About Paul Hardcastle Jr
UK, Balearic & Dubai based live saxophonist
Saxophonist in London
Paul Hardcastle Jr is a Billboard chart-topping and Grammy-nominated saxophonist who has enjoyed a successful career across music. Throughout his career, Paul has endeavoured to make a mark wherever he plays or creates music, lending his talent to commercial recording, music production and songwriting. As a multifaceted artist, Paul has made a name for himself in the smooth jazz, soul, house & chill-out genres.
During Paul’s career, he has not only established himself as a session musician but has also rocked countless stages and dance floors worldwide. Paul loves to get involved with your crowd and build a rapport with your attendees, leaving your guests with a smile on their face and their feet on the dance floor.
The incredibly popular Solo DJ, Sax & Percussion act is what separates Paul from the crowd. These one-of-a-kind multi-instrument performances allow the client to have three musicians in one.
When Paul was only 9 years old, his guitar playing featured on a top 10 hit in the USA. Since then Paul has featured on several top 10 hits in America and performed on albums which have sold 4,000,000 units internationally. Paul has even had the pleasure of working on an official Marvin Gaye remix which was approved via Marvin Gaye’s estate and Motown records.
Later at 16, Paul began performing his first professional shows in London. It wasn’t long before Paul had become London’s most in-demand saxophonist for celebrity parties, corporate launches, super-clubs, nightclubs, functions & bars all over the U.K. Paul would often find himself performing between two & six events from Saturday night until the early hours of Sunday morning.
Soon Paul swapped dark days for sunny skies and at only 18 he was performing as a resident saxophonist in Ibiza’s most luxurious chill-out venues, yacht parties and superclubs for crowds in their thousands
Since then, Paul has travelled the world pursuing his career at a global level. He has performed in places such as Dubai, The Maldives, The Seychelles, Monaco, Spain, Italy, Greece & many more.
Wedding Band For Hire
Along with being a solo musician, Paul has his own live 7-piece band: ‘The PHJR Band’. His band is a highly sophisticated, energetic and professional group of musicians that perform across the globe.
The band consists of some of the UK’s most talented up and coming performers and musicians. Click for more info.
‘The PHJR Band’ are fully wireless, enabling the whole band to roam from the stage onto the dance floor to party with you and your guests. They also offer musical backing for intimate first dances, surprise performances & more!
Live Saxophone Hire
As a live musician, Paul has worked with some of the largest major artists and brands such as; Hedkandi, Defected, Rick Astley, Ray Lewis, Deep Purple, The Script, Alex Gaudino, Eddie Theonick, Brandon Block, Wes Clarke, Brian McFadden, Ryan Farish, Baby D, Luck & Neat, Harvey, Luke Burr, & many more.
As far as venues and events go, he performs regularly at locations such as The o2, various world-renowned five-star luxury hotels, VIP international events, VIP Weddings, festivals, superyacht parties & countless others.
Paul’s charisma and talent has been recently spotted by national TV executives and on many occasions have approached him to perform on primetime live and prerecorded TV.
On social media, various videos of Paul’s performances have gone viral with some receiving over 1,000,000 views in a single week. These videos were also shared and endorsed by Europe’s most respected dance music label Defected who continue to share Paul’s posts relevant to their brand.
Paul’s latest venture, “The Entertainment Agency” has been in business for over 6 years. Providing famous musicians such as Rag N Bone man, Sean Paul, Jess Glynne, Robin S, Louis Tomlinson, and John Newman to name a few. The agency also offers celebrity bands, artists, speakers and actors. Other services it offers is corporate event planning and production, as well as high-end experiences on an international basis with trusted suppliers worldwide.
Brands Paul has worked with include:
Apple, D&G, Emirates,ITV, BBC, Aston Martin, Credit Suisse, Lloyds Bank, MIPIM, Tesco, Just Eat,, Dubai Jazz festival, WeWork, OK magazine, Hedkandi, Defected, Mambo’s, M&S, Barclays, Pacha & more.
Record labels Paul has worked with:
Universal Music Group, Song BMG, Trippin Records, Hardcastle Music, Pacha Recordings Ibiza, Cafe del mar, King street sounds, Armada Music & more.