29 November 1963 |
Latchford, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
|Genres||Art rock, dream pop, post rock, ambient|
|Labels||One Little Indian
|Associated acts||No-Man, Steven Wilson, Henry Fool, Memories of Machines, Slow Electric, Samuel Smiles, Centrozoon, Darkroom, Richard Barbieri, David Torn, Judy Dyble|
Tim Bowness (born 29 November 1963) is an English singer and songwriter primarily known for his work as part of the band No-Man, a long-term project formed in 1987 with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.
In addition to recording albums with No-Man (for record labels such as One Little Indian, Sony/Epic, Inside Out Music and Kscope), Bowness has appeared on recordings by Italian artist Alice, OSI, David Torn, Nosound and Norwegian groups White Willow and The Opium Cartel.
Additionally, Bowness has been a core or floating member of several other bands. He has sung for German electronic band Centrozoon and British electro-improvisers Darkroom on the more vocal-orientated projects performed and released by each group. He is the lead singer and guitarist for Henry Fool and also sings for Memories of Machines. He was singer (and occasional second guitarist) for Samuel Smiles between 1992 and 2000. Bowness also has a longstanding duo collaboration with Peter Chilvers (with whom he has worked in Samuel Smiles and Henry Fool). This project has so far produced one album, 2002's California, Norfolk.
Following years of collaborations, Bowness' debut solo album, My Hotel Year was released on the One Little Indian label in 2004. The album continued to make use of Bowness collaborators both old and new (featuring Roger Eno and Hugh Hopper amongst others).
In 2009, Bowness co-wrote and co-produced Talking with Strangers, an album by former Fairport Convention singer, Judy Dyble, which also features Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Simon Nicol, Jacqui McShee and Julianne Regan (amongst others).
The self-titled debut album from Anglo Estonian project Slow Electric was released on the Panegyric label in October 2011.
Bowness' second solo album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was released on 23 June 2014 on Inside Out Music. Produced by Bowness and mixed by Steven Wilson, collaborators included Pat Mastelotto, Colin Edwin and Classical composer Andrew Keeling. Richard Barbieri and Grasscut provided mixes for the bonus disc. Abandoned Dancehall Dreams came out to some of the best reviews of Bowness' career. Receiving positive endorsements from Prog and Classic Rock, the album reached No. 18 in the official UK Rock charts and No. 1 in Prog magazine's July 2014 and August 2014 charts.
A follow-up to Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, entitled Stupid Things That Mean The World was released on 17 July 2015 on Inside Out Music. Bowness admitted several similarities between the two records, in both the musical approach and artwork, calling it the second part of a new chapter that began with ADD. Produced by Bowness and mixed by Bruce Soord, collaborators included Peter Hammill, Colin Edwin, Phil Manzanera and David Rhodes. As well as reaching No. 1 in the Prog magazine charts for July 2015 and August 2015, the album reached No. 10 in both the official UK Rock and UK Vinyl charts.
|Taking It Like a Man (with No-Man)||Billboard Dance/Club Play(US)||34||1994|
|Viaggio in Italia (with Alice)||Italian Albums Chart||16||2003|
|Abandoned Dancehall Dreams||UK Rock chart||18||2014|
|Stupid Things That Mean The World||UK Rock chart||10||2015|
|Stupid Things That Mean The World||UK Top 100 Physical Sales||75||2015|
|Stupid Things That Mean The World||UK Vinyl chart||10||2015|
Select discography (Outside No-Man)
- Stupid Things That Mean The World (Inside Out Music), 2015) - Third solo album
- Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (Inside Out Music, 2014) – Second solo album
- Warm Winter (Mascot, 2011) – with Giancarlo Erra (as Memories of Machines)
- Talking with Strangers (FixIt, 2009) with Judy Dyble (guest vocals throughout the album, which was co-written and co-produced by Bowness)
- Blood (Inside Out, 2009) – with OSI (guest vocals on one track)
- Lightdark (Kscope, 2008) – with Nosound (guest vocals on one track)
- Duality (Holy Records, 2008) – with Rajna (guests on three tracks)
- The Scent of Crash and Burn EP (Burning Shed, 2003) – with centrozoon
- Never Trust the Way You Are (Resonancer, 2004) – with centrozoon
- My Hotel Year (One Little Indian, 2004) – Debut solo album
- Viaggio in Italia (NuN Entertainment, 2003) – with Alice (guest vocals on two tracks)
- California, Norfolk (Burning Shed, 2002) – with Peter Chilvers
- Ones And Zeros (Voiceprint, 1997) – with Rosario "Saro" Cosentino (guest vocals on one track)
- Flame (One Little Indian, 1994) – with Richard Barbieri
- Another Beauty Blooms (Stranger Records, 1986) – with Ian Simpson, Mike Bearpark
- No-Man biography
- AllMusic Flame Review
- Burning Shed biography
- No-Man Chart History Billboard
- Viaggio In Italia chart statistics.
- OCC charts, 5th July 2014
- [(http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/rock-and-metal-albums-chart/)/ OCC charts, 24th July 2015]
- [(http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/physical-albums-chart/)/ OCC charts, 24th July 2015]
- [(http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/vinyl-albums-chart/)/ OCC charts, 24th July 2015]
- "Warm Winter " Speak". Timbowness.wordpress.com. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012.