• Sax Player Friedel Knobel
  • Wedding Saxophone
  • Events Saxophonist
  • Wedding Ceremony Sax
  • Live Sax Background Music
  • Wedding Saxophonist
  • Saxophone Entertainment
  • Cocktails & Canapés Sax
  • Function Sax Artist

Why not hire a live Saxophonist / Sax player for your wedding, function or event?

Looking for smooth wedding saxophonist music to set the scene for a romantic evening? Or do you need some live sax background music to provide an elegant touch to a private function, birthday party or special celebration? Perhaps you require a relaxed and yet sophisticated atmosphere for welcoming drinks or dining music, as opening saxophone entertainment for a corporate event? Why not consider the universal appeal an artistic and expressive Sax player can hold for your guests? Many of today's wedding professionals and event facilitators all agree alike that the soulful moods and vibrant sounds of a well-played Solo Saxophone, by a skilled and experienced Saxophonist, can add a major contribution to the success of your wedding or party. A good Saxophone player is always a popular and affordable choice for any venue size amongst many wedding planners, function organizers, event coordinators and service providers, when it comes to selecting an event entertainer, function artist or wedding musician.

Already well known as an experienced live sound engineer, acoustics expert and studio music producer, Sax player Friedel Knobel is also a talented musician and professional Saxophonist, available for live performance, and comes highly recommended as a specialist in weddings, private functions and corporate entertainment events requiring classy, easy-listening, unobtrusive background music, well suited to sundowner or dining sets. Music material covered is of a wide variety, accessible to all ages and the repertoire usually includes various Jazz and Latin standards, Gospel (weddings), popular Contemporary Pop and Oldie ballads, funky jazz-rock instrumentals, as well as many recognized Saxophone tunes. Playing has been described as smooth, ranging from soulful and soothing melodies to passionate and vibrant passages, sensitive, full of feeling, and of giving a sense of style, elegance and sophistication to any occasion. Accompaniment is by well-orchestrated, studio produced backtracks, and serves well as general background music during breaks.

Typical functions and events performed at include: weddings ( ceremony, pre-reception and / or reception ), private birthday and garden parties, barmitzvahs, anniversary celebrations & other dining occasions ( Valentine's day, Mother's day ), hotel, restaurant & poolside cocktail lounges, art galleries, funerals, corporate year-end and other special / gala functions & opening events, award / prize-giving ceremonies, product launches, company conferences, matrimonial & bridal expos, art & photographic exhibitions, festivals, etc.

 

Client comments ( extracted from Service Testimonials below )

  On performance:                                                          On music selection:                                                          On service:

     * "exceptional, outstanding, fantastic, brilliant"            * "wide variety, high quality, well suited to audience"             * "professional, reliable, punctual, prepared" 
     * "wonderful, beautiful, fabulous touch, finesse"          * "perfect for the occasion, exactly the right atmosphere"      * "excellent, proficient, an absolute pleasure"

 

New Live performance Sax-o-gram service: In addition to Wedding, function & event packages, a new specialized & exclusive, mornings-only package affectionately called "Sax-o-grams" has been introduced. Surprise a friend, loved one or colleague at work with a live saxophone rendition of "Happy Birthday" ...and then show them how much you care and make them the envy of their co-workers by having a special meaningful song performed for them live at the office!


 

Biography & Background

+ View Biography & Background (click to expand)

Wedding Sax Player

Friedel's career in the entertainment industry started more than 30 years ago. As a young and keen self-taught musician, he later became an accomplished guitarist and performed in a variety of musical settings, including various solo acts and bands on the local club circuit. His exposure to jazz in the early eighties led to a love for the saxophone, an instrument he found as flexible and expressive as the guitar.

Friedel is perhaps better known as a practising sound engineer, audio technician, producer and recording studio owner of 25 years. He has worked on a multitude of music projects and audio productions, comprising every conceivable form of audio recording both in the analogue and digital domains, and includes work done for numerous record companies, music producers and arrangers, as well as recording of live bands, choirs and orchestras, television and film sound tracks, voice-overs, radio advertisements and various artists’ musical productions, many of which included session work on Sax and guitar.

He is respected for his knowledge and experience in the design, construction and installation of a number of recording studios, and is frequently approached by young entrepreneurs for help in this regard. In the late nineties, the Pretoria Technicon held his then most recently designed studio as an example of a prime professional facility to their students, and on occasion asked him to address them in aspects of audio engineering and contemporary technology.

Later accomplishments include the development and presentation of a specialized sound engineering course for disadvantaged students, as well as serving as a sound & acoustics design consultant to the music industry. He currently still practises as one of the resident live sound engineers at the Pierneef Theatre for the performing arts in Pretoria.

His exposure to a wide variety of music styles and genres, both in the studio and on stage, has given him a keen sense of discernment when selecting appropriate material for any function; as a Saxophone player and instrumentalist, his expertise in acoustics and quality sound reproduction also ensures a pleasant experience by the audience; both are arguably only matched by his passion in playing and professionalism in performance.

