Mike Plays Saxophone

Mike Plays Saxophone

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Location Merseyside
Starting from £420
12 Reviews

Mike is a well-known saxophonist, who can provide music to suit all kinds of corporate drinks receptions or wedding breakfasts.

  • Highlights
  • Varied repertoire of current pop, jazz, blues, soul and everything in between
  • Fully insured with PAT-tested sound equipment
  • Available solo or with guitar accompaniment

Excellent, would highly recommend. Thanks for making our special day.

Mike Cunningham, Cheshire

Mike was truly amazing I would recommend him at the drop of a hat.

Lyndsey Madden, Manchester

About


Having paid his dues as a sideman over the last fifteen years with household names, Mike is well versed in providing music for all sorts of situations. Mike's saxophone sets will be at a volume that compliment and not dominate proceedings, and set up the perfect atmosphere for your wedding or event.

A musician from the age of 10, he went on to study at LIPA (where he now holds a lecturer post) and his diverse and wide ranging experience have given him the kudos amongst his peers to become one of the most sought after sax players in the industry.

  • Outstanding musician guaranteed to impress
  • Fantastic repertoire to suit any audience
  • A hugely popular wedding saxophonist with excellent feedback
  • Friendly, accommodating and flexible
  • Fully insured and PAT tested

He has toured extensively with ABC, Heather Small, Elkie Brooks, Craig David, Kid Creole, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tavres, Arthur Brown and The Muffin Men amongst others.

As well as performing at Weddings, Private Parties and Private functions, Mike works as a session musician, playing for a multitude of bands and artists.

Mike is able to perform either in a solo capacity to backing tracks or as a duo option with guitar accompaniment.

Repertoire


Acoustic chilled out saxophone

  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
  • My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
  • In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
  • Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
  • Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk
  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • The Nearness Of You - Rod Stewart
  • Careless Whisper - George Micheal
  • Danny Boy - Trad
  • Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
  • All The Things You Are - Various
  • Womans Worth - Alicia Keys
  • How Come You Don't Call Me - Alicia Keys
  • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
  • St Thomas - Various
  • Equinox - John Coltrane
  • Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • Song For My Father - Various
  • Naima - John Coltrane
  • A Night In Tunisia - Chaka Khan
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting
  • Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
  • When You Wish Upon A Star - Various
  • Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • One For My Ba- - Frank Sinatra
  • Afro Blue - John Coltrane
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones

Jazz & Easy Listening

  • At Last - Etta James
  • Autumn Leaves - Standard
  • Black Orpheus - Standard
  • Blue Bossa - Standard
  • Body & Soul - Standard
  • Canteloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
  • Corcovado - Jobim
  • Days of Wine & Roses - Henry Mancini
  • Desafinado - Jobim
  • Dolphin Dance - Wayne Shorter
  • Don't Get Around Much Any More - Ellington
  • Footprints - Wayne Shorter
  • Freddie the Freeloader - Miles Davis
  • Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Giant Steps - John Coltrane
  • Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
  • Green Dolphine St. - Standard
  • Have You Met Miss Jones? - Rodgers & Hart
  • How High the Moon - Standard
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
  • It Had To Be You - Standard
  • Just Friends - Standard
  • Lullaby of Birdland - Standard
  • Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy - Joe Zawinul
  • My Favorite Things - Rodgers & Hart
  • My Funny Valentine - Rodgers & Hart
  • My Romance - Rodgers & Hart
  • Night and Day - Cole Porter
  • Oleo - Sonny Rollins
  • One Note Samba - Jobim
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay - George Gershwin
  • Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
  • S Wonderful - George Gershwin
  • Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
  • Sea Journey - Chick Corea
  • So What - Miles Davis
  • Someday My Prince Will Come - Standard
  • Song for My Father - Horace Silver
  • St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
  • Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
  • Stompin at the Savoy - Standard
  • Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
  • Summer Samba - Standard
  • Sweet Georgia Brown - Standard
  • Take Five - Paul Desmond
  • Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Will Never Be Another You - Standard
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • Wave - Jobim
  • What a Wonderful World - Standard
  • When I Fall in Love - Standard

Christmas

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Lonely This Christmas
  • Merry Christmas Everybody
  • Mistletoe & Wine
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Sleigh Ride
  • The Christmas Song
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Wonderful Christmastime
  • Hark The Herald
  • Mary's Boy Child
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Once In Royal David's City
  • Silent Night
Line-Up

  • Saxophone with backing tracks
  • Saxophone with guitar accomniament (mobile and with ability to roam)

12 Reviews

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Hayley Higgins

Event: Wedding
Location: Liverpool
5/5

We had Mike Plays Sax at our wedding and he was amazing. I had given him a play list before the day and he played what we asked he made the night! Would highly recommend him to everybody.


