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Prior to his recent success Tim has been a jobbing musician, record producer and occasional actor and journalist. Playing records is the one constant that has spanned his 22 year stint at entertaining the public.

THE UTAH SAINTS gave Tim his first break in the industry in the 80's. He returned to Leeds in '97 to set up KISS FM for the whole North of England and fought the aggressive take over by GALAXY every inch of the way. Later his band DOPE SMUGGLAZwere a KLF type attack on the music industry (and a project initially with fictional cartoon members some years before Gorillaz) gaining much chart success and a joyous TOP OF THE POPS appearance. His period at London's HOME was a lesson in being a weekly Superclub resident. Eventually the bubble burst for the whole industry after the Millennium and so Tim survived by writing for JOCKEY SLUT magazine every issue. During this period Tim, an ex armed forces officer, spent a year working in protest against the 2nd IRAQ conflict and again, his protestations and principals helped to push him into new territory and was a catalyst for his leaving ENGLAND'S shores.

Rather than be brought down with the industry dip and wartime blues, he simply re-located to the heart of the GLOBAL scene in IBIZA and continued.MANUMISSION, the world's biggest club, asked Tim to spearhead a new music policy to aid their flagging credibility and he duly made a splash hosting the Music Box and introducing ELECTRO to Ibiza. Again Tim's rebellious nature found him acting as unofficial shop steward to the many disgruntled workers and he left the Mish taking with him his new partner SMOKIN' JO to form his idealistic ultra concept NASTYDIRTYSEXMUSIC, a FREE weekly beach party.Together he and Jo initiated a new sub genre, revived the free party scene and became Ibiza's hottest property in a matter of months. Swiftly snapped up by SPACE and the WE LOVE team, Tim was making waves with Smokin' Jo weekly on the island and doing free parties and gigs worldwide under the NASTYDIRTY banner. Eventually after shopping NASTYDIRTYSEXMUSIC to every London venue he was pleasantly shocked to find MINISTRY OF SOUND to be the most interested and proceeded to revive their joint fortunes with occasional but huge gigs, soon becoming the Capital's most talked about night as Time Out's No 1 critic's choice for each event. In the roundups of 2005 both TIME OUT and DJ MAG placed Tim and Jo's NASTYDIRTYSEXMUSIC Live at MINISTRY Mix CD in that year's TOP TEN. Ultimately their final gig at M.O.S was the biggest New Year's Eve party in London of 05/06 without question.

Ever the non-conformist, Tim has embarked on yet another ground breaking idea, to make the ultimate London afterhours at Turnmills on Sundays. The name? VERYVERYVERYWRONGINDEED naturally. This has expanded to feature in Ibiza and across the UK as one of the hottest new dance brands to encompass minimal, tech and techno with residents as acclaimed and diverse as Clive Henry, Jo Mills, Tiefschwarz's ISSST, Cass and Mangan, Mutiny, Bugged Out DJs and up and comers Cheshire Catz and Johnny Arthur. Tim is loosely based in IBIZA although travels constantly and is writing a BOOK about 20 years of DANCE MUSIC.

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