TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
sax player for weddings, parties & functions
WHETHER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SOLO SAXOPHONIST WITH BACKING TRACKS OR FOR SAX PLAYER ALONGSIDE YOUR DJ, YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is a freelance award-winning wedding saxophonist located on the borders of North/West Yorkshire & Lancashire. Not just weddings though, I play at ANY event requiring live music - birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, christenings, formal dinners etc. - even the local village Fun Day! My best-known client was a newly-elected Yorkshire MP, whose wife booked me for 3 garden parties in 2015 & 2016. Both are now very much in the public eye - he is Rishi Sunak MP. Be assured that YOU are a Very Important Person to me - I go the extra mile for everyone and treat each person I meet with the utmost professionalism,respect and friendliness.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY TO BACKING TRACKS, OR AS SAX & DJ? With backing tracks? I have an extensive list of top-quality backing tracks for you to choose from (see below on how to obtain your copy of the latest version of my repertoire, divided into categories for easy reading). Chart hits, dance tunes, music from the movies (lots of Disney!), laid-back jazz & swing, classical and even Irish, Scottish etc. etc. I will create the mood and flavour you desire, then craft your music choices into the perfect running order to achieve it.
Alongside a DJ? No problem - I love playing along to your favourite club/dance tracks but also have a great knowledge of chart music across the decades, so I'm more than happy to freestyle to any hit song you request. All you need to do is discuss your choices to your DJ, and let me have his contact details. I will then liaise with him well in advance of your evening party to ensure I can pump up your party just as you expect! With my state-of-the-art clip-on microphone, I mingle with you and your guests on the dance-floor - and being wireless, there's no cable to trip over!
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 - 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 and parties, plus from Mr. Sunak - see all the feedback for Weddings & other Events on the Reviews pages:
'The afternoon was a great success and you played a key part in that. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and your music set the scene perfectly. Thank you especially for your kindness to our two girls and for indulging them ......' (Rishi Sunak MP - garden party 2015)
'Tim is incredible! He set the mood and tone for an amazing day. I could hear Tim playing soft jazz and blues as I got ready in my room for the ceremony which helped set a lovely and chilled vibe for the day. As the day progressed Tim gradually ramped up the tunes to get our guests ok the party mood and got us all dancing late into the night. I would highly recommend hiring Tim for a wedding, his set list is expansive and he is a very talented man. Thanks for all you did for us, I’ll not forget you playing Americano or Jubel for a long time! (Kate Haynes - wedding 2022)
'Tim played at our recent vow renewal. He played during the guests arriving and the drinks and photos. Tim is a genuine lovely person and nothing is too much trouble for him ..... If you book Tim you wouldn’t be disappointed'. (Sharon Cook - renewing wedding vows 2022)
'Tim was more than happy to accommodate all our requests, nothing was too much for him. Everyone mentioned how friendly he was and what a brill job he did. Having a saxo for the day really gave the day a special touch. Thanks Tim. You were great defo recommend'. (Heidi Allen - wedding 2022)
'What a night thanks Tim for making it special x Claire loved every minute of your sets as we all did x superb saxophone player and such a gentleman recommend Tim' (Nicola Shaw - surprise 40th Birthday Party with DJ 2022)
HAVING A CHURCH WEDDING? I now have 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.
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 I can follow you on the dance floor. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR DATE - I'M OFTEN BOOKED 2-3 YRS IN ADVANCE!