Sax Painting and Prints ‘Nebula’ For Sale

Written by  on September 10, 2019


Sax Portrait called ‘Nebula’ by Cate Archer ..superb..would adorn any saxophonists home-the original and prints available..

Sax On Fire- 2 blowout sax students hook up having known each other in the 80s and play a gig!!

Written by  on September 10, 2019


“In 1983 I started a nightclub in Dean Street, Soho. London called ‘Alice In Wonderland’. The nightclub was like none other playing a mixture of sixties psychedelia, punk, glam rock and goth. The club DJ was The Doctor of ‘Doctor and the Medics’ who in 1986 had a number one hit with a cover version of Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit In The Sky’. The nightclub was a phenomenal success and was voted Nightclub Of The Year in 1985. Sometime in 1985 a band called ‘The Mystery Girls’ featuring saxophonist William Heath played at the club and I remember William well, standing at an impressive 6’8″ tall we chatted at the bar, his head disappeared among the toilet paper we religiously hung from the ceiling! I even wrote a paragraph about it in my book

Forward wind a few decades and in 2015 I played a gig in Bath with Mark Archer’s Blowout Sax. We played a Burlesque version of Britney Spears ‘Toxic’, I played alto and who should be playing baritone but none other than William Heath. It wasn’t until I was driving home after the show that the penny dropped, surely there can’t be that many 6’8″ sax players in the world? I later checked with Mark who confirmed it was indeed the same guy.

I contacted William through Mark and asked if he would play with my little sax ensemble ‘Sax Is On Fire!’ at a mini festival in Hertfordshire. William said he would be delighted to, so at the August Bank Holiday weekend 2019 we met up after 34 years and played together for the first time. Alto, tenor and baritone sax together with guitar, bass and drums we played six songs: ‘Wild Weekend’, ‘Bad Moon Rising’ ‘Red River Rock’, ‘Tequila’, ‘Telstar’ and ‘The Legend Of Xanadu’. It was great fun and well received by the small crowd enjoying the glorious sunshine. It was a joy to meet William after all these years and is proof that the world isn’t as big as we think it is!”

Christian Paris August 2019

A Saxophone shaped Cloud

Written by  on September 10, 2019

Cloud gazing this summer there was a Saxophone shaped Cloud!!

Some ace shots of Our Party In The City May 17th 2019 at The Arch..all black and white shots taken by

Written by  on June 3, 2019

osc and rosy the one

Andy belfin 3

Kelvin,Dr D and Steve V

Ryan and Dave with Mark and Osc

Blowout Sax Mini Gig
Set List For MAY 17TH 2019.
SET 1 included Students playing tracks like ROCK FORT ROCK by The Skatalites
SWEET EMMA by Cannonball Adderley
TADOW by Masego
WILL YOU by Hazel O’Connor
NO MAN NO CRY by Jimmy Sax
Mark Knopfler Goin’ Home LOCAL HERO
BAKER STREET…Raf Ravenscroft Gerry Rafferty
and the SET 2 was a big and exciting jam on original House dance and reggae tracks which sounded fantastic live and in the moment.


Check out ‘The Comet Is Coming”s album called ‘Trust in The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery’

Written by  on April 22, 2019


My favourite saxtrack on the album is Summon The Fire with Shabaka Hutchings playing some ace sax lines.