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May 15, 2024

KSCOPE / “Dogs” single / Prog The Forest


Tim Bowness has signed to Kscope. Speaking about the signing and hinting at new music, Bowness said, “With its eclectic roster and open-minded and adventurous approach to music and presentation, Kscope seems like a logical home for wha...

Winters End Festival
April 6, 2024

Winter’s End Festival


Tim Bowness and Butterfly Mind are playing at the Winter’s End festival in Chepstow on Saturday, April 13th 2024. Tim and the band will be performing a selection of solo and no-man material. Further info / tickets...

no-man Housekeeping
January 20, 2024

Teardrop Fall video


Teardrop Fall is the most obviously ‘Pop’ piece on Flowermouth and the most logical continuation of Loveblows & Lovecries to be found on the album. It started out as a straightforward acoustic guitar song of mine. Put through the no-...

no-man Swagger
January 19, 2024

Mouth Was Blue video


Taken from the archive collection Swagger, Mouth Was Blue was a key part of no-man’s late 1980s / early 1990s live sets, when we regularly played at the likes of The Marquee, 100 Club, Rock Garden, The Flag and The Boardwalk. It predat...

no-man Housekeeping
January 18, 2024

Sweetheart Raw video


Along with the 20 minute b-side Heaven Taste, Sweetheart Raw (1992) is the studio embodiment of no-man’s brief collaboration with the great Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn. This started life as an acoustic song of mine (of...

no-man Swagger
January 17, 2024

Life Is Elsewhere video


Life Is Elsewhere (also known as Never Needing) was a song I wrote with Brian Hulse for Plenty in 1988. When Plenty split, no-man continued to play it live (alongside another Plenty track, Forest Almost Burning). When no-man were signed ...

no-man Housekeeping
October 12, 2023

no-man boxset and Swagger


Housekeeping is a comprehensive remastered collection of no-man’s output for the OLI label between 1990-1994. Featuring the band’s first two albums Loveblows & Lovecries (1993) and Flowermouth (1994), along with the singles compilatio...

September 11, 2023

Tim Bowness Live 2024


Tim Bowness, along with his new band Butterfly Mind – Matt Stevens (Fierce & The Dead), John Jowitt (IQ, Frost), Andy Edwards (IQ, Frost, Robert Plant) and Rob Groucutt (Rain) – will be performing solo and no-man songs at two shows in Ja...

August 2, 2023

Tim Bowness live 2023


Tim Bowness and his band (including Andy Edwards, Rob Groucutt, John Jowitt and Matt Stevens) will be playing two co-headline shows with Sweet Billy Pilgrim on Friday 22 September 2023 in Aylesbury and Thursday 21st December 2023 in...

February 17, 2023

Tim live YouTube interview 17 February


Tim is being interviewed for the Gas Masks & Hand Grenades YouTube channel, with the interview going out live on 17 Feb 2023 at 10AM EST / 3PM GMT. Topics to be discussed include the beginning of no-man, Burning Shed, Plenty and...

January 26, 2023

Tim to guest with Rocking Horse Music Club


Tim will be appearing at the Rocking Horse Music Club album launch in March at Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green in East Sussex. On Friday 17th March 2023 Tim will be singing So Little Left with Rocking Horse Music Club as part of thei...

January 24, 2023

Tim Bowness Prog For Peart festival July 8 2023


Tim is performing at this year’s Prog For Peart festival, which takes place on the weekend of July 7 and 8 2023 at The Northcourt in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The charity weekend festival raises money to help combat Glioblastoma Multiforme,...

Saro Cosentino - The Road To Now
October 6, 2022

Tim Bowness guests with Saro Cosentino


Tim guests on You Are The Story from Italian composer and producer Saro Cosentino’s third album The Road To Now, which is released on October 7 2022. “You Are The Story was my second collaboration with Saro and it was written and recorde...

Saro Cosentino - The Road To Now
August 15, 2022

The Road To Now – Saro Cosentino


Tim appears on the new album by Saro Cosentino. He sings lead vocals on one piece and backing on three others (all featuring Peter Hammill on lead). Gavin Harrison, David Rhodes, Trey Gunn, John Giblin and others contribute. The Joke...

August 12, 2022

Butterfly Mind chart positions


Thanks to everyone who bought Butterfly Mind. The UK chart positions are: UK Rock Albums – #4 UK Top 100 Albums Physical / Sales – #16 UK Vinyl Albums – #21 Official Scottish Albums Chart – #25...

August 5, 2022

Tim Bowness – “Butterfly mind” album out now


Out now – Butterfly Mind, the new album from Tim Bowness. From the short, sharp shocks of Always The Stranger and Only A Fool to the long-form ambition of the sensuous Dark Nevada Dream, the cinematic Electro-Ballroom of Glitter Fades an...

