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If you're looking for the ideal soundtrack to your big day, then look no further than Ian Thompson & Solidsax. Ian is an experienced Saxophone player and performer who has been playing professionally for over two decades, and will guarantee the ideal atmosphere whatever your style of wedding.


Ian has worked for some of the UK's major function bands and collaborated with many international artists. He has also played on numerous recordings and appeared on many TV and radio shows such as:

  • Top of the Pops
  • The National Lottery
  • The Clive James Show

Saxophone services offered

In addition to his unique, soulful sound and smooth playing, Ian is an experienced vocalist with an impressive repertoire of over 300 songs and instrumentals at his fingertips. For your Wedding day he can provide you with 'bespoke' music for your:

• Ceremony
• Drinks reception - during the photos
• Wedding breakfast
• Turnaround - as your evening guests arrive
• First dance
• Evening entertainment - more 'uptempo' sax & DJ etc.

As standard, Ian's services include:

  • Music based around your choices
  • Appropriate iPod music during breaks
  • Use of radio microphone for speeches
  • High quality sound system
  • Vocals included - if needed

Other services

Ian will also be suitable for many different venues and events, such as:

  • Private parties and celebrations: birthdays, BBQs, Christmas parties...
  • Corporate and public events: summer balls, promotions, charity functions, networking and seasonal events...
  • Hotels, restaurants and night clubs
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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

Music based around your choices taken from Ian's extensive playlist. Appropriate iPod music during breaks. Use of radio microphone for speeches. High quality sound system. Vocals included (if required)

What style of music do you offer?


Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)


With an extensive repertoire of over 270+ songs and saxophone instrumentals to choose from, including: Soul, Jazz, disco, pop and party music. Ian will always tailor his performance around you

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Yes, Ian is very happy to learn/ include any special requests for your wedding ceremony or first dance. And possibly for other events (by request) - provided that adequate notice is given

What's your experience?

Over 20 years of playing the saxophone for numerous types of events, both in the UK and abroad. Including weddings (ceremony, reception, breakfast and evening), private and corporate events

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, most of the UK. Please contact Ian for details

Is there a charge for travelling?


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


What is the length of time of the act?

As every event is unique, this may vary depending on your requirements. As a guide: wedding reception/breakfast usually 2 x 40 minute sets; evening event either 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minute sets

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Usually, Ian requires only 30 minutes to set up - depending on the location, accessibility and how many locations he is going to be playing in for you

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

By arrangement

What are the forms of payment?

Deposit to confirm booking - via Bank transfer (BACs). Balance - either cash on the day or via BACs, a week prior to the event
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Southview Close SS6 Rayleigh (Essex)

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