- Act Type: Musician
During the ceremony you may wish to have entrance and exit music performed on the saxophone, and you may wish to have a musical interlude during the signing of the register. Often couples like to choose music which has a special meaning to them for during the ceremony, so it is best to get in touch to discuss what music you would like played during the ceremony.
This is the most popular option for solo saxophone sets. He can play solo saxophone to set the perfect ambience for your guests as they arrive at your drinks reception. Understanding that his job is to compliment and not dominate the proceedings, typically he would start playing as guests arrive. Performances are usually 2 x 45 minute sets
Often the wedding breakfast is accompanied by a musical backdrop; he can set the perfect relaxed atmosphere with a host of classic or contemporary tunes. or for that extra touch of class and musicianship, he can incorporate a sax & guitar duo performance. This adds a great dimension and an even more varied repertoire.
With enough luck to participate in this relatively unknown world of live performance from its inception in the late 90’s, he now regularly plays in nightclubs for those who are looking to bring that extra live music element to their events. A wireless saxophone microphone and effects unit gives flexibility to the performances and enables him to play comfortably with any resident house DJ.
- Act Type: Band
Multi-instrumentalist Jake Edmonson studied music at Trinity College, London. He is a native Lancastrian who spent nine years sailing the seven seas, playing Tenor Sax on cruise ships. He also plays Alto Sax, Flute and Clarinet, bringing a wide range of sounds to the band. His approach to music is influenced by Joshua Redman, Charlie Parker and Phil Woods.
Originally from France, singer Gaia studied the piano and singing from the age of 10, moved to England in her early 20’s and in 2017 became a singing teacher at The Music Spot in Lancaster. Among her influences are Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sia, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Lana del Rey.
Guitarist Tim Hickman grew up in the western United States and is (mostly) from Los Angeles. He studied music performance at the University of Oregon with Don Latarski. Later, he studied with Sid Jacobs in Los Angeles and Trefor Owen in Manchester. His influences include Pat Martino, Johnny Smith, Jim Hall and Kenny Burrell.
Bassist Ken Johnston is a Londoner by birth. He comes from a long line of musicians and has lived in Lancaster for 20 years, where he studied Bass with Laurence Canty. Among his influences are the Motown legend James Jamerson, King Oliver, Charlie Parker and Robert Johnson.
Drummer Richard Rushton comes from Australia and played in several pop, jazz and funk bands in Sydney before moving to Lancaster. Since 2011, he has played in the Lancaster-based jazz group, Swerve Trio. His playing is influenced by the drummers who played with Miles Davis over the years – Max Roach, Tony Williams, Jack Dejohnette and Al Foster – as well as Elvin Jones and Paul Motian.
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