 

Of his unique diversity in the realms of "creative artist" and those of "logical analyst", he says:

" ... knowing what to do with the notes, is the musician's legacy; knowing how to make them sound good, the engineer's... I couldn't pursue one without the other! "

 

Great Saxophonists / Sax players listed as early influences and favourite listens:

Dave Koz (I love this guy!), David Sanborn (passion & tone), Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Sadao Watanabe (recently visited South Africa), Kenny G (romantic commercial), Stan Getz (latin & jazz standards), Charlie Parker (improvisation), Michael Brecker (jazz), Grover Washington (soul, jazz-funk), Stanley Turrentine (blues, R&B), Paul Desmond (Take Five), Plas Johnson (Pink Panther), Fausto Papetti (old time standards).

     

Rates and Bookings

For rates & bookings in South Africa, Gauteng ( Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg ) and surrounding areas of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State. Travelling to locations & destinations +- 400km. ( Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein - include flight tickets ! )

Call Friedel on +27 82 807 4333 or contact via eMail: friedelknobel+info@gmail.com, or complete the Quote Request on the right. For availability and an accurate quote, include details on date & time, venue location, and duration of engagement required. Average response time 5 - 20 minutes ( when I'm not playing or travelling ! ).

 

Sample playlist

Listen to audio samples  Listen to audio samples

View video sample  View video sample

View video sample  Quote Request

Service Testimonials

+ View Testimonials (click to expand)

La Vie en Rose, Illovo, Johannesburg - 2016-02-06

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you for making my husband’s day so special. He couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful you played and it was the best gift ever! He really appreciates good music. The guests were also impressed.

Kind Regards,

Rashida Lennert"


Eersterust, Pretoria - 2015-12-19

"Dear Friedel,

I would like to sincerely thank you for having played an important part in making our function on Saturday evening such a great success.

Our guests were pleasantly surprised to be entertained by a live artist/saxophonist. Your rendition of the various songs just added a “special touch” and created a mellow and relaxed atmosphere.

Allow me also to commend you on being punctual and very professional in the manner you have rendered a service to us. Wishing you all the success.

Regards,

Helga Veldtman"


Houghton Ridge, Johannesburg - 2015-12-05

"Hi Friedel,

On behalf of the Client, Stephen Pellerade and Corporate Dance company S.A. we would like to thank you for your amazing talent you displayed to the guests for the Gatsby themed event and his surprise wedding.

Your saxophone playing is soul full. The guests were highly entertained by your character, skills and the way you conducted that saxophone to produce sound that is satisfying. Some of the guests said that the entertainment felt like they were in a movie.

We are truly looking forward to partner with you in the future.

Thanks,

Alfred "Zulu" Phakathi

Event Manager - Corporate Dance Company S.A."


Makiti Wedding Venue, Kromdraai, Muldersdrift - 2015-12-04

“Friedel not only was highly professional in dealing with us, but his music was enjoyed by all of our guests and he helped set the ambiance to our magical wedding day.

Friedel is easy to work with, understood what we wanted and went over and above what was required. I would highly recommend him”.

Friedel – we thought you were fabulous!

Justin & Megan Muller (Webel)| Publisher, Editor-in-Chief: South Africa Deluxe Lifestyle magazine"


SA Airforce Gymnasium, Valhalla, Centurion - 2015-10-23

"Mr. Friedel Knobel - THANKS AND APPRECIATION

1 Air Servicing Unit would hereby like to extend a hearty word of thanks and appreciation to you for your performance at the 1 ASU Guest Evening. The ambiance and atmosphere created by your excellent performance contributed to the successful completion of the evening.

Once again, 1 ASU would like to thank you for your contribution for a wonderful evening.

Yours sincerely,

C.M. Maake - Officer Commanding 1 Air Servicing Unit: Col"


Chez Charlene Wedding Venue, Pretoria - 2015-10-17

"Good day Friedel,

Thank you so much for gracing our day with your presence. Our guests could only give the highest of praises for your performance during the canapés session. We received feedback that the song selection was absolutely perfect with songs they were familiar with...and could relate to. Your music was audible throughout the entire garden area and we could also hear your musical sounds in the background during our photo session. It was lovely Friedel.

Again, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude for blessing our day with your performance. We will certainly not hesitate to make referrals to you and to contact you again for your services in the near future.

With kind regards,

Marena and Phemelo Tshoeu"


Hurlingham, Sandton - 2015-10-03

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you for your excellent performance on Saturday.

I have heard nothing but complementary comments from numerous guests, and we have passed on your contact details to our caterer, who asked for same.

Kind regards,

Brian Biebuyck"


Centurion Golf Estate, Centurion - 2015-09-26

"Hi Friedel,

We all enjoyed your music tremendously!

Thank you again for your excellent choice of music played, I will most certainly promote your efforts.

Kind Regards,

Darlene Carelse"


Meyersdal Eco Estate, Alberton - 2015-04-10

"Hi Friedel,

It was fantastic. You were so well received by everyone. Thank you so much!!!

Friedel, thank you for adding a touch of class to my 50th. Your selection of music was excellent and everyone commented on how great they thought you were. Thank you for your professionalism and easy manner with us, the clients. We have heard you play at many family functions and I am pleased to have had your presence at one of my functions. Looking forward to sharing many more occasions with you.

Kind regards,

Arlene and Mark Glinski

(On Facebook)

Amazing. Brilliant. Wonderful... Cannot even find words for his talent!

Bella Fernandes"


Faircity Hotel Roodevallei, Kameeldrift, Pretoria - 2015-03-28

"Hello Friedel,

Your performance at our wedding was outstanding! Thank you for making this day even more special. The selection of music was very fitting for the occasion and created the ambiance I wanted.