August 3, 2022

Butterfly Mind in the press


Along with radio interviews Tim has taken part in during the past few weeks, here are some of the press pieces to look out for: a half-page article in this month’s Classic Rock (ZZ Top cover). an extensive interview in the next edition...

July 27, 2022

Glitter Fades video


Watch the video for Glitter Fades from Tim’s new album Butterfly Mind. With a lyric evoking the elegance and decadence of a group of artists from The Roaring Twenties, ‘Glitter Fades’ is a surreal and cinematic contemporary Electro-B...

May 3, 2022

New single ‘Dark Nevada Dream’ out now!


A sweeping and soulful epic depicting an emotional meltdown in a motel on the edge of nowhere, Dark Nevada Dream is the second single from Tim Bowness’s Butterfly Mind. Written and produced by Tim and Brian Hulse , the song features Ri...

April 2, 2022

New single ‘Always The Stranger’ out now


Released exactly 40 years to the month after he first started performing in bands in his native North West of England, Tim Bowness’s Always The Stranger is a vibrant offering that shows an artist unafraid to play with the possibilities...

April 1, 2022

New album Butterfly Mind out 17th June!


From the short, sharp shocks of Always The Stranger and Only A Fool to the long-form ambition of the sensuous Dark Nevada Dream, the cinematic Electro-Ballroom of Glitter Fades and the dystopian paranoia of Say Your Goodbyes Parts 1 and ...

July 9, 2021

Plenty – Enough – Out Now!


To celebrate the 9th July release of Plenty’s album Enough, the band are launching three videos for three very different songs: The dark and brooding The Blessed Ones from the Old section of Enough is a 2021 version of a 1988 piece. Th...

April 15, 2021

Plenty – Enough – Old, Borrowed and Older


Barring session appearances, this is likely to be Tim’s only release of new recordings this year: Enough is a double CD collecting two 2021 Plenty ‘lockdown’ projects, plus the first ever release of the band’s original 1980s dem...

February 13, 2020

Tim Bowness/Peter Chilvers – Modern Ruins


18 years after the duo’s debut California, Norfolk, Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers return with the exquisite melancholy of Modern Ruins. Mixed by the legendary Peter Hammill, the album alternates between fragile piano-led songs and atm...

September 8, 2019

New diary post from Tim


Tim has written a new diary entry where he writes about the guest musicians on the forthcoming new no-man album, and looks back on his activity since February’s diary entry, including the seeds of solo album number...

May 9, 2019

June Berlin date announced


June Berlin date announced Tim Bowness and band – plus Bernhard Wöstheinrich (Centrozoon) – present a unique evening of songs and ambient improvisations at Prachtwerk, Berlin on June 4th 2019. Tickets are onsale now. View...

May 8, 2019

2019 Live Dates updates


2019 Live Dates updates Tim will be joined by ex-IQ member Andy Edwards for a song or two (an IQ rhythm section reunion with John Jowitt) at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sunday 26th May 2019. For his London show (Camden Dingwalls Friday Ju...

March 12, 2019

UK Live Dates


UK Live Shows Tim has announced two new live shows in the UK: at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sunday 26th May 26 2019 and Camden Dingwalls on Friday June 7th 2019....

March 8, 2019

Official UK Charts


Official UK Charts Flowers At The Scene has reached the following positions in the official UK charts: Rock Albums – #5 Vinyl Albums – #24 Top 100 Physical Albums – #38 Top 100 UK Sales – #48 Many thanks to...

March 5, 2019



Prog Interview Prog magazine is out now and contains a four page interview with Tim. Tim is also interviewed in the US publication Goldmine by Dave Thompson (author of celebrated books on the likes of David Bowie, Sparks, Frank Zappa,...

March 1, 2019

Album Notes


Flowers At The Scene Album Notes Read Tim’s Flowers At The Scene Album Notes on his Speak blog. The blog post contains details of how the album came together along with a song by song analysis from Tim. Flowers At The Scene is...

February 25, 2019

It’s The World


It’s The World It’s The World is the third single from the fifth Tim Bowness solo album Flowers At The Scene. The song features Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Steven Wilson, Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) & Colin Edwin (Porc...

February 21, 2019

Live in Poland


Live in Poland Tim will be playing in Wroclaw and Warszawa in June. Details and booking links can be found on the live dates page....

February 19, 2019

Influences Blog


Influences Blog Tim has written an influences blog regarding Kevin Godley’s involvement with Flowers At The Scene. Read the blog post here....

February 13, 2019

Podcast Part 2


Podcast Part 2 InsideOut Music have posted the second part of the podcast in which Tim discusses the collaborators on “Flowers At The Scene” including Peter Hammill, Jim Matheos, David Longdon, Andy Partridge, Colin Edwin,...

February 12, 2019

Live it The Night Of The Prog


The Night Of The Prog Festival Tim will be appearing at The Night Of The Prog Festival at the Loreley Amphitheater, Germany on Saturday 20th July 2019. Buy tickets here....

