Tim Vine

Author: Tim Vine

Tim Vine is a renowned musician, known primarily as a pianist and keyboard player. Born in Jersey, his career is extremely varied. Growing up in a musical family, he was a chorister at St.Paul's Cathedral in London from the age of 7. A music scholarship to Cranleigh School followed, then regular lessons and workshops at the Weekend Arts College in Kentish Town, mainly taught by Ian Carr. He later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, with personal sponsorship from Phil Collins and a scholarship. He left the degree course after a few months however to embark on a busy recording and touring schedule with many well-known Artists, the first big break was with Blue Note Records' Us3 with who he became Musical Director.

Other bands and people he has toured and/or recorded with include Simply Red, Groove Armada, Wilco Johnson, Malcolm McLaren, Terence Trent D'Arby, Marlena Shaw, Art Farmer, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pee Wee Ellis, Baby D, Incognito, The Pasadenas, Moloko, Toploader, Doc Gyneco, Nellee Hooper, Howie Day, Noisettes and Kid Creole and the Coconuts. There have been numerous TV appearances and thousands of gigs ranging from Central Park to Buckingham Palace, Madison Square Gardens to Hollywood Bowl, Glastonbury Festival to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Indonesia to Zimbabwe to Hawaii, Mt Fuji Jazz Festival to the Royal Albert Hall.

Tim now lives between Paris and London and has written the music for 'The Musical of Dorian Gray' as well as appearing in the short film 'Jet-Pack Willy'.