Our guests are still talking about you! My one friend said:"That man was brilliant!"

We highly recommend you to anyone! Wishing you all the best

Kind regards,

Clive & Delene"


Libradene, Boksburg, Gauteng - 2015-03-07

"Dear Friedel,

Thank you so much for playing at Cherith’s kitchen tea on Saturday. The music and the mood were a brilliant compliment to the event, I know Cherith’s mum was very happy with the way the day went.

Regards,

Beverley John-Gomes

Yes thank you Friedel – the music was so lovely and there were so many compliments!

Regards,

Cherith Gray"


Choprop House, Centurion, Gauteng - 2013-10-04

"Hi Friedel,

I found you to be friendly and willing to accommodate our needs. My and our esteemed guests were entertained delightfully by your music and the evening was a resounding success.

Regards,

Giovanni Gaggia - General Manager, Choprop S.A

Thanks Friedel, You were great!

Kind Regards,

Yusuf Essa - Chief Executive Officer, Choprop Group S.A"


Irene Country Club, Centurion, Gauteng. - 2015-02-14

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you for your performance. Everything was wonderful. Really liked the selection of music. Will definitely recommend you.

Regards,

Hannet Breitenbach - Assistant Food & Beverage Manager - Irene Country Club"


Chez Charlene, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2015-02-07

"Dear Friedel,

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day extra special. Your professionalism and quality of service made our wedding day a very enjoyable one. Our guests won’t stop talking about your remarkable skills.

Your enthusiasm and willingness to accommodate all our needs is much appreciated! We are very grateful and will recommend you to anyone. You were amazing to work with and we will cherish these good memories for ever!

Thank you so much once again for everything! You did everything absolutely FLAWLESS!

Kind regards,

Claudine and Morné."


Astrotech Conference centre, Parktown, Johannesburg - 2015-01-21

"Hi Friedel,

Thanks for last night. We received some great feedback regarding the music. I think everybody really enjoyed themselves.

Take care,

AJ Mandy - Account Executive - OnChannel South Africa"


Longmeadow Function Venue, Fourways, Sandton, Gauteng - 2014-11-21

"Good morning Friedel,

Thank you for the wonderful entertainment provided at our year-end function. The staff absolutely loved the music and performance, both of which added to the beautiful ambience of the venue.

We look forward to working with you again at some point in the future.

Kind regards,

Claire Anderssen - Marketing Manager - Nedbank Insurance"


Sorex Estate, Clubview, Centurion, Gauteng. - 2014-11-08

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you very much for spending some of your precious time at our company year end function. Your presence just added an extra joy and real happiness to our function. You have a magnificent talent!

It is so refreshing to conduct business with people where the service and attention to details was met in a manner that exceeded my biggest expectations!

I will for sure recommend you to anyone and I hope that you will be blessed richly in your future functions.

Best Regards,

Lalieu Marais - VBKom Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd"


Conference Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton - 2014-10-09

"Dear Friedel,

We would like to thank you for the great service and excellent music you provided us on our evening function. You were on time, set up your system quickly and followed our program well. The music was just the right volume and it created a great atmosphere.

Thank you for staying until the end and we wish you all the best.

Regards,

Daniella Silva - FINE & COUNTRY SOUTH AFRICA"


Longmeadow Function Venue, Fourways, Sandton, Gauteng - 2014-09-27

"Good day Friedel,

We loved your performance as did all the guests, choices were perfect and what can I say, added an enormous amount of pleasure and atmosphere to a very splendid event!!!

All the best and I hope to be able to make use of your services again in the future.

Regards,

Alex"


Kloofzicht Lodge, Kromdraai, Gauteng - 2014-09-24

"Hi Friedel,

Seriously, we opt for a saxophone player for our wedding, and a better choice we couldn't have made!

You are more than just a saxophonist, you are a story teller. But your ultimate strength is your enthusiasm, friendliness and professionalism and quality of performance. Thank you for the extra mile you went in practicing to play Lynda's special song which was not on your list.

It was an honour having you playing at our wedding and we wholeheartedly thank and recommend you.

Best wishes,

Marius and Lynda"


Image Lifestyle Venue, Fordsburg, Johannesburg - 2014-09-20

"Dear Friedel,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us at our 30th birthday gala dinner on Saturday. Your expert saxophone skills truly added to the atmosphere of the evening and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Further it has been a pleasure working with you and thank you for your reliability and professionalism.

I look forward to working with yourself in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Michelle Hipner - Group Marketing and Communications Manager - Lenmed Health"


Galagos Country Estate, Pretoria - 2014-08-23

"Morning Friedel,

I hope you are doing well!

I just wanted to say thank you for everything on my wedding day. Everyone complemented on how great you were and how you set a great mood with your music choices, so thank you very much!

Hope you keep well and kind regards,

Michelle & Jason."


Room Five, Rivonia Village Centre, Sandton - 2014-07-08

"Hi there Friedel,

Thank you for your performance, it was beautiful. Very well presented, early arrival, willingness to stay as well as very courteous all the time.

