Standing Ten Feet Tall (& Raging Like a Bull)
After years of being a highly respected guitar player Tim has finally stepped up to the mark and is now fronting his own band 'Ainslie's Vibes'. Tim approached two lifelong friends and musicians, Roy Little (bass) and Alex Best (drums) who jumped at the chance to be involved in a new original project. The trio gelled straight away with each member contributing personality and creativity into the mix. Ainslie's Vibes debut CD, 'The People Have Spoken' was released and the band went on to record studio and live gig sessions with the BBC. Having now revisited Roundel Studios in Kent, Ainslie's Vibes all original new album entitled "Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like a Bull)" will be launched later in the year. Tim has always been a key songwriter in his musical collaborations. With 'The People Have Spoken' he has really produced the goods presenting a superb debut CD. It was by chance that Tim started playing at all; his father bought an electric guitar in which Tim initially showed little interest - however upon hearing his father jam along to Tim's rock 'n' roll and early 60's blues records, he was suddenly inspired to want to know 'how to do that'!?! 'It's only 3 chords Boy!' his father replied and Tim was soon on his way jamming the blues. Shortly after, Tim was further inspired by Toni Vines and 'The Mean Red Spiders' in the late 80's, to want to play on stage. It was not long before he was doing so and has never looked back since. Tim started performing in the late eighties as a teenager with 'Steamboat to Chicago' and 'Steel Street'. Tim then formed 'Swagger' in the early nineties, who became "notorious" for their original compositions, classy arrangements and a highly vibrant live show. A few years later time spent studying the guitar and music under Mick Hanson developed Tim into the truly great guitarist he is today, reaching new levels and finding more and more new sounds. This is when Tim really came of age as a player, leading to performances at clubs, festivals and functions, across the UK and Europe.......Tim became the Guitarist that guitarists come to see! Featuring alongside Tim is the first class rythm section of Roy Little on bass and Alex Best on Drums. Roy has played with Jerry Donahue, Willie Nelson and Nick Kershaw and toured all over the world, Roy has decades of experience and brings a real touch of class to the band. Alex Best completes the engine room with his solid grooves, versatility and creativity providing the perfect backbone for Ainslie's Vibes. After achieving his music degree and studying with the likes of Troy Miller, Trevor Tomkins and Craig Blundell, Alex has become an in demand drummer for many artists in a variety of genres.