Multi-instrumentalist, producer and co-founder of Blueprint, Tim cut his teeth as an assistant engineer on sessions for Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg, Smokey Robinson, Duran Duran, One Direction and Jessie J before progressing to engineer for renowned producers John Leckie (The Stone Roses, Radiohead), Ryan Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift) and John Williams (The Housemartins, The Proclaimers).
He has since received production, mixing, recording and performance credits for One Direction, Jesca Hoop, Everything Everything, The Fall, Durutti Column, Stephen Fretwell, Blair Dunlop and Edward II as well as keeping a passionate interest and heavy involvement in new music in Manchester.
2019 saw Tim record and mix Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s number one album ‘Manchester Calling’ alongside producer John Williams.
Tim’s background as a musician and songwriter means he is skilled at working with artists in the pre-production stage, and he enjoys working collaboratively throughout the entire studio process. His priority and instinct is to always follow the music, capture performances and ensure the songs he works on reach their full potential.
Recent work includes Anna McLuckie’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Today Everyday’. He is currently working on new music from Thirteen Thirteen, The Creature Comfort and has recorded and mixed Paul and Jacqui’s new album NK Pop due for release on on October 7th 2022..
I worked with Tim on the Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott album ‘Manchester Calling. Tim engineered and mixed the entire album. I couldn’t have wished for a more professional and fun companion.
Tim makes everything seem simple in the recording process. He is musical, intuitive, knowledgeable and nothing seems to be complicated in its execution – no matter how complex it actually is.
We spent many long days together making the album and never fell out. That to me is the testament of a wonderful professional in the studio. He has all the recording skills in spades and trumps it with being a really great guy too.
Besides being a wonderful studio buddy and friend, he has a pretty good set of ears too!
The Housemartins, The Proclaimers