what is a saxophone quartet?
A saxophone quartet consists of four different sizes of saxophone including a soprano, an alto, a tenor and a baritone. Saxophones are very versatile instruments and can create a wide variety of atmospheres and moods. When choosing music for your event it is very important you know exactly what you are getting, so make sure you ask for our demo CD.
what style of music do you play & can you play during our wedding ceremony as well as the reception?
A Good Reed can play many different styles of music including classical, jazz, light popular favourites and show tunes. We can play during the wedding ceremony if you wish.
will it be too loud?
No! Saxophones can play quietly just as well as loudly but as an alternative we can also play clarinets and flutes. This is particularly suitable for music during a wedding ceremony or a dinner.
can you play my favourite piece of music?
Yes, if we don't already have the piece of music you wish to be played then we can arrange it. There is an extra charge of £40 for this service.
I'm getting married in a hotel, what music would be appropriate?
Firstly it is important to check if the venue will allow live music. As far as choosing music you will not be allowed anything religious. So, for example, Sheep May Safely Graze is fine but Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring isn't! We are more than happy to discuss choice of repertoire with you.
how much will it cost and do you require a deposit?
Prices start from £450 for a 2 hour booking. This price includes travel expenses within London & The Home Counties. We will require a 25% deposit when the booking is confirmed.
what will the quartet need at the venue?
We will need 4 chairs without arms. We can simply play acoustically or if backing tracks are required we will need to have access to a power point for our small PA system. If there isn't suitable lighting at the venue a power point will be needed for our small stand lights.