Tim Gorman is an award winning music producer, arranger, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist with over thirty years of experience in the Music and Film Industry. Tim has worked with The Who, The Rolling Stones, Duane Eddy, John Hiatt, and many others detailed below. Film scoring credits include work for James Cameron’s Titanic, and No Small Affair for Columbia Pictures. His Gaming Industry contributing works include Electronic Arts, The Sims, and Spore.
Tim’s storied and
expansive career started as a session musician in the Pacific Northwest at
Recording Associates in
While working for
Glyn Johns production company “ Turn Up Down Music”, Tim was introduced
to the recording industry in the
In 1978 Tim recorded for The Rolling Stones performing overdubs on Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You playing piano, synthesizer, and Hammond B3 organ. Tim joined The Who recording “It’s Hard” for Warner Brothers Records on 1982 as well as performing on the concert tour “The Who Across America”. Tim was awarded his first two RAII certified gold records at Shea Stadium during the tour. Working with Pete Townshend at his home studio Tim recorded the now legendary keyboard introduction to “Eminence Front” used by countless athletes, sports organizations, television shows, and movies. In 1983 The Who released “Who’s Last” for MCA Records, which also features Tim on piano and synthesizer. He again recorded with The Who in 2006 on “Live From Toronto” for MCA Records. Through his work with The Who Tim recorded “The Rock” with the renowned Who bassist John Entwistle in 1986 and subsequently toured with John in 1988-89. “The Rock” was released in 1996 for Griffin Music.
Tim’s composition and production background in addition to his mastery of piano, organ, synthesizer, and the latest computer based software sets him apart and can well be defined by the term “Musicians Musician”. It is this truly unique and in depth skill set that has allowed him to rise to the highest levels in many genres within the music industry, an honor shared by few others. Some examples of his outstanding diversity are his works in both recorded and live performance with legendary artists such as; guitar giant Duane Eddy, the trailblazing Hellicasters, Levon Helm, Johnny Cash, Emmy Lou Harris, Charlie Daniels, John Hiatt, psychedelic overlords The Jefferson Airplane/Starship, jazz saxophonist Steve Douglas, celtic master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Paul Kennerly, Journey, The Smithereens, Hawaiian slack key guitar virtuoso Kapono Beamer, Paul Kantner, Greg Kihn, and the list grows to this day.
COMPOSER and RECORDING ARTIST
Through the work of Glyn Johns, and his partner entertainment attorney Eric Kronfeld, Tim was awarded a recording contract with A&M Records releasing the self titled album “Lazy Racer” in 1979 and the follow up album Lazy Racer “Formula 2” in 1980.
This was the begining of Tim’s career as a dedicated recording artist
and composer in his own right. The albums were well received by music critics
in both the
Tim’s first solo release came in 1996, “Classical Daydreams” on Gallery Records. It is a return to Tim’s formation and decades of study in classical music. It features a collection of 10 quintessential classical selections from masters; Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Delibes, Dvorak, Massenet, Pachelbel, Rachmaninoff, and Satie. The selections display Tim’s extraordinary orchestration talents and continue to receive generous reviews today. Classical Daydreams was the first recording done at Tim’s Timtone Media Studios and debuts him as producer and engineer.
In 2004 Tim released his groundbreaking second solo offering, “ Celtic Loop” on Timtone Records, which also features him as a composer, producer, and engineer. The inspirations for Celtic Loop arise from his ancestry and upbringing where Irish reels and traditional Celtic music were commonplace in the home. Further inspiration came from Tim’s recordings, BBC broadcasts, and subsequent tour with master Celtic fiddler
Alasdair Fraser in the Scottish Highlands. Celtic Loop ia a distinctly unique project with an unusual approach in production and recording. It features original crafted audio loops and samples meticulously created by Tim on a computer utilizing state of the art recording and editing software. This process was followed by overdubbing authentic Celtic instruments and musicians to bring this one of a kind and distinct recording to life. The pure Celtic instruments were recorded at Fantasy Studios by senior mixing engineer Stephen Hart.
