TIM HUSKISSON - ABOUT
Latterly dedicating himself entirely to the music that first inspired him,
Tim has established himself as one of the busiest musicians on the
Jazz club circuit.
A self-taught pianist from a very young age, Tim was inspired
by Jazz that he first heard on 78rpm records.
Taking clarinet lessons from the age of 9 he was playing in local Jazz bands
by his late teens. He learned much of the Traditional
Jazz repertoire as a member of ‘Dennis Field’s Hot-Jazz’
and received further encouragement from Digby
Fairweather who included him in his ‘All-Stars’ on an
Essex-Radio sponsored Jazz-Cruise to Sweden in 1981.
Later, as a keyboardist in 'function' dance bands in hotels and night-clubs, Tim was often
required to play for guest entertainers - including Larry Grayson, Little & Large, Michael Barrymore and Soul singer, George
A chance meeting in 1989 led to regular work with entertainer Brian Conley. Tim
became his musical director for
theatre tours, and summer season shows in Weymouth (1992), Scarborough (1993) and Blackpool
There were TV
appearances, shows at the London Palladium and a
performance at the Royal Albert Hall when Brian was special guest of
the legendary Bob Hope. Tim was offered the position of Deputy M.D. for
‘Jolson – The Musical’ at London’s Victoria Palace, and after
an offer to join the Canadian production in Toronto, he toured with comedian
Joe Pasquale. From 1998 to 2000, Tim toured Europe as M.D. for the Rocky Horror Show.
Playing Vintage and Modern styles on piano and/or clarinet,
he has worked with Bruce Adams, Enrico Tomasso, Kenny Ball, George Melly,
Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Alan Skidmore, John Altman, Cy Laurie, Dave
Shepherd, Derek Nash, Roy Williams, Pete Strange, Dennis Rollins, George
Chisholm, Mark Nightingale, Keith Nichols, Snowboy, Len Skeat, Spike
Heatley, Eric Delaney, Allan Ganley, Colin Bowden, etc..