Sax and Honey

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An award-winning saxophone and vocal duo offering stylish live music for your wedding ceremony, champagne reception, wedding meal and evening party. Genres: classic jazz, swing, Motown, pop and soul.
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Function Band
Jazz Band
Solo Musician
Solo Singer
Style of Music
Cermony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Primary Instrument(s)
Brass
Complete Band
Drums
Female Vocals
Male vocals
Other Instruments
Piano
Winds
Additional Services
Disco Lighting
Learn New Songs
MC Available
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £450
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Full Description
  • Sax & Honey combines the cool saxophone and velvet vocals of husband and wife duo Lynden and Andrea Blades. Lynden and Andrea are both full-time professional musicians and have performed together for weddings, parties and private events in the UK for the past seventeen years. They have a special passion for weddings - from providing the most romantic of music for ceremonies to creating an upbeat and dynamic party atmosphere for an evening reception. Their extensive set-list covers a huge range of popular musical styles from classic jazz, swing, jive, Latin and rock & roll to Motown, funk, soul, pop and R&B.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Andrea Blades
    Congratulations on your wedding! If you're looking for some inspiration for your wedding ceremony music, reception, first dance or evening entertainment then we'd love to help.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2000
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    2
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(2)
Press and Awards (1)
You & Your Wedding, Your Herts and Beds Wedding, Perfect Wedding
Industry Awards (1)
Best Entertainment Company - Perfect Wedding Awards
Photos
(10)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bedford
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1 (J13)
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Bedford
    • Nearest Airport
    • Luton
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FAQ
(10)
What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding offers something special and unique - but our favourites are definitely smaller, more intimate affairs. The smallest wedding we've played for was for 11 guests at the Haymarket Hotel in London - but typically we play for between 50 - 120 guests (though we do of course offer a larger band for bigger events)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic, elegant, entertaining, dynamic, intimate
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our attention to detail - we love to offer personal and attentive service from the moment of your first enquiry through to the day of your wedding Learning new songs especially for your day is a particular pleasure - whatever we can do to make your celebration special and unique, we will do.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take your time and follow your heart. There's no "right" way - just what feels right for you (oh and if you possibly can, try and see your band live before you book them!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Too many to mention really - table plans that had an individual picture of each guest, a vintage typewriter for guests to write messages to the couple, the bride who surprised her husband by singing a song, the bride who learnt to play the saxophone in just three months and amazed all her guests, the husband who secretly recorded a CD for his wife...
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Ideally we'll start with a phone conversation, then perhaps a more detailed chat on Skype or Facetime. We love to meet in person so will invite couples to see us playing live at venues or to come to wedding fairs that we're exhibiting at. We're always on the end of the phone or email for a chat and are happy to offer as much advice as our couples ask for.
What makes a romantic first dance?
It's all about the melody and lyrics! Slick choreography is great if you're confident dancers - but for most of us it's more important to choose a song that has special significance and which is smoochy enough for us to enjoy the moment without the pressure of complicated dance-moves.
What is your number one floor-filler?
It really depends on the age-group of the crowd - sometime it's a classic Nina Simone or Frank Sinatra, song, other times it's Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Clean Bandit, Pharrell Williams or Justin Timberlake that gets the party going.
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Earth, Wind and Fire!
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Andrea: The Dave Matthews Band - Crash Lynden: John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 5%