TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist for yorkshire, lancashire, cumbria, cheshire, CLEVELAND/teesside, durham. ALSO parties, ALL formal & informal EVENTS
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING, HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED SAXOPHONE PLAYER FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES, DINNERS AND ALL OTHER EVENTS & FUNCTIONS. HE'S IDEALLY LOCATED TO COVER North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Cleveland/Teesside and Durham. If you're engaged or a bride-to-be looking for premium-quality entertainment (without the price-tag) for your ceremony, drinks receptions, wedding breakfast or evening read on! AS A NEWLY-WED HIMSELF, HE DOESN'T JUST 'TALK THE TALK' ON WEDDINGS - HE CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY AREA OF YOUR PREPARATIONS. Of all the available music options none is as cool as the sax which with top-quality backing tracks has the unique advantage of being ideal for all kinds of music and is the closest you get to the original song.
Tim plays alto, tenor and soprano saxes, each with its special sound, plus clarinet - perfect for any Vintage or Gatsby-themed event. Take a look at his vast and ever-developing music list on the Repertoire page (tab above*), which includes favourite movie tunes (lots of Disney!), chart sounds, older pop and rock, Sinatra/swing .... Tim will send you the current repertoire plus updates so you can choose the music you want for your big day; he will also offer advice based on his wealth of experience to help create the mood you desire, then will craft your music selection into the perfect mix just for you.
Want a sax to play along with your DJ? - Tim loves club/Ibiza sounds! Even assuming you're having a DJ/band during the evening, live music during the day is the only entertainment proven to create the atmosphere you expect and deserve.
TIM COULDN'T BE THE GROOM AND PLAY SAX THROUGHOUT HIS OWN RECENT WEDDING ...
ALTHOUGH HE DID SURPRISE HIS BRIDE BY JAMMING WITH HIS SON (MMus STUDENT, JAZZ GUITAR, GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA) WITH 'Everything I Do, I Do It For You', 'Johnny Be Goode', 'Proud Mary'!
There were 'hiccups' with the pre-recorded music, which only goes to show:
YOU SHOULD NEVER DIY YOUR WEDDING MUSIC - ALWAYS LEAVE IT TO THE WEDDING SPECIALIST!
When Tim plays at a wedding, he is aware of your timings but will extend or shorten his performance ifthere are any last minute changes .
WEDDING FAIRS WHICH TIM IS ATTENDING:
23rd SEPTEMBER - THE GEORGE HOTEL, HARROGATE 30th SEPTEMBER - THE KING'S HEAD HOTEL, RICHMOND
TIM'S WEDDING PRICES ARE VERY COMPETITIVE - FROM £150.00! DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS FOR A BESPOKE PACKAGE.
* ALREADY GOT A CHEAPER PRICE ELSEWHERE? IF PRICE IS YOUR KEY FACTOR HAVE A CHAT WITH TIM.
* WHY RISK A WEDDING DISASTER JUST BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO SAVE A FEW £££?
* TIM PROVIDES AN ASSURED PERFORMANCE BUT HE HAS THE PERSONALITY TO CREATE A FUN OCCASION.
* HIS FRIENDLINESS, PASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM HAVE BEEN NOTED MANY TIMES.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR DATE - TIM IS OFTEN BOOKED 2 YRS IN ADVANCE!
'Thank you Tim ...... everybody commented on how lovely it was to have you playing at our wedding. You made our afternoon and wedding day complete xxxx ' (Nicola Wilson)
'Amazing sax player, but an even better guy!' (Kirsty & Dan Alexander)
(See the Wedding Reviews and Recommendations page, tab above)* or the link below Last Minute Musicians
[Above photo: Paula Solloway Photography. Below photo: Shy B Photography]
10/10 ON THE 4 R's: - huge REPERTOIRE - fabulous REVIEWS ** - great RATES (from just £150.00) - help & REASSURANCE
Don't take chances with your big day: Tim is your Specialist Wedding Entertainer with a wealth of experience & personality.
** Than any other wedding/party saxophonist in N. England on www.lastminutemusicians.com as opposite
Tim normally charges per 'stage' of the day, e.g. the Service/Ceremony, Drinks Reception etc. but can also give you a time-based price. If your Wedding is falling behind schedule, he will continue to play until the appropriate time at no extra cost.
Knowing how much effort and love has been put into preparing your special occasion, he'lI always go above and beyond to ensure your Wedding/Event exceeds your expectations. If possible Tim will meet you in advance to go through the wedding timings, attend the church wedding rehearsal, check the music and offer suggestions based on his experience, etc. You need to be confident that he can provide a first-class service, but it's also reassuring by creating a friendship/partnership - in fact he's close friends with many previous couples and clients, purely through providing a fantastic atmosphere on their special day .....
The Drinks Reception - Unless you've already married in church, this is where your day begins. Nothing beats the reactions of all members of the wedding party when they see a musician performing some of your favourite songs and it ticks all the boxes when performed on the saxophone. What's more, it isn't too loud to prevent conversation. The Service/Ceremony – The sax sounds particularly majestic within the acoustics of an old church. 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. Whether it's a piece of classical music for your entrance or something more recent which has a special meaning for you the choice is entirely yours. NB - no religious music at a civil wedding! The Drinks Interval, Photography - 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 for an impromptu sing-along works best! 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. For additional interest to the evening, Tim can also play a set with sensuous love songs and/or dance tunes with your DJ or to give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band.
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR WEDDING SERVICE/CEREMONY MUSIC ......
Bride's Entrance: At Last (Etta James); Canon in D (Pachelbel); From This Moment On (Shania Twain); Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Signing: Just The Two of Us (Bill Withers); Love Is All Around (Wet, Wet, Wet); Groovy Kind of Love (Phil Collins); Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
Exit: Don't Stop Believin' (Journey); Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson); Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship); Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Tim learnt the clarinet then the sax as a child. 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, a rock band, a wind band, an 'oompah' band and plays military flute in a corps of drums. He is Music Director of a woodwind group in Ilkley. Wide-ranging experience is the main qualification to consider when you're considering booking a musician!
Equipment: Tim uses a 2-speaker static PA system and/or a portable battery/mains PA, and will select the most appropriate system based upon the size of the venue and on the sound-level you require. The portable PA allows you the option of enjoying Tim's music outdoors. Public Liability Insurance: Tim has full PLI through the Musicians Union. Electrical Equipment: All electrical items are either PAT tested or still under guarantee. Copies of the PLI and PAT certificates/product guarantees can be provided if required by your venue. Same-Sex Weddings: Tim is registered with The Big Gay Wedding Directory and G Wedding Directory and is pleased to support LGBT marriage.
Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date & times - Do it NOW to avoid disappointment!
Call 07917 690931 or complete the form below.
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