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My Top 10 Favourite Places

As a travelling saxophone player, it’s a privilege to play my music around the world and meet so many amazing people along the way!

However, whilst I’m wowing people with my light-up sax, the holiday destinations are in a league of their own!

White sandy beaches, historic architecture, great food, scenic views – there’s so much to see!

Some of the most beautiful places I’ve been to hold a special place in my heart, which is what I am here to share with you today!

Here are my top 10 favourites:

Lake Como – Lido Di Lenno 
Lake Como is just situated an hour away from Milan, and is known for its dramatic mountainside, clear waters, flourishing gardens and charming villages.

I was lucky enough to play at Lido Di Lenno: an exclusive and modern beach service, who provide sun beds, canopy beds and gazebos, allowing you to relax with a non-stop service of refreshing drinks, beverages, and snacks.

Croatia – Hvar

Nothing beats live music performed on a Yacht to get people entertained! Especially with Hvar’s stunning harbour and beaches as a background!

A busy city, St. Stephen square is great for shopping and a relaxing cup of coffee, where as the Fortress of Fortica and the Pakleni Islands are well worth exploring.

Want a night on the town? Check out the most popular after-hours beach bar: Carpe Diem, for popping tunes produced by local DJs.

Ibiza – Ca’s Mila 

Ibiza is my go-to place as an experienced saxophonist – rocking by the pool, on the dancefloor at a club, or even the odd rooftop party with the option to play beside a live DJ!

If you’re looking for a delicious Mediterranean cuisine, Ca’s Mila is the restaurant for you!

I had an amazing experience playing my soulful tunes, eating some mouth-watering dishes (even making my own taste buds dance too!), and watching the spectacular sun set on the horizon.

Santorini – Santorini Gem 

Santorini is instantly recognisable for its white and blue Cycladic houses, sculpted cliffsides, and sea-green natural pools.

As one of the top wedding venues, Santorini Gem is the very definition of romance, where couples can exchange vows against a sea view backdrop and under a floral canopy.

My heart always skips a beat whenever I play for newlyweds – creating mesmerising moments with music.

Ibiza – La Escollera

Another exotic Ibizan location is La Escollera!

This family-run restaurant is situated in the middle of the Ses Salines natural reserve, with marvellous views of the surrounding Islands and overlooking Mediterranean Sea.

Serving authentic Spanish cuisine, with original recipes including some more modern meals for a variety of palettes. I loved being able to liven up the dining experience for guests and take some time to walk along the beach!

Mallorca – Yacht Club Cala D’Or 

The nightlife in Mallorca never stops and neither does Yacht Club Cala D’Or! It has everything you could want for an amazing wedding or corporate event, with stunning facilities to keep the party going.

An infinity bar, games room, state of the art gym, stylish terrace, and luxury suit – the list goes on! Performing here was an absolute joy as I added an extra spark to the festivities!

Cyprus – King Evelthon Hotel 

Chloraka boasts a mixture of new and old, a lush green environment, diverse culture, and charm that attracts tourists from near and wide.

King Evelthon Hotel is guaranteed to make both families and couples feel like royalty, with a kids club, Spa, wedding reception venue and more! The multi-coloured lights by the pool at night made my own saxophone feel right at home!

Ibiza – Experimental Beach

I love a good summer beach party or seaside wedding, and because my sax is completely wireless, I can take my music everywhere I go as well as mingle with the crowds.

Experimental Beach is situated on a coastal spot called Cap d’es Falco and is always buzzing with activity with an exclusive cocktail and musical experience!

Swiss alps – Dom Bar 

Moving on to a slightly colder climate, the magnificent mountain peaks stretch as far as the eye can see! Perfect for those with a sense of adventure or fancying themselves as a bit of a dare devil with snowboarding, paragliding, and climbing activities.

Afterwards, I would recommend heading over to the Dom Bar for refreshing drinks, a chilled-out atmosphere and some groovy tunes – curtesy of yours truly if you hire me!

