A Note From The Composer - Tim McGowan
"Thank you for your interest in my music. In reference to my family motto "Tenebras Expellit Et Hostess" (He Drives Forth The Darkness & The Foe), it's really the music within that gives light to the dark places one can go to in their lifetime.
I have been thankful in my life, so far, to have visited many wonderful places in the world but there is nowhere else anywhere like the place that music can take me.
My music for the most part is instrumental. The only words you will find on six of my cd's are in the title of each song which acts as a starting point, a hint of where I have been and where the music is going. The rest is up to you, the listener, to let the title of each piece of music start you off on a journey and help you explore your own inner thoughts, memories and dreams and take you to places that only you can go.
I hope you enjoy listening to my music as much as I enjoy writing, recording and producing it and then sitting back after I complete it just listening and wondering how it got to the end.
Again, Thanks for allowing me to share it with you".
Review By George Spelvin - Programmer Of George's Jungle Internet Radio Station.
" The music of Scottish composer Tim McGowan is something you will be absolutely transformed by. Tim describes his compositions as, "Soothing melodic instrumental music with a Scottish, Celtic mood." I previewed a number of Tim's songs a couple of weeks ago, early on a Monday morning before the sun had even come up. Over the course of listening to a dozen of his songs, the light of the rising sun began to seep in through my open window until the darkness of night had been completely dispersed by the bright light of day. Having Tim's music accompany this transformation from pitch darkness to the bright of day was an incredible experience, made all the more unique because I hadn't intentionally planned it that way. He boasts that he will eat his kilt -- all 8 yards of it -- if you buy a CD and do not like it. I'll bet he hasn't dined on tartan plaid once yet".
Hear this review in George Spelvin's own words at http://www.mcmusicinternational.com/hot_news.htm
Biography Of Composer - Tim McGowan
Tim McGowan was born and bred in Scotland. Brought into a world of music, as it had always been in his family. His Grand Mother was a concert pianist, his Father also an accomplished Jazz musician, his Brothers also professional musicians playing in bands in many different venues in Europe.
At the tender age of six Tim had written his first song, a couple more were to follow over the next few years, but, art & design was pulling at his young creative mind & so all through his school years he concentrated on just that.
For the first six years after leaving college he worked for various companies using his graphic design skills, but, during this time bought himself his first synthesizer & after several years of teaching himself to play he realized that a career in music was truly in his heart.
He enrolled in a music course and studied the Rudiments and Theory of music for 2 years. During this time he co-formed a seven piece rock band called "Jeopardy". The next six years he found himself touring all over Britain with his band & going into the studio to record their original brand of melodic rock. Their first two songs "Midnight Hunter" & "Wake Up" simultaneously entered the U.K demo charts at numbers ten and six, which at the time had never been done before. The band were now gathering attention from several record companies but the band decided to take the independent route releasing their own material and managing themselves.
During the last two years of working with the band Tim had started training in drama with a professional theatre company called "Borderline Theatre". this was the start of yet another change in his musical path. At the end of his training he was working as a freelance music & drama workshop leader which saw him running workshops, for local authority organizations, with large numbers of young adults teaching them music & drama skills & writing and producing theatre productions tackling the issues that were affecting the young people in the community.
During this time he also acted as Musical Director for "Borderline Theatre" & "The South Ayrshire Youth Theatre" & various others which involved writing & performing the musical scores for many professional stage productions directed by Donald Stewart & John Murtagh (Who played Lochlan in the award winning Mel Gibson Movie, Braveheart)
He was also commissioned to write many other scripts and scores for several local government Social Work Departments, working with groups of young adults with varying backgrounds, including "Another Supper" which was a film that was Written, Directed, Produced & Filmed in Scotland by Tim. He went on to form his own theatre company "Weans` World" with Donald Stewart, a business partner who had been the Community Education Director at "Borderline Theatre" and also Coordinator and Director of "The South Ayrshire Youth Theatre".
The next six years were taken up by touring with "Flat Broke", a showband he formed in 1993 and also working as a session keyboard player/programmer/arranger for many other professional bands & Artists
Tim relocated to America 5 years ago setting up home in Florida. He is currently writing new original music for his next instrumental audio CD in his home studio.