"Rory is a talented professional. He contributed greatly to the ambience we were trying to achieve for our Brazilian-themed wedding shower. He plays several instruments very well and has a broad repertoire to choose from. We were glad to have asked him to play at our function."
Elisabeth, London (Clapham), September, 2018
"The sax player beforehand was brilliant letting me know that he was getting the train and what time it arrived so this put my mind at rest and felt really chilled going in to it! When Rory arrived he came and introduced himself to me and let me know the plan. So I was really happy and excited as I know this was going to make my husband's night!"
Katie, Melksham, Wiltshire, April, 2019
"I was happy with the band. The set sounded well. Thank you and best wishes."
Karolina Daniuk, Digital Leaders & DigitalAgenda, June, 2018
"Loved your saxophone playing. Virtuous and diversification of music."
Daniel & Nese, Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, October, 2016
"We were thrilled with the selection of music you provided for our wedding in the gorgeous setting of Gate Street Barn. The variety and atmosphere was the perfect entertainment during the drinks and canapés reception."
Natalya, Wedding, Bramley, Surrey, August, 2018
"Rory's timekeeping was exceptional, arriving over an hour before the start time. His set was very professional offering various genres in his performance. His sax was really the life and soul of the party. He was very energetic moving about the room and getting involved with the audience."
Thomas, Weybridge, Surrey, December, 2018
"Very happy with the overall communication before the event – easy to liaise with you and confirm requirements, timings etc.
You arrived early which was great to help get everything set up in time for the evening.
The music itself was great and we had plenty of comments from people to say how much they enjoyed it – you played exactly the kind of music we were after and really felt the vibe of the room.
You adapted to when we needed specific breaks during the meal for awards and was always a really smooth transition.
Overall we were extremely happy with the service you offered and the performance in general. Would definitely re-book if we had another similar need/event!"
Sarah, London (Shoreditch), December, 2018
"I had the opportunity to work with Rory at a recent wedding. He is a really great guy and was a pleasure to work with. I was impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. Before the event he made contact to make sure everything was going to be in place for the day. He left nothing to chance and this is the type of professional I like working with. As the DJ I had the opportunity to play with him on set and he was brilliant. His knowledge and ability to adapt to all styles of music was phenomenal. He really added pazzaz to the music!
Rory was a real pleasure to work with and I hope we have another opportunity to work together again."
DJ Chris Anthony, Wedding, Beaconsfield
(www.djchrisanthony.co.uk), September, 2018
I can't thank you enough for your performance on Saturday night. We absolutely loved it and lots of friends have been asking me who you were because they loved it too! You created just the right atmosphere at the start, it really got the party going and then the RnB towards the end was just fabulous - I love live music and you made the party for me! It was everything I had hoped for and more. You really tailored the music to what we had requested. You and Lilli were totally professional liaising with me beforehand, arriving when you said you would and trying to accommodate all our wishes. I just wish you could have stayed for longer!
Thank you both - I will have to think of an excuse to book you again!
Amanda, Towcester, Northamptonshire, December, 2018
"Rory was great as always."
Tim, London (Russell Square), December, 2018
"Many thanks as ever for going that extra mile to make things work and to represent the agency in the highest manner, you’re a legend!"
Peter Baker, Music Students For Hire, November, 2018
"Excellent skill and performance by Rory on saxophone. A great way to enjoy favourite songs in a unique style. Such a memorable way to top off a fabulous day."
Jennifer, Wedding, London (St James's Park), September, 2018
"Hey Rory you were amazing this weekend! Thanks so much !"
Samuel, Wedding, London (Soho), September, 2018
"Thank you so much Rory from the both of us you were amazing everyone at the wedding has said how good you were! Thank you from both us for making our day extra special."