Kind regards,

Arieke Stewart - Events & Project Manager, Allsky Advertising"


HOD Hall, Orchards, Johannesburg - 2014-06-15

"Hi Friedel,

We were thrilled with your performance at David's Barmitzvah Brunch. Your music selection was excellent. You are very talented and your music was enjoyed by all. All my guests commented on how soothing and relaxing your music was. You played exactly according to our brief.

Thank you so much for performing at our function. You added class to our event. We will definitely use you at our next function!

Kind regards,

Gillian and Lewis"


Chez Charlene, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2014-05-01

"Hi there Friedel,

The music was truly beautiful , I have only had good comments - Very relaxing and romantic sax playing and it would not have been the same had you not been there. Thank you so much for your time.

Keep well and well done on a great job,

Marie Hill"


Orchards wedding venue, KZN Midlands - 2014-04-12

"Hi Friedel,

We have only received compliments from our guests on your performance, everybody thoroughly enjoyed you play. They mentioned that it really complimented the wedding and that you played very well. Some of their comments:-

"For me he was absolutely fantastic, played beautiful music and very professional. If I had to recommend a Sax player it would most certainly be Friedel",

"I thought he was fantastic and saw people enjoying him",

"He was lovely - created a beautiful ambience",

Will keep in touch :)

Kind Regards,

Melanie & Gavin"


Cricket Pavillion, CCJ, Auckland Park, Johannesburg - 2014-03-23

"Dear Friedel,

Thank you for providing fabulous ambience for my 40th. There is nothing better than sundowners on a rolling lawn, sipping champagne and listening to you play. Your music lilted in and out of our conversation beautifully and my guests only had good things to say regarding the play list.

I liked the fact that you are organised, paid attention to your brief and set up with the minimum amount of fuss.

Regards,

Natasha Moni - MONI ATTORNEYS INCORPORATED"


Arena, Emnotweni Casino, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga - 2014-03-14

"Dear Friedel,

Thank you for your services during our annual awards function in Nelspruit on 14 March 2014. It was a pleasure dealing with you and you truly made the night that extra special – the cherry on top so to speak. I have had just positive feedback on your performances and could also only give as such.

The opening act was brilliant and the sessions during starters and main provided the exact mood I was hoping for. Our arrangement was that you would finish after the main course so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard your sound during dessert as well!

I have received feedback from our regional general manager that this was one of the best area award functions he ever attended and you, without doubt, were one of the main contributors towards this recognition. I will most definitely call upon you in future when needed, you were brilliant!

Thank you once again for understanding and accommodating my fears (as I had never met you until about 2 hours prior to the function) and also for delivering on my expectations, which I must mention was quite high. God speed!

Yours sincerely,

Andre le Grange - SALES MANAGER: OLD MUTUAL PFA, LYDENBURG"


Glenburn Lodge, Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift, Gauteng - 2014-02-15

"Good morning Friedel.

We would like to thank you for making our wedding a special and joyous occasion. From the chorus of your saxophone, playing soulful and magical, your music enchanted our guests and kept them entertained throughout the day. Your professionalism in setting up and discussing the music with me, guided us in choosing the right music for the wedding.

I would definitely recommend you for any occasion and event, your willingness and insight is a great asset.

Regards,

Michael & Megan Connor"


Oaklands, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2014-02-09

"My parents recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by having a tea for close family and friends. Friedel played the saxophone for the affair and I can only say that from the outset he was nothing but professional and reliable, yet nothing could prepare us for what was to come!

From the moment he started playing he transformed the party. His choice of music was spot on, he hardly took a break and when he did you couldn't notice as his background music took over. I had requested that he play my parents first dance, which he had taken the time and trouble to learn - I can only say he was pure pleasure from beginning to end! An asset at any function, and the guests were mesmerized by his brilliance!

Friedel... I'm booking you now for their 75th!

Mandy Drue"


Brackenhurst, Alberton, Gauteng - 2014-01-26

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you so very much for making my Dad's 70th birthday extra special. It was enjoyed by even the younger generation! I would highly recommend your services to anyone planning any type of event, which was evidenced in my finding you at my cousins wedding!

I wish you everything of the best going forward and hopefully will see you soon perhaps at another function.

Many Thanks,

Bridgette Lubbe | CREDIT SUISSE AG"


Sumptuous Village, Apple Orchards, Walkerville, Gauteng - 2013-12-16

"Hi Friedel,

We thoroughly enjoyed your music at our wedding. It exactly created the mood we were after for our special day. Having the wedding march played by you is something we will always treasure – thank you for making our day memorable.

The only thing we regret is not being able to spend quality time with you. We will definitely refer you to our friends and family!

Regards,

Gregz & Natz"


Glen Afric Country Lodge, Hartbeespoort, North West Province - 2013-11-30

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you so much!

We appreciate the professional way in which you conducted all aspects of your service to us. Thank you for being flexible to our needs and wants. Who says you can’t play the sax in the middle of the bush? You proved them wrong!

We would gladly recommend your services to all our friends and family.

Best regards,

Justin and Cassi"


Witbank Life Cosmos Hospital, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga - 2013-11-29

"Goeie môre Friedel,

Baie, baie dankie vir Vrydagaand. Jy het baie mooi Saksofoon gespeel. Ons funksie was 'n reuse sukses danksy jou!! Almal het baie komplimente gegee vir die lekker atmosfeer.

