Sax music - for weddings, parties, formal & informal functions .... any special occasion

Welcome to the website of Tim Clarke - The Sax Man, Award-winning professional Saxophone Player based on the Yorkshire/Lancashire boundary.  He is the No. 1 Choice for premium-quality musical entertainment to enhance any  event or occasion whether formal or informal: a Wedding; a Birthday, Anniversary or Retirement Party; a Christening; a Funeral; a Dinner or Function etc.  From learning the clarinet then the sax in his teens, he has 40+ years experience performing, composing and arranging as solo musician and with numerous bands. He is also Music Director of a music group in Ilkley. Years of practical experience is the only qualification which matters when it comes to choosing a musician and his passion for music flows in every performance.                                                                                             [Photo: Paula Solloway Photography]                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tim receives praise from everyone he has played for - including a musician who toured with Roy Orbison!                 Guests' comments at a recent 2017 wedding:  'He was absolutely phenomenal! Never knew I enjoyed sax so much!'          'I can honestly say that this man is amazing it might not seem like your sort of thing but he's a true talent'                          'I saw him yesterday at a wedding and I was shocked at just how good he is. Have a look and get a booking sorted asap' 'He was awesome'                                                                                                                                                                                       'He was fab!'           

PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR 2017/2018/2019/2020!  Bespoke Wedding Prices

REPERTOIRE of 1000+ WITH BEST CHOICE EVER!   Incl. today's Chart sounds, sax faves, Club tunes, Party & Novelty tunes, Disney & other Movie hits, Soul & Motown, Rock & Roll, Jazz/Rat Pack, Vintage/Gatsby, Irish & Scottish etc. 


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TIM WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING WEDDING FAIRS:                                                                                 
Sunday 22nd October 2017   Pennington's Octagon Live, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 5LY                                           Sunday 29th October 2017    Victoria Hall Wedding Fair, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS


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Are you Engaged and busy with Wedding Planning?  Perhaps you've already ordered or booked the wedding dress of your dreams, a venue, photographer, flowers etc. 

But have you thought about adding music to your big day?  You're probably having a DJ or band during the evening but live music - especially on the sax - during the Wedding Service or Ceremony, the Drinks Reception, the Photography, the Wedding Breakfast, the Evening Interlude and/or even during the Evening Reception makes for an amazing ambience; Tim has been booked to play during every stage of a Wedding (see below). 

                                                                                                                 SO WHY A SAXOPHONIST?                                                                                                                                                                        The ever-popular sax, accompanied by top-quality backing tracks, is uniquely ideal for all kinds of music and is as close to the original song as it is possible to be, unlike a piano, guitar or even a singer, and thus creates the perfect ambience. Tim plays the mellow tenor sax, the bright alto sax and the tender soprano, each with its unique timbre.  He also plays clarinet which enhances a Vintage or Gatsby-themed Wedding or event.  His vast and ever-developing repertoire - see the Repertoire page (tab above*) -  includes a wealth of material including favourite chart and other pop/rock songs (with sax hits like Baker Street, Careless Whisper, True), movie hits including lots of Disney, soul/motown, jazz & Rat Pack etc., wedding classics,rock&roll etc. etc. through to your favourite party and dance tunes.  With 1000+ songs/pieces of music why not request the complete list help your decision? 

YOU CAN RELY ON TIM NOT JUST TO PROVIDE A PERFORMANCE OF DISTINCTION FROM START TO FINISH, BUT TIM HAS THE PERSONALITY TO CREATE A FUN OCCASION: HE WILL ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE TO ENSURE YOUR BIG DAY GOES  JUST AS YOU DREAMED IT WOULD!   He will craft the music selected into the ideal mix to ensure the day or evening flows perfectly  .His friendliness and passion for creating a happy feel to each event has been noted several times - and his approach and top-quality service often results in repeat bookings.  He's also happy to play requests - which he ALWAYS receives - and being a family man he delights in playing favourites for any children!

Tim is also involved with Wedding Planning as he marries his fiancée in 2018. This, together with his many years of performing at weddings (and with amazing reviews), proves you really are working with a true wedding professional in every way and not a wedding musician who just goes through the motions.  


