Sophie Maria
Saxophonist
Manchester
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Ibiza Chillout, Motown, Pop Covers
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About Sophie Maria – professional saxophonist based in Manchester
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Sophie Maria is an energetic, female freelance saxophonist based in Manchester, specialising in solo saxophone performance.

Her passion for music started at a young age, when she began playing keyboard and violin at the age of 7.

She embarked on learning to play the alto saxophone at the age of 11, and hasn’t looked back since.

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In 2009, Sophie Maria completed her BA (Hons) Music Degree at the prestigious LIPA, in Liverpool where she also received the Victor Greenberg Liverpool Jazz Award.

During her time at university, she developed her improvisation skills and knowledge of jazz harmony under the guidance of her saxophone tutor Iain Dixon – one of the UK’s finest freelance saxophone players.

Her particular love of jazz, funk and soul music has allowed her to improvise/freestyle alongside DJs and fellow musicians across the world.

Sophie Maria regularly performs in various venues across the UK, but has also had the opportunity to play in Spain, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Bahrain.

She frequently performs at weddings, drink receptions, corporate events, functions, private parties and club nights.

So if you're looking to hire the finest saxophonist Manchester has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Sophie Maria.

WEDDING CEREMONY

Couples may chose to have entrance and exit music performed by a saxophone player and a pianist for their wedding ceremony.

We can also provide live saxophone accompanied by piano during the signing of the register — whilst your guests chat between themselves and take photographs.

Couples often prefer to choose music which has a special meaning to them for their wedding ceremony; we would be more than happy to perform requested songs on saxophone and piano.

Sophie Maria has many years of experience in performing on the saxophone so is able to adapt her act to suit your individual needs.

DRINKS RECEPTION

You may like to have live saxophone and piano, or solo saxophone with backing tracks, to create a special ambience for your guests as they arrive at your drinks reception.

Having a saxophone player improvise/freestyle to 'Ibiza style' chillout lounge background music is a popular musical choice at weddings and is the perfect way to captivate younger audiences, providing a feel-good factor to your special day.

WEDDING BREAKFAST

To add that special touch to your wedding breakfast, saxophone player Sophie Maria can play a varied repertoire, from Motown, jazz, blues, soul, funk through to popular and 'Ibiza style' chillout lounge tracks.

Sophie Maria can play saxophone throughout your wedding breakfast, ensuring music noise levels are kept at a suitable level, so you and your guests can enjoy the meal whilst listening to the cool, sophisticated and ambient sounds of the melodic saxophone.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Sophie Maria can improvise/freestyle on the saxophone along to funky house music, played by your DJ, whilst your guests are dancing.

She can also improvise/freestyle on the saxophone alongside a violinist (see video), percussion player or female trumpet player, and is more than happy to mingle and play amid your guests.

Having the combination of an energetic saxophone player and DJ playing live amongst the audience is the best way to guarantee all your guests will join you on the dance floor, making it a night to remember for everyone.


5 verified reviews

"Just want to say a huge thank you for playing at my partner's birthday party last night. You were absolutely amazing!!! All of our friends keep saying how brilliant you were too. Thanks Sophie Maria!!"
– ‎Olivia Appleby, 27 March 2020, birthday party in Leeds
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"Absolutely amazing. So talented and professional. Our guests were totally blown away with Sophie's music. Unforgettable performance, everyone was up on the dancefloor enjoying themselves. Sophie Maria will definitely be remembered!"
– Michael Elliot, 22 October 2019, wedding in Cheshire
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"Hi Sophie Maria, We have just about got over our fantastic wedding day and wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did at our evening do! You were the glue that held the whole night together and you were the talk of the night by everyone who came! My dad said it was the happiest day of his life and you were the favourite part for him. Your whole attitude was amazing and your professionalism was outstanding. The final cherry on the cake was when you sent us a card, that melted our hearts and we hope that you go on to achieve everything you wish for because you truly deserve it. We hope to get to see you again and are already trying to come up with another party idea that involves your services."
– Chris Moss, 13 July 2019, wedding in Manchester
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"Thank you so much for playing at our party last night. Everyone commented how amazing you were, I don't even think you realise how good you are. You were so helpful answering any questions when booking, a genuinely lovely person even the DJ commented how polite you were. Thank you so much Sophie Maria xxx"
– Emma Nicholson‎, 2 July 2019, party in Cheshire
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"Hi Sophie Maria, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Sunday 20th March. You were perfect and all of our guests loved you (as did we)! The dance floor was packed thanks to you and Nick (the DJ) and we're so glad you could make it! We're really happy we decided to book you and we would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of booking you! Thank you also for our lovely wedding card! As you know one of my friends has already booked you for her wedding in August after seeing how amazing you were at our wedding so looking forward to seeing you again then. Thanks again. Love Carly and Stuart xx"
– Carly Wiles, 5 April 2019, wedding in London
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Audio samples
All Of Me - John Legend
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Chillout Mix 1 (with saxophone improvisation)
Chillout Mix 2 (with saxophone improvisation)
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Jubel - Klingande
Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Ordinary People - John Legend
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Get Lucky (Sax and Trumpet Duo)
Street Life (Sax and Trumpet Duo)
Song For My Father (Sax and Trumpet Duo)
Summertime (Sax and Trumpet Duo)
Set List

