TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist for yorkshire, lancashire, lincolnshire, cumbria, cheshire, teesside, durham. alSO parties, ALL formal & informal EVENTS.
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN IS AN AWARD-WINNING, HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED WEDDING SAXOPHONE PLAYER. HE'S RECENTLY MARRIED SO DOESN'T JUST 'TALK THE TALK' ON WEDDINGS - HE KNOWS WHAT'S INVOLVED IN CURRENT WEDDING-PLANNING. 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, evening etc., you've come to the right place! Tim isn't just a much sought after wedding musician but also a useful guy to have on board. HE ALSO PROVIDES LIVE MUSIC FOR PARTIES, DINNERS, CHRISTMAS EVENTS etc. and has in the past played at 3 garden-parties for a prominent national figure. HE'S IDEALLY LOCATED FOR North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Teesside and Durham.
'...it was greatly appreciated by all the guests. I only wish we'd booked you for even longer' (Wedding, Eliot & Georgina Murray) Have you ever been to a wedding where the hotel played background music? The chances are, you'll be treated to the classical orchestral music or opera singers - hardly ideal for creating an uplifting wedding atmosphere! YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL MUSIC OPTIONS BUT NONE IS AS COOL AS THE SAX: IDEAL FOR ALL MUSIC GENRES (unlike a piano, harp, guitar etc.) and is the closest you get to the original song, whether love songs or party tunes. Tim plays alto, tenor & soprano saxes, each with its special sound, and clarinet - perfect for any Vintage or Gatsby event.
'Great song choice to plan the play list from, such a lovely man & a brilliant sound!' (Wedding, Sarah & Jacob Sunderland)
TIM'S REPERTOIRE IS HUGE! - TAKE A LOOK AT THE Repertoire PAGE (tab above*). You'll not only be surprised at the extent of the range, but you'll be surprised at just how many songs sound good on sax! Most other musicians offer a very limited choice, but Tim has numerous sources for top-quality backing tracks and is constantly updating his range with new material - often new songs on the radio or others' suggestions/ideas. Why not request the current list? You'll see it includes plenty of chart sounds and hits, favourite movie tunes (lots of Disney!), Sinatra/swing/jazz. You'll also receive updates with your booking so you can choose the music you want for your big day; he'll work with you to help create the mood you desire, then will craft your music selection into the perfect mix just for you.
'Great saxophone player, reasonable price and lovely man, great addition to our wedding, would definetly recommend Tim to anyone'. (Wedding, Bethany & Rob Julier)
First dance, party sounds - with or without a DJ There's nothing as romantic as a sax playing your favourite love song as your first dance. Tim can play some of his party & dance tunes at your evening reception, or play club & Ibiza tracks freestyle along with a DJ. The choice is entirely yours.
'...... what a brilliant sax player .... all our guests commented on how good he was and it really got everyone singing & dancing! Would highly recommend!! ' (Wedding, Kelly & JP Queeney)
TIM'S WEDDING PRICES ARE VERY COMPETITIVE - FROM £150.00! DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS FOR A BESPOKE PACKAGE. IT'S BEEN PROVEN THAT THE VALUE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY OF TIM PROVIDING MUSIC FAR OUTWEIGHS THE COST!
* 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.
'Amazing sax player, but an even better guy!' (Kirsty & Dan Alexander)
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR DATE - TIM IS OFTEN BOOKED 2 YRS IN ADVANCE!
WEDDING FAIRS WHICH TIM IS ATTENDING:
23rd SEPTEMBER - THE GEORGE HOTEL, HARROGATE 30th SEPTEMBER - THE KING'S HEAD HOTEL, RICHMOND
[Above photo: Paula Solloway Photography. Below photo: Shy B Photography - Tim's wedding 2018]
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. 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 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); She (Elvis Costello); We have all the time in the World (Louis Armstrong); 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); Right Here Waiting For You (Richard Marx); What A Difference A Day Made (Dinah Washington); Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
Exit: Can You Feel It (The Jacksons); Don't Stop Believin' (Journey); Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson); How Sweet It Is (Marvin Gaye); 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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