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Timothy David "Tim" Scott (born September 21, 1971) is an instrumental recording artist primarily known for his solo instrumental guitar compositions. These have subsequently given rise to his secondary side project/collaborations and sessions with the dance DJ’s and Producers: Judge Jules, Mike Koglin, Serial Diva, and Herd & Fitz.

Biography

Early life

Tim was born and brought up in Hazel Grovemarker, a suburb of Stockportmarker, Englandmarker. In 1985 aged 14, Tim took up electric bass guitar one year later changing to electric lead guitar as he commenced studying for his GCSE music at Hazel Grove High Schoolmarker achieving a C grade overall but achieving an A in his composition.

He left school at 16 with four GCSE passes and went on to Salford College of Music “but dropped out before he got kicked out” “Guitarist Tim's on the write track - but without any words” - Manchester Evening News, 2nd June 2004 by Paul Taylor finding he could not cope with the written work due to his dyslexia.

In August, 1992 at the age of 20, Tim applied to study full-time on the 1 year Diploma course in modern Electric Guitar Performance at The Guitar Institute (GI), London (now known as: The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance or ICMP) commencing his studies on September 21, 1992 he graduated achieving the grade Pass on July 3rd 1993. “Guitarist Tim's on the write track - but without any words” - Manchester Evening News, 2nd June 2004 by Paul Taylor

Professional guitar career

Scott's recording career began in 2003 when he self released his debut album Bald On The Inside, distributing it via Borders Books & Music Stores across the U.K.marker.

This allowed him to gain valuable album reviews in the publications: Guitarist Bald On The Inside album review - Guitarist January 2004 Issue 245 by Ben Bartlett, Guitar Techniques (magazine) Bald On The Inside album review - Guitar Techniques (magazine) January 2004 GTC94 by Cliff Douse, and Guitar & Bass Magazine.Bald On The Inside album review - Guitar & Bass Magazine February 2004 Vol 14 No 20 by John Callaghan

During 2004 he promoted the album by performing live in Borders Books & Music Stores throughout the UK which generated enough sales to put it inside their top 200 sellers list on occasion.“Guitarist Tim's on the write track - but without any words” - Manchester Evening News, 2nd June 2004 by Paul Taylor

July 2004’s edition of Guitarist magazine featured 4am And I Can’t Sleep as the artist track on the cover CD, credited under: “This month’s highlights” in the main index section of the magazine. 4am CD Specials - Guitarist July 2004 Issue 251 by Simon Bradley

The favourable Bald On The Inside U.K. Guitar press reviews opened the opportunity for Tim to work alongside BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules in a one day session at his London studio writing and playing the Flamenco Guitar on the instrumental guitar track "Puesta Del Sol" for Judge Jules debut artist album Proven Worldwide.“Mix has Scott to be a hit” - Manchester Evening News The Diary April 20, 2005 by Dianne Bourne

20th July, 2005 Tim was invited back to the Guitar Institute or (GI), London (now known as: The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance or ICMP) to lead a Master class on his session guitar work in the dance scene.

Tim’s studio work with Judge Jules led to him being flown out to Ibiza to play live improvised guitar over his backroom Funky House/Dirty Electro DJ set at Judgement Sunday during the BBC Radio 1 weekend in Ibiza on August 15, 2005, “Stockport music maestro Tim Scott has been going down a storm on the white isle.” - Manchester Evening News The Diary, 1st September 2005 by Carmel Thomason and August 13, 2006.“Guitar Man Tim Wows Ibiza Crowds” - Manchester Evening News The Diary, 4th September 2006 By Dianne Bourne, "In A Spin In Ibiza" - Stockport Times East, 26th October 2006 By Lisa Kenyon

During 2005 - 2008 Tim has been hired to perform his improvised live Guitar Mashing alongside some of the world’s most successful DJ’s in some of the UK’s and Ibiza’s most well known night clubs including: Ampersand, Manchester June 05, 2005 alongside Jon Fitz, The Bodyrockers, and singer Abigail Bailey all broadcast live on Galaxy Radio; Eden, Ibiza August 15, 2005 and August 13, 2006 alongside Judge Jules during The BBC Radio 1 Weekend; “Tim's A (Laser) Shooting Star” - Manchester Metro News Friday, September 8th, 2006 by Paul R TaylorPachamarker, London October 07, 2006 alongside the Freemasons and the songstress Katherine Ellis; Syndicate, Blackpoolmarker March 23, 2008 alongside Judge Jules; “DJ fight for Jules' crown” - Manchester Evening News The Diary, 21st March 2008 By Adam MossMinistry Of Soundmarker, London May 30, 2008 alongside Judge Jules.

Since early 2005 Tim has been diligently developing ideas for his most recent album Guitar Mashing; his intended concept to bring together cutting edge production techniques with memorable instrumental guitar melodies. This idea was initially inspired by his love of Dance music, his live gigs in Ibiza, and also the virtuoso guitarists: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, and Jeff Beck whose music has significantly influenced Tim’s playing from the outset.

Since its initial November 26th, 2008 physical release Guitar Mashing, Tim’s second, solo, studio album has received four star reviews in Guitarist magazine Guitar Mashing album review - Guitarist February 2009 issue 312 by Simon Bradley and also Guitar Techniques (magazine). Guitar Mashing album review - Guitar Techniques (magazine) April 2009 by Jason Sidwell

Total Guitar summed up Tim’s sound as: “…breaks boundaries by mashing his guitar mastery (think Vai and Satriani) with chilled Ibiza sounds.” Guitar Mashing album review – Total Guitar (magazine) February 2009 issue #185 by Lucy Rice while Guitarist magazine described it as: “Although the phrase ‘painting with sound’ may come across as trite and unnecessarily pompous, in the UK guitarist Tim Scott’s case, it’s perfectly accurate.” Guitar Mashing album review - Guitarist February 2009 issue 312 by Simon Bradley

Other national and regional magazines/publications that ran similarly favourable Guitar Mashing reviews included: Musician.,Guitar Mashing album review - Musician. Spring 2009 by Keith Ames Guitar & Bass Magazine, Guitar Mashing album review - Guitar & Bass Magazine, March 2009 Vol 20 No 4 by Steve Bailey (Deputy Editor) CityLife magazine, Guitar Mashing album review – CityLife Friday, February 20, 2009 by Paul Taylor and the Stockport ExpressGuitar Mashing album review – Stockport Express Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by Matthew Davis with their article running on the front page of the entertainment section.

Solo Discography

Albums
Singles
  • Amy Jane (Radio Edit) (2009)
  • Angel Dust (Radio Edit) (2009)
  • 4:AM (2009)


Session and Collaboration Discography

Albums




  • VS - Mike Koglin (2006) Discogs “Mercury” (Track 3) “Mercury” (features a Clean Guitar melody written and played by Tim Scott)


  • Bring The Noise – Judge Jules (2009) (Track 8) “City Rockers (Marcus Twiddle Edit)” (features the guitar melody from “Ibiza’s Secret Garden” - Track 2 on Tim Scott's Guitar Mashing)


Singles


  • The One Hit Wonders – “Grace of God” (2006) Discogs “Grace Of God” (Track 5) The Serial Diva Remix (features a rolling bass line written played and recorded by Tim Scott at Acer Studios)


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