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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man, newly-wed myself so I don't just 'talk the talk'! I'm an Award-winning wedding sax/clarinet player for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Teesside, Cleveland, Durham.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£150
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Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Tribute

Primary Instrument(s)

Winds

Additional Services

Learn New Songs
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Full Description
LOOKING FOR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT? You're in safe hands with this experienced and friendly wedding professional! YOU'LL SEE MANY OPTIONS FOR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT BUT ONLY LIVE MUSIC GUARANTEES SUCCESS. A wisely-chosen wedding musician performing favourite music interspersed throughout the day, will bring family and friends together to share your joy. AND THE COOLEST LIVE MUSIC COMES FROM AN EXPERIENCED SAXOPHONIST - WHO'S JUST GOT MARRIED! Tim's vast repertoire includes everything from classical to favourite dance tunes – but feel free to request material not on his current list. Variety and interest are assured with Tim's saxes and clarinet, particular ideal for a vintage-themed wedding. Choose music you love for each stage of your day: - The church service or wedding ceremony - not just for the bride's entrance and your exit as a married couple, but also the signing and your guests' arrival and departure. - The drinks reception/photography/evening interval – include love songs by all means but Tim will help build the excitement with something up-beat, especially ideal for an evening interval. - The wedding breakfast - you may like a broad mixture to please the older and younger members of your party, and nothing beats an unexpected singalong! - The evening reception - Tim can join you on the dance-floor as you take your first dance, and add some energetic numbers for variety during the evening. He can play club/Ibiza sounds alongside your DJ too. For further info & ideas, incl. his amazing Wedding Reviews, visit www.the-sax-man.co.uk. To keep abreast on his reviews and other details, why not Like his Facebook page - www.facebook.com/tcthesaxman. #wedding sax Yorkshire, #weddingsax #WestYorkshire, #saxophone #NorthYorkshire, #wedding #saxophonist #Lancashire, #wedding #saxophone #Cumbria, #weddingsax #Cheshire, #TeessideWeddings, #ClevelandWedding, #CountyDurhamWedding, #wedding breakfast, #wedding reception, #bride, #engaged

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tim
First of all, Congratulations on your up-and-coming Wedding and I hope your preparations are going to plan! I know exactly how stressful wedding-planning can be, but get it right and the wedding is a dream! I KNOW how much you and your guests will enjoy the added touch of live music - see www.the-sax-man.co.uk. For first-class service and a great choice of music be sure to get in touch with me for pricing options - and who knows, you too might want to write a review like my previous ones!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Sue Wilson
Wedding: September 2018
September 2018
He was AMAZING!!!
Tim played at my daughter's recent wedding for the welcome drinks & wedding breakfast He was AMAZING!!! Great song choice to plan the play list from, such a lovely man & ...
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Eliot & Georgina Murray
Married in August 2018
August 2018
I only wish we'd booked you for even longer.
To Tim, Thank you so much for providing the musical entertainment during our drinks reception. You sounded fantastic and it was greatly appreciated by all the guests. I...
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Beth & Rob Julier
Married in August 2018
August 2018
Great addition to our wedding
Great saxophone player, reasonable price and lovely man, great addition to our wedding, would definetly recommend Tim to anyone.
Kelly & JP Queeney
Married in August 2018
August 2018
It really got everyone singing & dancing!
Tim played at our wedding and we can not thank him enough what a brilliant sax player with such a variety of songs to choose from.. all our guests commented on how good h...
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Jenette Davies
Wedding: January 2018
August 2018
Thank you so much
Thank you so much for your fabulous entertainment on Saturday at Grace & Philips Wedding Ball. Everybody really enjoyed your performance & you created a lovely relaxed at...
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Tanya Pipkin
Married in March 2018
August 2018
We had Tim Clarke - The Sax Man perform
We had Tim Clarke - The Sax Man perform at our wedding during the drinks reception. As soon as he started playing the whole room felt warmer and more inviting. We receive...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Featured on CD of Brides magazine, 60th Anniversary Edition, Jan/Feb 2015

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Member of Musicians Union

Industry Awards (1)

Aspire Magazine Award for Bespoke Musical Services 2017
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I'd been included in the wedding service rehearsals by a lovely couple who also invited me to their evening party. The service and reception were beautiful occasions, but the evening hit disaster when the DJ's equipment blew up!! Despite the long day, I played party music for dancing. The bride wanted to dance with her father to Chris de Burgh's 'Lady in Red' - as a child, she'd been his Lady in Red - but was heartbroken that the DJ was gone; I stepped in to play it on sax ......... the moment was so beautiful, there was hardly a dry eye in the room.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Accomplished; friendly; enjoyable; flexible; fun.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Surprising people with good, enjoyable music and seeing their delight! I always enjoy chatting with any children present, even if I have to break my schedule and play something for them.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Be individual - do what's right for you!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I played at a rock festival-themed wedding, the room had been decorated by the couple so there were posters of classic rock bands - e.g. Queen, Saxon, Santana - on the walls, whilst the bride had made all the table features. The 'cake' was actually a pile of doughnuts! 10/10 for individuality!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once a booking is confirmed, I send out my complete repertoire (and send out updates as new songs are added). I also send the booking form for them to complete and return, at which point I send the contract for their signature and return. If feasible, I like to visit the couple at home, to go through their music choices and other important matters.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Whilst many couples will ask their DJ to play a favourite dance track, a truly romantic song should be a slow, gentle perennial such as Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling In Love' or 'Crazy' by Patsy Cline - both sound stunning played on the saxophone.

What is your number one floor-filler?

One Step Beyond (Madness)

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

I wouldn't - I love doing what I do now!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

I can't answer that as I enjoy all the styles of music I play - from dance/party numbers, pop/movie hits and back to older jazz and Gatsby tunes .... and much more!

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