Tim started out backing jazz musicians that visited his home county of Suffolk, winning a Telegraph Jazz Award for his childhood prowess.
At the Age of twelve,Tim formed his own trio, which was heard by saxophonist Iain Ballamy. This led to Iain asking Tim to play in a Ronnie Scott’s residency as part of the nascent Hungry Ants. Whilst still in his teens, Tim was performing internationally at events such as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and St Louis Jazz Festival, Senegal (providing support for the late Joe Zawinul).
After several years of successful freelancing, playing with the likes of Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler and Julian Arguelles Tim moved to London to study at the Royal zovirax Academy of Music. It was here that he met James Allsopp, co forming the award winning band Fraud. Their eponymous debut album was nominated numerous awards including, BBC Best Album 2007, Ronnie Scott’s Best New Act 2007 and In July 2008, Fraud also won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation. Tim has enjoyed recording and touring with a number of bands and artists including Ben Lamdin’s Nostalgia 77, James Allsopp’s The Golden Age of Steam, Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Quartet and Neon Orchestra, Iain Ballamy, Ed Jones, Matt Bourne, Sara Mitra, Jamie Cullum, also co-leading Leverton Fox and The Twelves. He has been featured in publications from Jazzwise to Time Out, and performed in live and studio broadcasts across the BBC and alternative radio stations.
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