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John Kennedy



  • Solo saxophonist
  • Excellent repertoire of background tunes from the likes of the Beatles, Smokey Robinson and Take That
  • Performs with or without backing tracks


John is based in Glasgow and frequently plays in this area and across the Central belt

Standard Set Times

  • Normally three 45 minute spots but can be flexible to the client's requirements

About this Act

John Kennedy is an experienced solo saxophonist with over 25 years performing background music for wedding ceremonies and drink receptions ,dinners , private parties etc . All styles of music are catered for in the repertoire from swing, easy listening , pop/AOR from the 60's until the present day and also popular classical music.

All levels of volume can be catered for from quiet background up to a danceable level depending on the requirements of the client and although the repertoire is highly extensive John is more than happy to accept any requests that are not already on the set list.

Set List

John Kennedy Solo Setlist

60's Pop

All You Need Is Love
Build Me Up Buttercup
Cant Help Falling In Love
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
I Say A Little Prayer
Its Now Or Never
Its Not Unusual
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
La Bamba
Lady Madonna
My Way
Penny Lane
She Loves You
Shes Leaving Home
Something Stupid
Stranger On The Shore
The Look Of Love
Unchained Melody
Walk On By
When Im Sixty Four
Witchita Lineman
You Don’T Have To Say You Love Me

70's Pop

Baker St
Crocodile Rock
Dancing Queen
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Don't Stop
Fire And Rain
Forever In Blue Jeans
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Harvest For The World
Have I Told You Lately
Hold On Tight
How Deep Is Your Love
How Sweet It Is
I Don't Wanna Talk About It
If You Leave Me Now
It's Too Late
Just The Way You Are
Let's Stick Together
Love Is In The Air
Make It With You
Mama Mia
Money Money Money
My Life
Never Let Her Slip Away
One Day I'll Fly Away
Rocket Man
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Stuck In The Middle With You
Sweet Caroline
Take A Chance On Me
The Air That I Breathe
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Tiny Dancer
Top Of The World
Up The Junction
Voulez Vous
When I Need You
Without You
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Your Song
You're So Vain
You've Got A Friend

80's Pop

Against All Odds
A Little Respect
Baby Jane
Brilliant Disguise
Chain Reaction
Dancing In The Dark
Every Breath You Take
From A Distance
Hungry Eyes
Hungry Heart
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
I Want To Know What Love Is
I'm So Excited
I'm Still Standing
It Must Have Been Love
It's A Kind Of Magic
Let's Go Round Again
Living Years
Love On The Rocks
Moonlight Shadow
Never Ending Story
One Moment In Time
Over My Shoulder
Self Control
Smooth Operator
Summer Of 69
The Glory Of Love
The River
The Time Of My Life
Time After Time
Together In Electric Dreams
Uptown Girl
When The Going Gets Tough
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Wind Beneath My Wings
Your Love Is King

90's Pop

Weather With You
Because You Loved Me
Change The World
Could It Be Magic
Don't Dream Its Over
Everything I Do
Falling Into You
Fields Of Gold
From This Moment
Get Here
Hero (Enrique Inglesias)
Hero (Maria Carey)
How Do I Live
I Believe I Can Fly
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
I'll Be There For You
Lily Was Here
Moving On Up
My Heart Will Go On
Never Ever
Relight My Fire
Somedthing About The Way You Look Tonight
Tears In Heaven
Think Twice


Can't Fight The Moonlight
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Cry Me Out
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dance The Night Away
Don't Know Why
Everybody's Changing
Handbags And Gladrags
If Tomorrow Never Comes
Out Of Reach
Other Side Of The World
Put Your Records On
Rule The World
Somewhere Only We Know
You Know Me


Aint Nobody
Aint No Stopping Us Now
Baby Love
Band Of Gold
Blame It On The Boogie
Boocie Wonderland
Could It Be Im Falling In Love
Dancing In The Street
Disco Inferno
Dock Of The Bay
First Last Everything
Get Down On It
Hang On In There Baby
Higher And Higher
Hold Back The Night
I Can't Help Myself
I Feel Good
I Get The Sweetest Feeling
If I Can't Have You
I'll Be There
Let's Stay Together
Love Train
Midnight Hour
My Guy
Never Can Say Goodbye
Pick Up The Pieces
Reach Out I'll Be There
Rescue Me
Signed Sealed Delivered
Soul Limbo
Stand By Me
Street Life
Take Me To The River
Tears Of A Clown
The Hustle
This Old Heart Of Mine
Where Did Our Love Go
You Can't Hurry Love
You Make Me Feel Brand New

Easy Listening And Swing

Aint That A Kick In The Head
All The The Things You Are
At Last
Besame Mucho
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom Wine
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me A River
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Embraceable You
Fly Me To The Moon
God Bless The Child
Girl From Ipanema
Glen Miller Medley
Harlem Nocturne (Theme From Mike Hammer)
Hit The Road Jack
I Get A Kick Out Of You
In A Sentimental Mood
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lady Is A Tramp
Love Is The Tender Trap
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mack The Knife
Mas Que Nada
Moonlight In Vermont
Music To Watch Girls By
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
Old Devil Called Love
One Note Samba
One O'clock Jump
Opus One
Oye Como Va
Quando Quando
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Soul Mambo (Theme From Austin Powers)
That's Amore
That's Life
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Way You Look Tonight
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Musicals And Films

A Whole New World
Big Spender
Bring Him Home
Circle Of Life
Don't Cry For Me Argentina
I Don't Know How To Love Him
I Know Him So Well
Love Is All Around
Moon River
Speak Softly Love
Where Do I Begin
You Must Love Me


A Musical Joke
Air On A G String
Air From Water Music
Ave Maria
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Jesu Joy Of Mans Desire
Largo From Xerxes
Largo From New World Symphony
La Donna E Mobile
Polovtsian Dance From Prince Igor
Ode To Joy
Sarabande Handel
Spring From 4 Seasons
The Swan
Toreadors Song From Carmen
Symphony No 40 Ist Movement - Mozart
Symphony No 5 2nd Movement - Beethoven
Symphony No 6 1st Movement - Beethoven
Symphony No 7 2nd Movement - Beethoven
Symphony No 3 3rd Movement - Brahms

Xmas Playlist

All I Want For Xmas Is You
A Winters Tale
Blue Xmas
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Fairytale Of New York
First Noel
Frosty The Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Happy Xmas War Is Over
Have Yourself A Merry Xmas
I Wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday
The Holly And The Ivy
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Last Xmas
Let It Snow Let It Snow
Little Saint Nick
Lonely This Xmas
Merry Xmas Everybody
Mistletoe And Wine
Merry Xmas Everyone
Rocking Around The Xmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Step Into Xmas
Stop The Calvary
We Wish You A Merry Xmas
When A Child Is Born
Winter Wonderland


Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sargeant
Strip The Willow
Various Jigs And Reels
Anniversary Waltz


  • Solo saxophonist accompanied by professionally recorded backing tracks


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