Jou musiek was uitstekend, die mense kan nie uitgepraat raak oor die mooi musiek nie.

Baie dankie,

Melissa van Rensburg - Catering Manager Life Brenthurst Clinic"


Sandton GrillHouse, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2013-11-16

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you very much for a great evening. There were lots of compliments, everyone was most impressed and thoroughly enjoyed your repertoire.

I would recommend you to anyone looking for a Sax Player for an event.

Hope we get to meet again.

Kind regards,

Rose"


Lyttelton Manor, Centurion, Gauteng - 2013-11-02

(on facebook)

"We had my parents 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday and were graced with Friedel's presence. What an awesome show he put on for my whole family.

Much appreciated Friedel and keep going, you were fantastic!

Carol-Lynne Barrett"


Stone Cradle, Rietvlei Dam, Doornkloof, Pretoria - 2013-10-16

"To whom it may concern,

This was the second time we made use of Friedel and we don’t regret anything. He is always friendly and professional and plays like a dream. His music contributed to the success of our function.

Warm regards,

MM Schultheiss - Vetlink Media Solutions"


Chez Charlene, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2013-05-18

"Friedel, you were a star. Thank you very much. Everybody loved your music, it created a lovely atmposhere.

Thanks again for everything!

Greetings,

Loria, Willem & Lana Smit"


Avianto, Muldersdrift, Gauteng - 2013-05-12

"Hi Friedel,

We were very happy with your performance! Everyone loved your music :)

Hope you have a good day.

Regards,

Giselle & Donovan"


Chez Charlene, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2013-04-27

"Hi Friedel,

Hope you are doing well? Thank you so much for making our day so memorable, we really appreciate it.

Have a great weekend.

Regards,

Ruan & Gene"


Longmeadow Function Venue, Fourways, Sandton, Gauteng - 2013-03-30

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you very much. Your music was great and contributed enormously to the wonderful atmosphere. The bridal couple and their parents were extremely satisfied and great comments were received from the guests.

Kind regards,

Norman Burger"


"Hello Friedel,

Thank you again for playing at our wedding. Our guests enjoyed your music a lot, we had comments from them stating that the saxophone really enhanced the atmosphere.

As a testimony from us you can add that your service was excellent and we really enjoyed your music.

Regards,

Francisco & Gabrielle De Freitas"


Summer Place, Hyde Park, Sandton - 2013-03-09

"Thank you so much for adding that extra special touch and class to our wedding at Summer Place. It was the most beautiful day in all ways. Thank you for professionalism and good entertainment.

Jurgen and I are most appreciative and thank you sincerely.

Kind Regards,

Elaine and Jurgen"


Cynthia's Indigo Moon Restaurant, Brooklyn, Pretoria - 2013-03-09

"Hi Friedel,

Van ons kant kan ons net duisend dankies sê vir jou wonderlike musiek die aand. Sonder dit sou die aand nie dieselfde atmosfeer gehad het nie. Dankie vir jou vriendelikheid, van die eerste e-mail navraag af regdeur tot die aand self. Jy was so professioneel, maar met 'n wonderlike persoonlike aanslag.

Die restuarant het jou besonderhede gevra, en elke liewe gas van my het vir my kom sê hoe wonderlik jou musiek is. Ek weet jy het n baie lang dag gehad en dat jy doodmoeg moes wees, ek hoop jy weet hoe baie ek dit waardeer het dat jy kans gesien het om my funksie ook te doen na n troue.
 
Jy is n absolute ster!

Carin van Loggerenberg"


Casablanca Manor, Donkerhoek, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2013-02-02

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you so much for the beautiful music you provided to make our wedding day extra special! One of my guests said that “it was so perfect that you would not even think that it was live”, which just proves that it was absolutely perfect.

From our first communication with you till our wedding day, you were so professional and efficient with any request or question we had. I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for something extra special at any occasion! :)

Blessings!

Wynand & Gianna Le Roux"


Chez Charlene, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2013-01-26

"Hi Friedel!,

Vreeslik dankie dat jy ons dag so ongelooflik gemaak het! Almal wat by die troue was het gesê dit was ongelooflike atmosfeer!

Weereens dankie!

Groete,

Allan & Trinette"


Thaba ya Batswana, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2012-12-15

"Hi Friedel,

I cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding.

Your music was amazing and my husband absolutely loved it! It set the tone for such an amazing night and everyone commented on how beautiful the saxophone was. Money well spent and I wouldn’t change a thing! Music selection was impeccable and fit the evening perfectly!

Thank you, thank you, thank you - I would recommend your services to anyone I know! You are a true professional!

Warm regards,

Rebecca & Ahmed"


Riverside Castle, Pretoria, Gauteng - 2012-12-12

"Hi Friedel
 
Thank you so much for making our day special. Everyone commented that you played fantastic. I only had great feedback and they really enjoyed the time you played in the church and at cocktails. I will definitely refer you to anyone looking for a sax player.

Hope you have a brilliant year.
 
Alex & Amanda Rumney"


The Campus Office Park, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2012-12-04

"Good Morning Friedel,

I’d like to thank you once again for making our Cocktail Party at the Forum so exceptionally successful. You created the perfect atmosphere for our client function and understood our type of clientele and our needs perfectly. It really was all we required in terms of entertainment, and more. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

I wish you all the best for 2013 and trust you will achieve abundant success.