February 8, 2019

Borderline single


New single / video Tim has released the second single from the Flowers At The Scene album, titled Borderline. Borderline features Big Big Train’s David Longdon on backing vocals & flute, as well as Dylan Howe, Colin Edwin & Ian Dixon....

January 11, 2019

New album and “I Go Deeper” video


New album and “I Go Deeper”video Tim Bowness’ fifth solo album Flowers At The Scene is available now on InsideOutMusic/Sony. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs. Available as a CD in delu...

January 5, 2019

Live in Zoetermeer


Live in Zoetermeer Tim and his band (including John Jowitt, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker, Stephen Bennett and Steve Bingham) will be performing a co-headline show with Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, VUUR) at...

December 13, 2018

Peter Hammill box set


Peter Hammill box set Tim has written the sleeve notes for a new Peter Hammill box set. All pre-orders come with a card signed by Peter. Pre-order from Burning Shed, with a February 2019 release date....

December 5, 2018

Flowers At The Scene


New album “Flowers At The Scene” Produced by no-man, Flowers At The Scene is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs. Against a backdrop of propulsive Art Rock, heartbreaking ballads and more, Tim Bowness distinctively delive...

February 26, 2018

Every Stranger’s Voice lyric video


Every Stranger’s Voice lyric video Plenty have released a lyric video for Every Stranger’s Voice from their forthcoming album It Could Be Home. “Every Stranger’s Voice was one of the last songs written by Plenty during its first ...

February 26, 2018

New Plenty Single


New Plenty Single Plenty have released Hide as a new single from their forthcoming album It Could Be Home. The single is available on the major streaming / download platforms – listen / download here. “Hide is one of the few Plenty piece...

February 20, 2018

London May 2018


London show May 2018 Tim and his band will be special guests for the God Is An Astronaut London show on Thursday 17 May 2018 at Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, Brixton London SW2 1RJ....

David & Tim
February 4, 2018

Recording with Big Big Train


Recording with Big Big Train Tim spent some time in Real World Studio this week with Big Big Train doing some vocal recording for a song set for a forthcoming BBT release....

January 26, 2018

It Could Be Home

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Plenty – It Could Be Home Formed in 1986, Plenty was Tim Bowness’s immediate pre-no-man band. It Could Be Home is a debut release over thirty years in the making. Distinctively echoing then contemporary artists such as The Blue Nile an...

January 1, 2018

January 1st 2018


New year, new diary entry Tim has written a new diary entry – where he looks back at his highlights of 2017 and looks forward to his plans for the year ahead....

November 27, 2017

Tim in Prog Magazine

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Tim in Prog Magazine Tim gives a “glimpse into his Prog world” in the “My Prog” feature in the latest issue of Prog Magazine (issue 82). Issue 82, which is on sale now, also features Peter Hamill, Godley & Creme and Daniel Cavanagh. The ...

October 8, 2017

IB Expo 2017


Live in Sweden Tim will be appearing at the IB Expo 2017 in Halmstad, Sweden on 25 November 2017 and performing two short sets with the members of Isildurs Bane and assorted guests (including trumpeter Luca Calabrese). Peter Hammill...

October 8, 2017

Skyscraper Souls


Skyscraper Souls Along with Andy Partridge (XTC), Marc Almond, David Longdon (Big Big Train) and Kate Pierson (B52s), Tim has recorded some backing vocals for a track on Skyscraper Souls, the new album by Chris Braide and Geoff Downes....

September 16, 2017

Album Cover Of The Year


Album Cover Of The Year Lost In The Ghost Light has won the 2017 Prog Awards ‘Album Cover Of The Year’. Thanks to everyone who voted for it. “Only 200 more to go before I equal Steven Wilson’s Prog trophy haul! Lost In The Ghost Light ...

August 11, 2017

2nd diary entry


Another new diary entry Tim has written a new diary entry – with discussion about unreleased no-man material, the 20th anniversary of Dry Cleaning Ray, the Prog Awards and news of a possible appearance in Sweden in November....

August 2, 2017

New diary entry


New diary entry Tim has written a new diary entry – with news of forthcoming releases and live dates, plus his recent listening / reading lists....

July 13, 2017

New mini-album – Songs From The Ghost Light


New mini-album – Songs From The Ghost Light Songs From The Ghost Light is a companion release to Tim Bowness’s acclaimed Inside Out label albums, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (2014), Stupid Things That Mean The World (2015) and Lost In T...

June 28, 2017

Progressive Music Awards 2017


Progressive Music Awards 2017 The artwork for Tim’s Lost In The Ghost Light album has been nominated for Album Cover Of The Year at the Progressive Music Awards 2017. Vote for your favourite album cover....

June 13, 2017

It Could Be Home

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It Could Be Home Tim has completed work on the 45 minute album, It Could Be Home. Mixed by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow), mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), and featuring guest performances from Michael Bearpark, Peter Chilv...

