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

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

So where do we start… Martin we just want to say a massive thank you!  You were absolutely incredible.  Your song choices were all perfect our guests all absolutely loved it, gaining yourself a little fan club (table 5).  We really appreciate all your time and effort you took to learn us some extra songs.  Thank you so much for making our day so special, our day was definitely one to remember! Thank you from Mr and Mrs Gould

Emily Gould

Wedding, Lazaat Hotel

Thank you so much for yesterday Martin.  You were amazing.  All my wedding guests loved you.  I was calm all morning and even when I was waiting to walk down the isle BUT then as you starting playing I burst into tears lol so thanks for ruining my make up x thanks again.  You were amazing.  I would highly recommend you x

Michelle Smith

Wedding, Village Hotel, Warrington

Martin played his saxophone so beautifully at our sons wedding on Saturday.  We needed someone to play the saxophone as guests arrived at the ceremony and to calm our sons nerves as he waited with his best man for his bride to arrive.  This was so successful all our guests thought the music was brilliant and we had so many lovely comments from our friends and family.  We didn’t give Martin a play list but we didn’t need too as he knew exactly what was required of him and did a terrific job!  His music choice was excellent. He was very professional and very smart for the occasion.  We would certainly book Martin again and in fact we are hoping he will be available in November for a charity dinner.  Thank you so much for being a part of making our sons wedding day so special.

Debby McNally

Wedding, Priory Barn & Cottages

Martin played during our Wedding Breakfast and we cannot thank him enough.  He played a great range but also picked up on our fairytale theme and snook a few Disney songs in which was a winner with me!  Everyone has commented on it, how they loved that it was something different, and created a really nice atmosphere!  We will definitely recommend Martin to anyone who asks, you can’t go wrong and every single one of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed it!!  Thanks again for helping make our day that little bit more special!

Sapphire Dowling

Wedding Breakfast

Thank you for being such a great part of our day Martin! X

Emma Watson

Wedding Drinks Reception, Coniston Hotel

Martin played for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding on Saturday. Thank you so much Martin. The feedback from the guests was fantastic! You helped make the day so enjoyable for everyone. Your music selection was perfect. We can’t recommend Martin enough!

Lorraine McLaren

Wedding

Wow! What a night. The ladies absolutely loved you. Thank you for being so accommodating, in particular with the rush when it started raining 5 minutes before the ladies arrived!! This is THE most special dinner in the Ladies calendar and it was a fantastic hit! So many ladies saying its been the best Lady Captain’s dinner ever!

You performed professionally and with great thought and care to your audience and playing requests when ever you could. As the evening progressed and the ladies were so happy and having an amazing time I really couldn’t let you go! So thank you once again for being accommodating.

And, finally I compliment you on your expertise and brilliant performance of the saxophone. I have no hesitation at all recommending you to anyone.

Julie Sowden

Lady Captain's Dinner, Huddersfield Golf Club

Thank you for playing for us and helping make the day extra special.

We appreciate you creating the two new tracks for our entry and exit which sounded amazing as did all the tracks you played and will have no hesitation in recommending you.

Pam Aykroyd

Wedding, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

Martin played for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception.  It was absolutely fantastic and such a special addition to our wedding.  All the guest commented how good he was and a great selection of songs he played.  Thank you Martin !

Danielle Overend

Wedding Ceremony & Reception, The Normans, Bilbrough

Great Saxophonist, great guy would highly recommend. Thanks again mate. Top man

Phil Barraclough

Wedding, Whitley Hall

Martin played at the drinks reception at our wedding.  He was fantastic.  He played a wide selection of music, modern and classical and was very professional as well as being friendly and sociable.  Would highly recommend him.  Thanks Martin.

Theresa & Steve Jones

Wedding Drinks Reception, Regent Hotel, Doncaster

Thank you Martin for playing in our big day – the comments made by our guests clearly demonstrated the superb job you did!

Kurtis McDonald

Wedding Drinks Reception, Falcon Manor

Now I’ve come back down to earth i just want to say a HUGE thank you for making our day extra special!  You did such a fab job and I know how hard you worked all day running backwards and forwards and playing solid for as many hours as you did!  We got so many compliments from the guests of how amazing you were and you truly were.  So thank you so much again.

Becky Riley

Wedding, The Crab Manor, Asenby

Thank you for making grandads birthday very special.  All of the guests were very impressed and a few asked your details.  Everyone remarked at your professionalism and the fantastic music.  People are still contacting me 4 days after saying how much they enjoyed it.  My family and I will certainly book your services again for any party or occasion.

Helen McMillan

90th Birthday Party

I don’t normally leave reviews but I certainly do for Martin.  Do not hesitate on booking him!  He was absolutely fabulous played all the right music to really set the scene and everybody commented how fantastic he was, such a professional!!  My friends now all want him at their weddings!  A part of making our day perfect.  Thank you Martin!

Laura Dalby

Wedding, Priory Barn & Cottages

Martin played at my daughters wedding reception.  Guests were just arriving for drinks prior to sitting for the main wedding dinner.  The atmosphere was fantastic, the music absolutely brilliant, the place was buzzing.  Martin is a real pro, so talented.  We would absolutely recommend him.

John McCarthy

Wedding, Priory Barn & Cottages