TIM HAIN is a compelling performer, singer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader with roots in blues, reggae, and "all the great singer-songwriters." He has played over 1800 shows in the last 15 years, honing his songs and skills in the best possible way - in front of a live audience. He has worked with the best on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US he wrote and jammed with legendary producer-drummer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN, played with ZAKIYA HOOKER ( daughter of Blues Legend John Lee Hooker ) and former members of JEFFERSON STARSHIP ( PETE SEARS ) and QUICKSILVER ( ZERO ). In UK he has played guitar for top reggae artists including TYRONE TAYLOR ( "Cottage in Negril" ) ASWAD ( played on a TV theme song Tim wrote ) and jammed with guitar legend JEFF BECK. He also regularly plays with stalwarts of the British blues scene, such as ROBIN BIBI, PAPA GEORGE, and harmonica legend ALAN GLEN (Yardbirds, 9 Below Zero ) with whom he has released an album " GLENHAIN GOLD RESERVE. " He is known as “THE KING OF BLEGGAE” because of his infectious blend of blues and reggae.
He has two bands, JAMSIDE UP, who play a blend of blues and reggae, and THE LAGAVULINS, who perform whisky infused blues and host “Musical Masterclasses” for whisky lovers. THE LAGAVULINS features two other excellent singer - songwriters, Richard Lobb and Joe Cang, who write the hit “SHINE” for ASWAD. www.booozenblues.co.uk
He is a prolific songwriter and has released six albums.
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“Excellent. Best I’ve heard For some time.” - BILL WYMAN , founder member of The Rolling Stones.
“You sound great...I love all that Albert King, Albert Collins stuff you play.” - JEFF BECK, Guitar Legend.
“A breathtaking, hugely entertaining fusion of blues and reggae…” - BUES IN BRITAIN Magazine.
“His version of Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary” is worth the price of the album alone” BLUES MATTERS Magazine http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18m0m0_tim-hain-wind-cries-mary_music -
“He’s a very, very good musician. Writes good songs. A natural….we want to see him playing the big venues. ” - ESTHER ANDERSON, actree, filmmaker, iconic photographer and former girlfriend to BOB MARLEY.
“A damn good guitarist. If you bump into the Pope, pass him this link…” THE RT. REV NICK BAINES, Bishop of Leeds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eXSQ-2Pg4k
“I enjoyed that. All very different.” - SIR STIRLING MOSS, Motor Racing icon and International hero.
”The Lagavulins can fill any venue with whisky-loving music and whisky-loving people. People ask me all the time when they'll be returning.” - George Keeble, Manager, Soho Whisky Club.
“Thank you for such a wonderful evening . The music and the running commentary on the drinks was most excellent. "
“You Know Me By Heart” is a top drawer pop ballad, and deserves a major cover.” - DAVID STARK, President of SONGLINK International.
“If I wanted a reggae song I would go to Tim. He’s a master of the genre.” —PIP WILLIAMS, legendary record producer ( Moody Blues, Status Quo, Kiki Dee ) addressing aspiring songwriters at BASCA.
“It’s a f****** classic.” BARRY MASON, hit songwriter ( Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, etc.) on hearing Tim perform his song “If I Ever Get Home.”