This may be the first time that you’ve needed to book a professional saxophonist for your special event, so here’s the answers to the most frequently asked questions…
- What are your booking terms & conditions?
I require a 25% deposit to secure a booking, the remaining balance is then due no later than 14 days prior to your event date. Payment methods & terms can be found at the bottom of your booking confirmation which will be sent to you via email. Please note that all deposit payments are non-refundable.
- Do you provide all of your own equipment?
Absolutely, all I ask for is safe access to a standard UK 13amp, 240V plug socket at your chosen venue. I bring a compact yet powerful PA system to every event along with a wireless mic system giving me much more freedom when performing.
- Can I request a track that isn’t on your current playlist?
I’m more than happy to learn a specific track for your event, so long as it works well on sax and I can source the appropriate backing track.
- Can I choose which tracks you play?
You’re welcome to highlight a handful of tracks from my playlist that you’d especially like me to include in my set, however I don’t ask clients to write my entire set list in advance as a lot of my skill and experience is knowing which tracks to play depending on my audience.
- How long do you need to set up?
I can be set up and ready to play within 30 minutes of arrival.
- Do you play outside?
Yes, so long as it’s warm enough. Like most instruments, the saxophone really doesn’t like being exposed to cold temperatures. I also require safe access to power (please check with your venue if you’re unsure). I will not risk exposing my equipment to rain or high winds so please make sure you have a “Plan B” in place in the unfortunate event of bad weather.
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and is your equipment PAT tested?
I certainly do. I have public liability insurance to the value of £5 million and all of my electrical equipment is PAT tested. I bring a copy of the certificates to every event, something a typical venue will always want to see!
- Do you play background music?
Yes, I can play background music in a number of styles in between tracks and any breaks.