May 23, 2017

Live in Birmingham


Live in Birmingham – September 2017 Tim Bowness and his band (featuring Colin Edwin) will be performing live in Birmingham on Saturday 30th September 2017,  at the Blue Orange Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here....

April 9, 2017

Progressive charts


Progressive charts Tim’s Lost in the Ghost Light is #8 in the Official Chart Company’s UK Progressive Albums chart (printed in Prog magazine). The album is also a new entry at #16 in the fan nominated Progstreaming chart....

February 24, 2017

Lost In The Ghost Light’s UK chart placings


UK Album Charts Lost In The Ghost Light’s UK chart placings are #5 in Rock & Metal albums (the highest new entry) #35 in the vinyl chart #53 in the mid-week charts #64 in the Physical Sales albums chart All an improvement upon Stupid Thi...

February 19, 2017

Prog Magazine Issue 74


Tim in Prog Magazine Tim appears in issue 74 of Prog Magazine – with a review of the new album, Lost in the Ghost Light by Chris Roberts and a 4 page article / interview. Read more about issue 74 – including a link to buy /...

February 17, 2017

Kill the Pain That’s Killing You


Kill the Pain That’s Killing You Lost in the Ghost Light, the 4th solo album from Tim Bowness, is available to buy (CD & vinyl) and stream on all major platforms. The Spotify stream is available here. Purchases of the album from Burning ...

January 31, 2017

New diary post


New diary post Tim has written a new diary post – with background details on the new album as well as progress on other projects, plus an updated playlist....

January 31, 2017

USA release


USA Lost In The Ghost Light Lost In The Ghost Light will not be available as a physical release in North America and will only be released as a download and stream in the US and Canada. As such, the physical versions manufactured for...

January 27, 2017

Tim Bowness at The Marillion Weekend 2017


Tim Bowness at The Marillion Weekend 2017 Tim will be playing a 45 minute set at the Sunday April 30th 2017 Marillion Weekend show at the Leicester De Montford Hall. Further details and the ticket link are here along with a page...

January 20, 2017

Distant Summers video


Tim launches video for ‘Distant Summers’ You can watch the new lyric video for Distant Summers below. Tim had this to say about the song & video: “Distant Summers is the most optimistic song on Lost In The Ghost Light. It’s a rec...

December 17, 2016

New blog


Lost In The Ghost Light Album Notes Tim was written an album notes piece on his Speak blog, giving background information and inspiration regarding the forthcoming Lost In The Ghost Light album....

October 30, 2016

Band line-up


Band line-up Tim’s band for the IO Pages and Bush Hall dates will be Michael Bearpark (guitar), Stephen Bennett (keyboards), Steve Bingham (violin, loops), Andrew Booker (electronic drums) and Pete Morgan (bass). The band will be...

September 24, 2016

September diary entry


New diary entry from Tim Tim has written a new diary entry – with news of the progress of various projects – including Bowness/Chilvers and the forthcoming solo album, as well as some background to the forthcoming live...

September 15, 2016

London Show

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London show – tickets on sale now Tickets are now on sale for the London show with Iamthemorning. Buy tickets for the Bush Hall show on November 14th here. Tim had this to say about the IO Festival and Bush Hall collaborations. “I’m re...

September 10, 2016

Live / new album


Live news Iamthemorning’s transcendent Lighthouse deservedly won the 2016 Prog Magazine Album Of The Year award. To tie in with this, the up and coming Russian band and Tim Bowness – who, outside of no-man, has enjoyed success with his...

September 1, 2016

Banco De Gaia


Banco De Gaia Tim sings on the atmospheric opening track on the new Banco De Gaia album, The 9th Of Nine Hearts. Fusing ambient, psychedelia, prog/art rock and acid house, Pink Floyd’s Dick Parry, Zero 7’s Sophie Barker,...

August 26, 2016

Henry Fool


Henry Fool video Watch the new Kscope video for Poppy Z from the first Henry Fool album, which is available for the next couple of weeks at a special mid-price of £5.99....

July 17, 2016

November live dates


Live dates in November Tim has added shows in Wrocław and Warsaw in November, alongside the IO Pages festival appearance. It’s possible that a London and German date might be added to the list of dates. It’s also possible that due to ...

May 3, 2016

Heaven Taste 12″


Heaven Taste 12″ A 140g 12″ vinyl version of no-man’s 1992 piece Heaven Taste on Finnish underground label Sähkö is now available to buy. Featuring Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn, the original 21 minute instrumental was c...

April 24, 2016

Live at IO Pages Festival


Live at IO Pages Festival Tim and his band will be appearing at the IO Pages Festival in Ulft, Netherlands on November 12th, 2016, alongside Gazpacho, Anekdoten, iamthemorning and others. Other dates may be announced to coincide. Buy...

April 18, 2016

Audio Interview


Audio interview Listen to an in-depth interview with Tim on Kaleidoscope Ears (from Hobart, Tasmania) with Tim talking about the history of no-man, his solo releases and future projects. The show also includes music from throughout...