Addicted To You – Avicii

Ain't No Mountain – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

All Of Me – John Legend

Always & Forever – Heatwave

Are We Human – The Killers

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Because Of You – Kelly Clarkson

Can't Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Careless Whisper – George Michael

Clocks – Coldplay

Diamonds – Rhianna

Don't Know Why – Norah Jones

Dream A Little Dream – Louis Armstrong

Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys

Englishman In New York – Sting

Everything – Michael Buble

Fantasy – Earth, Wind & Fire

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Gabriel's Oboe – Ennio Morricone

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Give Me The Night – George Benson

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

Hello – Adele

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Hey Ya – Outkast

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne

How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees

Hymn For The Weekend – Coldplay

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keyes

I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

I Get The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson

I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

I'll Be Around – The Spinners

I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre

Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Like You'll Never See Me Again – Alicia Keyes

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Moon Dance – Van Morrison

Moon River – Andy Williams

Mr. Bojangles – Sammy Davis Jr

My Girl – Otis Redding

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

One Day Like This – Elbow

Only Girl In The World – Rhianna

Ordinary People – John Legend

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Read My Mind – The Killers

Real Love – Jess Glynne

Rock With You – Michael Jackson

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Runnin' (lose It All) – Naughty Boy Ft Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin

Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

See Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Street Life – Randy Crawford

Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Sweet Love – Anita Baker

The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies

The Look Of Love – Diana Krall

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Time After Time – Cindy Lauper

Titanium – David Guetta Ft. Sia

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Waiting For A Star To Fall – Boy Meets Girl

Walk On By – Dionne Warwick

Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You're The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White

You Make It Real – James Morrison

You’ve Got The Love – Candi Staton

Your Song – Elton John

Jazz Standards

All Blues

At Last

Autumn Leaves

Black Orpheus

Blue Bossa

Cantaloupe Island

Desafinado

Doxy

Fever

Fly Me To The Moon

Footprints

Georgia

In A Sentimental Mood

L’il Darlin’

Like Someone In Love

Little Sunflower

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Moonglow

Satin Doll

Song For My Father

Summertime

Sunny

Take 5

The Girl From Ipanema

Watermelon Man

Wave

House Tracks

Afro Medusa – Pasilda

Audiowhores – Sometimes

Bakermat – Teach Me

Blonde – All Cried Out

Blonde – I Loved You

Boy Orlando – Huggin & Kissin

Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

Bruno Mars – Treasure

Calvin Harris Feat Ayah Marar – Thinking About You

Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside

Calvin Harris Ft. John Newman – Blame

Calvin Harris – Summer

Ce Ce Peniston – Finally

Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real

Clean Bandit Ft. Sharna Bass – Extraordinary

Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne – Real Love

Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars

Corona – Rhythm Of The Night

Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman

Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

Disclosure – F For You Ft. Mary J. Blige

Duke Dumont Feat. Jax Jones – I Got U

Duke Dumont – Need U (100%) Feat. Ame

Duke Dumont – Won't Look Back

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Eric Prydz – Pjanoo

Estelle – American Boy

Faul & Wad Ad Vs. Pnau – Changes

Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (say My Name)

Gala – Freed From Desire

Gorgon City Ft. Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night

Gorgon City – Ready For Your Love Ft. Mnek

Jess Glynne – Right Here

Julie Mcknight – Diamond Life

Karen Harding – Say Something

Kiesza – Hideaway

Klingande – Jubel

Klingande – Only God Can Save Our Souls

Klingande – Punga

Lana Del Rey Vs Cedric Gervais – Summertime Sadness

Mandal & Forbes Feat. Dani Clay – Never Let Go

Mark Knight – The Return Of Wolfy

Michael Calfan – Resurrection

Michael Mandal – I Don't Know

Mr Probz – Waves

Oliver Heldens – Koala

Otto Knows – Million Voices

Philip George – Wish You Were Mine

Praise Cats Feat Andrea Love – Shined On Me

Red Carpet – Alright

Rihanna – Diamonds

Robin S – Show Me Love

Secondcity – I Wanna Feel

Shakedown – At Night

Sigma Ft Paloma Faith – Changing

Storm Queen – Look Right Through

Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants

Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle

Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay

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