faq - frequently asked questions
IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN TO PLAY SAXOPHONE AT YOUR WEDDING OR OTHER EVENT, THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED HERE.
EVEN IF YOU'RE UNSURE, CONTACT TIM WITH YOUR KEY POINTS - DATE, VENUE/S & TIMES. CALL 07917 690931, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org OR COMPLETE THE CONTACT FORM ON THE WEDDINGS PAGE. Tim knows from very recent first-hand experience how frustrating planning a wedding and keeping costs down can be!
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO BOOK TIM? The price you'll be quoted depends on various factors including the location and performance times, from £150.00. All prices quoted include mileage. Additionally, wedding prices can be per 'stage' of the day, e.g. the drinks reception, wedding breakfast etc. but you can also request a time-based price. Tim will take breaks as appropriate, but without detriment to your wedding or event. The danger with becoming engrossed in wedding magazines and/or attending lots of wedding fairs [Tim has featured in national and local wedding publications including the diamond jubilee edition of Brides magazine in 2015, and regularly attends wedding fairs to give you a taste of what to expect at your wedding] is that many items or attractions suddenly become essentials, and your costs quickly mount; at least hiring a tried and tested wedding saxophone player is not a gamble and will always be a favourite feature for you and your wedding guests.
WHERE IS TIM BASED AND HOW FAR DOES HE TRAVEL? Tim is located on the North/West Yorkshire boundary and only 7 miles from Lancashire. He will travel up to 150 miles from his home base, but if he considers his travel costs make his price excessive, he will advise you accordingly.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I WISH TO BOOK TIM? You will be sent a booking form to complete and return by email. Tim will then post your contract (weddings only), signed and date, in duplicate; one is for you to sign, date and return, the other copy is for your records.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? A non-returnable deposit of £50.00 is required with your booking, and the balance is due 2 weeks before the date of your wedding or event. Any variation on these terms will be discussed at the time of booking and stated on the booking form.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES TIM USE? Tim uses a 2-speaker static PA or a portable battery/mains PA system, and will select the most appropriate based upon the size of the venue and on the sound-level you require. The portable PA allows you the option of hearing Tim outdoors.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP? Tim likes to allow himself up to an hour before his start time, to set up his equipment and to tune up.
IF PLAYING ALONGSIDE A DJ Tim can play his own music or freestyle with your DJ, but your DJ must be present to correct any sound level issues which may arise during performance. Other details will be discussed at the time of booking.
WHAT ABOUT PAT TESTING AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE? All electrical items are either PAT tested or still under guarantee. Tim has full Public Liability Insurance through the Musicians Union. Copies of the PAT certificates/product guarantees and PLI certificate can be provided if required by your venue.
HOW MUCH SPACE DOES TIM NEED? An area of at least 2 square metres is required for Tim to perform.
SAME-SEX WEDDINGS Tim is registered with gay wedding sites and is pleased to support LGBT marriage.