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Anna

Anna is a member of Jools Hollands' band & The Brooklyn Funk Essentials & is an international touring & recording artist. With hundreds of weddings, corporate events & parties under her belt, clients are always thrilled with her performances.

Price from £455 + travel

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- OUR INCLUDED COVID COVER

Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 30th June 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

The following list compises songs from Anna's saxophone and backing tracks repertoire - if you are booking Anna to play alongside a DJ, she can freestyle over any songs of you or your DJ's choice.

Classic Pop 

(Songs everyone knows, for upbeat background music & dancing)
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynn
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
Rather Be - Clean Bandiy
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Sugar - Maroon 5
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars
This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners
Toxic - Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Soul, Funk, Motown & Oldies

(The best tracks from the past, for lively background music & dancing)

Baker Street - Jerry Rafferty
Diggin’ On James Brown - Tower Of Power
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
I Got A Feeling - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Put It Where You Want It - Average White Band
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul With A Capital ‘S’ - Tower Of Power
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Use Me - Bill Withers
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye

Acoustic Hits

(Reworked hits with only acoustic guitar or piano backing track, for smaller, quieter settings)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Ain’t Nobody - Jasmine Thompson / Chaka Khan
All Of Me - John Legend
Attention - Charlie Puth
Bang Bang - Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams / Frankie Valli
Crazy - Gnarls Barklay
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor 
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Happy - Pharell Williams
Havana - Camlia Cabello
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Price Tag - Jessie J
Problem - Ariana Grande
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Symphony - Clean Bandit
This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners
Toxic - Britney Spears
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Trouble - Ariana Grande
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blacc / Avicii

 Club Sax / Sax & DJ-Style

(Dance tracks guaranteed to fill the floor)

Ain’t Nobody - Jasmine Thompson
Body Groove - Architects ft. Nay Nay
Changes - Faul & Wad Ad
Dancing In The Moonlight - Jubel
Deeper Love - Mike Mago
Flowers - Sweet Female Attitude
Freed From Desire - Gala
Heaven - DJ Sammy Feat Yanou & Do
Hello - Adele (Club Remix)
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynn
Jubel - Klingande
Looking For Me - Paul Woolford, Diplo & Kareen Lomax
New Rules - Duo Lipa
One Kiss - Duo Lipa / Calvin Harris
Perfect - Ed Sheeran (Club Remix)
Places - Martin Solveig Feat. Ina Wrodsen
Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rewind - Craig David
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Sun Don’t Shine (Sonnentanz) - Klangkarussel
The Man With The Red Face - Laurent Garnier
This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners
Treasured Soul - Michael Calfan (Club Remix)
Vandaag - Bakermat
Wake Me Up - Avicii

Ibiza Lounge Chillout

(Chilled background music for relaxed lounge-style gatherings)

About You Song - Stepo Del Sol
Burma Road - Greg Adams
Cookie Raver - V.A
Day By Day - Mark De Clive-Lowe
Deep Summer Breeze - Milews
Easy Rider - Deep & Wide
Flukie - Maddog
Fountainhead - Alexander Malyutin
From Californebu to Nordnes - Wolfgang Wee 
J’aime Marcher - Souleance
Jill (The Making Of) - Mark’s & Henry’s
Jubel - Klingande
Kickflips - Blue Wednesday
Kiev - KLIM
King Size - Kruder & Dorfmeister
L’Esperanza - Sven Vath
Lovely - Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro Feat. Amor
Mellow Escape - Ibiza Lounge Club
Midnight In Paris - Andrea Cardillo
Moment Scale - Silent Poets
My Feelings - Eartone Feat. Eider
Nino’s House - Will Judge
Panama Bazaar - Eighth Wave
Party Woman - Family Feat. P
Penelope - 4 Wings
Pina Colada (Jazz Mix) - Digby Jones
Portabello Cafe - Ballistic Brothers
Purple Hills - C. Vogt
Stay With You - Lemon Jelly
Senorita - Richie Rych
The Magic Of You - Ralph Myerz
Tout Est Bleu - Ame Strong
Tropical - Blank & Jones
Voo Sobre O Horizante - Azymuth
Will You Catch Me - Tiny Tunes
Yes Please - Digby Jones

Love Songs

(Perfect for first dances, wedding ceremonies & dancing with the one you love)

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Always A Woman To Me - Billy Joel
At Last - Etta James
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrisson
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
If You’re Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Woman In Love - Barbara Streisand
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You’re In My Heart - Rod Steward

Jazz & Smooth

(Sophisticated background music)

All Blues - Jazz Standard
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Breezin’ - George Benson
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
Freddie Freeloader - Jazz Standard
Georgia On My Mind - Jazz Standard
Half Time - Amy Winehouse
Just Like A Star - Corrine Bayley Rae
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter
New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
Pick Up The Pieces - Candy Dulfer
Red Baron - Billy Cobham
She’s Always A Woman To Me - Billie Joel
Snakes - David Sanborn
Streetlife - The Crusaders 
Summertime - Jazz Standard
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius
This Masquerade - George Benson
Winelight - Grover Washington Jnr

