TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist sax player for events
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is an award-winning freelance wedding saxophonist based in North Yorkshire near the boundaries with West Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Not just weddings though, Tim plays at any event requiring live music - birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, christenings etc. etc. He's even played solo 3x for a leading public figure!
The quality of the musical performance you'll get is important - you will be delighted! - but that's only part of why Tim is popular with his clients. It's the entertainment value together with Tim's personality and friendliness with whoever he meets. Knowing timings can fly out of the window, he's always flexible and will go the extra mile to ensure your big day is just as you dreamt it would be. Tim doesn't just 'talk the talk' on weddings: he knows first-hand what's involved! What's more, unlike many DJs and photographers who turn up at weddings casually dressed (and that's being polite!) Tim is a true professional and always looks the part - even down to reflecting your colour scheme in the choice of attire. 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 of Tim's recent weddings; the full comments on the Wedding Reviews page:
'We are so glad we booked Tim ....... Tim liaised with the DJ we had booked separately and it couldn't have gone any better for us' (Emma Redhead, 2021)
'Hi Tim, ...... you really helped set the mood to the whole wedding. Hope you continue to spread joy to other lovely couples and maybe one day see you again! All of our love and many thanks again Hannah and Stefan' x (Hannah & Stefan Coward, 2021)
'He played a solo in our first dance ........ he played amazingly through our song choices (which he carefully liaised with our DJ with) and blew away everyone with his skills at not only playing the saxophone but creating the perfect environment to start dancing.' (Emma Stephenson, 2021)
'Tim's a lovely friendly guy who slotted right into our party and chatted easily with guests, many of whom later commented on how good his playing was and what a nice touch having him there was.' (Dan & Jan Barrett, 2021) 'Tim played at our wedding ....... there is so many great songs. Quick with email reply’s before the big day ...... Thoroughly enjoyed you playing and being there Tim thanks so much'. (Abi Emmerson, 2021)
'Tim did an amazing job at our wedding on 3rd Sept. He played some fantastic music that was enjoyed by everyone'. (Carolyn & Sean Goodwin, 2021)
'Our guests all had great things to say about you Tim and so do we. You are super talented and naturally very funny and an all round entertainer'. (Laura & Michael McClarence, 2021)
'Tim you have been fabulous from our very 1st contact. You have given lots of easing advice. You are a wonderful human and a fantastic sax player'. (Zoe & Martin Campbell, 2021)
'Tim was fantastic, from the first email contact we had, to the final meeting at our venue a week before the event, Tim was very professional and nothing was ever too much'. (Jade & James Adams, 2021)
'Tim was absolutely amazing and made our wedding day extra special. I would highly recommend! The Sax added that extra something to our welcome drinks and played loads of Disney as requested to make my wedding feel like a true fairytale! Sophie. '. (Sophie Beesley, 2021)
Wedding music is 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.
Tim does play freestyle with DJs - 'Ibiza style' - in the evening, but it is when using his fantastic range of top-quality backing tracks during your wedding day that his music comes to the fore; after all, doesn't sax as well as DJ add to your costs?
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, and clarinet - perfect for any Vintage or Gatsby event. You'll be surprised at the range of songs Tim offers you - including plenty of chart sounds and hits, 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! Tim provides an assured performance, but he also has the personality to create a fun occasion. His friendliness, passion and professionalism have been noted many times.
HAVING A CHURCH WEDDING? Tim now has 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.
SAX & DJ? DJ's range from excellent to appalling, Tim has experienced both ends of the spectrum. The WORST don't provide the setlists and don't discuss technical aspects in advance, they don't check sound levels etc. on the night etc. The BEST do all the above and more in advance and on the night. There can be sound and other technical issues as the saxophonist is at the mercy of the DJ's expertise - so make sure you have an experienced DJ. As with everything, you get what you pay for!
THERE'S NOTHING AS ROMANTIC AS A SAX PLAYING YOUR FAVOURITE SONG AS YOUR FIRST DANCE Tim can play some of his party & dance tunes at your evening reception, or freestyle along with a DJ. The choice is yours.
TIM IS WITH YOU ALL THE WAY FROM THE MOMENT YOU CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING 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.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR DATE - TIM IS OFTEN BOOKED 2-3 YRS IN ADVANCE!