Infinity - Guru Josh
U Sure Do - Strike
Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai (Dave Morales Mix)
Freed From Desire - Gala
Show Me Love - Robin S
Sing It Back - Moloko
Make A Move On Me - Joey Negro
Boogie 2Nite - Booty Luv
Make Luv - Room 5/Oliver Cheatham
At Night - Shakedown
Your Loving Arms - Billy Rae Martin
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
The Bomb! - Bucketheads
Anthem - N Joi
Lola's Theme - Shapeshifters
Better Off Alone - Alice Deejay
My My My - Armand Van Helden
Finally - Kings Of Tomorrow
Free - Ultra Nate
Always There - Incognito (Dave Morales Mix)
Dreamer - Livin' Joy
80s
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Love Town - Booker Newbury
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Word Up - Cameo
70s
Forget Me Knots - Patrice Rushen
Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey
Good Times - CHIC
Le Freak - CHIC
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
IBIZA CHILL-OUT
Late Night Feelings - Mark Ronson ft. Lykke Li
Majoure - Parra for Cuva
Lauren - Men I Trust
Give Me The Night - Randy Crawford
Elara - Parra For Cuva
Fever - Luca/Nina Carr
I Like Me Better - LO
Wicked Games - Parra For Cuva
At The River - Groove Armada
Sweet Harmony - The Beloved
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Show Me Love - Sam Feldt/Kimberly Anne
Ain't Nobody - Felix Jaehn
Fast Car - Jonas Blue/Dakota
Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies
POP
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Giant - Rag 'n’bone Man/Calvin Harris
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge (Dmitri From Paris mix)
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
One Kiss - Dua Lipa
The Weekend - SZA/Calvin Harris
JAZZ & SWING
A Foggy Day
All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Bye Bye Blackbird
Days Of Wine & Roses
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Could Write A Book
Love Is Here To Stay
Stella By Starlight
Take 5
Take The A Train
There Will Never Be Another You
Witchcraft
BOSSA NOVAS
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Desafinado
Girl From Ipanema
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
Nature Boy
The Shadow of Your Smile
BALLADS
Blue Moon
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Smile
Summertime
The Nearness of You
FUNK
Cantaloupe Island
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Pick Up The Pieces
Song For My Father
So What
Work Song

m-SAX's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£355
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£445
Up to 3 hours£575
Packages
Wedding Ceremony
This includes: 1- 30 min performance as guests arrive 2 - music during the signing of the register 3 - music as guests leave
£355
Drinks Reception
3 x 30 min sets during your drinks reception over a 2-hour period. I will also provide music when not performing to keep the atmosphere going.
£355
Wedding Breakfast
3 x 30 min sets during your over a 2-hour period during your meal. I will also provide music when not performing to keep the atmosphere going.
£355
Evening Reception Bronze
1 x 60 min set alongside your DJ (I can provide my own PA if you're not having a DJ)
£375
Evening Reception Silver
3 x 30 min set over a 2-hour period alongside your DJ (I can provide my own PA if you're not having a DJ)
£445
Evening Reception Gold
4 x 30 min set over a 3-hour period alongside your DJ (I can provide my own PA if you're not having a DJ)
£575
Wedding Ceremony & Drinks
This includes: 1 - 30 min performance as guests arrive 2 - music during the signing of the register 3 - music as guests leave 4 - 3 x 30 min performances at the drinks reception
£595
Wedding Ceremony, Drinks & Meal
This includes: 1 - 30 min performance as guests arrive 2 - music during the signing of the register 3 - music as guests leave 4 - 3 x 30 min performances at the drinks reception 5 - 2 x 30 min performance during meal *** I will also provide background music through my PA when not performing ***
£795
Drinks & Evening
3 x 30 mins during drinks reception 3 x 30 mins during evening reception
£895

Add-ons

Lighting
+£75
Percussionist
+£375
Pro DJ
+£500
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Judging from the amazing feedback I get I think it's that I raise the vibe at all my events, leaving guests impressed and surprised. I absolutely love playing the sax and adding something special to a track that doesn't yet exist and I think it shows. Clients also comment on how confident they are when booking me - I communicate very well which relaxes them.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Abbey Road Cafe Mambo, Ibiza The Royal Albert Hall Buckingham Palace (for the Queen- twice!) Windsor Castle (also for the Queen) United Nations (NYC) The Jazz Cafe Ronnie Scott's Montreux Jazz Festival Glastonbury International tours of USA, Russia, Europe. Previous clients: Elle Macpherson Porsche Yorkshire Air Ambulance Leicester City FC GlaxoSmithKline

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lovely Laura Sandy Sax Jimmy Sax Graziato Jamiroquai Groove Armada Faithless Simply Red Chemical Brothers

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

It's either performing alongside Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) or for the Queen on 2 occasions. I have also performed for Groove Armada, Shed 7, Judge Jules, Alex P, Brandon Block, The Temptations, Candi Staton, The Stylistics, Percy Sledge, Ben E King, Smokey Robinson, Peabo Bryson and Freda Payne. There's more than that but I have the memory of a goldfish....

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

NOT A PROBLEM! Just let me know asap and I will always be as flexible as I can. Most events rarely run perfectly on time in my experience so this is all just part of the job.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set, then I can also provide this. Please ask for a quote as the additional costs depend on the finish time.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually only 20 minutes is adequate but please allow for up to 45 minutes in some cases.

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

Yes of course. Some styles/songs are not suitable to have additional saxophone over the top but I'll always try my best.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own sax and radio mic to all bookings. If you don't have a DJ then I can also provide my own BOSE pa system which sounds (and looks) mint!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course.
Musicianship
Genres:
Ibiza club, Electronic, House, Deep house, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Pop, Funk, Disco, Christmas, EDM, Ambient, Electronica, Triphop, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Soul, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Top 40, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Bossa nova, Latin, Salsa, Ska, Reggae, R&B, Vintage, Acoustic, Hip Hop
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Charity event, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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