Tim J Spencer
Tim was born in Taunton, Somerset in the 1970s, his family relocated to the Midlands in the 1980s where his love of music developed. He started writing music at the age of 14 having studied piano from the age of 6.
In 1994 Tim, along with director Steve Boden, staged the first concert of his musical Berlin at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth UK, this was followed with another concert at the Butts Theatre, Coventry later in the year. In 1995 Tim staged third concert performance, this time with a full 40 piece orchestra and 40 piece choir at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.
In 1996 he created two new forty minute workshops which were performed at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, UK in the summer of that year. These were called Vincent and Rising Sun. The latter was subsequently written into a full show which was staged at the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth, UK. The show was later produced by impresario Wilson Roberts in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2009.
1996 also saw Tim’s introduction into television after being asked to join the Playdays team as musical director/composer. Tim worked on 22 episodes over the next year.
In 1999 Tim’s song Do You Like It Like That recorded by Tracy Shield became a Number 1 in the Nashville Independent Country Music Charts. The year also saw Tim begin his collaboration with Educational Musicals, a company he co-founded producing musicals based on curriculum subjects for 7-11 year olds. Over the next three years Tim created 12 musicals for the company including musicals based on the subjects of Tutankhamun, The Titanic and The Three Musketeers.
During the years between 2001 and 2007 Tim collaborated extensively with Coventry songwriter, producer and vocalist Steve Vent on many projects including the Pantomime Musical Sound Effects albums, Songs for Pantomime, The Hymn Backing Track albums, The Traditional Christmas Carols albums, the TV/Film library albums Redstone Library and Exhilaration along with a copious amount of song-writing, many of their collaborations feature on the album Studio Days.
In 2006 Tim decided to do the first staged production of his musical Berlin. It was performed at the Butts Theatre, Coventry before being showcased at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 2007 with the same cast from the Coventry production. The Berlin cast album charted at #3 in the Dress Circle charts.
2010 saw the first workshop production of Tim’s Tween Zombie Pop musical The Tombstones, following on from that Tim, alongside choreographer/director Louise Redmond, staged the 2011 production at the Bluecoats Theatre, Coventry.
In 2013 Tim began a new project called The Accompanist. Karaoke Tracks had always been available, to some extent, for musical theatre songs, but no-one to that point had significantly built a catalogue of piano only tracks, designed for musical theatre auditionees and performers. After receiving the backing of Walt Disney music the first two albums released in April of that year were devoted to songs from the Disney catalogue. Presently there are 14 products available in The Accompanist’s range with more in development.
His song She had European releases with artists Marc Morris (Germany) and Andreas Silver (Sweden) and more recently in 2015 German band The Lords released Tim and Steve Vent’s track Perfection on their album ‘Now More Than Ever’.