James is a professional saxophonist who specialises in weddings and civil ceremonies.He has extensive professional performance experience in playing for weddings and civil ceremonies across the North of England. He started doing so whilst studying for a degree in Music at the University of Durham and continued to do so after relocating to Manchester in 2010. He has over 10 years experience and a multitude of satisfied brides and grooms.
He provides music for up to 3 hours during your special day, normally for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts.
He travels across the UK playing for weddings, civil ceremonies and corporate functions as a saxophonist and pianist, but has also played in clubs alongside DJs, and in drum and brass group Flat Cap Brass.
He is committed to personalising your music for your day and has a broad repertoire, encompassing jazz standards, piano pop covers and well known tunes to help create the perfect atmosphere.
James prides himself on the level of communication before the event to ensure that your day runs perfectly. As a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, he plays using backing tracks created and sourced especially for the occasion. James plays a broad selection of favourites, from jazz standards to pop and is happy to learn songs on request.
He is happy to take requests for your favourite songs.
He is based in Manchester in the North of England but has played for weddings across the country and travels regularly to do so.
If you are wondering about background music for your wedding or civil ceremony – please get in touch. James is always happy to have an informal discussion and a chat about how we can move forward.
‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. It was fantastic and we’ve lost count of the amount of guests who said how brilliant you were.’ (Wedding ceremony)
‘James played at our wedding reception and he was fabulous. We had a lot of guests who commented that they very much enjoyed his set. We found he was very professional, both in making arrangements before the wedding and on the day. Thanks James!’ (Wedding reception)
‘Just a little note to say thank you for blowing our guests away with your superb talent. Not only did you keep them entertained with your music, you also had a really friendly ‘vibe’ about you. Keep up the great work!’ (Wedding reception)
‘We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding reception so perfect. The music was amazing and everyone really enjoyed it!’ (Wedding reception)
‘I know it’s been a few weeks, but I just wanted to thank you for playing the sax at our Sunday party! It went down a treat! Wishing you all the best James – I’d like to think you’ll play at a future party of ours.’ (Sax and DJ set at party)
‘We asked James to play for the first time last year, and it was so much appreciated by worshippers, that we have asked him to make a return visit. The tone of the saxophone goes so well with the carols late at night, and James is a very good player.’ (Midnight Mass in Church, Christmas Eve)