Tim Scott (guitarist)

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Tim Scott
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Tim Scott holding a Jackson Guitar in 2009
Background information
Birth nameTimothy Scott
Born Hazel Grove, Stockport, England
Genres Instrumental, experimental, rock, pop, dance, funk, jazz, fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, producer
Instrument(s)Guitar, classical guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards
Years active2003–present
Labels Acer (2003–present)
Website timscott.co.uk

Timothy Scott [1] is an instrumental recording artist primarily known for his solo instrumental guitar compositions.


Early life

Scott was born and brought up in Hazel Grove, a suburb of Stockport, England. [2] He attended Hazel Grove High School and Salford College of Music, but "dropped out before he got kicked out", finding that he could not cope with the written work due to his dyslexia. [3] He later studied for a diploma at The Guitar Institute, London (now known as The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance). [3]

Music career

Scott's recording career began in 2003 when he self-released his debut album Bald on the Inside , distributing it and performing live sets in Borders Books & Music Stores across the UK. The album peaked inside their top 200 sellers list and received generally positive reviews. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Scott performing in 2007. Tim Scott's live Guitar Mashing at Pacha, London 2007.jpg
Scott performing in 2007.

The Bald on the Inside press reviews opened the opportunity for Scott to work with BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules, writing and performing on the instrumental guitar track "Puesta Del Sol" for Judge Jules' debut album Proven Worldwide. [7] Scott played live improvised guitar over his backroom Funky House/Dirty Electro DJ set during the BBC Radio 1 weekend in Ibiza on 15 and 16 August 2005. [8] [9] [10] From 2005-2008 Scott performed at clubs in Ibiza and the UK alongside Judge Jules and other artists such as Jon Fitz and Katherine Ellis. [11] [12]

Scott's second solo album, Guitar Mashing , was released on 26 November 2008. The album was critically well-received, [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] with Total Guitar describing Scott's music as "mashing his guitar mastery (think Vai and Satriani) with chilled Ibiza sounds." [18] Since the release of Guitar Mashing Scott has been concentrating on releasing singles online. The first single, "Amy Jane", was released in late 2009 to positive reviews. [19] [20] [21]

At the end of July 2010, Scott took delivery of his own Jackson Soloist signature guitar described by The Manchester Evening News – "The Hazel Grove musician has finally got his hands on his one-off sparkly pink Custom Shop Jackson Guitar in his signature shade…". [2]

Tim Scott with his signature Jackson Soloist guitar Tim Scott Jackson Soloist Guitar.jpg
Tim Scott with his signature Jackson Soloist guitar


Studio albums

2003 Bald on the Inside
2008 Guitar Mashing
2011 Ibiza Mayhem 2012
2014Retrospective Guitar Mashing
2014Guitar Mashing Decade
2014Ultimate Miami Dance Guitar
2017Scott Mashing
2017Driving Rock Anthems (Instrumental Road Trip)
2018Ibiza Summer House (Chill Out Collection)


2011Ibiza Mayhem
2012Magnesium Black


2009 4:AM
2009Angel Dust
2009 Amy Jane
2010 Cosmic Ignition
2010 Cataclysmic Pink
2011One Life
2011Rio Gold Dust
2011Dirty Mule
2012Jelly Skeletons
2012Skye Surfing
2012I Found Love
2013Fly Away [feat. Ruthybabez]
2013I Don't Wanna Be
2013Harmonic Elevator
2014Without U
2014Ibiza’s Secret Garden
2015Gorton Monastery
2015Bring on the Night
2016Chasing Sunrise
2017Snowflakes in June
2017New Moon on Sunday (2017)
2018Es Vedrà
2018El Toro
2018Screen Zombie
2019Cala d’Hort
2019Indigo Beach
2019Summer (Mashtag26 Mix)
2019Sahara (Mashtag26 Mix)
2020Mr Lilac

Session and collaboration discography

Studio albums

YearAlbumArtistTrack Info
2006Proven Worldwide Judge Jules "Puesta Del Sol" (Track 6) - features a Flamenco Guitar melody written and played by Tim Scott - recorded at Acer Studios allmusic "Proven Worldwide"
2006VS Mike Koglin "Mercury" (Track 3) - features an Electric Guitar melody written and played by Tim Scott - recorded at Fortress Studio's, London [22]
2009Bring The Noise Judge Jules "City Rockers (Marcus Twiddle Edit)" (Track 8) - features the guitar melody from "Ibiza's Secret Garden" - (Track 2) on Tim Scott's Guitar Mashing album


YearSingleArtistTrack Info
2006"Grace of God"One Hit Wonders"Serial Diva Remix" (Track 5) - features a rolling bass line written played and recorded by Tim Scott at Acer Studios Discogs "Grace Of God"

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  22. Mike Koglin "VS" CD album Sleeve notes