Introduction

I’m a Yorkshire based professional saxophonist, performing on the Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxophones. With a keen love for everything to do with performing, I have many years of experience in both playing and teaching a wide range of woodwind instruments, having performed at a wide range of venues through out Europe, spanning everything from small intimate venues to the state ballroom at Buckingham Palace. There is more information on my extensive training and experience on the biography page. 

Planning a party, wedding or corporate event?  If you are, then why not consider adding live music.  The sound of a solo sax, performing a wide selection of musical styles together with backing tracks, will add an extra level of sophistication and class to any event, and can help to create a relaxed atmosphere.  This is also a great way of providing live music without the higher costs associated with hiring small groups of musicians. 

Just imagine your wedding day, and walking down the aisle to a live performance of a tune which means a lot to you.  I already have an extensive (and constantly evolving) library of music to choose from. However, if you have a special piece not currently on the list, but it’s one which would work well as an instrumental performance, I will do my best to get hold of it for you.

Should you have any specific requirements, please feel free to get in touch by using the contact page.

Reviews from recent clients

 

I’m a Yorkshire based professional saxophonist, performing on the Soprano, Alto and Tenor saxophones. With a keen love for everything to do with performing, I have many years of experience in both playing and teaching a wide range of woodwind instruments, having performed at a wide range of venues through out Europe, spanning everything from small intimate venues to the state ballroom at Buckingham Palace. There is more information on my extensive training and experience on the biography page.

Planning a party, wedding or corporate event?  If you are, then why not consider adding live music.  The sound of a solo sax, performing a wide selection of musical styles together with backing tracks, will add an extra level of sophistication and class to any event, and can help to create a relaxed atmosphere.  This is also a great way of providing live music without the higher costs associated with hiring small groups of musicians. 

Just imagine your wedding day, and walking down the aisle to a live performance of a tune which means a lot to you.  I already have an extensive (and constantly evolving) library of music to choose from. However, if you have a special piece not currently on the list, but it’s one which would work well as an instrumental performance, I will do my best to get hold of it for you.

Should you have any specific requirements, please feel free to get in touch by using the contact page.

Reviews from recent clients

We booked Martin for our Sons’s 2nd Birthday Party.  Well what can I say other than AMAZING! Martin has been kind, prompt and extremely professional from start to finish.  He performed so well at our party, every song was well played with the Saxophone.I would personally say he was much better than our DJ in terms of atmosphere and creating such a cool vibe.  Thank you Martin for making our party a super success and for all the help that you gave us, we will definitely be booking you again in the future.

Neil

Birthday Party

I booked Martin as a surprise for my wife’s birthday. Martin was great & really made the garden party. Everyone loved every second of him playing. He’s so talented. We also booked Martin for our whole wedding day & we cannot thank him enough for making it even more special. We would highly recommend. Martin you’re fantastic

Tez Lowe

Birthday garden party

We hired Martin for our father’s 70th birthday.  To bring a little sophistication to the night between the dj, there were plenty of songs to pick from his repertoire.  We all sang and danced along and enjoyed it thoroughly. Would definitely recommend

Samantha Cox

70th Birthday Party

Martin played at our wedding reception on 25.06.22. From initially finding him on Facebook right through to the day he was brilliant. Happy to help and informative and we had lots of compliments on how good he was. Thanks again Martin !

Lauren Higgins

Wedding Reception

Martin played the opening to our wedding reception and he was absolutely amazing!  Everyone loved him and he had people up dancing from the minute he started till the minute he finished!  100% recommend if you want something a little different.

Michael Meaney

Wedding Evening Reception

Martin played during our wedding breakfast in June 2022.  We came across Martin as he was playing at a wedding when we had been to visit a different venue and we loved the idea of a saxophonist during the meal.  Martin’s repertoire is varied and covers so many different genres that there is plenty of choice.  However he also takes requests in advance, which my father-in-law appreciated as I had requested Annie’s Song – otherwise known as Sheffield United’s Greasy Chip Butty song.  All the guests loved the music and Martin received standing ovations to individual songs and at the end of his performance.  Martin really added something special to top off our amazing day.  Would highly recommend!

Rob Dennis

Wedding Breakfast

Martin played at our wedding on the 28th of May 2022 and honestly all I can say is wow! Martin was absolutely amazing.

He played throughout the wedding breakfast and then an hour as our evening guests arrived. To have live music through our meal was so special and I 100% recommend it to anyone considering having Martin play. Our grandad said it was the first time in his life he had heard live music at a wedding and he has so many compliments for Martin. Our guests loved arriving to the saxophone playing, they loved it.  Some guests even asked for Martins card as they loved him that much!

