- Biography -

Tim operates his own Publishing Company under the name Act Rite Music, a BMI affiliate. Act Rite Music is sub-published overseas by Bob-A-Lew Music. Member, A.F.M. (Hollywood Musicians) local #47, Recording Musician's Assoc. - LA and Freelance Musician's Association.

Tim is a 18 year member of Jack Mack & the Heart Attack as bassist, vocalist and composer. Currently having released their fourth CD, “Scott Hamilton & Friends - Jack Mack & the Heart Attack Live in Philadelphia (featuring Susan Anton)”, this CD was taped live at the First Union Center in Philadelphia for the Scott Hamilton Ice Show which aired on NBC TV in December, 2002. The show also featured star of Nashville & Broadway, Gary Morris and his son, upcoming pop artist Matt Morris, plus comedians Mack & Jamie and a cast of Olympic gold medal skating stars.

In 2000, Jack Mack released their third CD, "Arrythmia", with Bill Wray (Don Henley, Diana Ross, Little Feat) producing. They travels extensively – performing at the ’96 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.; they were onstage – 100 ft. from the bomb blast that occurred at Centennial Park. Other appearances include: the 96’ Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast with Mavis Staples in Phoenix, AZ., Whoopie Goldberg’s’ Surprise 40th Birthday Party 95’, Super Bowl 28 for Budweiser in Atlanta 94’, the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl 27 Victory Celebration ’93, the 35th & 38th Grammy Awards Parties, and the 11th – 15th Annual KISS 108FM/ Genesis Children’s’ Fund Concert in Boston with James Brown, Julian Lennon, kd lang & others. Jack Mack recently had a song featured in the new Jaime Foxx movie "Held Up". Tim played bass and sang on a cover of the Sam & Dave duet, "Hold On, I'm Comin", for the film.

Tim also performs regularly with other groups and artists such as jazz/blues guitarist Robben Ford (Concord/Blue Moon Records), Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone's Drumroll Band, Bad Monkey Recording artists Randy Jacobs & the Boneshakers, The China Club All Stars (the China Club house band, which hosts the Celebrity Pro Jam featuring various celebrity singers and musicians), former T.O.P. guitarist Bruce Conte (Severn Records) and Tim's latest solo project, Hip Street, with TOP bassist Francis Rocco Prestia.

Tim has 2 co-writes on Bruce Conte’s new CD on Severn Records, including the title cut, “Bulletproof”. Tim sang the lead vocal on his other cut, "Just Won't Act Right", as well as backgrounds on "Nowhere To Go". "Bulletproof" was co-written with members of the Robert Cray Band. This CD was previously released in 2000 and titled "Rhythm Meets the Blues", on PAPA Records,

Tim co- wrote four cuts for the CD by T.O.P’s Francis Rocco Prestia on P-Vine Records entitled "Everybody On The Bus". He sang lead on "I’m So Glad", as well as backgrounds on "Baby Don’t Go".

Tim was interviewed for a book by author Stella Hemmings entitled The Musician’s Survival Guide to Life on the Road by PC Publishing. He speaks candidly about the challenges of being a professional musician and the experience of performing on stage at the ’96 Summer Olympics when a terrorist’s bomb caused death and injuries, cutting short a celebration of the world at Centennial Park.

Tim played bass on 6 sides for guitarist Richard Dangel’s CD, "New Evidence" on Suspicious Records, as well as co-writing one cut with Dangel; "Secrets Best Kept". Sang on two cuts for Carmen Grillo’s CD: "Both Sides of the Coin".
Also, bass tracks for the NBC television show "Friends", "Aspen Extremes" for the FOX Network, a national ad for Toyota and sang on a remake of the hit song "Disco Inferno" for new movie "The Last Bachelor", which was then picked up for the international Budweiser "Ants" commercial "Burnt Out", which debuted on TV in the U.S. during the NBA Basketball Championship Games.

1995 - Featured Artist for City of Phoenix: Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast for State of Arizona honoring artist, Curtis Mayfield, also performing that day with The Impressions & Stevie Wonder.

1994 - Toured with Tower Of Power on bass.
1993 - Placed two ballads, including the title cut on vocalist Michael E. Williams’ debut CD, "The Best Is Yet To Come".

1991 - Toured with Tower Of Power on bass. Collaborated with Emilio Castillo and Stephen "Doc" Kupka of Tower of Power and Huey Lewis on title cut of Towers’ 1991 Sony/Epic Records release "Monster On A Leash" (a.k.a. "Keep Your Monster On A Leash"). The album went to #15 on Billboards’ contemporary jazz charts and remained on the charts for several months. A live performance of the song (with T.O.P.s’ trumpeter Lee Thornburg providing a spicy and spirited vocal) has been featured in a video, produced by the A&E Channel, of the 1992 Newport Jazz Festival, which aired nationally on A&E and PBS, as well as overseas.

1991 - Took Third Place in the ‘Pop Category" of Billboard Magazines’ Songwriters Contest 91’ for the song "Ready Or Not".

1990 - Co-wrote 4 songs with Polygram/ Mercury blues artist and Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and his band.

Tim was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and immediately started his career as a professional musician. He also began 12 years of study with renowned voice teacher, the late George Peckham. He has resided in Los Angeles, CA. since 1985.

TIM SCOTT uses and endorses FERNANDES basses and guitars, TRICKFISH amplifiers, NADY SYSTEMS wireless equipment, AKG microphones and DEAN MARKLEY strings.

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