Manchester Metro News
Friday, September 8th, 2006
Tim's A (Laser) Shooting Star
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 luther 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.
Paul R Taylor