Sophie Slater

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Words cannot express how much I love this guy!! Mike was absolutely incredible and I could listen to him for days! Warble recommended Mike and I'm so pleased they did. Mike was really accommodating in the lead up to the wedding and totally rocked it on the day. My only regret is that I wish I had seen/ heard more of Mike as we were having photos at the time but I'll definitely be booking Mike again through Warble. Everyone commented on how good he was and he created such a great vibe during the drinks reception and whilst people were eating. This guy is seriously talented! Thank you Warble for a great recommendation and for all your hard work in the lead up to our wedding. Without Warble, our day wouldn't have been the day it was so thank you SO much!


Terry Brown

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Mike was better than you could of ever imagined, he made my party and everyone was on their feet from start to finish!! He was that good we bought tickets to go the Cream Steel Yard in Liverpool to watch him again as part of the Royal Philhamonic Orchestra! He's simply the best and we will no doubt be booking him again for future parties!


Cathy Blackshaw

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Mike was great, he played what I asked, just got on with it and was very friendly and approachable.


Robert Wheatley

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

Mike was absolutely fantastic, thank you.


Lyndsey Madden

Event: Wedding
Location: Manchester
5/5

Mike was truly amazing I would recommend him at the drop of a hat.


Mike Cunningham

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Excellent, would highly recommend. Thanks for making our special day.


Nicola Stephenson

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

Great experience. Mike was fantastic.


Stephanie Sharp

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

Great player, lovely tunes. Just what we wanted. Kept the guests entertained through the switch-over period from day to evening guests! Would recommend him. Just wish my husband and I had more chance to listen to him play... Too busy having pictures etc. done. :o(


Jerome Foucart

Event: Corporate
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Hi, Mike was absolutely brilliant, he was able to play the perfect kind of music for our function. And he was also a very nice man, which is always a bonus. Re dealing with Warble, I was equally satisfied. Samantha and Tracey were great and very prompt in responding.


Mark and Jen

Event: Wedding
Location: Worcestershire
5/5

Would like to say how fantastic Mike our sax player was at our wedding reception. He was a marvellous surprise and welcome for our guests as they arrived. Mike is a lovely person and a great sax player who made an extra special touch to our magical day. Would definitely recommend to others, thank you so much.


Rebecca McLeod

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria
5/5

Mike played really well at our wedding. In the Lake District, the weather was like a dream with the sun shining. We got married at the gazebo by the lake and as soon as I heard Mike play the saxophone as I waited to walk down the aisle, I fell apart and began to cry. It sounded wonderful. The background music was quality and the live saxophone just sounded amazing. Mike learnt to play 3 of our song requests and his attitude was all out to provide a service. Not all musicians feel the music they play but Mike got every note and created a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. It was lovely to meet Mike who was professional and an amazing saxophone player. All our guests commented on his performance. Definately recommend!


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1200
    • Rest of the world £1200
    North East
    • Leeds £420
    • South Yorkshire £420
    • West Yorkshire £420
    • Yorkshire £420
    North West
    • Cheshire £420
    • Cumbria £420
    • Lancashire £420
    • Liverpool £420
    • Manchester £420
    • Merseyside £420
    Wales
    • Caernarvonshire £420
    • Denbigh £420
    • Flint £420
    • Wrexham £420
    West Midlands
    • Shropshire £420
    • Staffordshire £420

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    FAQs

    In addition to Mike being available as a fantastic solo saxophonist, he also performs as part of a jazz duo. The line up includes Guitar and Saxophone, and they are able to cover many genres of music, including: Pop, Soul, RnB and classic songs from the 60s right up to present day chart hits!

    How long do you play?
    I play for the reception or wedding breakfast for up to 2 x 45 minute sets.

    How long does it take you to set up?
    Not long at all, but I allow myself 20 minutes to get warmed up.

    Do you play music during your break?
    Yes - I can play background music in a number of styles through a small PA.

    What time will you turn up?
    Generally about 30 mins before the music is due to begin.

    Are you insured?
    Yes. Both Public Liability insurance and PAT test certificates can be provided upon request.

    Do we have to feed you?
    Although I don't request a full meal- some lite refreshments are requested.

    Do you have a minimum requirement for performance area?
    I require a couple of meters to be able to perform.

    Do you need changing facilities?
    Ideally yes, especially if I have travelled a fair distance.

    What are your technical requirements?
    My only technical requirement is access to a standard UK 240V main power supply.

    What styles of music do you play?
    Current pop, jazz, blues soul and everything in between.

    How loud will you be?  
    Volume is kept to a comfortable level, but loud enough to create an atmosphere.

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