Musician - Composer - Songwriter
©YorkshirePost Newspapers Picture James Hardisty @snapperjim
Music from Northern Soundscapes Studios
I am a songwriter,composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Knaresborough North Yorkshire, UK.
I like all kinds of music, but in particular, I am a big fan of Pop music, particularly 80s. I also like some ‘Prog’ artists as well. I particularly like the intersection of those two genres. I write in a lot of styles (including instrumental) and that's why I have 3 music projects on the go - all recorded at my private studio, Northern Soundscapes.
Two projects lean towards the 'Prog' sphere ('TimMusicWorld' - specialising in music inspired by Yorkshire history and culture and 'Silver Hunter' - an Anglo-French collaboration). The third project 'Light Engineering' leans towards the esoteric end of 80s pop. I also compose instrumental music: this ranges from electronica and prog through to Smooth Jazz. Instrumental influences include Mike Oldfield,Vangelis and Tangerine Dream. Songwriting-wise I'm influenced by anything Trevor Horn was involved in, plus 10cc; Supertramp; Genesis, Steely Dan; The Alan Parsons project and , of course, The Beatles. I also like Baroque Classical music e.g. Handel, Bach etc.
This music is all available on Bandcamp.com - please click on the three boxes below to listen and purchase, or click on the 'Northern Soundscapes Compilations' box to hear collections of the very best music I have released.
There are, in total 14 albums and getting on for 200 songs, so there's plenty there to check out. I also broadcast Quarterly Podcasts on MixCloud featuring news and latest updates about my music.
Please contact me via one of the above Facebook pages.
TimMusicWorld 'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post May 2020
'..home –made prog opera....an Alan Parsons-sized concept…Hunter’s songwriting is decent, solid and fun..'
Review of 'Living In A Looking Glass World, Prog Magazine 110 2020.
Silver Hunter: 'brilliant soft prog' Christian Décamps (Ange)
Light Engineering: 'a lot of very good songs and talented playing ...this is an album soaked in the 80’s!' VelvetThunder