The Mello Tones

Jazz Duo Wirral

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  • Jazz Duo Wirral | The Mello Tones | From £249.00+
  • The Mello Tones are an excellent Guitar and Saxophone Duo based in the Wirral
  • This Duo is ideal for Wedding Drinks Receptions, Wedding breakfasts and Dinner Entertainment – anywhere where you want to create the perfect atmosphere!
  • The Mello Tones are fully self contained and bring their own PA system
  • They have many years of performing experience
  • The Mello Tones setlist features all the finest Jazz and Standards
  • The Mello Tones are a Jazz Duo with distinction- Featuring Guitar and Sax, the Saxophonist also performs on Clarinet and Flute as part of the show!
  • You can also hire the following:

    – A trio with an added Double Bass

    – A quartet with added Double Bass and Drums!

    Book this Jazz Duo for your Wedding, Party or Corporate Event today!

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About The Mello Tones

The Mello Tones are a Sax/Guitar Jazz Duo Wirral who perform a 2 x 1 hour set show for Wedding drinks receptions & breakfasts, bars and restaurants, Dinners, parties and gatherings across the North West and beyond.

Taking in a 50 mile radius of the Wirral, this talented Jazz Duo Wirral perform a diverse setlist. Their repertoire ranges from Jazz Standards, Bossa Nova, artists such as Sting and Bacharach, Latin tunes, Popular tunes to Classical, and this is designed both to entertain and to provide a sophisticated ambience, enhancing guests experience! With a long history of musical performance and many gigs together, they are sure to create that atmosphere your event deserves.

A Fine Musical Education

The Mello Tones Saxophonist/Clarinetist graduated with a music degree from the University of Birmingham, he studied Clarinet with Colin Parr. In the field of classical music, he has worked with the Northern Wind Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra and British Clarinet Ensemble.

As a Jazz Saxophonist/Clarinetist, he has been privileged to work with touring British musicians including Alan Barnes and Pete Cater, and international stars including the American Altoist Greg Abate and Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. A committed educator, he has also has worked with the Liverpool Youth Jazz Orchestra since its inception in 1995.

The Duo Setup- also Trio & Quartet Options!

The Mello Tones Jazz Duo consists of a a Jazz/Classical Guitarist and a Woodwind player who plays not only Alto Saxophone, but also Soprano Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet!

Organising a larger event? No problem! The Mello Tones can add a Jazz Pianist to their Duo, and also a Double Bass player and Drums! Book a Duo, Trio or Quartet for your occasion (The Trio and Quartet options provide a mainly mainstream Jazz repertoire of Jazz Standards).

The Mello Tones always dress smartly for the occasion and display a professional attitude at all times. Make your enquiry today!

Recent Mello Tones clients include:

  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • The Grapes Venue, Formby
  • The Grosvenor Hotel, Aldford Cheshire
  • The Manor Restaurant, Wirral, Cheshire
Line-up & Performance Information | Jazz Duo Wirral
Line-up: Guitar / Saxophone (The Mello Tones Saxophonist also performs Clarinet and Flute)
Performance Timings: 2 x 60 minute sets as standard
Interval Music?: The Mello Tones provide pre-recorded music during the breaks
Arrival/Setup: Allow 30 minutes for setup
PA/Lighting: The Mello Tones bring a PA system. (Lighting can be hired seperately for larger events- please enquire)
Requirements: 6 x 4ft space (min) / 2 x electrical sockets / rider / parking / secure changing room
Sound Limiters?: The Mello Tones (Jazz Duo Wirral) are experienced in working with venue sound limiters
Additional Booking Options | Jazz Duo Wirral
Extra Set(s): Add extra 45 minute or 60 minute sets
Earlier Arrival/Setup?: This is available, please ask for quote
Larger Band?: Yes, add Pianist, Double Bass player, Drums- This duo can augment into a Trio or Quartet
Daytime Performances?: Yes, The Mello Tones (Jazz Duo Wirral) perform at all types of event

Repertoire

The very finest Latin Tunes:

