Andy has proved to be a popular choice at many Asian and Indian weddings all over the UK and has performed with some of the best-known wedding DJs and entertainment brands. He has also played at many well-known venues up and down the country.
Saxophone player for Asian and Indian weddings
The saxophone is a very unique and expressive instrument which makes it appealing to a lot of people from all corners of society, culture and faith. Andy often refers to it as being like a song without words as it can offer a very vocal, emotive and dynamic sound. It has therefore proved to be a popular choice for many Asian and Indian couples and is often featured at many key points throughout the day.
Plenty of couples choose to have saxophone for their wedding entrance song. This is where Andy plays and walks ahead of them as they enter the wedding reception room or hall, whilst making their way to their table or wedding cake. This is done either with the DJ and/or with traditional dhol drummers accompanying the sax.
Many couples choose to have a saxophonist entertain at their drinks receptions which are often smaller areas separate to the main hall or room. For this kind of booking, Andy can play a diverse mix of Indian and western romantic classics taking inspiration from Bollywood and western pop.
Andy generally plays a diverse mix of Indian and western romantic classics taking inspiration from Bollywood and western pop such as:
- Tum Hi Ho Meri Aashiqui from the movie Aashiqui 2
- Titli from the movie Chennai Express
- Teri Ore from the movie Singh Is Kinng
- Humko Humise Chura Lo from the movie Mohabbatein
- Summer Frenzy by DJ Frenzy Ft. Gurdaas Maan
- Chura Liya by Bally Sagoo
- All of Me by John Legend
- Family Affair by Mary J Blige
Andy will often play just one straight set between 30-60 minutes long, but some people want an extended performance which is where Andy can offer up to two 45-minute sets with a 30-minute break. Some people book Andy for just one or two songs e.g. a special request at the ceremony or first dance at the reception.
Andy often plays with the DJ after the starter or main courses are served, it’s a great way of getting the party started and/or keeping interest and excitement amongst your guests right up until the very end of the celebration.
Absolutely. Andy has often learnt songs specifically requested by the couple whether it be for the entrance, cutting of the cake or first dance.
Andy has some great playlists on his iPhone that he can play before and after (and in between) his set(s) for continuity and to keep the right mood and energy flowing.
Andy can provide 2 speakers (suitable for up to 200 guests) to amplify his backing tracks along with all the rest of the necessary equipment needed for his performance including a radio microphone, mixer and cables.
Saxophone and DJ for Asian and Indian weddings
Andy has plenty of experience playing with a number of well-known DJs and brands such as Bups Saggu, Sunny Jagpal, Resh and DJs from Kudos Music. Andy has been a regular wedding saxophone player for London’s leading Asian and Indian DJ entertainment brand Kudos Music. He has played all over the UK with Kudos DJs at many well-known Asian and Indian wedding venues including Northbrook Park in Surrey, Hilton at Heathrow, the Devonshire Dome in Buxton and Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.
Also Keythorpe Manor in Leicester, Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry, The Vox Conference Centre at Resortsworld Birmingham and a live PA with Jaz Dhami performing the popular High Heels at Aston Villa F.C.
Bups Saggu and Andy have performed at many popular UK Asian and Indian wedding venues including Dallas Burston Polo Club near Leamington Spa, Ramada Park Hall in Wolverhampton, The Bradford Hotel in Bradford, Eskmills Venue near Edinburgh and Newcastle Racecourse.
Sunny Jagpal and Andy are another great team and have recently played sax and DJ sets together at Empire Hall in Leicester and The Centenary Pavilion at Leeds United F.C. Resh and Andy have played at a number of popular Asian and Indian wedding venues in the midlands including Alrewas Hayes in Derbyshire, The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull and Regency Banqueting Suite in Birmingham.
Andy also works with other UK Asian and Indian wedding DJs and brands, he recently played for a wedding at The Tower Hotel in London with award winning DJ and producer DJ Vix. Andy’s experience and reputation often makes him first choice saxophone player for Indian and Asian weddings all over the UK.
Saxophone and bhangra
Andy has performed with The Lions Of Punjab, an established traditional UK bhangra dance group. Check out this video of their dressing room warm-up jam.