Most of us instantly recognise the song, Careless Whisper when we hear it playing on the radio. The popularity can be attributed to many things – the awesome voice of George Michael, the beautiful lyrics, the moody video and by no means least – the melodic sound of the saxophone.
The saxophone solo at the start of the song is a distinct and complex piece of music that has become a timeless classic. The solo sounds effortless thanks to the musician who played it, but it was in no way a simple process.
When deciding to organise and plan for an event, music may not be on the top of your list, yet it’s difficult to imagine any event without it. Would a bride want to walk down the aisle in silence? How could you host party without any music, whether it be background music or tunes for your guests to dance along to? Music for your event is not only used as a form of entertainment, music also sets a scene, creates a mood or atmosphere and unites people.
Call us to secure one of our saxophonists for your event.
Surprise parties are great ways to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or other event. The planning can often be as exciting as the burst of ‘surprise!’ as secret discussions take place without the knowledge of the “birthday boy”.
No one really expects to have their friends and family gathered together just to surprise them and show how much they care and having a saxophonist at your party will add even more sparkle to your event. So how can a saxophonist help a surprise party? Let's take a look in more detail.
We love Christmas parties and the amazing atmosphere that they create. Everyone is in good spirits, looking forward to a short break during the festive season with family and friends. At Essex Saxophonists for Hire we love everything about Christmas parties and after the year we have had, let's look forward to letting our hair down and partying.
As you have probably gathered by now, we love music! Not just rock and pop, but every kind of genre you can imagine! Jive, Jazz, Soul… everything! So, we thought we’d provide a quick heads up on why we think you simply have to hire a saxophonist for your wedding or event.
Hiring a saxophonist is stunning visually! Everyone is interested in watching them and listening to the great sound of the sax. You will find that your guests will be waiting with anticipation for the first note to be played after they saxophonist set-up. Wait and see… your guests eyes will almost hypnotically be drawn to the stage or performance area before they even start.
It used to be that Christmas and winter was reserved for corporate celebrations and New Year parties, but, not anymore. Over the last few years winter weddings and Christmas themed marriages have gained popularity. Imagine spectacular photographs with roaring fires inside stately venues, who could resist?
If you are a fan of jazz, then you will be familiar with the essential role the sound of the saxophone played in its success. The saxophone has been called the heart and soul of jazz music and has millions of enthusiasts worldwide.
Yet would the instrument have reached these heights without the musicians who mastered it? We’re not sure that it would have and as a result we have compiled who we think are the top three saxophonists of all time.
We believe that the top two musicians on our list can be placed interchangeably as the greatest saxophone player of all time. So, without further delay, here are (in our opinion!) the top three saxophone players of all time.
One of the great things about the Saxophone is its’ versatile sound. We offer a service that can really give you the best of both worlds. Lively, upbeat tunes with the smooth overlay of a sax. If this is something that you like the sound of, then book us in for your event today! To help you create your dream combo, we have compiled some useful questions that you can ask your DJ before making the decision to hire.
Having a wedding band to play at your wedding reception adds so much excitement to the evening and is becoming more and more popular these days. Not only are you providing music for guests to dance to but also you are giving them the live music experience that no DJ can offer. There are so many factors to consider when looking for a wedding band so here is a helpful list of do's and don'ts to help you with this arduous task!