March 2, 2016

Banco De Gaia


Banco De Gaia Tim sang two songs – including David Bowie’s Heroes – with legendary Trance / Electro outfit Banco De Gaia at a warm-up show in Glastonbury on Friday 26th February. Tim has also sung on a track scheduled for...

January 12, 2016

Album Notes blog Jan 2016


New Album Notes Blog Post Visit the Album Notes blog for a new “influences” post from Tim – about David Bowie. Tim Bowness and Samuel Smiles’ versions of David Bowie’s I Can’t Read are available as a...

October 14, 2015

Prog Magazine


Tim in Prog magazine Tim has reviewed Peter Gabriel 4 (Security) in this months Prog magazine. Tim’s London show is reviewed in the same issue....

Stupid Things That Mean The World
September 3, 2015

Progressive Chart


Official Progressive Albums Chart The Official Charts Company are about to publish the very first monthly Official Progressive Albums Chart Top 30. Tim’s Stupid Things That Mean The World album is in the top 10, at number 9. News...

Apple Connect
July 30, 2015

Apple Connect


Apple Connect Listen to an acoustic performance of Know That You Were Loved on Tim’s Apple Connect page (please note you can only visit the page in iTunes on your computer or iOs device). Follow Tim Bowness on Apple Connect  in...

July 29, 2015



Live dates Tim has added a date in Manchester. The list of live dates is now: 25th August 2015 – The Louisiana, Bristol 26th August 2015 – The Boston Music Room, London 29th August 2015 – Ino Rock Festival, Inowroclaw, Poland 8th S...

July 25, 2015



Charts Stupid Things That Mean the World had the following chart positions in the 24 July 2015 – 30 July 2015 charts: #10 Official Charts Company Vinyl Chart #10 Official Charts Company Rock Chart #75 Official Charts Company Top...

July 25, 2015

Spotify playlist


Inspirations and current favourites Tim has put together a 12 track Spotify playlist of inspirations and current favourites. Listen to the playlist on Spotify....

July 19, 2015

New blog post


New blog post Tim has published a new post about Stupid Things That Mean The World on his Album Notes site....

July 17, 2015

The Art Of Stupid Things That Mean The World


The Art Of Stupid Things That Mean The World Jarrod Gosling talks about the artwork for Tim’s new album Stupid Things That Mean The World in the new video below. Stupid Things That Mean The World is available now from Burning...

Stupid Things That Mean The World
July 14, 2015

First Reviews


First Reviews   Tim’s third solo album, Stupid Things That Mean The World, was released on 17th July 2015. The album is available from Burning Shed and other music retailers. The first reviews and promotional interviews are starting ...

July 4, 2015

Sing for me


Sing To Me Tim Bowness is set to release his third solo album, Stupid Things That Mean The World on the 17th July 2015 and you can stream Sing To Me from the album below. Tim describes Sing To Me as being “Originally a no-man demo called...

June 27, 2015

Prog 57


Tim in Prog Magazine Prog 57 will feature a three page interview with Tim, a review of Stupid Things That Mean The World and The Great Electric Teenage Dream on the cover mount CD. Tim was interviewed by Philip Wilding for Team Rock Radi...

June 18, 2015

Live dates / new video


Live dates / new video Tim Bowness and band (Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin, Michael Bearpark, Stephen Bennett and Sanguine Hum’s Andrew Booker) will be playing live on Tuesday 25th August at The Louisiana in Bristol and Wednesday 26th...

June 9, 2015

Live in Poland


Live in Poland Tim will be playing live at the Ino Rock Festival, which is taking place on 29th August 2015 at Inowrocław, Poland.  ...

May 29, 2015

The Great Electric Teenage Dream


The Great Electric Teenage Dream Tim has released a new video to accompany ‘The Great Electric Teenage Dream’ – taken from his third solo album Stupid Things That Mean The World, which will be released on July 17 via...

January 2, 2015

Best albums of 2014


Best albums of 2014 Abandoned Dancehall Dreams appears at #16 in Prog Magazine’s Critic’s list of ‘best albums of 2014’. The album also appears in 8 individual lists, being in the Top 10’s of Chris Roberts, Paul Lester, Dave Ling...

October 13, 2014

Prog Rocks


Prog Rocks Prog rocks! volume 4, a double CD featuring Tim’s Dancing For You, is available from Burning Shed....

September 20, 2014

Abandoned Dancehall Dreams reviews


Abandoned Dancehall Dreams reviews Here’s a link to all the Abandoned Dancehall Dreams reviews / online reviews and interviews we’ve seen. If you know of any more, please let us know....

August 22, 2014

September show


Tim’s September 11th performance at de Boerderij has been postponed. A likely replacement date will be found in the Spring of 2015. All ticket sales for the September show will be valid for the Spring performance. The venue and band...

