Ainslie's Vibes

Ainslie's Vibes

 Ipswich, England, GBR
BandBluesRock

Original guitar based compositions steeped in the Blues but crossing over many other styles and influences. A dynamic, exciting and versatile band with a highly entertaining live show; full of energy, great songs and top quality musicianship.

Biography

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.

Lyrics

The Might of the Mighty

Written By: Tim Ainslie

The might of the mighty just strolled right into town
I said the might of the mighty just strolled right into town
Throwing all their weight around, putting all the other little mortals down, yeah they put ‘em down
Well they bulldoze the gates and intimidate these friends of mine

The 8 men from Gosbeck paid the price for just speaking their minds
I said the 8 men from Gosbeck paid the price for just speaking their minds
We are told that progress rules, Supermarkets forcing all the Farmers to their Rule, yeah to their rule
Well bigger better profit margins, Rake, Rake, Rakin’ it in

The Debman Family Butchers founded 1963
The Debman Family Butchers founded 1963
Generations pass on trade, hoping all the knowledge is not all now in vein, it’s not in vein
Well how many stores can one little market town take

Divine Intervention

Written By: Tim Ainslie

Sun, Moon, Stars, Mountains High, When Lightning Bolts Does it tell us that there is Divine Intervention
Hummingbird’s flight, Crocodile’s Blood, Shark’s Keen Nose Do they tell us that there is Divine Intervention?
Rasputin’s Scars, Alexander the Great, Darwin’s Chart Do They Tell Us That there is Divine Intervention?

Join the Stars map the workings of the world now and ever
The future is told, place of birth relate, Heaven has just sent our fate

Egyptian’s Might, The Inca’s Stones, China’s Great Wall,
Do they tell us that there is Divine Intervention?
Earthquakes Fault, Periodic Table, Pythagorus
Do they tell us that there is Divine Intervention?

Join the Stars map the workings of the world now and ever
The future is told, place of birth relate, Heaven has just sent our fate

If Only

Written By: Tim Ainslie

If Only you could see what I see, it’s like a Movie clip
If Only you could see what I see, it’s like a movie clip
I see, you see, see me, start it over again

If Only you could hear what I hear, it’s only in my mind
If Only you could hear what I hear, it’s only in my mind
I hear, you hear, hear me, I’ve heard it all before

If Only you could feel what I feel, be coming back for more
If Only you could feel what I feel, be coming back for more
I feel, you feel, feel me, want it more and, I feel, you feel, feel me, want it more and more.

Mid-Life Crisis Blues

Written By: Tim Ainslie

It’s early in the morning and I’m heading out, burning hot coffee and no time for food, I’m gonna be late real soon, frost on the windscreen too, break another CD case in two, I said I, got the mid-life crisis blues
I’ve got to get out of this rut no doubt, I hate my job and my wife’s thrown me out I’m gonna get me that Harley too, I need a Marshall stack, a train set play the whole night through, I’ve got to prioritize what I’m gonna do because I, got the mid-life crisis blues
Working twenty four seven feet don’t touch the ground, Insurance, Rent, Tax and Bills make ends meet, tell me is it beer o’clock please, the desperate ramblings of a drunken Man, don’t care who I talk to, don’t even know who I am, because I, got the mid-life crisis blues.

Standing Ten Feet Tall and Raging Like a Bull

Written By: Tim Ainslie

Standing ten feet tall, and he’s raging like a bull, standing ten feet tall, no one can stop him, nowhere to hide, Ten feet tall and he’s raging like a bull
Like a runaway train, screaming down the hill, like a runaway train, no one can stop it, nowhere to hide, runaway train screaming down the hill
Like a mad man possessed, raise your consciousness, like a mad man possessed, no one can stop him, nowhere to hide, mad man possessed with raised consciousness

Discography

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

Set List

The Might of The Mighty
Good Vibes
Shuffle King
Works Song
Long Long Way From Home
Divine Intervention
Tim's Crones
Blues Eyes
Crossroads
Tell Me Straight
If Only
Standing Ten Feet Tall (and Raging Like a Bull)
Mid-Life Crisis Blues
No Regrets
Come Together
Guitar Boogie
Twenty Ton Weight
Everyday I have the blues
Killing Floor
The People Have Spoken
Feeling Good
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