Christmas Songs

(Seasonal favourites to bring a festive feel to your event)

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues feat. Kirsty McColl
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Trad.
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin- Stevens
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Various
Silent Night - Trad.
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
The First Noel - Trad
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Winter Wonderland - Various

31 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 31
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

AMAZINGLY TALENTED, PROFESSIONAL SAXOPHONIST

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended
booked Anna for their Wedding in Worcestershire September 2021

“We booked Anna for our wedding which was postponed twice due to COVID but we were third time lucky and wow was it worth the wait! Anna arrived for the start of the evening celebrations and performed two sets, both amazing! Our guests loved it as much as we did, she is incredible and was so professional and helpful on the lead up to the big day. I cannot recommend Anna highly enough for any occasion!”


Anna made our wedding so special, she is incredible!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended
booked Anna for their Wedding in Nottinghamshire September 2021

“Anna played two 45 minute sets for us on our wedding day and she was absolutely awesome!! Played over Ibiza dance music and the dance floor was full. Would 100% recommend booking her, setup with the DJ was seamless and everybody said how good she was.”


Wonderful music! Made for a great reception!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended
booked Anna for their Wedding in Oxfordshire August 2021

“Anna was super and no trouble at all!! My husband and I arrived at the venue to a great sound!! It was raining on and off but this did not deter Anna in the slightest!! Everyone commented on it! Amazing :)”


Could not recommend her more!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended
booked Anna for their Wedding in London August 2021

“We booked Anna for a surprise performance at a friend's wedding in August. She could not have been more hospitable and keen to help us make the surprise really special. From being incredibly flexible before the event and learning a completely random song for their arrival, to adjusting to timings on the day, she was a pleasure to work with. Nothing was too much and we're so grateful for making our friend's special day even more special! Could not recommend her more.”


I will be recommending you to everyone who is having a party!

5 stars - Anna (Saxophonist) are Highly Recommended
booked Anna for their event in Lancashire July 2021

“Anna - massive thank you for last night, you were amazing! Everyone loved you! I will be recommending you to everyone who is having a party!”

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Prices

Price from £455 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £456
  • East Midlands From £484
  • South West From £508
  • Wales From £512
  • North West From £514
  • South East From £518
  • East of England From £524
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £526
  • Northern Ireland From £595
  • Republic of Ireland From £595
  • North East From £625
  • Scotland From £726

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Highlights

* Anna is a highly experienced saxophonist based in Birmingham, but travels UK wide.
* Her repertoire includes current and classic pop hits, funk, soul and Motown tracks, chilled acoustic songs, ibiza lounge vibes and club sax, all performed over high quality custom-made backing tracks. 
* Anna can also be booked to play alongside your DJ (please speak to one of our entertainment coordinators for more info)

Over the last two decades saxophonist, vocalist, musical director, music arranger and recording artist Anna Brooks’ prestigious career has gained her a reputation as one of the UK’s leading jazz, funk and pop saxophonists and female musicians. She is currently alto saxophonist and backing vocalist with Jools Holland’s band and has recently been seen on BBC 2’s Hootenanny TV show performing a solo with Gregory Porter as well as appearing as a guest on DJ and TV presenter Sarah Cox ‘s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough ‘80s’ live touring show. For ten years Anna was tenor saxophonist and backing vocalist with the US-based 'Brooklyn Funk Essentials' with whom she toured worldwide and recorded two albums - ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ and ’Stay Good’ with vocalist Alison Limerick. As well as touring the UK with Jools  Holland's Rhythm And Blues Orchetra, she toured Europe in 2020 with his four-piece band on tenor and soprano saxes and vocals alongside special guests KT Tunstall, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.  

Anna graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a First-Class Honours degree and soon afterwards was commissioned to compose and perform music for the ‘Rising Star’ series at the Cheltenham International Jazz Festival. A record deal followed and her first album ‘My Time’ was released in 2003, followed by the E.P ‘Going My Way’ in 2007. She is currently working on a long-awaited second solo album.

As musical director, arranger and saxophonist, Anna spent two years with George Treadwell’s legendary group ‘The Drifters’ and nineteen years with Roy G. Hemmings’ ‘Dictionary Of Soul'. This followed two years touring with ‘70s glam-rocker Roy Wood and several years touring and recording with Indian composer /violinist John Mayer's ‘Indo-Jazz Fusions’. As lead alto saxophonist she performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival with the Walsall Jazz Orchestra and recorded two albums of their original music. Classically trained, she has also performed on numerous occasions with The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

As a music preparation specialist / copyist, Anna has worked for such prestigious clients as Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Katie Melua, film producers Ridley Scott and Gurinder Chadhar, Kanbar Animation and the BBC (Dr. Who, Torchwood). She has composed original music for TV and independent film and arranged music for numerous theatre shows and bands, including Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Anna is passionate about music education and has been a saxophone tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2003.

 
Please note: for events in Scotland, Ireland or Abroad, Anna will need to be able to fly to the venue and have a PA sytem in place ready that she can connect to.

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