TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN

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  • Tim Clarke - Wedding Saxophonist

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  • ARE YOU A BRIDE-TO-BE LOOKING FOR PREMIUM-QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT TO GIVE YOUR WEDDING THE EDGE?
  • ARE YOU ALREADY LOOKING FOR A WEDDING SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY DURING YOUR WEDDING DAY - SUCH AS FOR  THE CEREMONY OR CHURCH SERVICE, DRINKS RECEPTIONS, WEDDING BREAKFAST?
  • TIM ALSO PLAYS THE SAXOPHONE FOR EVENTS SUCH AS BIRTHDAY PARTIES, COCKTAIL PARTIES, RETIREMENT CELEBRATIONS AS WELL AS CHRISTENINGS, DINNERS, BLACK-TIE AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, CHRISTMAS etc.
  • WOULD YOU LIKE A SOLO SAX PLAYER WHO WAS HIRED 3 TIMES BY SOMEBODY VERY FAMOUS? *

                    'Thank you so much Tim Clarke - The Sax Man you were a star and both myself and Chris and all our guests   thought you were beyond amazing and brought so much happiness to our day......thank you again .....so glad we chose you ❤' (Mandi & Chris Jones, married October 2020 during the Coronavirus crisis)

                    'One of the best decisions we made was booking Tim, our fabulous saxophonist'. (Claire & Reuben Snagg)

MUSIC IS OFTEN NEGLECTED, DESPITE BEING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FORM OF WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT                       Having a sax player perform freestyle alongside a DJ during the evening is what many couples expect from a sax player - Tim has done this on many occasions - but it's during the daytime that Tim's music comes to the fore, delighting all  your guests and driving your wedding forward, creating the atmosphere you wish to create.  When you book Tim, a musician with a wealth of experience, musicianship, professionalism and friendliness, you can rest assured that he won't only play the part but also look the part too - down to your colour scheme!  At this point it would be useful for you to click on and like Tim's Facebook page, which as well as updates does feature videos including home recordings, not featured on this site:            Tim Clarke - The Sax Man.

                    '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.  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.  You are guaranteed care and support from the moment you book; it's critical to work closely together ahead of your wedding, which will ensure that your wedding music runs at least as well as you envisage.  When you look at what previous couples say in their reviews, with many praising Tim's willingness to 'go the extra mile' on the day, you've absolutely no worries when booking Tim - an in-demand sax player who will create a memory to treasure, not just through his classy performing, but also adding fun where you'd never expect it!

                    'He is an absolute gentleman and every single one of our guests loved his music.  Thanks Tim 10/10'.              (Liam & Beth Gorman)

EVERYONE LOVES THE SAX!  IT'S VERSATILE AND HAS AN INSTANTLY UPLIFTING AND FEEL-GOOD SOUND                        Tim uses top-quality backing-tracks to ensure he's the closest you get to the original song.  Other live music options such as a pianist, harpist or strings are only suitable for ballads and gentle classics.  Tim plays alto, tenor & soprano saxes, each with its own sound; the clarinet adds an authentic touch to any Gatsby or vintage themed event.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   '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' (Jessica & Paul Pritchard)

                    'This is the 2nd wedding in five months that Tim has played at for our family. Cannot recommend him enough' ( Julia & Graeme Thistlethwaite)  

*     This 'somebody very famous' is very much in the news.  Tim is very proud to have been hired to play at 3  consecutive garden parties in 2015/6 at this person's home.  He asked that his details aren't used for any publicity, which they never have been - but they can be revealed to any firm client wanting to know!   Musicians claiming to have performed for the Royal Family etc. would not have been solo, as Tim was.                                                                                                                                                                                            

excellent reviews & wedding industry award 2019

Tim Clarke - The Sax Man has been awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence by top wedding site Bridebook.co.uk   (see below) in recognition of the reviews and recommendations received during 2018, just 1 review short of winning Gold!  Do read Tim's glowing reviews from delighted brides and grooms on the Wedding Reviews page (tab above*).  

Wedding saxophonist certificate of excellence

what's on tim's music list?

Tim's repertoire is huge!  Take time to have a look at the Repertoire page (tab above*) - you'll be surprised at the choice! There are plenty of chart hits, music from the movies (lots of Disney!), laid-back jazz & swing, classical and even Irish, Scottish and international favourites!   You'll see there's plenty of choice, whatever your special occasion.  Get in touch to request your own copy to be sent to you by email, which you'll find much easier to read.

                    'Great saxophone player, reasonable price and lovely man, great addition to our wedding, would definitely recommend Tim to anyone'. (Bethany & Rob Julier)

 how much does tim clarke - the sax man charge?

Tim puts the emphasis on fairness with his pricing for weddings and all other events, with wedding prices starting from just £175.00 - calculated per 'stage' of the day but you can also have a time-based price if that's what you prefer.                     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 many saxophonists charging premium rates and by travelling all over the country will add excessive costs to your budget.  It will also take a beating if you rely on your venue's 'in-house' entertainment: these are actually agencies with a 'one size fits all' mentality, and financially convenient for the venue - but not for you! 

    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 the sax for your first dance as man and wife, or for the bride/father or bridegroom/mother dances.  Tim can join you unamplified on the dance-floor for added intimacy.              Not all couples have a DJ or wedding band during the evening reception; with a little imagination you can avoid that cost: a recent wedding evening featuring Tim also had the bride's playlist on Ipod played over the venue's speaker system, which was perfectly adequate.  Some couples choose a sax and DJ: 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.  

                   about tim clarke - the sax man

Tim learnt sax in his teens, after getting to grips with the clarinet.  His father played in dance bands so Tim picked up his knowledge and appreciation of jazz standards, old-tyme dance music etc. from him: this has proven useful, in that he's already familiar with the music which is now played at vintage & Gatsby weddings and events.  Tim has performed, arranged and composed music for 40+ years: as well as solo work he performs with a soul band as well as playing flute in a military corps of drums, but has previous experience with concert bands and 'oompah' bands.  Being the musical director and conductor of a woodwind group in Ilkley is yet another string to his bow!  Pity he can't dance - this from a wedding in 2013! 

AS AN EXPERIENCED WEDDING SUPPLIER, TIM'S TOP NON-MUSICAL TIP: WEDDING FLIP-FLOPS!                                            How many times have you attended a wedding as a bridesmaid or guest, and bought new shoes specially for the occasion ...... which start to feel uncomfortable?  So many times at weddings you see ladies walking round holding their expensive shoes complaining how they are rubbing, or that their feet hurt or are just too warm.  Look up wedding flip-flops on-line for your wedding (they're inexpensive generally).  You'll be relieved you have!

Your delight is GUARANTEED!

Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date, venue & times. Call 07917 690931, email tim.clarkinet@yahoo.co.uk or complete the Contact Form below. 


         why not chat to tim at a wedding fair?

Tim has featured in wedding publications including the diamond jubilee edition of Brides magazine in 2015, and attends wedding fairs, which are are also announced on Tim's Facebook page www.facebook.com/tcthesaxman (click the button below to give this page a like).         

LOOKING FOR A WEDDING BAND?

Soul Train are an 8 piece tribute band - guaranteed to fill your dance-floor with Soul & Motown classics.  Made up of seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience, Tim features on saxophones in the 3-man horn section; Tim also arranged the sax and trumpet music as per the original songs for an authentically classic sound.  www.soultrainexperience.co.uk

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From a wedding at Hazlewood Castle

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 and ability!                    

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