TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
yorkshire-based wedding saxophonist, saxophone player for events
- ARE YOU A BRIDE-TO-BE LOOKING FOR PREMIUM-QUALITY WEDDING MUSIC OR OTHER ENTERTAINMENT?
- ARE YOU ALREADY LOOKING FOR A WEDDING SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY DURING YOUR WEDDING DAY - SUCH AS FOR THE CEREMONY OR CHURCH SERVICE, DRINKS RECEPTION, WEDDING BREAKFAST, PHOTOGRAPHY DRINKS INTERVAL, EVENING INTERVAL?
- DO YOU FANCY THE HI-ENERGY SOUND OF A SOLO SAX AND DJ DURING YOUR EVENING RECEPTION PLAYING YOUR FAVOURITE CLUB AND PARTY ANTHEMS AS TIM PLAYS ALONGSIDE YOUR DJ?
- TIM IS ALSO A SAXOPHONE PLAYER FOR EVENTS SUCH AS BIRTHDAY, CHRISTENING AND ANNIVERSARY PARTIES AS WELL AS DINNER EVENTS, BLACK-TIE AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, CHRISTMAS EVENTS etc.
- WOULD YOU LIKE A SAX PLAYER WHO HAS PLAYED 3 GARDEN PARTIES FOR A GOVERNMENT MINISTER?
MUSIC IS OFTEN NEGLECTED AT A WEDDING DESPITE BEING ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS AS IT DRIVES THE WEDDING ALONG. IT ALSO AFFECTS THE ATMOSPHERE YOU WISH TO CREATE.
'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 player based on the Yorkshire and Lancashire border. Recently married himself, 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. It's essential that you're 100% confident of your wedding suppliers: you've absolutely no worries when you hire Tim. He will always work very closely with you ahead of your wedding to discuss your wedding music and will tailor his performance on the day to your requirements. A widely-experienced, accomplished musician, Tim is an in-demand saxophone player who will create a memory to treasure.
'He is an absolute gentleman and every single one of our guests loved his music. Thanks Tim 10 out of 10'. (Liam & Beth Gorman)
Tim doesn't only perform - his professionalism and friendliness have been noted on many occasions. Thanks to his attention to detail, including co-ordinating with your colour-scheme, his flexibility and willingness to 'go the extra mile', Tim remains close friends with his previous brides and grooms.
'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.' (Wedding, Jessica & Paul Pritchard)
EVERYONE LOVES THE SAX: NONE OF THE OTHER MUSIC OPTIONS IS AS ROMANTIC OR AS STYLISH AS THE SAX, WHICH AS SOLO SAX WITH BACKING TRACKS CREATES THE REQUIRED AMBIENCE - WHETHER CHILLED OR FRENETIC. AS SAX AND DJ YOUR EVENING RECEPTION REACHES NEW LEVELS OF EXCITEMENT. It's also the closest you get to the original song and doesn't have the limitations of other live music options such as a pianist, harpist or strings which are only suitable for ballads and gentle classics. Tim plays alto, tenor & soprano saxes, each with its own sound, and clarinet - perfect for a Vintage or Gatsby event.
'...it was greatly appreciated by all the guests. I only wish we'd booked you for even longer' (Wedding, Eliot & Georgina Murray)
excellent reviews & wedding industry award 2019
In recognition of the reviews and recommendations received during 2018, Tim Clarke - The Sax Man has been awarded the Silver Certificate of Excellence by top wedding site Bridebook.co.uk (see below). With just 1 more wedding review (non-wedding reviews do not qualify) it would have been Gold! Do take a moment to read Tim's glowing reviews from his previous wedding clients on the Wedding Reviews page (tab above*).
'Tim ... added a beautiful & romantic atmosphere to our big day and then followed with some more upbeat songs to get everyone in the party mood ' (Wedding, Sarah & Jacob Sunderland)
what's on tim's music list?
TIM'S REPERTOIRE IS HUGE! Take a look at the Repertoire page (tab above*) - better still, request a copy by email. You'll be surprised at the choice - including plenty of contemporary sounds, music from the movies (lots of Disney!), laid-back jazz & swing, classical and even Irish & Scottish favourites! You'll see there's plenty of choice, whatever your special occasion.
'Great saxophone player, reasonable price and lovely man, great addition to our wedding, would definitely recommend Tim to anyone'. (Wedding, Bethany & Rob Julier)
how much does tim clarke - the sax man charge?
TIM'S WEDDING PRICES ARE COMPETITIVE - FROM £150 - BUT HE CAN ALSO OFFER YOU A BESPOKE PACKAGE. Tim normally charges per 'stage' of the day, e.g. the drinks reception, wedding breakfast etc. but can also give you a time-based price. You don't have to 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) The main areas which cause couples to go over-budget are the outfits, food & drink and the honeymoon. Half of couples have a DJ during the evening reception, but no less than 78% also have live music (2019 Wedding Report, Bridebook)
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 Drinks 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 live music for your first dance as man and wife, or for you and your father, or for your new husband with his mother. Given the increasing popularity of the sax and DJ wedding, Tim can play club & Ibiza tracks freestyle along with a DJ or play some of his own music to give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band.
Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date, venue & times. Call 07917 690931, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form on the Weddings page.
why not chat to tim at a wedding fair?
TIM WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS: Sat 22nd June Newbridge Farm, Sutton-in-Craven, Keighley BD22 0JZ (times TBC) Other events will be announced here and on Tim's Facebook page www.facebook.com/tcthesaxman (click the button below to give this page a like)
about tim clarke - the sax man
Tim learnt the sax as a child, after getting to grips with the clarinet. 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 and plays military flute in a corps of drums. He has also played clarinets and saxophone in a concert band and 'oompah' band. He is also Music Director of a woodwind group in Ilkley.
LOOKING FOR A WEDDING BAND?
Soul Train are a Yorkshire-based 8 piece tribute band - guaranteed to fill your dance-floor with Soul and Motown classics. Made up of seasoned musicians with a wealth of experience, Tim Clarke - The Sax Man features on tenor/alto saxophone in the 3-man horn section; Tim also orchestrated all the horn section parts in line with the original songs for an authentically classic sound. Visit www.soultrainexperience.co.uk for info.
* If viewing on your mobile, select the required page from the menu bars above the banner [Bottom photo: Shy B Photography - Tim's wedding 2018]
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.
ABOVE: Tim can play your first dance and join you unamplified on the dance-floor (for added intimacy). Here, the backing track was controlled by the DJ.