Tim Rose

Performing with Toyah Willcox...



..to the website! Besides providing information about me as a freelance musician I would also like it to be informative for anyone who dabbles in the world of guitar or music making in general.

There are pages covering information about my original music and ensembles I work with, including a page of audio samples. There is also a section on the equipment that I find most useful in the world of being a working guitarist. This ties in with the educational resources you can find on the More page.

Thanks for looking!


Tim has been a professional guitarist since 1995. In this time he has played with many artists including Gerry Marsden, Dave Dee, Mike d’Abo, Mike Pender, Roger Whittaker, Matt Monro Junior, Toyah Willcox, Shaun Williamson, Ron Moody, Brian Conley, The Nolans, Robin Cousins, Al Martino, PJ Proby, Gerard Kenny, David Essex, Carol Decker, Cheryl Baker, Jimmy Osmond and Randy Brecker.

Tim works extensively in London’s West End having played on Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, Evita, Jersey Boys, Betty Blue Eyes, Priscilla, Shrek, Thriller Live and Grease on which he held the guitar chair for three and a half years.

Tim is involved with a number of projects including a guitar duo with Andy Philip. You can hear some tracks of the forthcoming album on the Audio page. There is also a CD available on iTunes by Ragin’ Hormones called How it Starts. This is an album of original fusion material played by a quartet of guitar (Tim), bass (Steve Richardson, engineer and producer of the album), drums (Seb Guard) and sax (Richard Beesley). In the More page you can find analysis of a few of Tim’s compositions for study. There are mp3s of these tracks on the Audio page as well.

Tim also has a jazz rock quartet called The Explorers. This band plays much of the material heard on The Ragin' Hormones album alongside other newer material.

Tim also enjoys playing jazz gigs and functions.

Aside from live work Tim also has the facilities at home for online sessions. Please enquire here for more information.