Kind Regards,

Lisa Botha - Key Accounts Officer | Bridge wealth"


Villa Amanzi, Benoni, Gauteng - 2012-11-24

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure to have you play at our wedding, you blew everyone away and our guests are still talking about it. They loved you! Unfortunately we didn’t get to hear the whole performance as we were outside taking photos but we did hear bits and pieces and from what we heard and from what everyone told us – you were outstanding!

Thank you so very much for adding a special kind of magic to our day.

Kind Regards,

Tamryn & Peter-John"


Casalinga Ristorante Italiano, Muldersdrift, Gauteng - 2012-11-10

"Hi Friedel, 

We are coming slowly back down to earth after a simply perfect day!

I wanted to really thank you so very much! Firstly, you have been very organised and professional and have been unbelievable leading up to the day, with your confirmations and requirements for planning. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Secondly, you were once again organised and professional on the day. You were setup and ready to go on time. Thirdly, the music was outstanding! We received numerous compliments from our guests regarding how fabulous your playing was, in fact as I arrived my father said to me, “The saxophonist is amazing”.
 
So thank you so much for adding so much to our day and for making my life so easy, I will definitely recommend you and certainly invite you to perform again.

Kind Regards,

Michelle & Ernie"


Makiti Wedding & Conference Venue, Kromdraai, Muldersdrift - 2012-11-02

"Hi Friedel

Thank you so much for your service on the day. The music selection was brilliant, I especially loved our exit song! Our guests all raved about your music, the song choices were great – I am just sad I did not get to enjoy it all as we were taking pics.

Thanks again for helping to create a lovely ambience for our big day.

With thanks,

Candice & Sean Harrington"


The Private Room, Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng - 2012-10-27

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you! Everything was amazing! I'll definitely send you any photos we get! May you be blessed as much as you blessed our marriage!

Warmest regards,

Esmarie & Anthony"


Red Ivory Lodge, Hartbeespoort, North West Province - 2012-10-06

"Hi Friedel,

Thank you very much for being part of our wedding day and making it an amazing experience. You played beautifully and we received a lot of good feedback from our guests saying that you where amazing. I would not hesitate commending your services to anyone.

Regards,

Nadia & Carl Badenhorst"


Fatherland Estate, Brits, North West Province - 2012-10-13

"Hi Friedel,

Baie dankie vir jou bydrae om van Jaco en Janelle se troue iets baie spesiaal te gemaak het.  Jou spel was uitstekend en dit het so goed gepas by die rustigheid van die omgewing.

Baie dankie,

Ria Hodgson"


Silver Orange Bistro, Hartbeespoort, North West Province - 2012-09-22

"Hi Friedel,

Baie dankie vir jou aandeel om ons dag perfek te maak – ons het soveel komplimente ontvang en jou optrede het fantasties by wat ons in gedagte gehad het, ingeskakel!

Ons hou jou in gedagte vir die toekoms – dit was beslis die moeite werd!

Mooi dag,

Johan en Corne De Ru."


Elandskloof Trout Farm, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga - 2010-07-31

(on facebook)

"Ek wil net se ons is in Julie 2010 getroud in Dullstroom en die mense praat nou nog van die wonderlike musiek. Dit was n baie koue dag en jy het regtig die koue baie beter gemaak vir almal.

Elzet Combrink Labuschagne"


Le-si Ristorante, Casa Toscana Lodge, Pretoria, Gauteng. - 2012-08-18

(on facebook)

"Friedel het pragtige agtergrondmusiek by my 80ste verjaarsdagete gespeel- Die hele atmosfeer geskep! Nogmaals dankie Friedel!

Mada Basson"

(via sms)

"Duisend dankies weer vir jou groot geskenk Saterdag. Om iemand uit die boonste rakke daar te kon hê en te sien hoe jy met passie speel, was 'n groot voorreg. Net te min gesels.

Renée Jonker"


Askari Game Lodge, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg. - 2012-08-04

(on facebook)

"Hi Friedel, just a big thank you from myself & Andre for making our big day extra special. We have been receiving endless feedback from friends & family on how amazing your playing was. It definitely added that spark to the ceremony & set the mood for the pre-reception.

Meliska & Andre Du Plessis"


Allen Park, Kempton Park, Gauteng. - 2012-04-04

Friedel,

‘n Hartlike opregte dankie vir ‘n wonderlike, WOW en geseënde Paassangdiens hier by Allen Park. Die terugvoering wat ek gekry het, saam met my eie gevoel –

· Baie professioneel · Opregte gevoel wat mens meevoer · Uitstekende aanbieding met goeie agtergrondmusiek · The Holy Spirit came through your gospel songs to our hearts

Dit was voorwaar ‘n groot voorreg om jou hier te kon hê.

Dankie,

Marie Ras - Dienssentrum Organiseerder


Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, Gauteng - 2012-03-10

"Dear Friedel,

Thank you so much, you were fantastic and as you most likely saw, you really got the party going. I really appreciate all your efforts, professionalism and kindness.

Your music was beautiful.

Regards,

Rochelle"


Olivedale, Randburg, Gauteng - 2012-03-09

"Hi Friedel,

We were very happy with your performance on Friday night, it was really great and the music you played fantastic.  Terry and I were just sorry that as we were so busy with our guests we didn’t have time to just listen and watch you! 

