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repertoire - favourite songs for all occasions

TIM BELIEVES IN OFFERING THE WIDEST POSSIBLE REPERTOIRE OF WEDDING MUSIC INCLUDING  LOVE SONGS TO HI-ENERGY PARTY HITS.  MUSIC IS DEEPLY PERSONAL: ASK TIM TO PERFORM YOUR FAVOURITES!                                              Tim offers an extensive choice of music, classified by genre, which he always seeks to expand and update with new additions, he will do his utmost to perform any song you request: why not get your hands on his latest version for more details?  If you book, but your special day is some years or months away, Tim will periodically email you updates.              

You may be surprised to learn that many couples request football anthems - one couple even had one for their recessional!  Team songs already requested include Marching on Together (the Leeds United song), Tom Hark (Burnley), Pigbag (Middlesbrough), Going Home (Newcastle United) as well as the immortal You'll Never Walk Alone (Liverpool - but a great song by any standard).

To request your copy of the current repertoire, call 07917 690931, email tim.clarkinet@yahoo.co.uk or complete the form on the Weddings page.                                                                            

some wedding music ideas

The  Service/Ceremony                                                                                                                                                                            Here are some random suggestions for wedding ceremony music - it's quite a wide-ranging list.  Maybe have something slow/dignified for the bride's entrance, but something upbeat as you leave as man and wife.  There are no hard and fast rules, except that you not allowed any religious music at a civil ceremony.

* Music as your guests await the bride's entrance: Have a Nice Day (Stereophonics); God Only Knows (Beach Boys, as featured in 'Love Actually'); Our Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin); Marry You (Bruno Mars); It Takes Two (Marvin Gaye); Hopelessly Devoted to You (Olivia Newton-John, from 'Grease'); If We Hold On Together (Diana Ross, as performed in the animation 'A Land Before Time'); What A Difference A Day Made (Dinah Washington); This Is It (Melba Moore); Feeling Good (Nina Simone).

* Music to walk down the aisle (the Processional): At Last (Etta James); Canon in D (Pachelbel); From This Moment On (Shania Twain); Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong); Wedding March 'Here Comes The Bride' (Wagner); Grand March from 'Aida' (Verdi); A Thousand Years (Christina Perri); Beautiful in White (Westlife); You Are The Reason (Calum Scott); All of Me (John Legend).

* Music for the Signing of the register:  Tim's been asked to play anything from favourite love-songs to classical - and even an Irish air on Irish whistle at this stage of the service/ceremony, so anything goes - almost!

* Wedding songs for your exit as husband and wife (the Recessional): Don't Stop Believin' (Journey); Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson); Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship); Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder); Better Together (Jack Johnson); L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole); Make Your Own Kind of Music (Paloma Faith); Can You Feel It (The Jacksons); Wedding March (Mendelssohn); Happy (Pharrell Williams).

For a church service Tim offers a dedicated music list of traditional wedding marches and other popular classical melodies backed by a church organ.  The saxophone sounds spectacular in a historic church building but just imagine the magnificent sound of sax and organ playing music together for the bride to walk down the aisle!                                                                    

At Tim & Lorraine's wedding, the bride entered the ceremony to We Have All The Time in the World (Louis Armstrong); during the signing of the register it was What A Difference A Day Makes (Dinah Washington) and Celebration (Kool & The Gang); the recessional was Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson).  

The Drinks Reception                                                                                                                                                                                 Tim suggests a lively start followed by a mixture of favourite love songs and upbeat songs - your wedding party will love the presence of an actual musician, and especially a saxophonist.

The Photography/Canapés Interval                                                                                                                                                       Following your ceremony, your photographer will move you and your guests to various locations at your venue for the photographs, but during your bride & groom snaps your guests will remain within the vicinity of Tim's entertainment, so you may wish not to have your own favourite songs at this stage. 

The Wedding Breakfast                                                                                                                                                                       Generally you'll want quiet background music in order to avoid disturbing conversation, but a few bright, cheerful tunes at strategic moments make a huge difference - especially Tim's specials to finish off with!

