Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

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TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is a recently-wed, highly-recommended wedding saxophone player. Winner of Bridebook's Silver Certificate of Excellence.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£177
Details

PA System
Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests

Primary Instrument(s)

Winds

Style of Music

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

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Full Description
ARE YOU ENGAGED, A BRIDE-TO-BE LOOKING FOR PREMIUM-QUALITY WEDDING MUSIC (WITHOUT THE PRICE-TAG) OR OTHER WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT ? ARE YOU ALREADY LOOKING FOR A WEDDING SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY DURING YOUR CEREMONY OR CHURCH WEDDING, DRINKS RECEPTION, WEDDING BREAKFAST etc.? IF SO, HOW ABOUT ONE WHO'S PLAYED 3x FOR A VIP, A LEADING NATIONAL FIGURE? ONLY LIVE MUSIC GUARANTEES SUCCESS: THE COOLEST COMES FROM AN EXPERIENCED WEDDING SAXOPHONIST! A wisely-chosen wedding musician performing favourite music interspersed throughout the day, brings family and friends together to share your joy. Tim's vast repertoire includes everything from classical to favourite dance tunes – why not request the current version? There's no obligation! Variety and interest are assured with Tim's saxes; the clarinet complements a vintage wedding. Choose music you love for each stage of your day: - The ceremony or service - 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 with a 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. #weddingsaxophonist, #saxplayer, #Yorkshiresaxophonist, #weddingmusician, #livemusic, #solosax, #weddingsongs, #weddingmusic, #saxophone

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Tim
First of all, congratulations on your up-and-coming Wedding! 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 previous brides' feedback at 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
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Mandi & Chris Jones
Married in October 2020
October 2020
You were beyond amazing!
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 ❤
Claire Snagg
Married in February 2020
June 2016
One of the best decisions we made was booking Tim
One of the best decisions we made was booking Tim, our fabulous saxophonist. Who played Etta James “At Last” whilst I walked down the aisle with my Dad, and of course “You’ll never walk alone” when we walked back out as Husband & Wife. And so many great favourite tunes too.. Great pic! ❤️❤️ Thanks Tim! X
Julia & Graeme Thistlethwaite
Married in February 2020
June 2016
2nd wedding in five months that Tim has played at
This is the 2nd wedding in five months that Tim has played at for our family. Cannot recommend him enough. Tim is so accommodating and definitely adds the finishing touches to any wedding. Tim is a true professional.
Deloris & Anthony Foster
Married in November 2019
June 2016
Helped to make our special day so fabulous!
Thank you so much for your work which helped to make our special day so fabulous! Love Dolly & Tone x
Jodie & Joe Latham
Married in October 2019
June 2016
So classy and every body loved it!!!
(i) Wow what a sax man! Thank you so much Tim for playing at our wedding you gave such class and lovely ambiance to our wedding day. (ii) Thank you so so much for playing at our wedding ! So classy and every body loved it!!! Would defo recommend Tim the sax man for your wedding day he’s just fantastic! (iii) Hi Tim ! Wow thank you so so much for playing at our wedding ..... you were amazing !!! Sorry we didn’t get a pic with you, Photographer drags us out again x (iv) TIM! Thank you so so much for everything you were fantastic!!! I’m sorry we didn’t get a pic ! Xx (v) Aww you were just amazing ! Myself and Joe Latham can’t thank you enough xx (this lady sent no less than 5 messages of appreciation, hence all listed)
Georgina & Robbie Miller
Married in September 2019
June 2016
Tim ........ was absolutely brilliant!
Tim played at our wedding 20.09.19 and he was absolutely brilliant! Punctual, organised and flexible to last minute changes! The music was beautiful and our guests loved every minute, we would highly recommend, thank you Tim!

Wedding Fair - Pontefract Racecourse

23rd February 2020
Come and listen to Tim at one of Yorkshire's top wedding events - the Yorkshire Wedding Consortium Wedding Fair at Pontefract Racecourse, and see how he can apply his musical magic to your big day!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

3 private bookings for a leading politician (garden parties)
Featured on CD of Brides magazine, 60th Anniversary Edition, Jan/Feb 2015

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Member of Musicians Union

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook Silver Certificate of Excellence 2019
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I'd been included in the wedding service rehearsals by a lovely couple who also invited me as a guest 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; reassuring; flexible; fun.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Brides & grooms and their guests are always delighted enjoying their favourites on sax! I always enjoy chatting with any children present, even if I have to break my schedule and play something for them. I played 3 garden parties for a top politician whose small children were in awe - especially when I played their requests!

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) The most requested song is Baker Street - I have both the original version and a club mix!

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!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special Offer10% Discount on Weddings booked via Bridebook (excludes mileage cost)