Philippines – Amanpulo Hotel

Finally, Amanpulo Hotel made my dream to be on your very own private island come true!

Dive deep to explore the offshore coral reefs, dine out on the beach, and relax via one of their pavilion treatment studios suites set above the treetops – making you feel on top of the world!

 

I always love it when I get booked to entertain abroad. Whether that’s for a private party, poolside party, corporate gig, beach wedding, or romantic anniversary. It’s one of the things that makes my job worthwhile as I create memories that will last forever!

Girl on Sax creates a musical experience like no one else, and if you’re looking for your next big entertainment to help LIGHT up the party, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit my website for details!

 

Girl on Sax takes on Mallorca and more!

Hi everyone! 

Long time no speak! I’ve been running around like a crazy saxophone unicorn playing sax at destination weddings in Mallorca in the sunshine. 

What a week of sunset sax vibes. I feel so lucky that I get to play sax at lots of weddings at the yacht club in Cala D’Or. Yesterday I provided my Girl On Sax deluxe package at a wedding in Spain… oooo la la! 

Deluxe package:

Ceremony: I serenaded the bride as she walked down the aisle in the sunshine. It was such a beautiful moment and my sax music soared over the guests as she entered. 

Canapés set: After the ceremony has taken place the guests were milling around underneath the palm trees by the stunning infinity pool. What better way to bring a pool party experience to your wedding than for me to start getting the Ibiza vibes going poolside on my sax??? It was incredible because everyone started dancing in the sunshine and the drinks were flowing in celebration! 

Party set: My signature performance is on the dancefloor!!!!! If you don’t believe me check out my Instagram to watch me wow the crowd on my sax. I bring an experience like no other! 

Catch ya soon! 

May x 

A Wedding to Remember at Tyn Dwr Hall

Performing at weddings is an extra special and unique experience for me every single time! No wedding is the same! So, today I’m going to give you an insight into what happens when I play sax at your wedding.

Last weekend I played sax at Tyn Dwr Hall – an enchanting wedding venue deep in the heart of the Welsh countryside. It was like something out of a fairy-tale! Guaranteed to make you feel like a true princess on your special day!

At the reception, the happy couple were dancing away with all their family and friends after an exciting first dance. As soon as I jumped up onto my podium, everyone got up with their hands in the air to clap along to my famous Ibiza sax tunes! Even the bride got up on stage with me, and we both danced as everyone partied and filmed the moment!

Plus, nobody could resist my glowing saxophone to light up the party!

The whole night was crazy and SO MUCH FUN!

My bespoke DJ that travels with me everywhere was seamlessly mixing from banger to banger, as we are so in tune with each other and the crowd musically! We all had the best time ever!

Here’s what the newlyweds had to say about our rocking tunes:

“Wow… where do we begin?! We got married on 08/08/2019 at Tyn Dwr Hall and had a number of suppliers who helped make our wedding the best day of our lives – May (Girl On Sax) was one of them music can make or break a wedding and we got so many compliments on how amazing May was and that the music really got the party started we want to do it all over again! Thank you May!” –  Love from the new Mr and Mrs Chadwick X

With Girl on Sax, we aim to make your wedding POP with music and entertainment! See for yourself via my website, Instagram, and facebook for the latest pictures and videos.

If you want to find out more about my wedding performance services and prices, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Contact me on 07740192973 for a quick chat, or email may@girlonsax.co.uk  for any enquiries.

Hire Girl on Sax as part of Girls That Mix – all trio, no trouble!

You might have heard of Girl on Sax, but have you heard of Girls That Mix yet? This truly unique trio features yours truly on sax, with bongo gal and female DJ on the decks.

Together we create vibes that will have your dancefloor packed throughout our set, with dance DJ mixes backed up by live drum beats and my own iconic light-up sax making my way around the crowds.

It’s a party experience like no other, ideal for stage performances and if you want me to move around and mingle with your guests, as my glowing saxophone provides the perfect centrepiece for selfies and celebrations.

