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, HBO’s Entourage, and the hit Channel 4 series Shameless and Ackley Bridge. 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 scored was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA), while he was 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, mandolin and harmonica, as well as a variety of percussion and specially commissioned instruments.
Tim’s first musical, the award-winning The Grinning Man, transferred into the West End in December 2017, following a hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, and has become an instant hit across the board – with a wealth of critics, bloggers and audiences raving about it. Tim co-wrote the music in collaboration with Marc Teitler. The show features a book by Carl Grose and was directed by Tom Morris.
Tim’s work in theatre also includes co-founding Filter Theatre in 2003 with actors Ferdy Roberts and Oliver Dimsdale. Filter has become one of the UK’s leading independent theatre companies, and 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.
Tim continues to develop original musicals and work on a variety of commissioned scores in both Los Angeles and London.