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
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Type of Performer(s) or Business
Style of Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Latin / Salsa
Other Style of Music
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Learn New Songs
LOOKING FOR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT? You're in safe hands with this experienced and friendly wedding professional - who married his fiancée in July 2018. YOU'LL SEE MANY OPTIONS FOR WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT BUT ONLY LIVE MUSIC GUARANTEES SUCCESS. AND THE COOLEST LIVE MUSIC COMES FROM AN EXPERIENCED SAXOPHONIST! A wisely-chosen wedding musician performing favourite music interspersed throughout the day, will bring family and friends together to share your joy. 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; the clarinet complements a vintage 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 saxophonist, #weddingsax, #sax player, #wedding musician, #live music, #solo sax player
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!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: September 2017
The music you played was varied and well received
Tim, Thank you so much for your contribution which helped to make Ashley and Alaina's day so special. The music you played was varied and well received by all with someth...
Married in November 2017
Your music really fit well into the theme .....
Thank you for playing for us Tim! It was such a perfect day, and your playing was a part of it which everyone enjoyed. Your music really fit well into the theme of the da...
Jenny & Dave Quinn
Married in November 2018
Very talented man, and easy and professional to de
We were lucky enough to have Tim play at our wedding on 17/11/17. We really enjoyed the music that he played, which fitted in with our 20’s theme. He kept everyone entert...
Mandy & Graham
Wedding: August 2018
Thank you so much for doing it for my mum
Hi Tim - Thank you so much for doing it for my mum. I so very much appreciate it. Donna xx (the bride was suffering from motor neurone disease and has since passed away)
Sarah & Jacob Sunderland
Married in September 2018
There’s a vast playlist to choose from & we had am
Tim played at my wedding a few weeks ago and was absolutely wonderful! We first heard Tim play at a wedding fair and I knew as soon as I heard him that I wanted him to pl...
Melissa & Nick Evans
Married in September 2018
Highly recommended! Thank you Tim!
Tim played in the evening of our wedding in September. We were very keen to have a good saxophone player at the wedding, and were delighted when Tim was kind enough to ag...
Press & Awards
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
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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