Since his breakout job scoring the massive hit show Shameless in 2007, Tim’s distinctive music has accompanied many screen productions including the BBC film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, the epic period drama Jericho for ITV, and HBO’s Entourage. Theatrical productions he has scored have toured all over the world to great acclaim.
Tim was raised in Northern Canada, near the Alaskan border and moved to London as a teenager to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The first short film he ever scored was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA), while he was still a student. This led to a series of commissions writing music for theatre and television.
He plays the piano, guitar, bass, french horn, dulcimer, ukelele, lap steel and harmonica, as well as a variety of percussion instruments.
Tim co-founded Filter Theatre in 2003 with actors Ferdy Roberts and Oliver Dimsdale, and it has become one of the UK’s leading theatre companies. Filter has produced work for the most prestigious venues in the country including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre, and London’s Lyric Hammersmith. The company’s shows have toured to five continents and played to crowds as large as 10,000 people.
In 2012 he established 7778 Musicals in the UK with fellow composer/lyricist Marc Teitler. Together with book writer Carl Grose they created hit musical The Grinning Man (directed by Tom Morris, director of War Horse) for Bristol Old Vic/ATG in 2016. Their next project is The Circle (based on Dave Eggers’ bestselling novel, with director Sir Michael Boyd). They are also developing a television series entitled House of Imbeciles.
Tim continues to develop original musicals and work on a variety of commissioned scores.