TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist sax player for events
Please note that Tim is away on holiday from 20th - 28th October incl. Any correspondence will be handled on his return.
- ARE YOU A BRIDE-TO-BE LOOKING FOR PREMIUM-QUALITY WEDDING MUSIC OR OTHER ENTERTAINMENT?
- ARE YOU ALREADY LOOKING FOR A WEDDING SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY DURING YOUR WEDDING DAY - SUCH AS FOR THE CEREMONY OR CHURCH SERVICE, DRINKS RECEPTION, WEDDING BREAKFAST, PHOTOGRAPHY DRINKS INTERVAL, EVENING INTERVAL?
- TIM IS ALSO A SAX PLAYER FOR EVENTS SUCH AS BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY PARTIES AS WELL AS CHRISTENINGS, DINNERS, BLACK-TIE AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, CHRISTMAS etc.
- LADIES - HOW ABOUT SOME SAXY JAZZ FOR YOUR NEXT GIN PARTY?
- WOULD YOU LIKE A SAX PLAYER WHO HAS PLAYED 3 GARDEN PARTIES FOR A GOVERNMENT MINISTER?
'........he was absolutely brilliant. Punctual, organised and flexible to last minute changes! The music was beautiful and our guests loved every minute' (Georgina & Robbie Miller)
'Perfect. ..... beautifully played background music that was perfect. A number of guests commented on how good Tim was and I would not hesitate to recommend him'. (James & Danielle Mattison)
Wedding music if often neglected, despite being the most essential form of wedding entertainment. Unlike other options, such as a magician who can only entertain your guests individually, a good selection of music delights all your guests and drives your wedding, reflecting the atmosphere you wish to create.
'AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!! You helped to make our day absolutely perfect. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone & encourage people to book you for their ceremony ' (Stephanie & Joshua Cliberon)
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is an Award-winning (2019, 2017) highly-recommended wedding saxophonist based on the Yorkshire and Lancashire border. Recently married himself, Tim doesn't just 'talk the talk' on weddings - he knows all about wedding-planning first hand - so he's a useful guy to have on board. It's essential that you're 100% confident of your wedding suppliers: you've absolutely no worries when you hire Tim. He will always work very closely with you ahead of your wedding to discuss your wedding music and will tailor his performance on the day to your requirements. A widely-experienced, accomplished musician, Tim is an in-demand wedding sax player who will create a memory to treasure.
'He is an absolute gentleman and every single one of our guests loved his music. Thanks Tim 10 out of 10'. (Liam & Beth Gorman)
Tim doesn't only perform - his professionalism and friendliness have been noted on many occasions. Thanks to his care and support from the moment you book through to things like co-ordinating with your colour-scheme and his willingness to 'go the extra mile' on the day, Tim remains close friends with brides and grooms.
'Honestly trust me he made our wedding day playing the saxophone - everyone loved it,and him playing it. 100% recommendation for the sax man Tim.' (Wedding, Jessica & Paul Pritchard)
EVERYONE LOVES THE SAXOPHONE: NO OTHER MUSIC OPTION IS AS ROMANTIC OR AS STYLISH, WHICH AS SOLO SAX WITH BACKING TRACKS CREATES THE REQUIRED AMBIENCE - WHETHER CHILLED OR FRENETIC. It's also the closest you get to the original song and doesn't have the limitations of other live music options such as a pianist, harpist or strings which are only suitable for ballads and gentle classics. Tim plays alto, tenor & soprano saxes, each with its own sound, and clarinet - perfect for a Vintage or Gatsby event. He is also proficient at freestyling with your DJ.
'...it was greatly appreciated by all the guests. I only wish we'd booked you for even longer' (Wedding, Eliot & Georgina Murray)
excellent reviews & wedding industry award 2019
In recognition of the reviews and recommendations received during 2018, Tim Clarke - The Sax Man was awarded the 2019 Silver Certificate of Excellence by top wedding site Bridebook.co.uk (see below), falling just 1 review short of winning Gold! Do take a moment to read Tim's glowing reviews from delighted brides and grooms on the Wedding Reviews page (tab above*).
'Tim ... added a beautiful & romantic atmosphere to our big day and then followed with some more upbeat songs to get everyone in the party mood ' (Wedding, Sarah & Jacob Sunderland)
what's on tim's music list?