The Evening Interval                                                                                                                                                                                          With Tim's large quantity of lively favourites available to choose from, you can't fail to feel the excitement as your evening reception approaches.

The Evening Reception                                                                                                                                                                                   * Your First Dance:  Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler); Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley); Those Arms of Mine (Otis Redding, featured in 'Dirty Dancing'); Close To You (The Carpenters); Crazy (Patsy Cline); From This Moment On (Shania Twain); I've Been Waiting For You (ABBA, from 'Mamma Mia 2'); The Greatest Day Of My Life (Take That); I've Had The Time Of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, from 'Dirty Dancing').                                                                                                           The romantic sax is ideal for the First Dance, then go back to your DJ to take the excitement even higher.  As already mentioned, you also have the option of Tim playing some of his tracks during the evening, or freestyle with your DJ.

Even if you're unsure, contact Tim with your date, venue & times. Call 07917 690931, email tim.clarkinet@yahoo.co.uk or complete the form on the Weddings page. 

                                                                                  EXTRACT FROM TIM'S repertoire

Space doesn't allow for Tim's complete repertoire - this list is nowhere near the full choice you have on offer.  Do please request the full version to be emailed to you!  When you do, take a look in ALL the genres - you never know what you'll see!  

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES & TV                                                                                                                                                             1492 CONQUEST OF PARADISE (Theme); A MILLION DREAMS (Pink, 'The Greatest Showman'); A THOUSAND YEARS (Christina Perri, 'Twilight Breaking Dawn'); A WHOLE NEW WORLD (Disney's 'Aladdin'); ALL I ASK OF YOU ('Phantom of the Opera'); ANY DREAM WILL DO ('Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'); ARTHUR'S THEME (Christopher Cross, 'Arthur'); AS TIME GOES BY ('Casablanca'); ASHOKAN FAREWELL (from TV series 'The Civil War'); BE OUR GUEST (Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'); WHAT A FEELING (Irene Cara, 'Flashdance'); WEDDING MARCH ('The Sound of Music'); WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL (Ronan Keating, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'); WILL YOU BE THERE (Michael Jackson, 'Free Willy'); WORLD IN UNION (Rugby World Cup theme); WOULDN'T IT BE LOVELY ('My Fair Lady'); YOU NEVER CAN TELL (Chuck Berry, 'Pulp Fiction'); YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART (Phil Collins, Disney's 'Tarzan'); YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT (from 'Grease'); YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME (Disney's 'Toy Story').

POP & ROCK                                                                                                                                                                                              BAGGY TROUSERS (Madness); BAKER STREET (Gerry Rafferty); BABY JANE (Rod Stewart); BAD BOYS (Alexandra Burke); BANG A GONG, GET IT ON (T Rex); BEAUTIFUL (Christina Aguiliera); BEAUTIFUL IN WHITE (Westlife); BETTER TOGETHER (Jack Johnson); BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE (Jackson 5); BONFIRE HEART (James Blunt); TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING (Diana Ross); TRUE COLOURS (Cindi Lauper); TRUE (Spandau Ballet); TRUE LOVE WAYS (Buddy Holly); TRULY (Lionel Richie); TRULY MADLY DEEPLY (Savage Garden); TWISTING BY THE POOL (Dire Straits); TWO BECOME ONE (Spice Girls); UPTOWN FUNK (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars); UPTOWN GIRL (Billy Joel/Westlife).

CLUB, DANCE & PARTY HITS                                                                                                                                                                     EVERY TIME WE TOUCH (Cascada); EVERYBODY'S FREE – TO FEEL GOOD (Rozalla); FIREBALL (Pitbull ft. John Ryan); FOREVER AND EVER Club Mix (Igor Garnier); FREE [TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO] (Ultra Naté); FREED FROM DESIRE (Gala); GAME OF THRONES THEME Dance Mix; GIMME SOME OF YOUR SWEET LOVE (Brendon); HANDS UP PARTY MIX (Ottawan); VANDAAG [ONE DAY] (Bakermat); VIKINGS THEME Dance Mix; VINDALOO (Fat Les); WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN (Bangles); WALKING ON SUNSHINE (Katrina & The Waves); WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA (Vengaboys); WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER (David Guetta); WONDERFUL LIFE (Black/DJ Borshig) Remix; Y.M.C.A. (Village People); YELLOW SUBMARINE (The Beatles).

