If you’re aiming to join Paramore onstage at one point or another, clearly catching the eye of Hayley Williams is the right way to go. Luckily for saxophonist Tony Hancock—aka Saxl Rose—his “Fake Saxy (Happy)” cover was a hit.
After posting the cover video to Twitter and tagging the band, Hancock let them know he had pit tickets for the June 23rd show and asked if it was cool if he brought his sax.
We mean, don’t ask, don’t receive right?
After Hayley Williams personally replied to the cover “this is so cool oh my gahhh,” it seems that Paramore were very cool with the idea indeed. Saxl Rose was right up there onstage June 23rd in Columbia, MD turning “Ain’t It Fun” into a ska fest.
Dreams really do come true.
Check the full video of the performance below:
paramore just picked tony, a friend who is v incredible at playing the saxophone, to perform one of their hits “ain’t it fun” with them onstage. this band is just so amazing, they always find the greatest ways to show love and support to their fans. i love them so much. https://t.co/w8jxu5BZDA
— The Paramore Street ? (@ParamoreStreet) June 24, 2018
It looks like good ‘ol Tony even got to meet and greet the band afterwards, taking this awesome pic and expressing his gratitude:
There are no words to describe how unreal last night was. A dream come true. Thank you @yelyahwilliams and all of @paramore for letting me jam with you guys! You all sounded absolutely perfect. Best night ever?❤️ @zacfarro @tayloryorkyall • • • #paramore #saxlrose #paramoreisaband #saxophone #hayleywilliams
Watch the full version of Hancock’s incredible cover, “Fake Saxy (Happy)” below!
What did you think of Hancock’s addition to “Ain’t It Fun”? Let us know in the comments!