“Cowboy” on Timtone Records was released in 2011 and is Tim’s third
solo album again featuring him as a composer, producer and engineer. Cowboy is
a collection of acoustic piano performances deeply rooted in Country and
GAMING and MULTIMEDIA
Tim’s orchestration talents took him to the French national Theatre as Music Director for Sony/France in 1991. Further extending his credits in the field Tim worked under composer James Horner on James Cameron’s “Titanic” as well as “No Small Affair” for Columbia Pictures. Another unique and challenging work for the film industry was a restoration of 284 Popeye cartoons for Paramount Pictures. Tim painstakingly hand wrote each part from the original soundtrack and then re-played, recorded, and mixed them at his studio later to be added to the original film. Tim expanded his creativity to the gaming industry and collaborated on the designing and crafting of the music for “ Sims 2”, “Sims 3”, and “Spore” for Electronic Arts.
JOEY Award : Best Digital Opener, Cisco Systems.
Certified Gold and Platinum Record Awards : The Who :
It’s Hard. Journey : Time. Member of
Who’s Who in
Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition,
1978 Lazy Racer – Lazy Racer – A&M Records
1978 The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue / Tattoo You – Rolling Stones Records
The Spinners – From Here To Eternally –
1979 Pleasure – Future Now – Fantasy Records
1979 Bill Summers – On Sunshine – Fantasy Records
1980 Taxxi – Day For Night – Fantasy Records
1980 Lazy Racer – Formula 2 – A&M Records
1982 The Who – It’s Hard – Warner Bros.
1982 Tom Coster – Ivory Expedition – Fantasy Records
1982 Taxxi – States Of Emergency – Fantasy Records
1983 The Who – Who’s Last – MCA Records
1983 Taxxi – Foreign Tongue – Fantasy Records
1984 The Look – Everybody’s Acting
1986 KBC band – KBC band – Arista Records
1990 Narada Wilderness Sampler – Narada Records
Journey – Time3 Box Set –
1993 Pleasure – Greatest of Pleasure – Fantasy Records
1995 Kapono Beamer – Crusin’ On Hawaiian Time
1995 Poetic Justice – Poetic Justice
1996 Tim Gorman – Classical Daydreams – Gallery Records
1996 Paul Kantner – Guide Through The Chaos
1996 Wine Country Classics – Gallery Records
1996 Alasdair Fraser – Dawn Dance – Culburnie Records
1996 Will Ray – Invisible Birds
1996 John Entwistle – The Rock
1996 Emmy Lou Harris – Portraits
1997 Marshall Coleman – Love Is Suicide – 911 Records
1998 The Smithereens – Downbound Train
Paul Kennerley –
2000 Alasdair Fraser – Auld Lang Syne – Culburnie Records
2003 The Spinners – Chrome Collection – P.I.R.
Tim Gorman – Celtic
2004 Andy Fairweather-Low – Wide Eyed And Legless
2006 The Who – Live From
2006 J. Thompson – Inside World
2006 The Look – Collection For The Record
2006 John Blakeley – Tan Mantis
2006 The Heart Attacks – Hellbound And Heartless
2007 Greg Kihn Band – Extended Versions – Sony Records
2008 Emmy Lou Harris – Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems
2011 Tim Gorman – Cowboy – Timtone Records
1980 Lazy Racer – Lazy Racer, Formula 2, - Heart of Hearts, Jumpin’ the Gun. A&M Records
The Who – Eminence Front, The Who Across
1985 Maxie – starring Glenn Close. Jazz pianist for Ms. Close. Orion Pictures
No Small Affair – starring, Demi Moore. Additional
song, “ Over The Top” for score.
1986 KBC Band –
1987 Chinas Living Treasures – directed by Vincent Lynch. Original score. PBS
1990 Popey cartoon Series – Restoration of music scores for 284 cartoons. Mutato Musika, Paramount Pictures
1997 Titanic – directed by James Cameron. Contributing score. Lightstorm Ent. , Paramount Pictures. 20th Century Fox
2001 Cisco Systems / Partnership Summit – Original score. Winner of JOEY Award for Best Digital Opener. SEED Productions
2002 Country Bears – Score contributor. Walt Disney Pictures
2004-08 Saving The Bay – narrated by Robert Redford. Original score and contributing score. KQED / PBS
2005-06 The Sims 2 – Original songs for expansion packet. Electronic Arts / Maxis
2007 California Light Speed Rail Authority – Original score. Amercury Media
2008 Spoe – Contributing score. Electronic Arts / Maxis
2009 McClatchy / Night Ridder – Original Score. Amercury Media
2010 The Sims 3 – Original piano pieces. Electronic Arts / Maxis
2011 NIKE – Original score for multi media event. Herenow Creative