Tim will always discuss prices.  Don't undervalue your Wedding with the cheapest entertainment. You may receive a lower quote than Tim's, but most quote higher: a recent wedding was quoted £100+ more than Tim's price!!                


 Tim is YOUR Wedding Specialist - he's played during every stage of the wedding day - and evening!

Tim 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 will help you select the music if requested - the choice of music depends on the atmosphere you wish to create, whether classy and sophisticated or relaxed and laid-back

The Drinks Reception - Unless you have 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 that loud that it prevents conversation.          The Service/Ceremony – The saxophone sounds particularly majestic with the acoustics of an old church.  You'll need music as your guests arrive, for your bridal entrance, for the signing of the register, for your exit as a married couple (the recessional) and as your guests filter out.  Whether it is a piece of classical music for your entrance or something more modern which has a special meaning for you the choice is entirely yours.  You can even have an original recording if you like: one couple, both Everton football fans, had the Z Cars theme as their recessional!                                                                       The Drinks Interval, Photography  - As your guests will not be involved all the time you are with your photographer, why not keep the happiness flowing with more background music of your choice?  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 genres with lively favourites played at strategic times 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 to give you and your guests a break from your DJ or band.                           


  • Award-winning, highly-recommended professional Saxophone Player - he has played during all the stages of a Wedding and at numerous other events - Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries, black-tie Dinners etc.

  • Excellent Reviews – some extracts below, but see the Reviews and Recommendations pages (tab above*).

  • Favourable Prices - ALWAYS a Premium Service - but NEVER a Premium Price! 
  • Huge (1000+ songs) and ever-increasing Repertoire - all styles of music, see the Repertoire page (tab above*) but why not request the latest version to help your decision?

  • Firm friendships with wedding couples - chances are, you and your husband-to-be will not merely be clients by the date of the wedding but friends, and you can be confident in having a trustworthy wedding specialist on your side.  If feasible Tim will visit you if you would like advice on your wedding day music or any other issues.

Extracts from recent reviews - see the wedding reviews and recommendations page

'The wedding party thoroughly enjoyed your performances ...... You certainly got the afternoon off to a great start and continued to impress throughout the wedding breakfast! The sound of the sax was so perfect.' Ruth & John Hutchinson

'Tim helped my family out for an emergency wedding that was thrown together in a few weeks due to unfortunate circumstances..... (Tim's contribution) was beyond perfect and fitted the theme to the wedding perfectly. Tim is very talented and I would recommend him to anyone.'  Chloe Bateman

'Thanks to Tim for a great performance entertaining our guests!' Sharon & Ian Sharp

'We booked Tim almost 2 years in advance for our wedding, turns out booking him was one of the best decisions of the day! I have never met some one as easy going and kind as Tim & when arranging a wedding you certainly need that friendly face. Nothing is too much for him.  ....... and me and Dan are forever greatful - amazing sax player, but an even better guy! '   Kirsty & Dan Alexander

'Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding, lots of people have commented on how good you were ....... maybe you would consider playing at our party when all the building is completed'.  Martin and Alison Bacon

'I absolutely loved listening to you play, it made our day even more amazing'!  Ellie Mirault

' ..... his music most definitely helped to break the ice between both sides of the family, I would recommend him to anyone, he is very professional and very polite.'   Paul & Sarah Magee

'It made such a difference, having music in the background .... greatly appreciated, also, that the music was gentle enough for people to carry on with their conversations without being drowned out!'  Ruth Hays

'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

'..... the music was just perfect for the evening, it was a welcome change from the DJ and gave people a chance to talk and socialise.'  Nigel & Lesley French

'It was wonderful arriving at our venue to the sound of saxophone music! It created a great atmosphere and our guests loved it!'  Rebecca & Max Anderton

'Your playing created a lovely atmosphere through out the whole day! Our guests were so impressed, your now playing for my brother's wedding!'  Jodie & Rob Leake

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.

Tim has always exceeded previous clients' expectations: let him do the same for you!

Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date & times ....... Do it NOW to avoid disappointment!
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