Three unique talents

Girls That Mix gives you not one, but three unique live music experiences for your party:

  • Girl on Sax (that’s me!), a live saxophonist with light-up saxophone and wireless microphone allowing me to go anywhere in amongst your guests.
  • Bongo gal, a party percussionist who plays gigs all over the world from exotic
    locations to events closer to home.
  • Female DJ – a talented live DJ and beats maker, another globe-trotting party girl!

It’s an all-female line-up with contemporary style perfect for modern party entertainment bookings, and we work well together having played plenty of past gigs as a trio.

Parties, gigs and corporate events

Girls That Mix are available now for summer bookings for all kinds of parties, gigs and corporate events in the UK and internationally.

If you have an event coming up and you want to book unique entertainment that your guests will remember for a long time, this talented trio is the clear first choice.

We love what we do and our infectious enthusiasm will bring the energy and entertainment to your event, whether it’s a private party, product launch, wedding reception or corporate
gig.

Want to know more?

To find out more about Girls That Mix, just get in touch! You’ll find us on all the usual social networks as a trio.

If you want a taster of our music, check out our Instagram!

Our style is a powerful mix of modern music, beats and live sax to keep your party going.

It’s quite unlike anything you’ll see or hear elsewhere – and it’s hard to explain the effect we have when we walk into a party or gig together, until you see it for yourself!

https://www.instagram.com/girlsthatmix/?hl=en

Pool party sax player for overseas bookings

When it comes to making overseas bookings for a pool party saxophonist, remember me!

I’m a familiar face at pool parties the world over, and especially in the traditional holiday hotspots like the party island of Ibiza.

Ibiza pool parties really are an experience to remember and it’s a great joy every time I receive overseas bookings to head to the Balearics with my light-up sax.

With the option to play sax with a live DJ, I’m more than most pool party sax players – I’m a live in-person dance party experience that will get everyone up on their feet!

Why book a sax player for a pool party?

With a poolside sax player, nobody misses out on feeling involved. My sax is fitted with a wireless microphone, so I can go anywhere and my music can still be heard from speakers inside and out.

That means I can take the pool party to the people – if they’re mostly in the pool or alongside it, I can play there, and if they move indoors for any reason, I can go with them.

Hire an experienced Ibiza saxophonist

Girl on Sax is a truly global sax girl. I’ve played private and corporate gigs all over the world and am a particularly experienced Ibiza saxophonist with a long track record of playing sax on Ibiza’s dancefloors, rooftops and poolsides.

It’s an incredible honour to get to do the thing I love in some of the most stunning holiday hotspots all over the world, and I absolutely love getting international bookings for a sax player for pool parties and any other event you might be planning.

If you want to check my availability, discuss a particular idea for a pool party or similar event, or you’re ready to make a booking, just get in touch and I’ll be happy to talk through whatever you need.

Travel is not a problem – I’m often in Ibiza for sax party bookings anyway, and I can arrange to be wherever else you might need me, so please don’t hesitate to ask, no matter where your pool party is going to take place!

Beach party sax hire in England and abroad

Summer is finally here following the hottest June on record, and that means it’s the perfect time to plan a beach party whether it’s a corporate event, a seaside wedding or just for fun!

You don’t have to leave the country – I get plenty of enquiries about beach party sax hire in England as well as from abroad, and of course a good number of bookings to be a beach party saxophonist in Ibiza too.

I’m more than happy to travel to wherever you need me to be so if you’re planning a beach party in a far-flung exotic location, don’t hesitate to ask if I’ll come play sax for you there!

Why hire a saxophonist for a beach party?

If you’ve seen any of my videos on my Facebook page you’ll know how much fun my live sax performances are and how people love to get involved dancing, singing along and taking selfies.

It’s a great way to make any party memorable, but there are particular reasons why to hire a saxophonist for a beach party too.

