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Background Music

Matthew is highly experienced at providing sophisticated, easy listening background music for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

He will provide jazz swing, soul and pop classics at just the right volume and

tempo to create a perfect backdrop to your event with his amazing saxophone sound.

Listen Here

Fly Me To The MoonMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 02:00
Stand By MeMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 01:18

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Client Review - Amazing times

"Very many thanks indeed for providing such a splendid atmosphere and exceptional music for our celebrations."

Matthew's cool sounds have been heard at venues far and wide. Here's just a few of the places he's played:

The Barbican, London

The Grosvenor Hotel, London

The RAC Club, London

The National Liberal Club, London

Danesfield House Hotel

Ascot Racecourse


Waterton Park Hotel

Holdsworth House

Monk Fryston Hall

Crathorne Hall Hotel

Ripley Castle

The Devonshire Arms

St Leger Races, Doncaster

York Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse

Southwell Racecourse

Holmepierrepont Hall

Hazlewood Castle

Rudding Park

Allerton Castle

Whirlowbrook Hall

The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Harrogate Convention Centre

Swinton Park

The National Railway Museum

Beverley Barn


Cave Castle

Rowley Manor

Tickton Grange

Little Wold Vineyard

Merchant Taylors' Hall

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

The Hospitium

The Parsonage Hotel

Aldwark Manor

Cutler's Hall

Goldsborough Hall

Bolton Abbey (Tithe Barn)

photograph by Jack Mankel Photography

Client Review - Absolutely Fantastic

"I would like to say a huge thankyou, you were absolutely fantastic. I have heard nothing but praise and good comments and your music choice was spot on"

Here's a sample of the kind of repertoire that Matthew will play:

Fly Me To The Moon

Cheek To Cheek

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

The King Of The Swingers

Stand By Me

My Girl

The Girl From Ipanema

Puttin' On The Ritz

Blue Moon

It Had To Be You

Hello Dolly

Bye Bye Blackbird

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You


Get Lucky

Stay With Me

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

How Deep Is Your Love

Lovin' You

Can't Help Falling In Love

When You're Smiling

Wonderful Tonight

Say A Little Prayer

The Way You Look Tonight


It's Only A Paper Moon

photograph by Jack Mankel Photography

Client Review - Fabulous!

"Thankyou for your fabulous performance at our wedding at Hazlewood Castle last month. We were absolutely delighted, you sounded great! We shall not hesitate in recommending you to anyone that asks in the future."

What's The Cost?

This can vary depending on where your event is and whether you'd like solo saxophone, or for Matthew to provide more musicians.

Usually prices start from £549

What Will I Get?

As standard, Matthew will perform x3 30 minute sets of background, easy listening jazz swing music, plus a few pop & soul classics too.

He will provide his own sound system, and lighting where necessary.

Do You Travel?

Yes! Matthew is based in Hull, UK, but travels internationally to perform.

So, wherever you are in the world, get in touch and Matthew could be playing for you soon...

How Do I Book?

Fill out an enquiry form by clicking on this button:

Client Review - Memorable

"Thankyou so much :) We had a fantastic day and you were amazing!!! We had loads of lovely comments from people saying how amazing you are!"


to a sample of Matthew's playing here...

Fly Me To The MoonMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 02:00
When You're SmilingMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 02:24
Putting On The RitzMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 02:15
In The MoodMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 01:16
Stand By MeMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 01:18
Lovely DayMatthew Smith Saxophonist
00:00 / 02:17
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