TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN
wedding saxophonist sax player for events
SPECIAL NOTE ON COVID-19 Tim Clarke - The Sax Man is all too aware of the dangers of Covid-19 and for his part will carry out all necessary steps to ensure your safety as well as his own. However, Tim's experience at a wedding very recently is proof that the virus cannot prevent YOU from still having the best wedding, even if restrictions on numbers means that some would-be guests have to miss out. Do get in touch with Tim to discuss any concerns on this or any other matter: call 07917 690931, email email@example.com or complete the Contact Form below.
- 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 RECEPTION, 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 A TOP NATIONAL FIGURE? *
'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)
'This is the 2nd wedding in five months that Tim has played at for our family. Cannot recommend him enough' ( Julia & Graeme Thistlethwaite)
'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 is now a staggeringly popular option during the evening - Tim has played chilled-out melodies and classic tunes on many occasions. It is however during the day that Tim's music comes to the fore, delighting all your guests and driving your wedding in line with the atmosphere you wish to create. This is particularly important if your wedding has a theme, whether Gatsby or vintage through to traditional and modern.
'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. When you look at what previous couples say in their reviews, 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 sax 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)
EVERYONE LOVES THE SAXOPHONE: NO OTHER MUSIC OPTION IS AS ROMANTIC OR AS STYLISH, WHICH AS SOLO SAX WITH BACKING TRACKS CREATES THE REQUIRED AMBIENCE - WHETHER CHILLED OR FRENETIC. 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.
'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)
TIM DOESN'T ONLY PERFORM - HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND FRIENDLINESS HAVE BEEN NOTED ON MANY OCCASIONS. Thanks to his care and support from the moment you book through to things like co-ordinating with your colour-scheme and his willingness to 'go the extra mile' on the day, Tim remains close friends with brides and grooms.
'...it was greatly appreciated by all the guests. I only wish we'd booked you for even longer' (Eliot & Georgina Murray)
* The 'top national figure' is a gentleman 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 did not wish his details to be used in any publicity, which they never have been - but they can be revealed to any firm client wanting to know! Musicians claiming that they've played for the Royal Family etc. would have been part of a military or other band and not 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*).
'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 ' (Sarah & Jacob Sunderland)
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.
'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's wedding prices are very competitive - from £150.00 - calculated per 'stage' of the day 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 plenty of wedding saxophonists who charge premium rates and by travelling all over the country will add excessive costs to your budget: Tim puts the emphasis on fairness with his pricing for wedding music.
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 (so not to drown you out)! Given the increasing popularity of the sax and DJ wedding, Tim can play club & Ibiza tracks freestyle along with a DJ and/or play some of his own music to give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band. Not all couples have a DJ or wedding band during the evening reception; with a little imagination you can avoid that expense. 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.
Your delight is GUARANTEED!
Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date, venue & times. Call 07917 690931, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
about tim clarke - the sax man
Tim learnt sax in his teens, after getting to grips with the clarinet. He's performed, arranged and composed music for 40+ years: as well as solo work he currently performs with a soul band as well as playing military flute in a corps of drums, but has previous experience with concert bands and 'oompah' bands. He's the 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 & 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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