Tim is a much respected singer songwriter who has created a reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile guitar players in his genre - Digital Blues listeners recently voted him as 'Best Guitarist'. Previously with Swagger & Groove Doctors, Tim has performed on stage with some of the world's best blues artists including 'Lightnin' Willie, Buddy Whittington and Gregg Wright.
Tim has been quick to follow up on his debut EP 'The People Have Spoken' with a brand new album entitled 'Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like a Bull)' recorded and released with his band, Ainslie's Vibes. The new album is collection of self-written songs steeped in Blues crossed with Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll.
'This exciting project consolidates Tim's position as an outstanding guitarist with the ability to come up with catchy songs' .. Stephen Foster BBC Radio
Ainslie's Vibes fronted by Tim Ainslie (Guitar/Vocals), Roy Little (Bass) & Alex Best (Drums) have established themselves as a three piece Blues/Jazz band situated in the East of England. The band performed extensively throughout 2011 highlighted with a showcase to a capacity audience, on the BBC stage at the 'Ipswich Music Day' festival.
Roy Little - "Bass"
Alex Best - "Drums"
Ainslie's Vibes - Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like a Bull)
Ainslie's Vibes - The People Have Spoken
Groove Doctors - Highlife
Groove Doctors - Los Earlos
Swagger - Must Use My Head
Ainslie's Vibes Launch Mini Album
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Ipswich guitarist Tim Ainslie is stepping into the spotlight for the release of a 5 track CD. Tim ha...Ipswich guitarist Tim Ainslie is stepping into the spotlight for the release of a 5 track CD. Tim has been a leading light on the blues scene for well over 2 decades, half of those years being spent in the excellent Groove Doctors. Tim made his mark in funky blues outfit Swagger and when that band folded linked up with John Butters, Fergie Fulton and Luke Arnold to replace Simon 'Zippy' Nicholson in Groove Doctors. The trademark Ainslie guitar style gave the Groovies a new dimension and he's carried that sound into his latest project Ainslie's Vibes. The mini album was recorded at Roger Cotton's Roundel studios in December last year and takes its title from Aussie Kier Nuttall's song The People Have Spoken. Originally recorded by a band called Transport it's a track dear to Tim's heart and sets the scene for much of what follows. This CD marks Tims first outing as a singer and he sounds remarkably comfortable in front of the microphone. There's a clarity and diction to his voice often missing in the blues world but first and foremost he's a guitarist and a mighty fine one at that. His band mates Roy Little on bass and Alex Best on drums provide the sort of bed rock any great guitarist needs to best show off his skills. With them stoking the fire in the engine room Tim can get down to the business of bringing the best out of the material much of which is his own. It's impossible to pigeon-hole Ainslie's Vibes. They will of course appeal to a blues audience but they are not a blues trio. They are all top notch musicians who are clearly enjoying working together. Long may they run. Ainslie's Vibes are launching their mini album on April 25th at The Steamboat Tavern, Ipswich on Sunday 25th April and on the week leading upto that will be in Session on my Drivetime show.
Blues in Britain Review - Gig at McGinty's Blue Room
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………’joined by Alex Best and Roy Little, who provide a solid platform for Tim’s virtuoso guitar work’...………’joined by Alex Best and Roy Little, who provide a solid platform for Tim’s virtuoso guitar work’
Alan Harvey, Blues In Britain
Crawdaddy Club - Gig review
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‘Tim Ainslie made his wonderfully effective and hard working guitar playing look effortless ……… Ti...‘Tim Ainslie made his wonderfully effective and hard working guitar playing look effortless ……… Tim Ainslie’s beautiful guitar work which is stunning….’ Ashwyn Smyth, Digital Blues
People Have Spoken CD Review
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‘I really like your music. It is twangy guitar, up, catchy, foot stomping…. You also have a strong r...‘I really like your music. It is twangy guitar, up, catchy, foot stomping…. You also have a strong rock and roll vocal going on with "The People Have Spoken", … Cool stuff.’
Bob Johnson, Program Director WPKN Radio
Ainslie's Vibes 'The People Have Spoken' - CD Review
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‘You are one of the best "new artists" I have heard in years!!!!!’ Ton, Tripple R Radio, Netherland...‘You are one of the best "new artists" I have heard in
years!!!!!’ Ton, Tripple R Radio, Netherlands
Ainslie's Vibes - CD Review
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’You play some cool guitar-driven blues rock, I like it. Your songs are well crafted and guitar pyro...’You play some cool guitar-driven blues rock, I like it. Your songs are well crafted and guitar pyrotechnics always work in favour of the songs, never against them. Again, trio format has a lot to offer!’
Przemek Draheim, Radio Sfera, Torun, Poland.
The Might of The Mighty
Long Long Way From Home
Tell Me Straight
Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like a Bull)
Mid-Life Crisis Blues
Twenty Ton Weight
Everyday I have the blues
The People Have Spoken
Long Time Coming
Daughter of a Debutainte
Smoke and Mirrors
Climb the Scaffold
Kissy Kissy (Slap Slap)
Power of Now
Ain't No Turning Back
All I Ever Want
I Gotta Woman
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