Tim Rollinson

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Tim Rollinson
Birth name Timothy Robert Rollinson
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Origin Bolton, England
Genres jazz
Occupation(s) musician, songwriter
Instruments guitar
Years active 1979–present
Labels ID, Mercury, Rufus/UMA
Associated acts Directions in Groove, The Blackeyed Susans, Vince Jones
Website timrollinson.com

Timothy Robert "Tim" Rollinson (born 1959) from Bolton, England is an Australian jazz guitarist and composer who was a founder of Sydney-based acid jazz group Directions in Groove (D.I.G.) (1991–1998, 2008) as well as his own trio, quartets and studio project, The Modern Congress. His work for D.I.G. included winning two APRA Awards for song writing, 1994 'Best Jazz Composition' for "Favourite" and 1996 'Most Performed Jazz Work' for "Futures". As well as two ARIA Music Award nominations, 1994 'Breakthrough Artist – Single' for "Re-Invent Yourself" and 1995 'Breakthrough Artist – Album' for Deeper. He released two solo albums, Cause and Effect in 1997 and You Tunes in 2010.

Biography[edit]

Timothy Robert Rollinson was born in 1959 in Bolton, England. He joined cabaret band Pressed Meat & the Smallgoods in Sydney in mid-1989 on guitar which included Kathy Wemyss (ex-Chad's Tree).[1] Both were recruited to perform and record with The Blackeyed Susans from late 1990 to early 1991. That group had formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1989 and relocated to Sydney and collected new members.

In 1991 Rollinson was the founding guitarist for acid jazz group Directions in Groove (D.I.G.).[1] He contributed song writing to the group's three albums.[2] Rollinson released a solo album, Cause and Effect in 1997 on Mercury Records. The third album for D.I.G., Curvystrasse, followed in 1998 and the group disbanded thereafter.[1] They briefly reformed in 2008 for the Remixed Live Tour.[3] His work for D.I.G. included winning two APRA Awards for song writing, 1994 'Best Jazz Composition' for "Favourite" and 1996 'Most Performed Jazz Work' for "Futures".[4][5] As well as two ARIA Music Award nominations, 1994 'Breakthrough Artist – Single' for "Re-Invent Yourself" and 1995 'Breakthrough Artist – Album' for Deeper.[6]

Rollinson has performed with Vince Jones, Louis Tillett, Tim Hopkins, Tony Buck, Joe Lane, Barney McAll and David Watson.

Rollinson has written music for theatre, short films, two features and for television. He released his second solo album, You Tunes, on Rufus Records in June 2010.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Band member, solo projects
Year Title Artist Label Details
1992 Directions in Groove D.I.G. (Directions in Groove) ID 0009-2
1995 Deeper D.I.G. Verve/ID 5 186092 March 1995
Speakeasy D.I.G. Verve Forecast 5285392 June 1995
1996 Crime D.I.G. Verve Forecast 852942
1997 Cause and Effect Tim Rollinson Mercury Records 5329072
1998 Curvystrasse D.I.G. EMI 97196 September 1998
2003 D.I.G. Live D.I.G. Watt003 Live at Milton Theatre and The Basement in January 1999
2005 The Hidden Soul of Harmony The Modern Congress CDD006
2010 You Tunes Tim Rollinson Rufus Records/UMA 1 June 2010
Guest musician
  • Anchor Me (EP) – The Blackeyed Susans (March 1991, Waterfront Records)
  • 1991 Peter Dasent Dir: Peter Jackson Meet The Feebles Q.D.K Media
  • 1991 Grant McLennan (Go-Betweens) Watershed White Label
  • Welcome Stranger – The Blackeyed Susans (August 1992, Waterfront)
  • 1992 Caroline Loftus Sugar Larrikin
  • 1993 Ian Cooper Soundpost Larrikin
  • 1994 Tim Hopkins Pandora’s Box ABC
  • 1994 Peggy Van Zalm Shine / Soul Magic
  • 1997 Zeek’s Beek Zeek’s Beek ABC Jazz
  • 2004 Inga Liljestrom Elk
  • 2007 Steve Morrison and Jeff Duff So Quiet
  • 2007 Dave Mason (The Reels) Reelsville
  • 2007 Betty Vale Red
  • 2009 Steve Morrison Live at the Basement
  • 2009 Gerard Masters Spin (EP)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2005 Australia Select 3 National Gallery Of Victoria
  • 2005 Lazy Days & Sundays 2 Instinctive Travels
  • 2005 Bondi Calling 3 Vitamin
  • 2005 Vine Time Instinctive Travels
  • 2005 Mi Casa Tu Casa Casa Del Discos
  • 2001 State Of The Union EMF (US release)
  • 1998 Groove Hip Hop Blue Note
  • 1995 The Soul Of Jazz Volume 3 Verve (Europe)
  • 1993 Triple J Live At The Wireless 3 ABC
  • 1991 Triple J Live At The Wireless Mushroom

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c McFarlane 'd.i.g. (directions in groove)' entry. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ "ASCAP ACE - Search Results for "Rollinson Timothy Robert"". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved 1 June 2010.  Note: displays 10 results.
  3. ^ Winterford, Brett (20 June 2008). "Acid Jazz Flashback". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "1994 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "1996 Winners - APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Awards 2009 : History: Winners by Artist: D.I.G.". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gig guide >> Tim Rollinson album launch: \You Tunes\ Sydney, NSW - 21/06/10". Eastside Radio (Radio Eastern Sydney Co-operative Ltd). 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 

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