One of my favourite moments of the day was taking a moment to myself as my evening guests arrived and listening to Martin play, he played im yours by Jason Mraz, and little did he know it’s one of my favourite songs which made it even more special! We had to arrange our wedding twice due to covid and Martin so helpful and lovely each time and we were so lucky he was available on our final date!

I honestly cannot recommend Martin enough! He made our wedding so special 🎷

Charlotte Benyon

Wedding Reception

We cannot thank Martin enough for playing at our drinks reception and wedding breakfast. All of our guests commented on how flawless he played and how he gave them goosebumps with his music. He gave that magical touch to a beautiful day. He was professional and smartly dressed with incredible sound that filled our large venue perfectly.

I searched high and low for a top class saxophonist and 100% found the best.

Anyone wanting that something extra special for the big day Martin is it.

Thank you again Martin.
Dionne and Nicholas xx

Dionne Foster

Wedding Reception - Country Park Hotel

I booked Martin as a surprise for my mums wedding guests.  I looked at his sample music and loved how he played.  On the day he arrived early and set up quickly which was amazing for our event.

Martin played so well and the guests were very pleased with the music.  I chose my own playlist as I know what my mum and stepdad like and the guests approved too.  Martin was so easy to contact and very reliable.  We are so pleased with how Martin filled the gap in our day like we wanted.

I will not hesitate to recommend Martin to anyone looking for a special touch to their day.

Layla

Wedding Reception

We finally got our big day! Martin has been amazing from 2.5 years ago when we originally booked him right up until our big day yesterday. He has changed dates twice with no problems (due to covid) and when he played yesterday he was out of this world.

The whole wedding was made so much more special by having a sax playing what we had canapés and photos, the guests were kept well entertained by a large range of music and everyone commented and complemented Martin, couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Thank you so much for making our day special.

Roxy Scott

Wedding Drinks Reception - Daffodil Hotel & Spa

You were awesome Martin! A real highlight of the day!

Kim Hilton

Wedding guest

We were hosting the drinks reception for a charity ball we were attending and Martin was fantastic! From start to finish the whole experience with Martin was seamless and he really understood what we were trying to achieve with his music. Would highly recommend and would love to use Martin again for future events. Thanks again.

Ellie

Leasing Options Ltd, for charity gala ball

Thank you so much for playing a range of lovely music at our wedding. You made things so easy for us to book the music and your communication with us has been excellent. We had the most amazing wedding day. Your part at the wedding made everything unique. Amazing day! I would highly recommend anyone wanting a different and quirky wedding to book Martin to attend any wedding.

Thanks for everything 🙂

Enjoy the vino 🍷

Jenny and Adam x

Jenny & Adam

Wedding Ceremony - Herriots Hotel
Martin played at our wedding at Grantley Hall in Ripon in Feb 2022.
He was absolutely fantastic, first class! Do not hesitate in booking him. He was a true professional in all our dealings with him, despite the wedding being moved due to lengthy covid delays.
He had a fantastic catalogue of music, more than any other sax players we looked at. He really set the scene and made the day so special. All our guests commented on how brilliant he was.
Thank you Martin. You are a legend! We couldn’t have wished for any better.

Lisa

Wedding - Grantley Hall, Ripon

We had a very enjoyable evening. Martin set the opening off our engagement party. The guests and we really enjoyed Martin’s variety of music.

Highly recommend Martin!

Amanda & Malik

Engagement Party

Martin played at my wedding. He was truely phenomenal. I would not hesitate in booking him for any future event. He could not have been more professional nor more obliging. He played all the music we love and even learnt the theme tune to The Simpsons!! My hubby’s favourite!! A truely gifted man. Thanks so much for everything Martin. We are forever grateful

Christina Curtis

Wedding Reception, Hull Guildhall

Martin was amazing for our wedding.  Definitely recommend him.  Everyone had an amazing time  Thanks again x

Viki Roberts

Wedding Reception

Martin played at our wedding in August this year and WOW! It added so much to the atmosphere and all of our guests said he was amazing! We would 100% recommend Martin to anyone looking for a musician for their special day/event. 🎷 Just perfect! Thanks so much Martin, Gemma & Mathew x

Gemma & Mathew

Wedding Reception - Mount Pleasant Hotel

Martin was exceptional! I could not have asked for a better musician to play at my grandparents  diamond wedding anniversary! So friendly and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended to anybody looking for a saxophonist. Everyone was overwhelmed with how amazing he was. He got us all up dancing !  Thanks again Martin for a great night !!