TIM'S REPERTOIRE IS HUGE! FOR MORE INFORMATION, TAKE A LOOK AT THE REPERTOIRE PAGE (tab above*) - you'll be surprised at the choice - including plenty of contemporary sounds, music from the movies (lots of Disney!), laid-back jazz & swing, classical and even Irish & Scottish favourites! You'll see there's plenty of choice, whatever your special occasion.
'Great saxophone player, reasonable price and lovely man, great addition to our wedding, would definitely recommend Tim to anyone'. (Wedding, Bethany & Rob Julier)
how much does tim clarke - the sax man charge?
TIM'S WEDDING PRICES ARE COMPETITIVE - FROM £150 - BUT HE CAN ALSO OFFER YOU A BESPOKE PACKAGE. Tim normally charges per 'stage' of the day, e.g. the drinks reception, wedding breakfast etc. but can also give you a time-based price. Don't risk a wedding disaster just to save a few £££ if you do receive a cheaper quote: 'The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten' (Benjamin Franklin). Similarly there are plenty of wedding saxophonists who charge premium rates and by travelling all over the country will add excessive costs to your budget: Tim puts the emphasis on fairness when his pricing for wedding music. The main areas which cause couples to go over-budget are the outfits, food & drink and the honeymoon. Half of couples have a DJ during the evening reception, but no less than 78% also have live music (2019 Wedding Report, Bridebook)
what tim could do at your wedding
The Drinks Reception - Unless you've already married in church, this is where your day begins. Nothing beats the surprise of your guests seeing that you've booked some live music performed on the saxophone, but it's all the more special if you've chosen the music. What's more, it isn't too loud to prevent conversation. The Service/Ceremony – You'll need music as your guests arrive, for your bridal entrance (the processional), for the signing of the register, for your exit as a married couple (the recessional) and as your guests filter out. The Photography/Canapés Interval - Your guests will not be involved all the time you are with your photographer so why not keep the happiness flowing with more background music? If weather permits, Tim can easily join your guests outdoors. The Wedding Breakfast – Tim knows how to create an amazing atmosphere as you dine, and a broad selection of musical styles together with lively favourites later for an impromptu sing-along works wonders! The Evening Interval – Let Tim build up the atmosphere towards your evening event with his dance & party sounds. The Evening Reception – There is nothing more romantic than live music for your first dance as man and wife, or for you and your father, or for your new husband with his mother. Given the increasing popularity of the sax and DJ wedding, Tim can play club & Ibiza tracks freestyle along with a DJ or play some of his own music to give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band.
Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date, venue & times. Call 07917 690931, email email@example.com or complete the form on the Weddings page.
why not chat to tim at a wedding fair?
NONE AT THE MOMENT, but the wedding events where Tim will be appearing will be announced here and on Tim's Facebook page www.facebook.com/tcthesaxman (click the button below to give this page a like)
about tim clarke - the sax man
Tim learnt the sax as a child, after getting to grips with the clarinet. He's performed, arranged and even composed music for 40+ years: as well as being a solo musician he currently performs with a soul/motown band and plays military flute in a corps of drums. He has also played clarinets and saxophone in a concert band and 'oompah' band. He is also Music Director of a woodwind group in Ilkley.
LOOKING FOR A WEDDING BAND?
Soul Train are a Yorkshire-based 8 piece tribute band - guaranteed to fill your dance-floor with Soul and Motown classics. Made up of seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience, Tim Clarke - The Sax Man features on tenor/alto saxophone in the 3-man horn section; Tim also orchestrated all the horn section parts in line with the original songs for an authentically classic sound. Visit www.soultrainexperience.co.uk for info.
* If viewing on your mobile, select the required page from the menu bars above the banner [Bottom photo: Shy B Photography - Tim's wedding 2018]
10/10 ON THE 4 R's: - huge REPERTOIRE - fabulous REVIEWS - affordable RATES - help & REASSURANCE
Don't take chances with your big day: Tim is a wedding saxophonist with a wealth of experience & personality.
ABOVE: Tim can play your first dance and join you unamplified on the dance-floor (for added intimacy). Here, the backing track was controlled by the DJ.