TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist sax player for events
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is an award-winning freelance wedding saxophonist based in North Yorkshire near the boundaries with West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Not just weddings though, Tim plays at any event requiring live music - birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, christenings, formal dinners etc. etc. He's even played solo at 3 garden parties at the home of a leading public figure - details on request! Wedding music is often neglected, despite being the most memorable form of wedding entertainment. A good selection of music delights all your guests and drives your wedding, reflecting the atmosphere you wish to create.
OF ALL THE MUSIC OPTIONS AVAILABLE, NONE IS AS COOL AS THE SAX, WHICH IS IDEAL FOR ALL MUSIC GENRES Tim plays alto, tenor & soprano saxes, each with its special sound quality, and clarinet - perfect for Gatsby-themed weddings, as well as for during any meal. You'll be surprised at the range of songs Tim offers you - including plenty of chart hits, dance & party tracks, favourite movie tunes (lots of Disney!), Sinatra/swing/jazz - even classics!
YOU CAN'T PUT A VALUE ON THE MAGIC TIM ADDS TO A WEDDING - HIS SUPERB REVIEWS ARE EVIDENCE OF THAT! Your wedding is the tip of the iceberg as far as Tim is concerned, as he sets to work immediately and develops a reassuring dialogue with you so that you are fully confident in his contribution to your big day. You're guaranteed an accomplished performance, but he also has the personality to create a fun occasion. His friendliness, passion and professionalism have been noted many times. Wedding and event timings often fly out of the window but Tim's always flexible and goes the extra mile to guarantee the wedding of your dreams whilst he's entertaining you and your wedding party. A true wedding professional, Tim always looks the part - even down to reflecting your colour scheme in his choice of attire - unlike many DJs and photographers who'll turn up casually dressed (and that's being polite!). No wonder he was awarded the Award of Excellence by top wedding site Bridebook, when it was last run.
Here are extracts from reviews from some recent weddings - see all the feedback for Weddings & other Events on the Reviews pages:
'Tim played ..... our reception drinks and at the evening reception and he was amazing! Thank you so much for being part of our day and making it so amazing! (Becca Duffy, 2022)
'Tim was truly amazing ..... Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music, we would highly recommend Tim' (Ash & Kylie Watson, 2022)
'He played along to our first dance and it made us feel like we were at a live concert. I would recommend Tim' (Micky Nicholson, 2022)
'Tim played at our reception drinks! He was amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone getting married! Thank you! Becky-Bradford' (Rebecca McCarthy, NYE 2021)
'We are so glad we booked Tim ....... Tim liaised with the DJ we had booked separately and it couldn't have gone any better for us' (Emma Redhead, 2021)
'Hi Tim, ...... you really helped set the mood to the whole wedding. Hope you continue to spread joy to other lovely couples and maybe one day see you again! All of our love and many thanks again Hannah and Stefan' x (Hannah & Stefan Coward, 2021)
'He played a solo in our first dance ........ he played amazingly through our song choices (which he carefully liaised with our DJ with) and blew away everyone with his skills at not only playing the saxophone but creating the perfect environment to start dancing.' (Emma Stephenson, 2021)
'Tim's a lovely friendly guy who slotted right into our party and chatted easily with guests, many of whom later commented on how good his playing was and what a nice touch having him there was.' (Dan & Jan Barrett, 2021) HAVING A CHURCH WEDDING? Tim now has all the traditional wedding marches and other popular tunes with church organ backing which sound amazing on sax, especially with the acoustics of a traditional church building.
SAX & DJ FOR YOUR 'NIGHT DO' - THE EVENING RECEPTION? DJ's range from excellent to appalling, Tim's experienced both ends of the spectrum. Tim can play freestyle alongside a DJ, but also has terrific tunes in his own repertoire to personalise your evening and give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band.
THE FIRST DANCE There is nothing more romantic than the sax for your first dance as man and wife, or for the bride and father or the bridegroom and his mother dances. For added intimacy Tim can follow you on the dance floor. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR DATE - TIM IS OFTEN BOOKED 2-3 YRS IN ADVANCE!