Sam Pagett - SAXOPHONE, HARMONICA & VOCALSSam Pagett is a hugely entertaining showman oozing talent and charisma. Playing the Tenor and Alto Saxophone, as well as Harmonica and Vocals, Sam is a talented and popular performer with a fantastically colourful stage presence. A natural born performer, Sam was brought up dancing around the kitchen to his mum Jill’s idols of the time Ricky Cool & The Icebergs, Mike Sanchez & His Bigtown Playboys, Howlin’ Wolf, etc, while his dad John was very talented tenor saxophonist who performed on the music scene in the 1960’s & ‘70’s in a band called Floppy Hat. Tragedy struck in 2002 when John was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and the only thing he could think of giving to Sam before he died was his tenor sax which had been in the attic for many years. John would be proud of what Sam did with this gift and the pleasure and opportunities it has given him in the years that have followed.
Sam’s love of the saxophone highlighted his natural musical aptitude and he soon expanded into boogie-woogie piano, harmonica, drums, guitar and vocals! His passion is for the sights and sounds of the rock and roll era including the greats like Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Billy Haley, Johnny Cash, Elvis, etc. Sam is also an exceptional Jazz Jive Swing dancer, which adds an extra energy and dynamic to his performances. Sam started out busking on the streets of Worcester and Birmingham and playing at local festivals where he won a variety of awards for his performances. He has been on local and national TV and radio several times and enjoyed over the years performing with a great number of fantastic groups such as Jive Street, Cadillac Kings, Dr Teeth, Blind Lemon, Rhythm Aces, Blues Brothers Black Rhino Band, Marcus Reynolds, Lightenin Willie & The Poorboys, Mark Keeley, Chris ‘Fender’ Black, Wild Bob Burgos and the Revolutionaries! In April 2006 Sam met Debbie, a vocalist from Malvern, and The Lady and The Sax was created. They had two and a half years of success, lots of laughs and performed in venues all over the UK. This great mix of saxophone, harmonica and stand-out vocals, bringing youth and vitality to great songs from the rock and roll and swing eras continues to this day to be in great demand by clients and venues across the UK and Sam continues, more than ten years on, to enjoy entertaining and sharing his passion for the music! Sam is also a professional sound and lighting engineer, which ensures that The Lady and The Sax make just the right impact with the latest sound, lighting and effects to create the best atmosphere for the venue - no matter how large or small. He provides engineering services and equipment to a wide range of artists, venues and events across the midlands.
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you for entertaining us at the Worcestershire Golf Club. We had some great feedback from our members who enjoyed Sam and Laura’s excellent performance. Sam was there very early and made sure that the whole setup was first class, making some great suggestions for improving the look and the ambience of the venue. His professionalism is a joy to behold! We thought they gauged the mood of the audience to a tee and that the set was just perfect for the night. The quality of the sound was excellent, and the visual effects added to the New Year’s Eve feel. Once again many thank for all your efforts, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we hope to see The Lady and The Sax back at the Worcestershire Gold Club in the near future.
On behalf of Knowle Royal British Legion, I would like to thank The Lady & The Sax, with David Lawrence, for a fabulous performance last night. The range of music was outstanding, including great interaction with the large audience. It is not often that nobody leaves before midnight! We are keen to book you again in 2013 and would be delighted to recommend your act to prospective interested parties.
Booked the most professional and talented cabaret acts for my Lady Captain’s Evening at Hagley Golf and Country Club. The Lady and The Sax surpassed our expectations… we have seen Sam several times and he never ceases to amaze us. He is one of the most enthusiastic and versatile acts. David Lawrence was the icing on the cake. His rendition of Nessun Dorma had the ladies in raptures, resulting in a standing ovation! All who attended the evening request a repeat performance for next year! What more can I say? Thank you for making my night such a fantastic success. Hope to see you again soon.
Just a note to thank you both for your fabulous performance at our staff social. You provided a terrific musical backdrop to our event with a good variety of music played. You interacted with adults and children in a professional and friendly way and really brought the audience to life. Hope to see you again soon!
Once again the entertainment was of the highest standard and that is the view from everyone who attended. Any organisation engaging Sam and his wonderful lady can do so confident they will get top class entertainment at value for money cost. What is unique about them is they really enjoy what they are doing and there is never a question of clock watching to finish, they just go on and on until virtually the last person is standing! Again a big thank you for such a great contribution to our Captain's spring ball and we hope to engage with you again in the not too distant future.
Just to say a big big THANK YOU to all of you for Friday, you were amazing I was so pleased - the TV Crew said it was the best organised, best food and BEST entertainment they had seen in all the recordings of the shows they had worked on! Let’s hope the Brides think so, but more importantly Blair and Dean loved you. Once again thank you to you all, can’t wait to work with you again.
On behalf of Wyre Forest GOLD, many, many thanks for another wonderful performance at our Christmas concert for adults with learning disabilities and their families and carers. They all look forward so much to seeing you at this event, which is, for many people, the start of the Christmas festivities. You gave an amazing performance, as usual - full of energy and with some great songs, just right for the occasion. Your performance with the other artistes, Debbie and Julian and with our compere John, were fantastic and the whole concert was brilliant – full of superb music, humour and audience participation. The audience really feel part of the concert, thanks to your encouragement to them to join in with the songs and get up and dance! Many thanks again to you and to Jill for supporting the work Wyre Forest GOLD do in this wonderful way.
Thank you SO much for providing our wedding entertainment, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we had so many of our guests rave about you. Sam, Lisa Marie and David - you are simply awesome! We will be recommending you whenever we can!
I would just like to thank you all again for a fantastic evening on Saturday. Mum had the most amazing surprise when she arrived, all topped off with Sam and Debbie entertaining us all evening in their own special way. They catered for all ages and styles with a wide range of music and I particularly loved it when they involved members of the party in singing, dancing and even La Bamba in Spanish! Mum is still on cloud 9 and constantly talking about the party and will be for a long time to come I am sure. Thank you once again for a wonderful evening, I will recommend you to everyone, and I hope to see you at future events where you will wow the crowds once more.
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding you really were fantastic, the saxophone playing and also your singing voice were both amazing! All of our guests were very impressed and we have had some lovely comments back about you. Thank you so much for helping to make our special day so memorable.
Ros and I had a fabulous evening and every one of the guests I spoke to said how much they had enjoyed the entertainment. The Lady and the Sax together with the guest vocalist really made the evening. The music was excellent and was very professional and polished. I have already recommended your act to a number of friends and I would be delighted to make any future bookings if and when I get the opportunity. You may be interested to know that one couple who were guests said it was the best entertainment they had ever experienced at a Ladies Night - they should know as they have been to countless such evenings over the past 30 years!
To make a successful Ladies Masonic Evening is never easy. The Lady and The Sax with guest artiste David Lawrence were quite superb. Music was designed to suit everyone and the performances were of an exceptional standard. I can think of no event their talent, expertise and charm could ever be anything but entertaining and magical. A truly wonderful evening, thanks to them.