ROCK & ROLL                                                                                                                                                                                                    A MESS OF BLUES (Elvis Presley); ALL SHOOK UP (Elvis Presley); AT THE HOP (Danny and The Juniors); BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Elvis Presley); C'MON EV'RYBODY (Eddie Cochran); DON'T BE CRUEL (Elvis Presley); GREAT BALLS OF FIRE (Jerry Lee Lewis); HOUND DOG (Elvis Presley); JAILHOUSE ROCK (Elvis Presley); JOHNNY B GOODE (Chuck Berry).

SOUL & MOTOWN                                                                                                                                                                                    HEATWAVE (Martha & The Vandellas); HIGHER AND HIGHER (Jackie Wilson); HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU (Marvin Gaye); I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (The Four Tops); I FEEL GOOD (James Brown); I GET THE SWEETEST FEELING (Jackie Wilson); I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (Marvin Gaye); I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE (Etta James); IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (The Commitments); IT TAKES TWO, BABY (Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston).

RAT PACK/SWING, JAZZ & BLUES                                                                                                                                                            FEVER (Brenda Lee); FINE AND MELLOW (Billie Holiday); FLY ME TO THE MOON (Frank Sinatra); FLYING HOME (Benny Goodman); FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE (Tony Bennett); FOREVER IN LOVE (Kenny G); GEORGIA ON MY MIND (Ray Charles); GIRL FROM IPANEMA (Antonio Jobim/Stan Getz); HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO (Ray Charles); HAPPY GO LUCKY LOCAL (Duke Ellington).

GATSBY, UK VINTAGE & WARTIME                                                                                                                                                                I GOT RHYTHM (1920s); I WON'T DANCE (1930s); I'LL BE WITH YOU IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME (Vera Lynn); I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER (1930s); I'M LOOKING OVER A FOUR LEAF CLOVER (1920s); LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE (1930s); LILI MARLENE (1940s); LOVE IS THE SWEETEST THING (1930s); LULLABY OF BIRDLAND (1920s); MACK THE KNIFE (1920s).

IRISH & SCOTTISH (I = Irish, S = Scot.)                                                                                                                                                     DANNY BOY (I); FLOWER OF SCOTLAND (S); GALWAY BAY (I); GALWAY GIRL (Steve Earle) (I); I BELONG TO GLASGOW (S); I LOVE A LASSIE (S); IF YOU'RE IRISH (I); I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN KATHLEEN (I); IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY (I); LOCH LOMOND (Runrig) (S).

BEAUTIFUL MELODIES                                                                                                                                                                                AIR, FROM THE WATER MUSIC (Handel); AIR ON A G STRING (Bach); ARIA (Acker Bilk); AVE MARIA (Bach/Gounod); AVE MARIA (Schubert); AVE VERUM CORPUS (Mozart); BARREL ORGAN CLASSIC WALTZ MEDLEY; BOLERO (Ravel); BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No. 3, 1ST MOVEMENT (Bach); CANON IN D (Pachelbel).

WEDDING MUSIC WITH ORGAN                                                                                                                                                                     JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING (Bach); LARGO, FROM XERXES (Handel); PANIS ANGELICUS (Franck); PIE JESU (Fauré); PRELUDE FROM TE DEUM (Charpentier); RONDEAU (Mouret); LA REJOUISSANCE & MINUET, FROM THE MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS (Handel); SALUT D'AMOUR (Elgar); TRUMPET TUNE (Purcell); TRUMPET VOLUNTARY (Boyce).