Because I’m not connected via wires, I can go anywhere – I can move freely around your party even on large beaches, mingle with crowds and small groups equally well, and make sure everyone gets some attention over the course of my set.

You’ll often find your guests congregate around me though, and on a wide open beach this can help to give your party a beating heart as everyone flocks to the sound of my sax!

Performing on the beach

I am a beach sax player who’s amplified to speakers so wherever I go, the music can still be heard in a specific part of the beach.

This helps to create a central space for your party without tying me down to that area, which really does give you the best of both worlds across the full extent of your beach party.

I accept bookings for corporate beach parties, private parties like beach birthdays and oceanside anniversaries, and of course beach weddings.

Weddings on the beach can be some of the most stunning, striking and romantic locations, and a live wedding sax player on the beach during your ceremony and reception is the perfect way to put a memorable finishing touch on proceedings.

Book luxury entertainment for corporate events to make them saxational!

If you’re looking to book luxury entertainment for corporate events this summer (or anytime, really!) you need look no further than my sparkly Girl On Sax vibe.

With my massive tunes, iconic outfits and unforgettable light-up saxophone, I’ll give your corporate guests a day to remember while adding an extra touch of class to your already glittering event!

And because people’s snaps, selfies and videos of my performances often get shared around family, friends and everyone on social media, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll get some extra publicity for your corporate party or product launch in the process.

I am a talented saxophonist for hire and will bring a party atmosphere with a high degree of professionalism, whatever your event may be.

Live music lights up any event!

My unique illuminated saxophone isn’t the only thing that will be lit up – with my live music sessions and energetic sax solos, your party will be totally alight too!

Live music for corporate events helps to break the tension and allow those in attendance to let their hair down.

And that can often make for a better networking environment, or encourage people to leave with a positive impression of your brand or product.

Of course when you book live entertainment for corporate events, it’s all about putting the right image forwards, which is why luxury corporate entertainment like mine is often the best choice.

Working with your brand identity

My corporate event credentials speak for themselves, with highly successful past partnerships with brands like Range Rover, Vogue and Hello Magazine, among many many others.

I’m totally wireless – but still amplified – so you get the benefits of me being able to work the room and still have everyone able to hear my performance.

You might have booked a close-up magician for corporate events in the past, but I’d love to be your first close-up saxophonist!

I can even help with the music planning if you wish – I provide professional music event planning services based around my performance, so please ask if you want my input.

I can play alongside a DJ, violinist or percussionist – it doesn’t have to be just me and my sax – so again, if you’re looking for a more specific kind of performance, just ask and let’s make your next corporate event magical and memorable for all who attend.

Sax-by-sea?? Girl on Sax sets sail!

Ahoy mateys! It’s your favourite saxophonist for hire here, and this week we’re testing out our sea legs – well, our river legs – as we set sail with the Tattershall Castle Boat.

If you haven’t heard of the Tattershall Castle, it’s a floating bar aboard a refurbished paddle steamer moored on Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye.

Just a few weeks ago in early 2019 they held their Spring Event on the boat’s Aft Deck, and asked me to pop along and play some live sax.

I’ve played my fair share of gigs as a hired saxophonist for corporate events, but I have to admit the setting moored on the Thames with the London Eye as the backdrop was quite something.

Embark on a saxy adventure!

Boats can be amazing to have a party on! When you hire a sax player like me, you lose very little capacity – me and my sax can work the room (literally!) and fit into the available spaces as I dance around in between your paying guests.

It’s an up close and personal form of live entertainment that sticks in people’s minds, and it frequently makes the right kind of splash on social media too as people love to post pics and videos of my performances.

So if you have an upcoming corporate event or are planning any kind of party aboard a boat, consider hiring a live sax player like me to put on a show.

A sax for all seasons

I must say the springtime setting for this particular event was just stunning – the party started in daylight and as the sun set, the sky behind the London Eye turned into a lovely palette of deep blues and dusky oranges.