We have had good feedback from our friends and how they enjoyed it because it was a surprise for most of them as well as we did not let on.

We would definitely recommend you and use you again should we have the need.

Thanks Friedel and most kind regards,

Karen, Terry, Natalie & Michelle"


Hungarian Alliance, Halfway house, Midrand, Gauteng - 2011-09-25

"Dear Mr Knobel,

Long after your performance ended yesterday at the Hungarian Club we were still talking about the high quality of music you provided to us. Your saxophone solo play was outstanding and selection of music was well suited to the mostly elderly audience.

Once again I thank you for accepting our invitation with such short notice and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

With kind regards:

Dezso Halbauer"


Didima Resort, Cathedral Peak, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal - 2011-09-24

"Hallo Friedel!

Ek wil net baie dankie se vir jou optrede by my troue. Dit het n wonderlike atmosfeer geskep en ons het ongelooflik baie komplimente gekry by gaste wat jou optrede geniet het!

Baie dankie ook vir jou klank dienste in die kerk. Ons is werklikwaar baie tevrede met die diens wat jy vir ons gelewer het, om die waarheid te praat het jy ons verwagtinge oortref.

Groete,

Johan en Ilze Pretorius"


Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2011-09-11

"Dear Friedel,

An ordinary Sunday afternoon turned into a magic, memorable day with friends – is the difference you brought to our Party with your Saxophone!

It was just perfect. Your experience, professionalism, finesse was certainly felt – our friends would testify to this – the fact that each guest asked for your business card speaks for itself. We certainly will have you back and will in fact make excuses for a party to hear you play!

Thank you again for being a huge part of creating a beautiful Sunday.

Aneta Koscielska"


Fairland, Randburg, Gauteng - 2011-09-10

"Dear Friedel

Thank you for helping me surprise my husband at his 40th birthday celebration. Your presence turned a super evening into a superb occasion. All our guests commented on the wonderful music and on how well you played.

Today, good service is hard to come by but your professionalism both before and on the evening made the whole experience such a pleasure. Now we just have to think of another excuse to have a party and hire your services again!

Thanks again so much

Liesel Grimbeek"


Klipskuur, Heidelberg, Gauteng - 2011-09-04

"Liewe Friedel,

Wow! Jy het die dag help maak. Jou musiek het by die ouderdomsgroep gepas. Baie dankie vir jou bydra tot 'n baie suksesvolle 60ste feesvieringe. Jou keuse van musiek was puik, asook die uitvoering daarvan. Jy is geseend met 'n wonderlike talent.

Persoonlik is daar geen instrument wat sulke wonderlike musiek kan voortbring, soos 'n saksofoon nie. En dat jy spontaan saam met Rochelle ingeval het.... Ag man dit was awesome!

Herstel nog van die naweek se lekkerte.

Nogmaals dankie (van Flip ook),

Alta Swart"


Shepstone Gardens, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2011-06-04

"Dear Friedel

We were more than happy with your services, it was exactly the atmosphere my daughter wanted and the comments from the guests were all fantastic. They loved your music in the church and in the garden and especially enjoyed the variety of music you played.

I will definitely be placing my comments on your website. Once again thank you for your excellent service.

Kind regards

Leizelle Pletschke - Financial Manager | Sally Williams Fine Foods (South Africa)"


Summer Place, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2011-04-02

"Hi Friedel,

We have just received our video and finally had a chance to hear you work your magic!

We are so upset that we missed your performance while having our pictures taken at the wedding. We have had so many compliments on your music and we'd like to thank you from the bottom of our heart and soul! The music was absolutely fantastic and you really brought a modern twist and sense of style to our special day!

Thank you Friedel, you helped turn our day into the fairytale we dreamed of! We will definitely be in touch again!

Take care

Kind Regards,

Andrew and Samantha Lowe"


Nt'ShonaLanga Valley, Centurion, Gauteng - 2011-02-26

"Dearest Friedel..

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself & my hubby, to thank you for playing at our wedding on the 26th of February 2011. Everything from setup to the end was exceptional and very professional.

You have really made a fantastic impression on all my guests, it was not what they expected as I have kept this a secret to the day of the wedding. There were endless compliments about the way you played, as this never happens at an Indian Wedding, LOL! By you making the appearance with your Saxophone really put the cherry on top for my fabulous wedding.

It was an absolute pleasure having you there and we look forward to using you again in the near future.

Thanks again & take care!!!

Shaafika & Muhommed Syed"


The Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg, Gauteng - 2011-01-16

"Dearest Friedel,

On behalf of Russell and I, we'd like to thank you for the proficient manner in which you have presented yourself and also your "nothing is too much" approach. We thank you for the way you have presented yourself at our wedding ceremony, punctual and prepared.

You have turned just another rainy Sunday morning into an ambiance of happiness and fulfilment, while we enjoyed Sunday breakfast with family and friends at the Westcliff. You have truly contributed a major share towards making our wedding day the most memorable and beautiful wedding ever!!

Kind Regards,

Russell & Hester Hollander."


StillPoint Country Haven, Chartwell Estates, Midrand - 2010-07-23

"Dear Friedel,

I would personally like to thank you most sincerely for the most amazing Sax performance you performed for us on Friday 23rd July at StillPoint Country Haven.

