wedding saxophonist for yorkshire, lancashire. ALSO parties, ALL formal & informal EVENTS

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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man, is an Award-winning highly-recommended wedding saxophone player perfectly located for weddings, parties, dinners, all events and functions in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside, Cumbria and Cheshire.                                                                              So if you're engaged and busy wedding planning or a bride-to-be looking for premium-quality entertainment (without the price-tag) for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast or evening reception read on!   He's happy to advise you on ANY aspect of your wedding and will always go the extra mile to create the wedding of your dreams!  You'll feel like a princess:                                                                                    Tim guarantees a right royal occasion just for you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TIM IS GETTING MARRIED NEXT MONTH SO UNDERSTANDS ALL ABOUT WEDDING PLANNING AND CREATING THE PERFECT ATMOSPHERE WITHIN YOUR WEDDING BUDGET - BUT HIS EXPERIENCE ALSO TELLS HIM WHAT'S ESSENTIAL AND WHAT ISN'T ...... ONE ESSENTIAL IS LIVE MUSIC OF THE KIND ONLY HE CAN PROVIDE!

Of all the available music options none is as cool as the sax which with top-quality backing tracks has the unique advantage of being ideal for all kinds of music and is the closest you get to the original song.                                              Tim plays the alto, tenor and soprano saxes, each with its special sound, plus clarinet - perfect for any Vintage or Gatsby-themed event.  His vast and ever-developing repertoire, in categories for easy viewing - see the Repertoire page (tab above*) -  includes a wealth of material including favourite movie and TV tunes (lots of Disney!), current/recent chart sounds, older pop and rock, soul and motown .... and so the list goes on!  Some wedding musicians don't actually create a playlist for your big day - Tim always puts himself in your shoes and will craft your music selection into the perfect mix just for you. 

Even assuming you're having a DJ or band during the evening, live music during other stages of the day is the only entertainment proven to create the atmosphere you expect and deserve.    

You can rely on Tim, not just for an assured performance but he has the personality to create a fun occasion.  His friendliness and passion for creating a happy feel, together with his approachability and professionalism at every event has been noted many times.

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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man 10/10 ON THE 4 R's:                                                   - huge REPERTOIRE        - fabulous REVIEWS **     - great RATES                   - help & REASSURANCE

Tim's your Specialist Wedding entertainer - he's performed at every stage of the day, evening

                                                                                                           ** Than any other wedding/party saxophonist in N. England on www.lastminutemusicians.com as opposite                                                                                                                                                                         


Tim's charges are per 'stage' of the day, e.g. the Service/Ceremony, Drinks Reception etc.  If your Wedding is falling behind schedule, he will continue to play until the appropriate time at no extra cost.  Tim can help you choose your music depending on the atmosphere you wish to create, whether classy and sophisticated or relaxed and laid-back.

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.                          


Bride's Entrance:                                                                                                                                                                                              At Last (Etta James); Canon in D (Pachelbel); From This Moment On (Shania Twain); 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); Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)

Exit:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don't Stop Believin' (Journey); Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson); Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship); Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)

EXTRACTS FROM SOME RECENT WEDDING REVIEWS (See the Wedding Reviews and Recommendations page, tab above)*

'We booked Tim almost 2 years in advance for our wedding, turns out booking him was one of the best decisions of the day! ......  amazing sax player, but an even better guy!' (Kirsty & Dan Alexander)                                                                             'Tim was a fantastic addition to our wedding entertainment!  Thanks for creating the perfect atmosphere ....'  (Madeline & James Collins)                                                                                                                                                                                                  'As soon as he started playing the whole room felt warmer and more inviting. We received so many compliments from our guests ......'  (Tanya Pipkin)                                                                                                                                                                         'Very talented man, and easy and professional to deal with. Would recommend! Thank you for being part of our special day Tim'  (Jennifer & David Turner)                                                                                                                                                               'Everyone loved the songs you played and thought you were amazing! Especially when you played Baker Street! We only wish we had booked you for the night time too!' (Charlene & Tom Finch)


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 MD of a music 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!
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