  • ‘Blue Bossa’ – Kenny Dorham
  • ‘Meditation’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘Look to the Sky’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘Girl From Ipanema’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘One Note Samba’ Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘Black Orpheus’ – Louis Bonfi
  • ‘The Shadow of Your Smile’ – Johnny Mandel
  • ‘Besame Mucho’ – Consuelo Velazquez
  • ‘Sway’ – Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
  • ‘Enchantment’ – Horace Silver
  • ‘Triste’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘Desafinado’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘My Little Suede Shoes – Charlie Parker
  • ‘Mambo Inn’ – Mario Bauza, Grace Sampson, Bobby Woodlen
  • ‘Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars’ – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • ‘Inside a Silent Tear’ – Blossom Dearie
  • ‘Samba De Orfeu’ – Louis Bonfi
  • ‘La Sitiera’ – Omara Portuondo

The Great American Songbook (Jazz):

  • ‘Moonglow’ – Will Hudson & Eddie DeLange
  • ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’ – George Gershwin
  • ‘Take 5’ – Dave Brubeck
  • ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ – Fats Waller
  • ‘Oh Lady Be Good’ – George Gershwin
  • ‘All of Me’ – Marks & Simons)
  • ‘Autumn Leaves’ – Joseph Kosma
  • ‘Mack the Knife’ – Kurt Weill
  • ‘Sugar’ – Stanley Turrentine
  • ‘Polka Dots and Moonbeams’ – Jimmy Van Heusen
  • ‘Summertime’ – George Gershwin

Jazz/Pop Fusion:

  • ‘Morning Dance’ – Jay Beckenstein
  • ‘Shaker Song’ – Jay Beckenstein
  • ‘Breezin’ – Bobby Womack
  • ‘Make Me a Memory’ – Grover Washington Jnr.
  • ‘This Masquerade’ – Leon Russell

Modern Songs with a Jazz Reinterpreting:

  • ‘Moondance’ – Van Morrison
  • ‘Sunshine of My Life’ – Stevie Wonder
  • ‘Sunny’ – Bobby Hebb
  • ‘Have I Told You Lately’ – Van Morrison
  • ‘Fragile’ – Sting
  • ‘Englishman in New York’ – Sting
  • ‘The Look of Love’ – Burt Bacharach
  • ‘Just the Way You Are’ – Billy Joel
  • ‘My Cheri Amour’ – Stevie Wonder
  • ‘Call Me’ – Aretha Franklin
  • ‘Another Star’ – Stevie Wonder
  • ‘Yesterday’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ – The Beatles
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Alan Bergman
  • ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ – Bill Withers
  • ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ – Eugene McDaniels (Roberta Flack)
  • ‘Lovely Day’ – Bill Withers
  • ‘Your Love is King’ – Sade
  • ‘Killing Me Softly’ – Roberta Flack
  • ‘Like a Star’ – Corinne Bailey Rae
  • ‘Misty’ – Erroll Garner
  • ‘Wishing on a Star’ – Rose Royce
  • ‘This Guy’s in Love’ – Burt Bacharach
  • ‘In My Life’ – The Beatles
  • ‘How Deep is Your Love’ – The Bee Gees

Songs from the Musicals/TV/Other:

  • ‘Moon River’ – Henry Mancini
  • ‘Stranger On the Shore’ – Acker Bilk
  • ‘I Wish You Love’ – Charles Trenet
  • ‘La Vie En Rose’ – Louis Guglielmi
  • ‘Flambée Montalbanaise – Gus Viseur
  • ‘Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’ – Nino Rota
  • ‘Brise Napolitaine’ – Vetese Guerino
  • ‘Moonlight Serenade’ – The Glen Miller Orchestra
  • ‘Cavatina’ – Stanley Myers
  • ‘Canon’ – Johann Pachelbel
  • ‘What a Wonderful World’ – Louis Armstrong

Reviews

“We booked The Mello Tones Duo for our re-opening night following our major refurbishment and they were brilliant, they were very professional and really got a great atmosphere going. They were exactly the kind of thing we were looking for and we will definitely book them again.”
Matt Howard, The Grapes Venue, Formby

“We hired The Mello Tones Jazz Duo for our Summer Fayre on the 11th July. They performed outside, with cover, and this type of music is ideal for a Summer event. They were punctual, polite and accommodating and I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Colin Dollimore, Westminister Park Community Association

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