It's incredible how versatile the irresistible sound of a saxophone can be: from soulful, smokey jazz adding a whole new level of subtle sophistication to your drinks reception, to an electrifying accompaniment to your favourite dance floor filling club tracks. Our resident Saxophonist, Ash, offers it all with style, charisma and a stunning delivery that simply cannot be missed.
Based in London, Ash is one of the most sought-after session saxophonists in the country. His musicality is second to none, allowing him the ability to lend his effortlessly cool style to an eclectic catalogue of genres and productions. Ash can be the elegant highlight of your wedding breakfast or corporate drinks reception, offering a beautiful set list filled with refined jazz favourites; all tailored-made to set the perfect, refined atmosphere for your event.
Ash's unrivalled musicianship also makes him an incredible addition to your evening's DJ entertainment, offering a fiery injection of live saxophone to your favourite dance-floor cramming club tunes. He has performed at some of the biggest nightclubs in the country alongside some of the best known names in the industry, jumping right into the audience and bringing his incredible live performance right to the dance floor. Your guests will be overawed by his style, vibe and sound; leaving them talking of little else afterwards.
As standard Ash provides:
Self-contained production with amplification
Up to 2 hours of live music, split in to sets as required
PAT tested equipment and Public Liability Insurance
Special requests performed
Ash is based in London and is available for hire for weddings and corporate functions across the U.K. and Europe.
500 Miles High - Chick Corea Afternoon In Paris - Henry Creamer Agua De Bebe - Antonio Carlos Jobim Alfie - Burt Bacharach Alice In Wonderland - Sammy Fain All Of Me - Cole Porter All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern April In Paris - Vernon Duke At Last - Harry Warren Autumn Leaves - Jospeh Kosma Beautiful Love - Victor Young Blue Bossa - Kenny Durham Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers Body And Soul - Johnny Green But Beautiful - Jimmy Van-Heusen Call Me Irresponsible - Jimmy Van-Heusen Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock Careless Whisper - George Michael Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin Cherokee - Ray Noble Cold Duck Time - Eddie Harris Come Fly With Me - Jimmy Van-Heusen Corcovado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton Dedicate To You - Cahn-Chaplin-Zarathustra Desafinado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim Dindi - Antonio-Carlos Jobim Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard Fotographia - Antonio-Carlos Jobim Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael Girl From Ipanema - Antonio-Carlos Jobim Have You Met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers Here's That Rainy Day - Jimmy Van-Heusen How Insensitive - Antonio-Carlos Jobim I Only Have Eyes For You - Harry Warren I Should Care - Cahn-Stordahl-Weston I've Got A Crush On You - George Gershwin I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter Impressions - John Coltrane In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Mann-Hilliard Invitation - Bronislau Kaper Just The a Two Of Us - Grover Washington Lady Bird - Tadd Dameron Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing Mac The Knife - Kurt Weill Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock Mad Que Nada - Jorge Ben Misty - Erroll Garner Moon River - Henry Mancini Moondance - Van Morrison My Favourite Things - Richard Rodgers My Foolish Heart - Victor Young My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers My One And Only Love - Wood-Mellin My Romance - Richard Rodgers My Way - Revaux-Francois-Thibaud-Anka Night And Day - Cole Porter Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie Perdido - Juan Tirol Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk Satin Doll - Strayhorn-Ellington The Shadow Of Your Smile So Nice - Marco Valles Someday My Prince Will Come - George Gershwin St. Thomas - Sonny a Rollins Stella By Starlight - Victor Young Summertime - George Gershwin Sway - Ruiz-Gimbel Take Five - Paul Desmond Tea For Two - Vincent Youmans Tenderly - Walter Gross These Foolish Things - Strachey-Link This Masquerade - Leon Russell Unforgettable - Gordon Irving Wave - Antonio-Carlos Jobim When I Fall In Love - Victor Young When You Wish Upon A Star - Leigh Harline
“The event was a huge success and we were delighted with Ash. He really kept the crowd engaged and had to work/ad lib quite a lot which wasn’t always the plan, so we were really impressed with his flexibility and he merged with Incognito really well. Thank you so much!”Steve - Harrods, Boat Party
Do you take requests?
I am happy to perform one special request for you. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the day.
How long do you take to set-up? 30 minutes.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, to be performed as required over a 4 hour period.
What is your guide price based on? My guide price is based on me performing at a venue within 30 miles of my base in London. I charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, I charge a bit extra so I can book accommodation.
Do you have your own equipment? Yes – I travel self-contained with amplification.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, my sound works fine with noise limiters.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
How much space do you require? I have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 1.5m x 3m.
How much power do you require? 1 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? The act's standard rider is soft drinks unless they’re on site for longer than the standard 4 hours.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function musician, my bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately I am unable to invite guests to. My audio is a very accurate insight into my sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out my testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience.