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TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN: HIGHLY-RECOMMENDED WEDDING SAXOPHONIST BASED IN NORTHERN ENGLAND - EITHER SOLO SAX WITH BACKING TRACKS OR ALONGSIDE YOUR DJ.
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Prices Start at
£177
Don't risk disaster just to save a few £££!! I put the emphasis on fairness with my competitive pricing structure. Benjamin Franklin once said: The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten' I will liaise with you from enquiry onwards to ensure your big day runs smoothly. When I play to my backing tracks chosen by you, I put them in the best order for maximum impact. My printed repertoire & website make suggestions as to what kind of music works best for each stage of the day. I'm flexible too when your wedding timings don't go as planned! WARNING: Your budget will take a hammering if you rely on your venue's 'in-house' entertainment: these are actually agencies with a 'one size fits all' mentality, and whilst they are financially convenient for the venue, they may not be for you!
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man Details

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

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

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
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man Full Description
TIM CLARKE - THE SAX MAN is a freelance wedding saxophonist located on the borders of North/West Yorkshire, and Lancashire. Not just weddings though, I play at ANY event requiring live music. My best-known client was a newly-elected Yorkshire MP, whose wife booked me for 3 garden parties in 2015 & 2016: the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SAXOPHONIST TO PLAY TO BACKING TRACKS, OR AS SAX & DJ? With backing tracks? I have an extensive list of top-quality backing tracks for you to choose from - chart hits, dance tracks, jazz, Disney et (request your copy by email, it's divided into categories for easy reading). Alongside a DJ? Great stuff! I love playing along to your favourite club/dance tracks but also have a great knowledge of chart music across the decades, so I'm more than happy to freestyle to any hit song you request! My wedding reviews prove over and over again I am your No. 1 Choice! Here's a recent one: 'We hired Tim - and he was FANTASTIC! Tim was really friendly with all of our guests and all our requests we advised were met on our wedding day! As bride, it was so nice to have communication back straight away when I had a question. I couldn’t have asked for a better individual to have played at our wedding! Thank you Tim!'  In short, I can play (and have) during any part of the day or evening: wedding ceremony, drinks receptions (welcome drinks, photography, evening interval), wedding breakfast and/or during your evening reception ('night do') with or without a DJ. For further info & ideas, incl. amazing Wedding Reviews, visit www.the-sax-man.co.uk. To keep up to date please Like/Follow www.facebook.com/tcthesaxman.

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, a great choice of music and a SAXTASTIC experience be sure to get in touch - 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
(103)
Emma & Aaron
Happy couple married in October
November 2021
Wedding
We are so glad we booked Tim for our wedding! From initial booking through to the actual day, he was in constant contact. Tim liaised with the DJ we had booked separately and it couldn't have gone any better for us, they both worked brilliantly together and made everything run smoothly without any worries for us, it made things much easier for us when planning the wedding! The whole night was brilliant and everyone loved the entertainment. Thank you so much Tim, I would 100% recommend to anyone
Mandi & Chris Jones
Happy couple married in October
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
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
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
Happy couple married in February
February 2020
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
Happy couple married in November
November 2019
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
Happy couple married in October
October 2019
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)
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man Location & Contact Details

Address

Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

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Tim Clarke - The Sax Man Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

3 private bookings (garden parties) for the Prime Minister!!

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook Silver Certificate of Excellence 2019

Accreditations (1)

Member of Musicians Union

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions
(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. The 3 times I played at the home of Rishi Sunak, his 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)