Mark Whaymand AKA Saxophone Joe
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Very individual styled player , have played in and out of bands all my life mostly in jazz funk blues soul hip hop bands , in 1994 a band called The Vibe featuring Delroy Pinnock, we played the London circuit Inc Ronnie Scott's and had some success with a song called No Man and The More I Keep Wishing which reached no.5 in the UK Soul charts .In 1996 I co- wrote and produced music for TV under the name Bumnote Productions in which I wrote songs for a short film called China for Ben Fuller (Worklight Films) which was shown on Channel 4 and the Edinburgh Festival in 1997 and went on to do work for FUJI Film including the introduction music for Party In The Park Hyde Park and The Reading Festival in 1999 for ITV 3 also to write 7 tracks + for The British Empire Film Awards ceremonies
Recently 2014 - 2017 have been playing with Soulfusionseven with a long time music friend John saltwell playing and writing sax parts for his current songs Steppin Up My Love Original featuring a 2 half minute solo 2015 which was featured on the Tom Glide album reached no5 in the UK soul charts then remixed by " T- Groove " another track called Summer Breeze which reached no1 in the UK Soul charts 2017 and just recently released " Funk it Up " which is in the charts now.
I Am currently writing my own material and reviewing a song I've written for the film To Be Someone, for a long time friend Peter Meadows currently to be released in 2018 , watch this space :-)
Am also currently progressing on the ukulele as it makes me smile :-)

Screen name:
Mark Whaymand AKA Saxophone Joe
Member since:
Jul 26 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Solo artists :- Charlie Parker , Grover Washington , David sanborn , Michael brecker, James Carter , Joshua Redman marvin Gaye , snoop dogg,
Bands , tower power , crusaders , maceo and all the kings men, the soul tornadoes , massive attack, mother earth, jamiroquai , too many to list lol
Have always had an open heart to music as each instrument brings out different musical feelings :-)

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Alto Tenor and saprano Sax's , akai 4000s electronic sax, fender rhodes 73 , Nord electro 2 keyboard, Risa Les Paul styled electric ukulele and some accoustics as it makes me smile.http://youtu.be/IH2pWv3vH6U

MUSIC