"Delectably unique music"
Manchester Evening News - The Diaries
MANCHESTER session guitarist Tim Scott is to go head-to- head with legendary Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules in a live DJ versus Guitar competition to liven up the Easter break.
The musical set-to gets under starters orders at The Syndicate in Blackpool, on Easter Sunday.
Tim was so successful the last time he appeared with Judge Jules - at the Radio One Ibiza weekend in 2005 - that he was flown back out to play the closing party later in the year.
Tim was introduced to Jules back in early 2005 through a journalist pal, leading to the collaboration track, Puesta Del Sol.
Tim has subsequently written guitar parts for Jules, one of which the hugely popular DJ has used as the basis for a song on his new album, due for release this summer.
Tim says: "I'm really looking forward to going up against Jules again. It's always great fun."
MUSIC maestro Tim Scott went down a storm in Ibiza as he played alongside Radio One DJ Judge Jules.
This is the third time Tim, of Greater Manchester South has accompanied the renowned DJ at the Radio One weekend on the white isle. Although the guitar is not the first sound you associate with the clubbers' paradise island, the dynamic duo caused a stir at Eden night club in San Antonio Bay when Tim played his flamenco guitar alongside Jules's techno beats.
Tim said: “We've been playing the track on the club nights and the crowd go crazy. They were jumping in the air and dancing. This gig is always an incredible experience, as Jules is never afraid to go out on a limb and let me try some thing new which is often very experimental at times. It's an exciting way of taking music to where people are. I really enjoy doing it.”
The pair were introduced by a journalist. While interviewing Jules, the journalist said he had just interviewed the best session guitarist in the UK. Just weeks later, Tim's talent was recorded on a track called `Puesta Del Sol' on Jules' new album `Proven Worldwide'. Tim, a graduate of London's prestigious Guitar Institute, has always had problems with musical notation, just as he has always struggled with the written word due to his dyslexia. Despite this set back, Tim has written, played, recorded, produced, packaged and even distributed his debut album, `Bald On The Inside' from a home studio in the converted dining room of his home.
This album marked the start of his career as a virtuoso guitarist. Tim is now busy working on his second solo album. He added: “Everything I have done has been off my own back. I have put in a lot of hard work and a lot of my time is spent marketing and getting myself noticed.”
Tim will be playing at the Thatched House, near Stockport Market, on November 19th.
Stockport Times East
Thursday October 26, 2006.By Lisa Kenyon
Manchester Metro News - Friday, September 8th, 2006,by Paul R Taylor
LIGHT FANTASTIC: Manchester session guitarist Tim Scott on Ibiza with Radio 1's Judge Jules.
With a customised pink guitar that shoots lasers over the heads of grinning and gurning clubbers, musician Tim Scott is uniting the worlds of dance and live guitar music. The Mancunian session guitarist was flown out to Ibiza at the end of August to perform alongside BBC Radio 1's superstar DJ Judge Jules. As Jules was spinning his set of dark electro-house beats, Tim improvised seamless funky lead and rhythmic lines over the top of the records. The duo raised the roof until 7am at Eden nightclub in San Antonio on the party island, at Jules' Judgement Sunday club night for Radio 1.
Tim said: "This gig is always an incredible experience, as Jules is never afraid to go out on a limb and let me try something new "I've had a sparkly pink and chrome Fender Telecaster guitar customised especially for the club sets. A pulsing row of pink LEDs in the fingerboard react to my playing, firing sequentially in rhythm. When all are lit, three red lasers shoot from the headstock, extending over the heads of grinning clubbers. "The radical custom job was the work of world-famous luthier Martin Sims, who has previously been commissioned by Prince, Steve Vai and Muse's Matt Bellamy. Tim was introduced to Jules after his own stunning debut album, Bald on the Inside.
The Manchester Evening News - Diary By Dianne Bourne 4th September 2006
JETTED out to Ibiza at the behest of Superstar DJ Judge Jules, Manchester-based virtuoso guitarist Tim Scott has been enthralling clubbers at the world-famous nightclub Eden. Joining forces with the DJ for the second year, the two rocked the dance floor for almost three hours as part of Judgement Sunday, Jules' resident club night. Emerging at 4.30 am, Tim strummed away over Jules' dark, electro house beats while firing laser beams from his customised guitar over the ecstatic crowd.
by Carmel Thomason and Dianne Bourne, Manchester Evening Newstar
The twang of the guitar is not the sound most normally associated with clubbers' paradise island Ibiza - but I hear Stockport music maestro Tim Scott has been going down a storm on the white isle. Guitarist Tim was invited out to Ibiza by Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules, who he has worked with before on dance tracks. Tim, to get in the spirit of things, took his flashing pink guitar along and went down so well with the crowds that Jules invited him back to play a closing party on the Spanish island later this month.
Tim tells me: "Playing out in Ibiza during the Radio One weekend with Judge Jules was a dream come true. Jules described it as wicked. He loved it so much that we put back the start of the next DJ and did an extra hour together. "As a consequence of that, he has invited me back to Ibiza to play at the Judgement Sunday closing party on September 18 and we are now discussing dates for Ibiza next year"
Guitarist Of The Year plays live with dance DJs.
Guitarists 2003 G.O.T.Y. winner Tim Scott has turned his attention to dance music scene, with some success. His aim to 'drag the guitar kicking and screaming into 2005' has seen him accompany house DJs live, and a recent collaboration with Judge Jules on Puesta Del Sol (on the superstar DJ's forthcoming album) has put the pink-suited fret-melter at the forefront of 'dance guitar'. Tim describes the track as a, 'proper banging fusion of techno and flamenco guitar which blurs the boundaries between sampled and live.'
FLAMENCO guitar and banging techno beats are not the most obvious of musical partners,
but I hear it could make a winning combination for a summer hit. Stockport-based guitarist Tim Scott has collaborated with club and Radio One DJ Judge Jules in creating the techno-flamenco track 'Puesta del sol'. The track is already going down a treat in dance clubs and is expected to get major airplay on Judge Jules' radio one show in the coming months. It will be included on the DJ's album scheduled for release in the summer.
Tim got involved with the track after a hectic past 18 months in which he released his own debut album Bald On The Inside and undertook a nationwide promotional tour of music and book shops. Tim recorded a range of flamenco-style riffs at Judge Jules's London studio, which the DJ then sampled and added the techno beats. "It has been quite an interesting process, trying to shoehorn one musical style into another", he muses. "The way it is being pitched is as two worlds collide, and it is certainly dragging the guitar kicking and screaming into 2005."