But a hired sax is for all seasons, and I’m equally happy to party into the late evening under lighter skies in summer, or turn on the lights on my light-up sax to brighten up a dark winter afternoon!

All I would say is that many of my dates get booked up well in advance, so if you’re planning an event even several months away, let me know as soon as possible to check my availability.

Hopefully I’ll be available, and you’ll be able to welcome aboard your very own seafaring saxophonist for hire at your next corporate event or boat party!

Book all-inclusive entertainment with a wedding saxophonist

Hello my lovelies, spring has well and truly sprung, the sun is high in the sky, and the season of love (the season of weddings) is upon us! I know this because more and more of my summer bookings are to play sax at wedding receptions.

Often when people contact me to book a wedding sax player, they ask about hidden costs, extra fees and other things that might bump up the price they pay for my wedding sax services on the day.

In fact, as far as possible, I prefer to quote a fixed price upfront so you know what you’re getting and how much it will cost.

Why? Well as an experienced wedding saxophonist, I know how important it is to bring your big day in on budget. I don’t want to complicate your day – I just want to make it one to remember! – which is why I’m proud to provide all-inclusive wedding entertainment that takes into account everything you need.

 

What does a wedding saxophonist cost?

Now that’s the big question! Unfortunately asking how much a wedding saxophonist costs is a bit like asking how much a wedding itself costs – it really depends on what you need.

As standard I suggest 90 minutes of actual sax playing, spread over three hours in total, but this can vary depending on what time of day your ceremony takes place, and whether you want me to play at the drinks reception, wedding breakfast and/or evening reception.

There are other details too, such as where the ceremony will occur – I don’t just travel all over the UK, I also often play sax at weddings in Ibiza, plus bookings elsewhere in Europe and around the world!

Finally, do you want me to play solo, or do you want other accompaniment? I work with DJs, percussionists and violinists, among other musicians, so if you have something specific in mind and want me to put a band together, I can do that for the right price too.

All you need to do is let me know the details, and I’ll quote you a price for my wedding sax services taking everything into account upfront.

You can fill in my enquiry form on my website, email may@girlonsax.co.uk or give me a call on 07740 192973 for a chat. Unless I’m off somewhere playing sax, I’ll be happy to talk you through your options!

How to plan your wedding entertainment

A lot of times when people call wanting to book a wedding sax player, they’re not sure about the set up for the equipment we bring, I know most of you have never needed to know how to plan your wedding entertainment before!

It’s a little different planning for a wedding saxophonist and DJ than it is for other types of entertainment, and I like to think I make it as easy as possible, as I bring the sax, the sequins, the lights etc.

Here are some of the top things to think about when planning wedding entertainment:

Stage

Where do you want your wedding reception entertainer to be located? Will they stay in one place or move around?

As a wedding reception sax player I can do either – some people like me to be in the spotlight while others want me to move around and mingle in with their guests.

I’m happy to do either, just let me know ahead of time so I can make sure I’m in the right place!

Lights

You want your entertainment to be seen, so think about how to light them up. Again this is a very personal choice – some go for a retro disco lights look, or a magical fairy lights setting.

In my case, I have a light-up saxophone, so even if there’s no spotlights, fairy lights or disco lights, you won’t miss me!

First Dance

One of the most important moments in your wedding reception is your first dance, so think about whether you want your main entertainment to be a part of this.

Some people like to play a favourite song, while others want a live performance from a singer, band or solo musician (like me!).

You might not realise you can actually have both – often when I play my sax at wedding receptions and club nights, I’ll play along to tracks chosen by a DJ, so I’m very open to requests if you want your first dance to involve a particular backing track AND live sax.

Enjoy it!

The most important thing is for your wedding reception entertainment to give you a night to remember, and that’s where I come in.

I love my wedding sax player bookings, it’s such an honour to be a part of people’s big day and the atmosphere is always absolutely buzzing.

So if you want to give your guests a wedding reception they won’t forget in a hurry, book Girl on Sax today and let’s create the perfect party atmosphere together!