Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Skipton, North Yorkshire
Verified bookings: 23
Reviews: 14
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I'm an Award-winning Wedding Saxophonist (2019, 2017) but also a Saxophone Player for Events whether formal or informal: a Birthday, Wedding Anniversary or Retirement Party; a Christening; a Funeral; a Dinner or Function etc. I was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by top UK wedding site Bridebook.
If you're looking specifically for a wedding sax player, live music on sax during any stage of the day - the Wedding Service/Ceremony, the Drinks Reception, the Photography, the Wedding Breakfast, the Evening Interlude and/or even during the Evening Reception (I've played during every stage) creates an amazing ambience - unlike any other option. See my extensive repertoire here on Poptop - full of favourite wedding songs, which is continually up-dated. What's more I can play freestyle alongside your DJ for added variety.
You can rely on me not just for an assured performance but I'll always go the extra mile to create the wedding of your dreams. My approachability and professionalism has been noted many times.
I even managed to perform at my own wedding, which together with many years of performing at others' weddings, proves you really are working with a professional wedding saxophonist and not a musician who just goes through the motions.
I've 40+ years experience performing, composing and arranging as solo musician and with numerous bands on sax & clarinet and as Music Director of an instrumental music group in Ilkley. Wide-ranging practical experience is the only qualification which matters when it comes to choosing a musician.

14 Reviews
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Emily Ashe

Jan. 18, 2020

Tim was a lovely man and played fantastically. Thank you x

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Melanie Merrills

Dec. 31, 2019

Tim played at our New Years party. He was so accommodating and played exactly what we asked for. We would have no hesitation in recommending Tim or booking him again for another party .

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Roger Inglis

July 30, 2019

Tim was great, blended in and entered into the spirit. Did what was asked, what was expected, couldn't ask for more. He did exceed expectation with his preparation and willingness to take on such a small role.

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Stacy Birchall

June 28, 2019

Tim was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. He played at our wedding reception for 3 hours, he knew exactly how to work the room and everyone enjoyed listening to him play.

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Sophie Lupton

Dec. 31, 2018

"We booked Tim as a last minute act for our NYE Hollywood party. He was wonderful considering how last minute we contacted him. He managed to prepare music which was great for the theme and atmosphere. Great choices for the time of evening. Our only thing was that he did not introduce himself befpre starting. This, however was our fault as we didnt ask him to introduce himself.
All in all i would highly recommend Tim, he was perfect for what we needed and the quality of his playing was top notch. He arrived early to set up and left swiftly to allow the next act to prepare.
Thankyou Tim for saving us and being an outstanding last minute booking :)"

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Oct. 21, 2018

We booked Tim for a Charity event and it proved to be a great decision. Great repertoire of tunes which were played beautifully and really enjoyed by the guests. Very flexible in his approach and will definitely use Tim again for our events.

Services From Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Saxophone Player For Your Wedding Breakfast/Evening Reception

Let me entertain you and your guests during your meal (up to 3 hrs) with songs chosen by you from my extensive repertoire. My singalongs towards the end raise the fun level even higher and set everyone in the perfect mood for the next stage of your celebration! For the evening reception - the 'night do' - I can play some of my classic dance & party tracks or play along with your DJ as required, up to 2 1/2 hrs.
From: £200 per event
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Saxophone Player For Birthday/Party/Dinner - 2 Hours

If you're looking for live music for an event or other special occasion - such as a birthday party, wedding anniversary, christening, dinner, etc. - you'll find no better option than a sax with top-quality backing tracks. Tim Clarke - The Sax Man is a perfect choice: I offer a huge repertoire of songs and pieces of music of all styles - classics, Disney, soul, jazz, movie hits, pop & rock etc. etc. - which also enables me to play at themed events, such as Gatsby & Vintage. See the attached document. The package price is for up to 2 hours.
From: £175 per event
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Saxophone Player For Your Wedding Ceremony Or Any Drinks Reception

