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Tim McGowan's Biography


Tim continued the family tradition (his Grandmother a concert pianist, his Father a professional Jazz musician,

his 3 older brothers also musicians) with a musical journey in the early 80`s when he enrolled in a music

course and studied the Rudiments & Theory of music for 2 years.


During this time he co-formed a seven piece rock band

called "Jeopardy".  

The next six years he toured Europe with his band & went into the studio to record their original brand of melodic

rock.  Their first two songs simultaneously entered the U.K demo charts at #'s 10 and 6, which at the time had

never been done before by an unsigned band.They also won the Marble Arch Trophy for Scotland

in a nationwide contest held in Britain.He has played live all over Europe and worked in the

studio for various professional bands as a member, vocalist, session keyboardist & arranger for over 20 years.


Tim had composed and produced music scores and acted as Musical Director for professional theatre

and film productions in Scotland, where he is originally from, for over 5 years before moving to the US.  


Tim currently writes and produces his own brand of instrumental music and has released 9 Instrumental CDs

which are available from www.mcmusicinternational.com, Amazon.com, CDbaby & Tower Records and many others. 

He is a featured artist on Garageband Records website www.garageband.com/artist/tim_mcgowan & his music is

getting round the clock airplay on radio stations across the U.S.,Canada, Japan and Brazil. His latest CD "Kingdom"

is available now!


His Released Solo Instrumental Albums:


"Fairytale" - Released in Europe

"Private Places" - Released in Europe

"City Of Dreams" - Released in Europe

"Millennium" - Released in Europe - U.S.A.

"For Heaven's Sake" - Released in Europe

"Hopes & Dreams" - Released in U.S.A.

"Lady of the Lake" - Released in U.S.A.

"The Collection" - Released in U.S.A.

"Kingdom" - Released in U.S.A.

"Phenomena - Legends & Myths" - Released in U.S.A

"Terra Nostra (My World)" - Released U.S.A.


He is currently working on a new solo instrumental CD

Due for release on January 1st, 2012



Musical influences:


Dream Theater, Marillion, Queen, Queensryche,

Ozzy, Arkenstone, Jean Michel Jarre, The Beatles



Roland keyboards and equipment exclusively

with the D, JV, XP and Fantom 61 & 88 series synths/samplers/workstations

Roland KC550 amplification. 

Ultimate Keyboard Stands

EV 757B microphones for studio and live performance.

Shure In-ear wireless monitor.


Sound Processors:

T.C Helicon, Zoom, Alesis, Behringer, Vamp2


AKG wireless UHF Guitar Bug System

AKG wireless UHF microphone plug-in system

62 Gibson SG Guitar

Behringer Mixing Console

Fostex Digital Multi-track Recording System


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