Steve & Becky, Wedding, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, September, 2018
"Rory hit the mark perfectly with his choice of music for our garden marquee wedding reception. Many people came up to us and said how much they had enjoyed listening to him and that he was the perfect link between the speeches and leading into the BBQ. Rory is a very talented musician and he wowed us with his sax and flute playing. We even had two professed ‘non-lovers’ of saxophone totally converted to his style and choice of music! The younger ones amongst the guests also made a point of coming up and saying how good he was and that they really enjoyed listening to him. So thank you once again to Rory, a lovely guy who really made our wedding reception special – a fabulous find."
Julie & Peter, Wedding, London (Finchley), June, 2018
"Rory was polite, friendly and played wonderfully. The music set the tone for the party perfectly."
Andrew, West Malling, Kent, July, 2018
"Rory was fantastic. He arrived around 7pm, well before he was due and he sat with me and went through the types of things he could play. He played his set in a very professional and fun way and there were so many compliments from our guests on his presence. If we ever need a saxophonist again he will be our first point of call."
Steph, Epsom (Surrey), July, 2018
"Thanks for your email and I just wanted to reply on behalf of the whole team to say thank you for your help in making the arrangements for Rory and the band to be with us for our event.
Our feedback is hugely positive - Rory arrived in plenty of time and liaised with us about the best place to get set up. The music was fabulous and exactly what we were hoping for in terms of providing a relaxed atmosphere for guests. We received lots of positive feedback about the whole reception on the lawn, including the music, so thanks to Rory and the band for their contribution to our event's success. We would highly recommend them."
Jackie Mills, Thirtyone:Eight, July, 2018
"Just to say thank you for your excellent playing on Sunday. Everyone enjoyed it. Rory's relaxed, smooth sound was perfect for our garden party and I received many complimentary comments from our guests on his behalf. He is a talented musician and was very professional but also approachable and friendly. I would certainly recommend him."
Jenny, Epsom (Surrey), July, 2018
"It all went extremely well, from booking, organising and set up and the set was excellent. I would highly recommend both Red & Black and Rory & his band. It was excellent and I will definitely be booking again."
Julian, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, June, 2018
"Hi Rory. I wanted to thank you for playing. Everyone absolutely loved it. Really made the moment."
Andrew, Wedding, Bristol, June, 2018
Brazil's music is a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The subcontinent includes a myriad of styles far too numerous to mention here, a treasure trove of musical gems. At Red & Black Music, Brazilian music has always been very close to the heart. In recognition of this, we offer Brazilian setups across 3 out of our 4 projects.
Rory's Brazilian setup focuses on jazz. The trio grew our of Rory's love of Bossa Nova and Brazilian music. Blending the warm, breezy tones of the strummed acoustic guitar and the crisp, bass notes of the cajon with saxophone, flute and vocals, the trio interpret a diverse range of repertoire by Tom Jobim, Toquinho, Toninho Horta, Roberto Menescal, Noel Rosa, Milton Nascimento, Marcos Valle, Luis Bonfa, Jorge Ben Jor, Ivan Lins, Durval Ferreira and Chico Buarque as well as Rory's own compositions.
"You have been superb Rory - many congratulations on your ability - all were blown away! Hope you got home OK - everyone - indeed - everyone - said you were a superb saxophone player - so that’s good and it will be great for you to visit the back of beyond again ! I very much appreciated you Rory - and also for playing so long in the evening and taking requests ! I hope all will go well for you in the coming time - and many many thanks x"
Dianna, Middlesmoor, Yorkshire, June, 2018
"I second Nikki's feedback. The guests absolutely loved Rory's music and were very complimentary to him. I would be very happy to recommend him for future bookings.
@Rory - Thanks so much for playing at our wedding. The entrance song (for both the aisle and the entrance to the dinner) was done so well, and I'm so happy that we had you there. Thanks for making this day even more special for us."
Anam & Alex, London (Marylebone), May, 2018
"From my perspective, Rory was polite, professional and played very well. He was excellent at communicating where he was, and was very conscientious to be placed somewhere suitable for the guests. Rory specifically wanted to ensure that when Anam and Alex were announced in to the evening reception, their arrival was accompanied by the correct song. Personally I would have now hesitation in recommending him for future bookings."
Nicola Harris, ETM Group, May, 2018
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