Prog Magazine
August 6, 2014

Prog charts August 2014


Prog charts Abandoned Dancehall Dreams is #1 for the second month running in Prog magazine’s Top 30 prog albums. The album is available from Burning Shed and other music retailers....

Tim Bowness album notes blog
July 31, 2014

Album notes blog


Album Notes blog Speak is the Tim Bowness album notes blog, which contain Tim’s thoughts, memories and reflections on albums that he has recorded with no-man, his solo releases plus collaborations with Peter Chilvers, Memories of Mach...

July 23, 2014

Singing For You


Singing For You is the UXB mix of the track Dancing For You from the Tim Bowness album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, and is available on the special double disc edition of the album. A suitably evocative UXB / Pete Morgan video for the...

July 20, 2014

Resonance Festival


Resonance Festival  Tim Bowness is now joining Henry Fool for the performance at the Resonance Festival on the 2nd August 2014. As with the recent Borderline and Maltby performances, the set will comprise material from Abandoned Danceha...

June 27, 2014

Vote for Tim Bowness at the 2014 Prog Awards!


Vote for Tim Bowness at the 2014 Prog Awards! Tim Bowness’ song ‘Smiler At 50’ taken from his new album ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’ has been nominated for the ‘Anthem’ award at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards. The event takes place ...

June 23, 2014

Abandoned Dancehall Dreams is out now!


Tim’s new album, ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’, his debut for the Inside Out label, is released today in the UK / Europe (a USA release follows on July 8th). Available from Burning Shed (on double CD and double vinyl editions) and...

June 19, 2014

Track by Track Videos


Keep an eye on Tim’s Facebook and Twitter over the next couple of weeks, for short Track by Track videos, where Tim talks about the songs on his new album, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. The album is released by InsideOut on 23rd...

June 8, 2014

June 2014


The innerviews website has an in-depth interview with Tim, where he discusses Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, no-man, Burning Shed and more!...

May 19, 2014

May 2014 – The Warm Up Man Forever


Watch the video for ‘The Warm Up Man Forever’ from the forthcoming Tim Bowness album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams below. You can preorder Abandoned Dancehall Dreams from Burning Shed....

May 13, 2014

May 2014


The track Broken, featuring Tim Bowness, from the new Nick Magnus album N’Monix is now available as a stream on Soundcloud. The track is about loss of memory and Alzheimers and is being used to raise awareness and funds for the...

May 8, 2014

May 2014 – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams pre-order


Abandoned Dancehall Dreams pre-order now available Tim Bowness returns on the Inside Out label with his ambitious second solo album, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. Produced by Bowness and mixed by his no-man band partner Steven Wilson, Aban...

April 23, 2014

April 2014 – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams


Abandoned Dancehall Dreams is released by InsideOutMusic on 23rd June 2014. The album was produced by Tim Bowness and mixed by Steven Wilson. It also features performances from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree),...

April 15, 2014

April 2014


Tim will be playing a couple of live shows in July. Tim Bowness with Henry Fool (featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin) will be playing material by no-man and Henry Fool, and some songs from Tim’s forthcoming InsideOut label album, Ab...

March 24, 2014

March 2014


InsideOutMusic is extremely pleased to announce the signing of Tim Bowness (no-man, Henry Fool, Memories of Machines) for the release of his forthcoming second solo album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. Tim had this to say about the signing:...

February 1, 2014

February 2014


10 years after My Hotel Year, Tim has completed work on his second solo album, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. Featuring eight songs (including seven Tim had earmarked for a new no-man album), Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was mixed by Steven W...

December 1, 2013

December 2013


As part of Kscope’s 12 Days Of Khristmas – on the eighth day of Christmas / Khristmas, Henry Fool will be featured, with an unreleased track – Dark Cloud Simon (work in progress). Visit the link below on 17 December...

November 1, 2013

November 2013


Tim Bowness and Samuel Smiles’ versions of David Bowie’s I Can’t Read are now available as a free download single. The live version – available on Live Archive Volume Two – is complimented by the rarely heard 1999 studio version (previou...

September 1, 2013

September 2013


Tim has written a new entry in the diary section of this site, where he talks about current and future projects, and a few days later, added a follow up post. The Kscope edition of Henry Fool’s long unavailable debut album from 2001 is a...

August 1, 2013

August 2013


Read a new interview with Tim – including discussion of collaborations and future projects. Originally released in 2002, California, Norfolk was the debut album from Tim Bowness (no-man/Henry Fool) and Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde...

July 1, 2013

July 2013


Dead Nobodies podcast – part one of a Tim Bowness special. Part one deals with Henry Fool, no-man live and Tim’s working relationship with Steven Wilson. Listen to the podcast at

May 1, 2013

May 2013


Tim has written a new album notes blog, about no-man’s returning jesus album. Henry Fool are appearing at the first Kscope evening on Wednesday July 24th 2013 at the Garage, London. The Henry Fool line-up will be Tim Bowness, Stephen Ben...

