Cowes wedding show 12/02/23

Next Sunday is the first wedding show of 2023 at Cowes yacht haven. The doors open at 10am until 4pm and will include all sorts of suppliers (including myself) to help you with any questions you may have about your wedding day.

so if you are looking for something special to make your day go with a sparkle, please then stop by for a chat.

I look forward to seeing you there.



This is the time of year when couples start to plan and book for their weddings, and to confirm this I have 4 weddings shows booked to exhibit at in February.

One of the difficulties that couples have, is not knowing what to ask suppliers when they are discussing their wedding.

So I have put together a document relating to the music side of the big day. This should give you a good idea of the things that you should be thinking about, and to discuss with your other half before talking to the musicians about your big day.

If you can think of anything else that should be added to the list, please let me know and I will add it for other couples.

Thanks you for taking the time to read this.


This is the biggest wedding show on the Island and has a host of suppliers to help you plan your big day.

Come along and see us all and make a day of it.

I will be there and if there is a special tune you would like played, let me know.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Workshop Update

I posted at the beginning of the week about bringing back the StaxofSax Saxophone workshops. The post gave details of the first event on the 28th of May 2023 here on the Isle of Wight.

So this post is an update for those that have already booked, and a heads up for those that are still thinking about it or didn’t see the initial post.

We are limiting the day to 30 players so that we can provide proper support for everyone. We have booked 22 players in already.

We will work on warm up techniques, ensemble playing (various sizes) and lots of there things that will benefit your playing including a Q and A session.

The music will be sent out in advance so that you can have a look at it before the big day, and we will only have a 30 minute lunch break so that we can make the most of playing time. You will need to bring your own lunch, but tea and coffee will be provided.

The venue has on site free parking, enough for everyone and is only a few minutes away from Newport Town centre.

I have attached the flyer again as this has more details for you all, and I would be grateful if you could share it amongst your sax playing buddies.

Many thanks for reading this and I hope to see you there.

Best wishes


I have had confirmation today of my booking to exhibit at this lovely wedding fair.

I played here last January and its an excellent event. Loads of different suppliers to give you ideas and the chance to see them in action before you commit.

So, keep the date free and I hope to see you there, if you have a particular song you would like to hear, let me know and I will do my best to play it for you.

Best wishes


Saxophone Workshop 28/05/23

StaxofSax Saxophone Workshops are back in business.

Our next event is booked for May the 28th at Carisbrooke C of E primary school, in Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight.

We are taking a maximum of 30 players so that we have enough tutors to keep people on the right track. We are concentrating on ensemble playing, with groups of various sizes.

All the details are on the flyer below, but please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

This will be our 20th workshop, but our first here on the Island.

I do hope that you can join us for a good days music making.

Please feel free to share the details to anyone that you know.

Many thanks


I have just been asked to exhibit at the East Afton Farm House open day on Sunday the 26th of February 2023.

The event starts at 11 am until 4 pm and is ideal for not only people looking at East Afton as a venue, but also for couples wanting ideas from different suppliers.

There is a performers corner to listen to the different musicians that have been invited, and I start at 11.15am with other acts throughout the day. There will also be other types of wedding professionals exhibiting too.

This is a beautiful venue and really worth a visit for prospective couples.

Why not pop along and have a look for yourself.

Best wishes


Tutorial Videos

On my YouTube Channel I have some tutorial videos on subjects such as low note finger patterns and Upper register key work. I am looking to expand this type of video as students find them useful to refer to in between lessons,.

I am going to aim them at different levels so that I include as many students as possible.

My question is, what topics do you think would be useful for students from beginners to advanced?

Let me know in the comments below and I will make a list of subjects to get working on.



Happy New Year to One and All

What are you looking to achieve in 2023?

Are you planning your wedding or thinking of starting a new hobby? Maybe you are organising a birthday party for someone or you want to take your playing to the next level?

Well I can help you with all of the above, so why not get in touch for a chat.

Have a great New Year, and may 2023 be all that you want it to be for you and your family.

So Whats Next?

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, but it’s now time to look to the New Year.

what is 2023 bringing for you?

Have you got engaged? Christmas is the most popular time to get engaged. Maybe planning a party or decided that it’s time you took up a new musical hobby. Loads of saxophones bought for Christmas.

Well, I can help you with all of these things. I could provide the live music for your wedding or party, or help with learning to play the saxophone. Lessons can be face to face or via video link.

If you would like to talk about any of these or any other plans you have, drop me a message either in the comments below or via email at

Have a brilliant New Year

Best wishes