This year has been sooooo busy, and I’ve loved every minute! In December alone I’ve had 38 gigs, a new record for me. I can’t possibly choose a favourite performance of 2017, but here are some of my most memorable nights (and days)…
Playing at Sparkle in the City in support of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity in December! This was an incredible event at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. So much money was raised for this worthy charity – so glad to have been invited to take part! I’ve performed at lots of amazing charity shows this year – including Breast Cancer Now with the incredible String Infusion violinist Emma Rushworth!
So many great Ibiza vibe nights too! I loved opening new super club Lazy Lizard with my DJ sis EMA! Other Manchester gigs I’ve loved include a corporate night with TUI (this made me want to go on my hols so much). I’ve loved playing sax at Venus and Revolution Deansgate Locks where we partied until 6am!
I had the honor of playing sax for a very famous artist for an art gallery… and he offered to paint my portrait… It was extraordinary waking in Roald Dahl’s house before a weekend of gigs… “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” something I think is really true!!
Being part of a couple’s wedding day is always super special and gives me goose bumps! Weddings are magical and being there to entertain on the best day of a bride and groom’s life makes me want to pinch myself. It’s also a great responsibility, that I take really seriously, and it’s so great to make them and their guests so happy. I love it when my light up sax is shining as brightly as the sparkly wedding backdrop!!! Have I got a favourite wedding performance of 2017… that’s a tough one. I’ll have to have a think!
I’ve been to some amazing venues this year but it’s the people that make a night unforgettable. Standing on podiums and everyone going crazy, they’re the best shows. Spending time in Italy, Greece, France, Switzerland, the Philippines and not forgetting the White Isle of course… it’s been a year that’ll be hard to beat!
Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year,
Love you loads, go get your sparkle on!
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I’m usually a bit last minute but this year I’ve started early. Trying to think of something incredible for everyone on your list can take a while, especially for those who have everything and I’ve got such a busy runup to Christmas.
One of my favourite Christmas activities is my wrapping night – I love having everything laid out, picking the right wrapping paper, bows and decorations, having a glass of my favourite tipple and a mug of indulgent hot choc, while listening to cheesy Christmas music of course!
I love giving gifts, when the person undoes the glittery bow and peels back the tissue paper to reveal something extra special, it makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Christmas is the most special time of year and it’s no wonder it’s when lots of couples decide to get engaged. Saying “I do” under the mistletoe is so romantic, and an engagement ring certainly is an unforgettable Christmas gift.
If you’re one of the lucky ones
As soon as the shops open on Boxing Day, you’ll probably rush out and buy as many wedding magazines as you can for inspiration. Whether it’s planning an engagement or the wedding itself, it pays to get organised. I love being a wedding saxophonist so I get goosebumps whenever my phone rings between Christmas and mid-January.
I might be based in Manchester but I’ve had the privilege of being the saxophonist for weddings all over the UK and the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s an over-the-top celebrity occasion or an intimate wedding, every wedding is special and the music you choose has a big part to play.
For some Girl On Sax magic at your wedding, please get in touch as soon as you have some idea of dates, as I do get booked up.
Wow, what a week! It’s officially the end of the Ibiza season, and the closing parties have been incredible – even better than last year, and that’s saying something! For over twenty years, Cafe Mambo Ibiza has been the undisputed party capital of the world, and their party was out-of-this-world… certainly unforgettable for those who performed, and those who attended.
The authentic Ibiza experience
I don’t know about you, but I had an amazing summer on the White Isle, too many amazing nights to mention in one blog post!
Even if you haven’t been over to Ibiza this year, you haven’t had to miss out on Ibiza’s incredible music scene, as Café Mambo brought Ibiza to Shoreditch, doing a series of parties over here, based in McQueen, with the last being the crème de la creme. I’ve been totally in love with both the laidback lounge bar and the summer pop-up terrace ‘McQueen Outdoor’… especially since it reminded me so much of Sol House Ibiza where I played sax all day long with amazing DJ E.M.A. !!! I’ve got lots of huge events planned in the next couple of months with DJ E.M.A to keep me busy and buzzing with excitement!
If you’re thinking of throwing an Ibiza themed bash, why not invite me to come along with my light up sax and I can help bring Ibiza to you, so you can dance the night away! I love helping to set the right tone and mood, making guests feel like they’re in an Ibiza club, even if we’re in the middle of Cheshire or Sussex. If you want an unforgettable night, Ibiza is a great theme, but even if you’ve got other ideas, you can still include some iconic Ibiza music with a twist, to get everyone up on their feet.
If you are hoping for some Girl On Sax magic at your event, make sure you book me quick as I don’t have many dates left now, the runup to Christmas is very busy for me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Summer seems to have gone by in a flash, before you know it I’ll be swapping Ibiza pool parties for sparkling Christmas parties. Goodbye sun dresses and sandals, hello sophisticated evening dresses.
The days might be getting shorter, but as a night owl, I don’t mind one bit. I love getting wrapped up warm and venturing out, whether I’m meeting my friends in a bar or hitting my favourite club.
There’s something extra special about performing in December too, everyone is ready to let their hair down and have fun, whether they’re at a corporate Christmas party, wedding or big birthday celebration. I love working with the party organisers to create something spectacular, full of glitter, fizz and all things nice!
I do feel like the fairy at the top of the Christmas tree at times, thanks in part to my light-up sax, and nothing beats hearing how I’ve given people goosebumps during my performances. Some of the venues and events I’ll be at this December are so out of this world, that I’m almost wishing away October and November!
Think about the ambience
Music has a huge part to play in any event, as it can not only set the scene, but it can create the mood and atmosphere. I’m so privileged to have been able to perform for celebrities such as Coleen Rooney and David Attenborough in the past, and I’m very excited about the celebrities I’ll be performing for in the coming months (watch this space!). If you were thinking of booking me for your event, please contact me sooner rather than later, or you could find that I’m unavailable on your chosen date. Who doesn’t want a light up sax at their party! It’s better than a Christmas Tree and it definitely sounds better!!!
Lots of love,
We’re so excited to welcome you to our brand new girl on sax blog on our website – we’ll keep up-to-date on all of our latest events, tips, and saxophone travels! Whether we’re playing sax at a UK wedding or in an Ibiza club – you’ll hear it here first!