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Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser is a highly skilled jazz duo who will add sophistication and a great atmosphere to your event playing carefully selected jazz standards and popular songs. Variety of line ups to chose from duo to quartet to suit your event perfectly.

Price from £453 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 30th November 2020, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against a new date.

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Set List / Repertoire

The Jazz Duo can learn requested songs given at least 2 weeks notice prior to the event

Jazz Swing
Autumn Leaves
All The Things You Are
All Blues
All of Me
Alone Together
Bye Bye Blackbird
Beautiful Love
Billie’s Bounce
Cry Me A River
Fly Me To The Moon
Footprints
Mack The Knife
Have You Met Miss Jones
Four
There Will Never Be Another You
There is No Greater Love
Oleo
Satin Doll
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Summertime
Blue Monk
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Donna Lee
Confirmation
The Days of Wine and Roses
Stella By Starlight
Softly As A Morning Sunrise
Blues For Alice
On Green Dolphin Street
Night and Day
In Your Own Sweet Way
Lady Bird
Just Friends
How High the Moon
Take The A Train
‘Round Midnight

Jazz Ballads
Body and Soul
Misty
Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
In A Sentimental Mood

Bossa Nova
The Girl From Ipanema
Blue Bossa
Black Orpheus
Corcovado
Song For My Father
Wave

Popular Songs
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul

Christmas Songs
Winter Wonderland
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Auld Lang Syne
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Sleigh Ride
Silent Night
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kiss Santa Claus
We Three Kings Of Orient Are

30 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
  • Excellent 30
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Straight no chaser were a pleasure to work with, professional and friendly.

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended booked Straight No Chaser for their event at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire

“Straight no chaser were a pleasure to work with, professional and friendly. They provided the perfect accompaniment to our garden party and I would certainly recommend booking them!”


The music they played was perfect background music. I would definitely book them...

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire in Lancashire

“We booked Straight No Chaser to play at our wedding reception. The trio of saxophone, guitar and double bass played at the small afternoon reception, and the early stages of the larger evening reception. The music they played was perfect background music for both occasions. Even the wedding guests who weren’t that keen on jazz were appreciating the excellent musicianship. They also played our requests and I would definitely book them again.”


We would definitely book them again.

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended booked Straight No Chaser for their event in Lancashire

“Everything was great, both we and the guests enjoyed them! We would definitely book them again.”


Straight No Chaser played fantastic music all evening.

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding in Essex

“Perfect Jazz on a summer's evening, they arrived on time and set up without fuss, played fantastic music all evening and allowed our wedding guests to relax gently and soak up the atmosphere. I had lots of people comment on how nice the jazz was and how well pitched the music was to the event - having not really given Rick any information about the evening other than it was a garden wedding reception. I think they chose their pieces perfectly and we were really happy with the results. I definitely recommend them if you're looking for a Jazz duo, especially if you're like us and can sometimes find live music gets in the way of conversations - Straight No Chaser were able to give our guests the option to sit and listen (which many did) or carry on their chatter - ideal for our wedding!”


I booked Straight No Chaser for my wedding cocktail reception on New Year’s Eve ...

5 stars - Straight No Chaser are Highly Recommended booked Straight No Chaser for their Wedding at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Hertfordshire

“I booked Straight No Chaser for my wedding cocktail reception on New Year’s Eve and they were fantastic. Our guests were so complimentary about their music and they helped make our day one to remember. Would highly recommend them! Clare at Alive Network was very helpful and made the booking process so simply. Will definitely use Alive Network again!”

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Prices

Price from £453 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • North West From £453
  • Wales From £487
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £501
  • East Midlands From £517
  • West Midlands From £518
  • North East From £566
  • Scotland From £583

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Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets


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Lineup

Default lineup: 2 members

Standard Line Up = Duo Tenor Saxophone, Jazz Guitar Trio - add Double Bass Quartet - add Double Bass; Drums

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Highlights
* Huge flexibility as the band can set up in as little as 15 minutes and only require a small amount of space.
* Able to play anywhere indoors or outdoors using portable amplification.
* Glad to comply with dress code and offer flexibility with timings to ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible. 
* Can learn a song request FREE of charge given at least two weeks notice
* Enthusiastic and highly skilled music conservatoire graduates
* Experience playing for top corporate clients such as HSBC, Microsoft, Bentley and many more.

Straight No Chaser are based in Lancashire and are available for hire for parties and corporate functions across the UK. They can enhance any event with live guitar and saxophone music playing a large repertoire of jazz standards and popular songs.

Straight No Chaser have their own portable amplification with no need for a mains supply (please note; portable amplification is suitable for duo only). This means there is huge logistical flexibility; they can play in any area and even outdoors with minimal fuss. Set up time is incredibly fast and hassle free only taking 10 minutes upon arrival to set up and play.

Straight No Chaser is more than happy to comply with dress code and be flexible with set times to satisfy your specifications and ensure your event runs smoothly and everyone has a great time.

Straight No Chaser are available in a variety of line ups to suit the occasion from the duo to a jazz quartet:
 
~Duo – Jazz Guitar and Saxophone
~Trio – Jazz Guitar, Saxophone and Double Bass 

We recommend the duo or trio for subtle background ambience whereas the quartet below is more appropriate as the main feature of an event.
 
~Quartet – Jazz Guitar, Saxophone, Double Bass and Drums

The Musicians

Dean Masser is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator.  After graduating from Leeds College of Music he became a member of the Jack Parnell Quartet, which recorded a live album during a week-long stint at Ronnie Scott's. 
Since then, Dean has played alongside many of the leading names in British jazz at numerous venues and festivals. He has many television and radio appearances to his credit, and released his first album as leader in 2010.

Rick Holmes is a talented graduate from Leeds College of Music graduate with a BA (Hons) in Jazz studies.  In 2008/2009 he held the guitar chair in the LCM Big Band, which toured the North of England and performed in the BBC venue with special guest Steve Waterman.  Rick has played countless professional gigs and has been featured as a session guitarist on numerous releases.

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