We have these product updates each year and I try and provide some form of entertainment for my clients either during or after lunch. I must be honest that your performance has far outstripped any other entertainment that I have organized over the last 10 years. Your choice of music, professionalism and passion is most evident and I received so many compliments that I felt I needed to pass my utmost thanks onto you personally.

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful setting for my clients to sit and relax in over their lunch. I certainly will recommend your services and look forward to being able to use them again myself.

My very best wishes.

Lynne Roberts - CEO - South African Online Information Services"


Leriba Lodge, Centurion, Pretoria, Tshwane - 2010-04-25

"Friedel

Ons gee vir jou hiermee 'n goeie getuigskrif vir die wonderlike saksofoon bydrae wat jy tot ons bruilof gemaak het. Jou webwerf was maklik, kontraktering was maklik, jy was bereikbaar, buigsaam, op tyd en het gespeel soos verwag.

Baie dankie.

Johann en Alta Theron"


Helderfontein Estate, Midrand, Gauteng - 2010-04-04

"Hi Friedel,

A very big thank you for playing at our wedding, we had many compliments on how beautiful you played, so all in all I think we had a terrific wedding! I think you set a wonderful tone for the wedding and welcome drinks and we true do appreciate it. We will be sure to recommend your services to family and Friends.

Once again many thanks.

Brett & Nadia Mason"


Johannesburg Securities Exchange, Sandton - 2010-01-21

"Hi Friedel

Just a quick note to thank you so much for playing for us last night at the opening of our photography exhibition. You certainly added a fabulous touch to the evening with your wonderful performance. Your choice of music and performance was exceptional and perfect for the occasion, many thanks.

We will certainly keep in touch, it would be lovely to have you play at our other functions if you are available.

Kind regards

Pips Kumleben - Marketing Manager | Snowden Group"


Le Souffle Restaurant, Pineslopes, Randburg - 2009-12-31

"Hi! Almal praat met die grootste lof van die musikant. Nogmaals dankie! Jy is goeie waarde vir geld. J. La Vita"


Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Benoni - 2009-11-22

" Dear Friedel,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service rendered to me, my Daughter, family and friends on Sunday 22nd November 2009.

When my Daughter decided that she wanted a Saxophone player to play at her Garden wedding at the Birchwood Hotel, and also to play a Van Morrison composition as I walked her down the isle, I was quite sceptical, but your music came across, well planned, professional and beautiful.

Your professionalism and the way you arranged your sound equipment at the service and then at the reception was outstanding, you kept our guests so well entertained while we were having the usual photos taken, and continued until late into the evening. We loved your arrangements with a large variation of music from the Golden oldies to the modern numbers.

Thank you for being so reliable and on time, an absolute pleasure, you most definitely added to the success of the Wedding. It would be my pleasure to recommend you at anytime.

Regards

George De Bruyn - Director : Operations (Babcock Africa Services) "


Belgravia Bowling Club, East Rand, Gauteng - 2009-11-20

" Hello Friedel

Just a big thank you for helping to make Selwyn's 50th birthday party a huge success on Friday.... You were fantastic. Your music is brilliant.

Shelley van Zyl - Bedford Buzz ( Bedfordview ) "


 

Songlist

+ View Songlist (click to expand)

Please note:

Special requests for bridal marches or meaningful songs not on songlist are gladly accommodated - please enquire!

 

Wedding / Special

  • Mendelsohn Wedding March
  • O Sole Mio
  • Onse Vader

 

Gospel

  • Holy and anointed One
  • I can sing of your love forever
  • I exalt Thee
  • In the presence of Jehovah
  • I worship You, almighty God
  • O when the saints
  • Precious pearl
  • Shout to the Lord
  • Sweet Wind
  • There is none like You
  • Thy Word

 

Jazz Standards

  • Ain't misbehaving
  • Autumn leaves
  • Besame mucho
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Moon
  • Don't make my brown eyes blue
  • Ebbtide
  • Feelings
  • Greatest love of all
  • Mac the Knife
  • Mona Lisa
  • Me and Mrs. Jones
  • Meditation
  • Misty
  • Moonriver
  • Paper Moon
  • Piece of my wish
  • Polka dots
  • Stormy weather
  • This masquerade
  • Unforgettable

 

Latin

  • Aquarella
  • Blue Bossa
  • Copacabana
  • Europa
  • Flor de Luna
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Quando
  • Samba pa ti
  • The way you look tonight

 

Contemporary Pop / Oldie Ballads

  • All out of love
  • An Englishman in New York
  • Baker Street
  • Beauty and the beast
  • Black Velvet
  • Careless whispers
  • Clair
  • Do that to me
  • Every breath you take
  • Every time you go away
  • Forever in love
  • Going Home
  • He ain't heavy
  • How deep is your love
  • I believe
  • I will allways love you
  • Just the way you are
  • Killing me softly
  • Lemontree
  • Little Linda
  • Maputo
  • Nothing's gonna change my love for you
  • Parisian walkways
  • Rock Blues
  • Saving all my love
  • Since I fell for you
  • Sleepwalk
  • Songbird
  • The way we were
  • Try a little tenderness
  • What a wonderful world
  • Wonderful tonight
  • Xmas song
 

Links

 

 
 
 
eMail Friedel Knobel Contact Friedel Knobel via Mobile No.