Tim took up the guitar seriously in the original Summer of Love and has played all kinds of music, from bordello to stadium, with a host of artists. He has done numerous studio sessions in several continents and as a professional composer spent a decade or so writing and producing music mainly for TV in a wide range of genres. All the time in the background he was developing his own style of guitar playing which is showcased on 3 CD’s.
Tim gave his first guitar lesson in the 70’s! Since then teaching credits include…
The Guildhall Rock tutor on the summer school and occasional classes on the jazz course for about 10 years.
Access to Music 4 years.
The City Lit Tim ran a class here for 2 years as well as at a handful of other adult education colleges.
The Royal Academy of Music A term here basically clueing up the classical guitarists on what it’s like the other side of the fence!
The Musicians Union Workshop band About 5 years occasiolly touring the UK doing performances and workshops.
ACM A term here depping at the established modern music college.
Every Child a Musician Working with primary school kids in Newham.
Private Students Too many to count!
Over a long and extremely varied career he has worked with many artists and musicians including:
Rick Wakeman (also getting the opportunity to record alongside the great Chaka Khan).
DIfford and Tilbrook From Squeeze.
John Stevens Legendary free jazzer. (This one presented opportunities to gig with Phil Collins and play and record with personal hero John Martyn).
Marius Westernhagen German star.
Phil Gould and Mike Lindup from Level 42.
Isaac Guillory Acoustic guitarist who was another early hero and big influence. A hugely missed great friend.
As a freelance music writer for TV and radio Tim wrote and produced numerous commercials (for clients such as Cadbury, Green Giant Kellogs, Marks and Spencer). He wrote a piece for big hit show Friends and supplied music for documentary series on Channels 4 and 5 and the BBC TV.
Tim freelanced with Yanaha for a year working with the designer of their G10 Midi guitar and demonstrating it over 3 continents including a live appearance on Tomoorow’s world, a BBC program that had around 11 million viewers.
Plus a host of other stuff over 4 decades!