April 1, 2013

April 2013


Download a recent podcast of an interview with Tim Bowness & Stephen Bennett on Future FM....

March 1, 2013

March 2013


Henry Fool feature in Issue 34 of Prog magazine – with an interview and exclusive new pictures. The issue featuring Henry Fool is available from 6/3/2013, and is available to buy in stores and online via Burning Shed. Henry Fool – The F...

February 1, 2013

February 2013


In the latest Prog magazine, no-man’s Love And Endings comes in at #4 in the Multimedia Of The Year poll. Steven Wilson is on the cover and Tim contributes a review of the new Scott Walker album and is a part of a Scott Walker...

January 1, 2013

January 2013


Henry Fool – Men Singing is now available to pre-order from Burning Shed. All pre-orders come with a link to a download of a 16 minute outtake from the album. Pre-order now for 11th March shipping. Also available – Jarrod Gosling – Men S...

November 1, 2012

November 2012


The second, all instrumental, Henry Fool album will be released on the Kscope label on 11th March 2013. Men Singing Tracklisting: Everyone In Sweden (13.53) Man Singing (6.44) My Favourite Zombie Dream (6.25) Chic Hippo (13.24) Men Singi...

October 1, 2012

October 2012


Tim appeared with Judy Dyble at the Tonefloat records night in London on Sunday 28th October 2012....

September 1, 2012

September 2012


Due to commitments, Slow Electric has had to pull out of its performance at the Rock Cafe, Tallinn, Estonia on October 7th. Ex Wise Heads will be replacing Slow Electric on the bill. The Slow Electric debut album from 2011 is now availab...

August 1, 2012

August 2012


Tim was interviewed on The Interesting Alternative Show on Phoenix Radio on 6th August 2012. Tim discussed no-man, Burning Shed and more with ‘interesting’ Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi (Cardiacs, Knifeworld). He also chose some of his fa...

May 1, 2012

May 2012


Tim has written a blog for Prog magazine about chart eligibility for “progressive” and “rock” artists. Read an interview with Tim Bowness, with lots of no-man discussion, on the Pop matters website. You can also...

April 1, 2012

April 2012


Two no-man related album notes postings from Tim have been added to his album notes blog – Pre-History and Love and Endings....

March 1, 2012

March 2012


Slow Electric played live in Kiev on March 4th 2012. You can view pictures from the concert here. A review of the performance in Kiev has been published in the Ukranian edition of Kommersant. An approximate translation, courtesy of Googl...

February 1, 2012

February 2012


The March/April edition of German magazine Image Hi-Fi features an in-depth review of the Slow Electric album....

January 1, 2012

January 2012


Memories of Machines album Warm Winter appears at number 26 in the top 50 albums of 2011 as voted by “Noc Muzycznych Pejzaży” (“Night of Musical Landscapes”) listeners on Polish Radio 3. View the full top 50 for 2011. The album also fea...

December 1, 2011

December 2011


There’s a feature on Burning Shed in issue 22 of Classic Rock Presents Prog, alongside a review of no-man’s Assembly performance (which will be released as Love and Endings in February). Also, Slow Electric and Memories Of...

November 26, 2011

November 2011


Tim writes about the artwork and music of Roy Harper in a four page piece in issue 21 of Classic Rock Presents Prog, which as well as being available in print, is also available in iPhone / iPad versions....

October 6, 2011

October 2011


On 14th October Burning Shed celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special event at Leamington Spa Assembly. The evening included performances by artists associated with the company over the last decade. The anniversary event featured a...

September 1, 2011

September 2011


Memories of Machines Warm Winter is favourably reviewed in this month’s Image HiFi. Also in Germany, Warm Winter remains in the reader’s Top 10 chart in the country’s biggest Classic Rock publication, Eclipsed. Watch the new video for Sl...

August 1, 2011

August 2011


Slow Electric is a new project and album from Tim Bowness and Peter Chilvers, and the Estonian duo UMA (guitarist Robert Jurjendal and trumpeter Aleksei Saks). The album also features King Crimson’s Tony Levin, who added his unique bass/...

July 16, 2011

July 2011


As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Burning Shed brings Centrozoon’s Bigger Space back into print. Deleted for over five years, the dvd-r offers a fascinating perspective on the short-lived Bowness, Reuter & Woestheinrich incar...

May 1, 2011

May 2011


A haunting video for MoM’s track At The Centre Of It All (a track featuring Peter Hammill and Colin Edwin) can be found at Youtube. The MoM album features Tim Bowness & Giancarlo Erra, and is mixed by Steven Wilson....

March 1, 2011

March 2011


Memories Of Machines – Warm Winter (digi-pack cd / ltd edition vinyl pre-order) Warm Winter is the hugely anticipated debut album by Memories Of Machines, the new project from Tim Bowness (no-man) and Giancarlo Erra (Nosound). An assured...