Lily Tomlinson

Grandparents Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Martin played for our wedding and he is absoutely fantastic!! Everyone was talking about how amazing he was for the rest of the day and the days after. Highly recommend, so professional and faultless playing! Would be happy for him to play at any event we have in the future. Don’t hesitate to book you won’t regret it! Thanks again!

Sarah Midgley

Wedding Reception - Falcon Manor Hotel

Martin is incredible! Every single person commented on how good he is. We booked Martin for our wedding. He played all day long and it really made our day more unique & special. I honestly cannot thank Martin enough, such a lovely gentleman, professional, fairly priced and he just got on with what he was booked to do. Martin was very good at communication through out the whole process especially with covid & postponing. If you’re getting married and love saxophones BOOK MARTIN. You will not be disappointed.

Rachel Lowe

Wedding - Fielden Hall, Todmorden

Martin was amazing. From start to finish, from communicating, changing our date due to COVID, professionalism and performance. On our wedding day Martin created the perfect atmosphere on the terrace. It was really hot and the sun was shining but this didn’t stop Martin and his performance. Every guest commented on how incredible Martin was, the music selection was perfect. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable. Solytayre and Kieran xx

Solytayre Alderson

Wedding - Inglewood Manor

Martin played at my dads garden party this weekend. Despite the bad weather he made sure everyone enjoyed themselves and had everyone up dancing with his music. Very friendly and professional in what he does.
I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. His performance from start to finish was brilliant and the playlist he put together was fantastic! Thank you very Martin!

Cheryl Hill

Garden party

I attended a wedding he played at and honestly there was never a miss – Great mix of all genres and lovely background music, really helped create a great atmosphere for the day!

Anastasia Sinclair

Martin was absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend him to anyone! It was so special to walk up to our arrival drinks just after our ceremony and hear the sax playing on the terrace as we arrived – it really added to the atmosphere and made it feel perfect and movie like! We got married in July 2021 at The Principal Hotel in York and we booked Martin for our arrival drinks outside on the terrace and then to play during our wedding breakfast too. We booked quite late notice, since we had to change our date 3 times due to COVID and were not sure what restrictions would allow. Martin agreed to take the date at late notice and was incredibly friendly and helpful in the lead up as well! The music was amazing and created a perfect vibe for the welcome drinks out on the terrace and background music for the wedding breakfast. I would be amiss to not also comment on how so many of our guests came up to us and raved about how amazing he was! One table were dancing in their seats for most of the wedding breakfast as they were enjoying the music so much! Martin also stayed longer than scheduled to ensure we had the perfect day – he was so so friendly and really added so much to our day and helped make it absolutely unforgettable! He also helped us so much with technical issues we had – our best man caught COVID the day before the wedding and so we set up a very last-minute screen so that he could give his speech via zoom. He offered to let us use his speaker system to connect to our laptop and helped to set this up! Without Martin I do not think everyone would have been able to hear the speech, but thanks to him everyone heard and enjoyed the speech! I would very highly recommend Martin – he is a really lovely person, very professional and extremely talented! He really helped in making the day special and also helping to make the day run smoothly!

Charlotte Overton

Wedding reception - Principal Hotel, York

Martin played at our wedding recently and he was absolutely amazing!
It was an exceptionally hot day and this did not stop him playing all afternoon!
We had so many guest comment how wonderful he sounded!

Would highly recommend to anyone!

Thank you so much for making our day extra special.

Samantha Brown

Wedding reception - Woodstock Barn

Thank you so much Martin.  You were absolutely fantastic and all our guests really enjoyed hearing you play.  It made the atmosphere so special for us, thank you again you were fab x

Gemma Bham

Wedding Reception, The Fleece Countryside Inn

Martin – you certainly made my daughters surprise 30th birthday pavement party (all safely social distanced) very memorable.  WOW to your performance for us all, we loved our Saturday afternoon.  Thankyou so so much – would definitely recommend you. Brilliant

Anna Millar

30th Birthday Party

Martin you were everything we hoped for and more!  All our guests commented on how amazing you were!
Thank you so so much for creating the perfect bridal entry xxx

Kirsty Yates

Wedding Ceremony, St. Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate

Thank you so much ❤ im sorry we didnt get chance to talk to you but would like to say a big thank you. You was amazing and everybody loved the music from Mr & Mrs Wright

Gemma Wright

Wedding, Etrop Grange Hotel