Imagine coming down the aisle to your favourite song or classical piece, played on the romantic sax! My wedding ceremony/church service price not only includes the bride's entry, signing the register and your exit together but also up to 6 tunes beforehand and an extra one after you leave. My price is the same for any one of the drinks receptions, however long each one lasts - be it 1/2 hr or 3 hrs! So if you're looking for an experienced, friendly and flexible wedding saxophonist with fantastic reviews and a great repertoire do get in touch: it will be my privilege to bring some musical magic to your big day!
From: £160 per event
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Wedding Sax Player For A Drinks Reception and More

This package covers ONE from the following options: (i) drinks reception ( = arrival at venue) + wedding ceremony (ii) wedding ceremony + photography/drinks (iii) church service + photography/drinks (iv) drinks reception ( = arrival at venue) + photography/drinks (v) wedding breakfast + drinks reception ( = arrival at venue) (vi) wedding breakfast + photography/drinks However long your drinks receptions and other stages last, this is a far more economical way for you to include music on the saxophone in your wedding celebration, but which also gives you greater scope in your song selections. It is always a thrill for me to see the excitement I generate with my music, and your guests will appreciate a good musician being a major part of the day.
From: £250 per event
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Saxophonist To Take Your Wedding Music To The Max!

In practical terms, this package amounts to almost a full-day booking, and covers any ONE from the following options: (i) drinks reception ( = arrival at venue) + wedding ceremony + photography/drinks (ii) drinks reception ( = arrival at venue) + wedding ceremony + wedding breakfast (iii) church service + photography/drinks + wedding breakfast (iv) evening interval (2 hrs max) + during the evening reception Given the vast choice of music I have to offer you, the world is your oyster in terms of selecting appropriate songs and styles for the ambiance you want to create during each stage when Tim Clarke - The Sax Man entertains!
From: £300 per event
Tim Clarke - The Sax Man

Award-Winning Saxophone Player For Birthday/Party/Dinner - 4 Hours

If you're looking for live music for any event other than a wedding - such as a party, wedding anniversary, private party, corporate function which is going to last more than 2hrs - you'll need entertainment which is flexible, not just in terms of being there and performing, but who can easily move between music styles to suit the mood of the occasion. Tim Clarke - The Sax Man is a perfect choice: I offer a huge repertoire of songs and pieces of music of all styles - whether you want some laid-back jazz in the background, wide-ranging pop/dance/party tunes, Disney or whatever. See the attached to see a huge choice available. The package price is for up to 4 hours.
From: £225 per event


  • How long do you play for?

    I can play for as long as the client wishes me to play, but I like to take a break every hour or so.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    I have my own PA system. Lighting isn't a useful extra for a saxophonist so I don't provide lighting.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    I have! PLI is through the Musicians Union. All electrical equipment is PAT tested or still under guarantee.

  • How much space do you require?

    My minimum comfortable area is 6' x 3'.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    I will always endeavour to source a good-quality backing track for any song requested which I don't already have. I do have a huge tracklist already so clients usually find all they need is readily available.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    Breaks taken are agreed first with the client and timed to avoid minimal disruption. Any breaks are generally a max of 15mins unless it's a lunch break.

Set List/Services

I play the tenor, alto and soprano saxes, each with its unique sound-quality, as well as the clarinet (which enhances a Vintage or Gatsby-themed Wedding or event). My vast and ever-developing repertoire includes a wealth of material including favourite chart and other pop/rock songs, movie hits including lots of Disney, soul/motown, jazz & Rat Pack etc., wedding classics, rock&roll etc. etc. through to favourite party and dance tunes, which I'll then craft into the perfect mix just for you. Please see the repertoire pdf.

Once couples see the benefits of a sax player who can offer an up-to-date and ever-developing repertoire and lots of great reviews but is keenly priced to keep their budget to a minimum, they appreciate the unlimited value of top-class wedding entertainment: after all, there are some corners you shouldn't cut if you want a truly memorable wedding day!