February 1, 2011

February 2011


The latest post in Tim’s album notes blog is Doors lead to other doors – 10 Albums that have influenced Tim Bowness....

January 11, 2011

January 2011


Speak, Tim’s album notes blog, contains a new post about the forthcoming Memories of Machines album, along with a stream of the opening track. Also now online, a new no-man Soundcloud page, with high quality streams of no-man material. A...

December 1, 2010

December 2010


Two no-man downloads are currently available at reduced prices – “Speak” & the “Returning Jesus demos” – go to to purchase. Also available from the Burning Shed website – two releases from Postcards From Space. Postca...

November 1, 2010

November 2010


Some quotes from Tim appear in December 2010’s Classic Rock Presents Prog magazine as part of a larger article on Sandy Denny....

September 1, 2010

September 2010


Memories Of Machines has agreed on the label for its forthcoming album. Further details will be announced once the contract’s been signed and finalised. Memories Of Machines are still looking at a January/February 2011 release date. The ...

July 1, 2010

July 2010


Grey October Day – from the Mercury entered album Talking With Strangers, features Robert Fripp, Tim Bowness, Alistair Murphy, Simon Nicol, Ian McDonald and Julianne Regan amongst others, has been superbly reviewed worldwide, and the s...

May 1, 2010

May 2010


No-Man’s Together We’re Stranger is the latest album to be added to Tim’s Album Notes Blog. Tim now has an official Facebook page. If you are a Facebook user, visit Tim’s page and click on “Like” to become a fan of the page. Tim recorded...

March 1, 2010

March 2010


The God Morning Norge performance by Judy Dyble of Grey October Day, featuring Tim, can be viewed on Youtube....

February 1, 2010

February 2010


In his capacity as Judy Dyble collaborator, Tim performed live on two Norwegian TV shows in late February. The first was God Morning Norge, Norway’s biggest breakfast TV show. The second, Lydverket (Soundworks), is a pop/rock show and de...

January 1, 2010

January 2010


Judy Dyble’s Talking with Strangers album (which was co-produced by Tim with Alistair Murphy) is #5 in the Top 50 releases of the year in the Astra Club radio station top 50, and also appeared in the HMV Top Specialist Album Of 2009 list...

December 1, 2009

December 2009


Tim guests on the new Fjieri album, Endless. 10 years in the making, Fjieri’s debut album Endless represents the satisfying conclusion to a meticulously executed labour of love. The band, led by Stefano Panunzi and Nicola Lori, are joine...

November 1, 2009

Album Notes


Visit the newly launched Tim Bowness album notes blog. The site will contain Tim’s thoughts, memories and reflections on albums that he has recorded with no-man, his solo releases plus collaborations with Peter Chilvers, Samuel Smiles...

November 1, 2009

November 2009


Tim has recently reconvened with Samuel Smiles (Peter Chilvers and Michael Bearpark) for the first time in nine years. The trio has recorded an album’s worth of songs by Tim’s pre-no-man band, Plenty. The material has been subject to a r...

August 1, 2009

August 2009


Tim took part in the Judy Dyble – talking with strangers launch event on 27th August 2009. Judy performed songs from the talking with strangers album, alongside Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Tim Bowness and Alistair Murphy....

May 1, 2009

May 2009


Memories Of Machines Memories Of Machines is the name of the new band Tim has formed with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra. Involving contributions from Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (OSI/Fate...

April 1, 2009

April 2009


no-man – wherever there is light Acting as a bridge between No-Man’s elegiac 2008 return Schoolyard Ghosts and the forthcoming live concert DVD Mixtaped, Wherever There Is Light is a strictly limited edition CD release. From Schoolyard G...

March 1, 2009

March 2009


Tim appears on the bonus disc of the new OSI album, Blood, on the co-written track, No Celebrations. OSI is an American Rock band consisting of Jim Matheos (Fate’s Warning) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, ex-Dream Theater)....

February 1, 2009

February 2009


The Tim Bowness/Peter Chilvers album California, Norfolk will be re-issued in an expanded format via Burning Shed in the Spring of 2009. The 2009 re-issue will be a 2-disc version, with California, Norfolk (plus two videos) on disc...

January 1, 2009

January 2009


no-man Work on the forthcoming live DVD, Mixtaped, has now been completed. More interviews have been conducted for Richard Smith’s No-Man documentary and both DVDs are still on course for a Spring 2009 release. Tim & Steven have also bee...

October 1, 2008

October 2008


Seven years after its debut album, Henry Fool, the band has very nearly completed its follow-up, Album Number Two. Over five hours worth of material has been written since the debut release, which encompasses structured studio instrument...

September 1, 2008

September 2008


Rajna’s album Duality, featuring Tim on 3 tracks, has been released on French label Holy Records (and will be released by US label Projekt later in the year). Rajna create an atmospheric music that blends elements of Ambient, World and D...