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The Mello Tones - Guitar/Sax Duo Wirral

(From £225) 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. This Duo is ideal for Wedding Drinks Receptions, Wedding breakfasts and Dinner Entertainment – anywhere where you want to create the perfect atmosphere!
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About The Mello Tones | Jazz Duo Wirral

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

Lineup & Performance Info:

  • Default lineup: 2 members (Guitar/Saxophone Duo)
  • Performance timings: 2 x 60 min sets (as standard)
  • This act accepts bookings within a 50 mile radius of The Wirral

Required by this act:

  • Parking for their vehicle(s) at the venue
  • Electricity supply
  • 3m x 2m stage space
  • 40 mins for setup/soundcheck
  • Changing room (ideally secure and private)
  • Water/tea/coffee/soft drinks
  • Hot meal/buffet may be required at some evening performances

Provided by this act as standard:

  • PA system
  • Pre-recorded background music during performance break(s)

Additional booking options:

  • Add extra 45 minute sets as required
  • Larger Band? Yes, add Pianist, Double Bass player, Drums- This duo can augment into a Trio or Quartet

Wedding Favourites:

‘Canon’ – Pachelbel
‘Chi Mai’ – Ennio Morricone
‘Air on a G String’ – JS Bach
‘Cavatina’ – John Williams
‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ – Ennio Morricone
‘Libertango’ – Astor Piazzolla

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 Re-interpreting:

‘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 of The Mello Tones | Jazz Duo Wirral

“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

“The Mello Tones were wonderful and provided the perfect background music for the drinks reception and the live music created a wonderfully relaxing ambience amongst the chatter of the guests. It sounded absolutely fabulous walking into the room. A perfect start to the evening”

M. Horrocks, private party, Thornton Manor, Wirral