Posts Tagged ‘Event Saxophonist’


Okay that’s maybe a bit of an overstatement,  but I am being interviewed on BBC radio Leicester this Wednesday morning at 10.40am. They have asked me to come along and talk about my music life.

So, if you listen in, you may even get a mention if we have done anything musical together. 
Dave 

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Saturday 30th of July  was my 3rd time of playing at the ‘Friends of the Leicester Samaritans’ (SAMS) Beer Festival in Leicester.  This is definitely one of my favourite gigs of the year and to keep being asked back each year is a real buzz.

They have a long weekend of live music, great local food and stacks of Real Ales, Ciders and Wine and as if thats not enough Pimms aplenty.

My session was a 2 hour set in the small hall playing some jazz, pop, blues and rock tunes, and seemd to be well received by everyone with loads of singing along to some of the tunes.

The aim is to raise as much as possible to keep this truly vital service running.  This I believe has been a record year with over £4000 towards the funds.

I will keep you updated as to next years events as I have been asked back again.

Thanks to Lance and his team for making me feel welcome and for the beer tokens!! See you next year.

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The 24th of July was a busy day for the guys from Folk Foundation.  In the morning Hiten and Trust played 2 sets for the wedding ceremony and another part of the celebrations, playing Sitar and Tabla. I joined them in the early evening for the wedding reception At Haslington Hall.

We entertained the Bride and Groom and their guests for 2 hours with a mixture of traditional Indian music, Bollywood,  pop and Jazz, which all went down well with everyone. 

It’s always nice when you get enquiries about new gigs and this time we spoke to 2 groups of people about their functions.

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First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts on here.  The last few months have been hectic with both work and family events.

However, things are getting back to normal now, so here is a bit of an update of the past couple of months.

The gigs have included

Open day at Sibbertoft Manor

Solo Weddings

Folk Foundasian Weddings

Restaurants 35th Anniversary

Funeral

Teaching

and School concerts

I am not going to list them all individually for obvious reasons but I will include a couple of pictures for you.

A lot of new songs have and still are being added to the repertoire along with some new bookings for later on in the year and also next year.

The pictures include Weddings at:

Emsworth

Haslington Hall

Cattows Farm, Ashby

The Bombay Brasserie, PEterborough

Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire

and Sibbertoft Manor residential home which has a putting green for the residents (how cool is that)

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The opening of the new wine bar mentioned in the last post has been delayed for a couple of weeks, but on Monday evening they hosted a private party at which I provided the entertainment. This was in the former of background music and me playing 3 sets. The venue is great, nice and cosy with a great ambience. I am looking forward to playing on a regular basis there.

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This afternoon was my regular session at Sibbertoft Manor residential home, entertaining the residents. This  is a great gig for me as I have made some good friends there and enjoy playing for everyone.

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This Friday and Saturday (18th & 19th of March ) night see me starting a residency at a brand new wine and champagne bar near Derby, downstairs at the Kings Arms in Duffield.  Smooth tunes whilst you enjoy a glass or two of bubbles. Why not  come along and enjoy some of each.

Sunday the 20th of March  is the Nottingham Race Course Wedding Fayre with a wide range of specialist suppliers including myself .  So if you are planning your wedding,  why not come and see what I can add to your special day.
Hope to see some of you soon.
Dave

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If you are looking for something to do today, why not pop over to the East Midlands Airport Hotel and check out the wedding fayre that is taking place today between 11am and 3pm.
lots of different suppliers including a wedding saxophonist!

Come and say hello and we can chat about your big day and how I might be able to help.

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I have just opened my own youtube channel with the aim of posting videos for anyone to view.

Here is the link to my first video Blue Suede Shoes  

If you would like to purchase the track, it is available at itunes Blue Suede Shoes at Itunes

Let me know what you think.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave

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Hi Folks

I just wanted to wish every one a happy and healthy new year for 2016.

2015 was a good year for me, with a record number of gigs played over the last 12 months.  This included joining up with the guys from Folk Foundasian ( Folk Foundasian sax trio  ) which has been a really good experience and a great learning curve for me.

I have played at some lovely venues this year including Langar Hall in Nottingham, Curradine Barns in Shrawley, a 50th wedding anniversary party in Portsmouth and Hinckley Classis car show to name but a few.

The new year starts with more confirmed gigs in the diary than ever before, and lots of projects in the pipeline, including starting work on recording a cd.

If you would like to chat about any events that you have coming up, then please drop me a line and I will come back to you as soon as possible.

 

Best wishes

Dave

 

 

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I spent the afternoon of Sunday the 20th September providing some of the entertainment at the Hinckley Classic Car Show, Leicestershire.

This event is organised by the Hinckley BID (Business improvement District) along with the Council and the Town Centre Partnership, with the aim of promoting Hinckley Town Centre.

There were 500 classic cars, Motorbikes and Scooters taking over the whole of the town centre with competitions andd displays for everyone to enjoy. They had a commentator walking around town talking to the owners and finding out about their vehicles and this was relayed over the tannoy system so that everyone could hear.

They had a jazz band playing first and they sounded very good. Nice and laid back  music.  I followed and played for a couple of hours in the afternoon sunshine.

I had various people come up for a chat and four enquiries about future events, including one from the Humber Car Owners Club for their open day next year.

I even had 2 couples jiving away enthusiastically to Johnny be Good, which is always nice to see.

I wanted to say thank you to Mr Jonathon White of the Hinckley BID for inviting me to enjoy the day with them.

Its certainly a good day out and nice to see people that are proud of their town.

Hinckley Classic Car Show

Hinckley Classic Car Show

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