First Wedding of the 2023

Today was my first wedding of the year. The happy couple had their drinks reception and Wedding breakfast at Kingston Manor near Chale.

it’s a beautiful venue, new to me but I can’t wait to go back.

The weather was perfect for the festivities and everyone was enjoying themselves playing with the garden games and catching up with family and friends.

some new tunes today including ones from London Grammar and Bakermat.

many thanks to Katrina and Phil for asking me to be part of their big and best wishes for their future together.



I have just posted a cover of Toploaders Song, Dancing in the Moonlight. This is a great song for weddings and parties.

The video also has lots of pictures from venues that I have played at on the Island.

I hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Have a great day.


Last night I booked the final place on the workshop for the 28th of May. We now have 30 players booked in, coming from as far away as Germany.

we are still taking names for a reserve list in case anyone has to pull out, so if you would like to get your name on that list, please let me know.

The tunes are coming along and will be sent out within the next month for players to get a look at.

We are looking forward to hosting the event here on the Isle of Wight and hope this will be the first event of many.

Best wishes


Good Morning

Just wanted to let you know that I have posted a new video on my Youtube Channel.

It’s a cover of Ellie Goldings ‘How Long Will I Love You’. A great tune that is very popular with wedding couples.

Recorded at the Medina Wedding Fayre last month. Its recorded just using my phone. I hope you like it.

Please feel free to share the video and maybe subscribe to my channel.

Many thanks


Today started off with a normal workload of lessons and residential homes to play at and a swing band gig at the weekend.

But then things started to go a little bit astray.

First one lesson had to cancel due to ill health, then another cancelled due to work patterns changing. This was followed with my car breaking down and the garage not being able to look at it until Thursday. This meant I had to cancel a saxophone quartet rehearsal and the residential home as I have no transport! O boy this is becoming an odd week.

However the sun has come out again as I have taken 2 wedding bookings for next year and I am talking to a potentially new clarinet student looking to start lessons and I have also gained some extra practice time as I have 13 new songs to learn for upcoming weddings and events.

I hope that you are all having a good week and I hope that your day pans out as well as mine

Best wishes


New Video on YouTube

I have just uploaded a video taken at the Medina Wedding Fayre last week.

it’s one of my favourite songs, Elton Johns ‘Your Song’

recorded using my phone, but came out pretty well I think.

I hope you like it.


I have just posted a video that I made yesterday of Dusty Springfields ‘I Only Wanna Be With You.’

A great fun song that would make a good exit song from a your wedding ceremony.

The pictures are some of my favourite places on the Island and some of the venues I have played recently.

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend


Wedding Fayre No. 4

It’s been a busy start to the year so far, with 3 wedding Fayres completed and the 4th on this Sunday.

This is the Wight Wedding Days event at Ventnor Botanical Gardens here on the Island.

A Lovely venue and loads of fantastic people able to make your big day even more special.

Come along and have a look, you won’t be disappointed.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Good to be back.

I thoroughly enjoyed today as it was a two gig day, and I’ve not had one of those for a while.

Started off at the Briars Residential home in Sandown, always a great atmosphere there and a lovely bunch of people to play for. We had some dancers and plenty of singing from both residents and staff.

I also managed to cover 2 out of the 3 requests from one lady, I have started work on learning the 3rd one for next time.

After lunch it was over to Solent Grange at Wootton Bridge for my regular session with Ali and Leah and the residents there.

A lot more dancing and a good old singalong session too, these guys do love a bit of Rock and Roll to finish the afternoon off.

Tomorrow, I am off to Blackwater Mill near Newport to entertain the Ladies and Gents there for the afternoon, so I will report back on that later.

If you would like a chat about what I can offer for your residents or social club, please feel free to get in touch for a chat.

Many thanks


Workshop Update No.2

The bookings for the saxophone work shop are filling up quickly. We have 4 spaces left, so if you where thinking of joining us, now would be a good to to confirm and bag one of those 4 spaces.

The music is being chosen and will be sent out to participants when it is ready, so that you can have a good look at it in your practice sessions.

For those that aren’t aware of what is going on, I have attached the details here to help. We are open to any player with 18 months experience and we are going to working on large ensemble playing through out the day. Loads of fun and support for everyone and well worth joining us for a day of music making.

Hope to see you there