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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 £423 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

 

Classic Pop

(Songs everyone knows, for upbeat background music & dancing)

24K Magic - Bruno Mars

Baker Street - Jerry Rafferty

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

How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Indeep

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sing - Ed Sheeran

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

That’s What I Like - Bruno Mars

This Girl - Kungs Vs Cooking On 3 Burners

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

(The best tracks of the era, for lively background music & dancing)

Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Diggin’ On James Brown - Tower Of Power

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

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

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Use Me - Bill Withers

What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye

 

 

Acoustic Hits

(Reworked hits with acoustic guitar or piano backing track, for more intimate 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

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams / Frankie Valli

Crazy - Gnarls Berkleu

Despacito - Justin Bieber

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

Is This Love - Bob Marley

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

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

Sing - Ed Sheeran

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Symphony - Clean Bandit

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

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

(No need for a DJ - these banging tracks will fill the dance floor!)

Body Groove - Architects ft. Nay Nay

Changes - Faul & Wad Ad

Deeper Love - Mike Mago

Flowers - Sweet Female Attitude

Freed From Desire - Gala

Hello - Adele (Club Remix)

Hold My Hand - Jess Glynn

Jubel - Klingande

Looking For Me - Paul Woolford, Diplo & Kareen Lomax

Perfect - Ed Sheeran (Club Remix)

Places - Martin Solveig Feat. Ina Wrodsen

Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith

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)

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

 

 

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

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bandit

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 Berkleu

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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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 £423 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £423
  • East Midlands From £453
  • South West From £457
  • Wales From £465
  • South East From £466
  • East of England From £472
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £475
  • North West From £482
  • North East From £574
  • Northern Ireland From £595
  • Republic of Ireland From £595
  • Scotland From £686

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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 / arranger and recording artist Anna Brooks’ prestigious career has gained her a reputation as one of the UK’s leading jazz / funk / pop saxophonists. She is currently alto saxophonist / backing vocalist with Jools Holland’s nineteen-piece ‘Rhythm And Blues Orchestra’ and tenor saxophonist / backing vocalist with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials. In early 2020 she toured Europe with Jools' four-piece band on tenor / soprano sax and vocals alongside special guests KT Tunstall, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall and appeared on BBC 2’s 2020 Annual Hootenanny. Over the last ten years she has toured worldwide with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and recorded two albums - ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’ and ’Stay Good’.

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. Her E.P ‘Going My Way’ followed in 2007. 

As musical director and arranger, 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 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

As a music 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. She has also composed music for TV and independent film.

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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