Tim Gibson

Tim Gibson

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Tim Gibson's Neo Classical Guitar Shred and magnificent ear-splitting guitar playing blends dark, complex, yet appealing thematic writing and arranging. Tim gives you mega-heavy, earth-crushing riffs, thoughtfully structured, harmonized solos, and neo-classical phrasing.

Biography

Tim is a very gifted musician and guitar player and I bet my bottom dollar you are going to be hearing more from this impressive guitarist for years to come

If you don’t believe me, see what Korn’s guitarist says: “He serves up some musical sushi with a massive dose of wasabi-like technical skills containing enough kick to make even some of the most versed shredders stop what they are doing and tip back a lager or two. (MMM...sushi!!) Anyways, keep an eye on this one." – Touring guitarist for Virgin Records recording artist Korn Shane Gibson

There are a couple of kick-axe music clips on Tim’s MySpace page that I have reviewed. Go to the speed demons site: Tim's MySpace Page for a listen and I believe you will concur with me that he’s got the goods and will deliver a plethora of colorful musical-notes when needed. Read On…

Song 1 Review:

After The Calm – Shoots out of the speakers in a galloping stride. Tim Gibson’s cries and wahs are enough to make any Michael Shenker or Uli Roth fan just foam at the mouth for more ero-assult with the guitarz. I love the drums on this… they sound live and the neo-grooves are well put together. The bass player just pounds out one crushing riff after another. Thump! Thump! Thump! Oh yeah! This young guitar lion has phenomenal speed with influences from Mr. Scary (George Lynch) to Michael Batio. One word that keeps flashing in my minds eye is “EPIC”. Tim wastes no mercy on flimsy writing and arranging. He goes full throttle, never taking his foot of the floor!

Tim Gibson's Neo Classical Guitar Shred and magnificent ear-splitting guitar playing blends dark, complex, yet appealing thematic writing and arranging. Tim gives you mega-heavy, earth-crushing riffs, thoughtfully structured, harmonized solos, and neo-classical phrasing.

Song 2 Review:

War Within - Wow! I remember going to a Pink Floyd - Spectacular Laser Light Show at the famous Hayden Planetarium in N.Y.C. where you get to sit in a tilted back comfy chair with speakers contoured ergonomically to each ear. You look up and you see the night stars come into view and slowly the stars start moving. As the sky rotates faster it evokes those feelings of falling forward. It’s really neat how the motion of the stars in space creates the physical illusion of really floating and pulling some G-Force. This is exactly what this song does to me here. The beautiful orchestrated music has me suspended in the darkness of space, and then a comet luminously shoots by me. The blinding fury of its long trail leaves me spinning, and whirling out of control. Tim’s mind blowing arpeggiated lead guitar playing is the fuel that propels this screamin’ molten mass of ice through space. I guess what I’m saying is that Tim’s writing and arranging are out of this world. His music is heading to unknown boundaries at the speed of light.

Influenced by greats such as Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, Joe Stump, Shawn Lane, Michael Angelo Batio, Andy Timmons, Dream Theater, Tom Hess, George Bellas, Rusty Cooley and others, Tim stands alongside these greats with his dazzling guitar work. A heavy metallic edge dominates each cut off his MySpace page and screams with ferocity. These tracks offer an introduction to his frightening guitar technique and playing.

Born in South Korea, and now currently living in Milwaukee, WI. The young-gun is always learning and honing in his progressive guitar skills. Shred guitar virtuoso Tim Gibson discovered his father’s acoustic guitar at the age of fourteen and from that point on has never looked back. He would spend countless hours in his room learning cd’s given to him by his older brother by ear. He would soon receive his first electric guitar a few months later. At an early age virtuoso guitar players captivated him, but he struggled to find any teachers capable of teaching him in that style so he decided to study on his own.

The summer before his senior year Tim was given the opportunity to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and study under legendary shred guitarist Joe Stump. While spending time with Joe, Tim realized what a great teacher could offer to the development of a player. So, he searched for teachers in the Midwest he could study with. Soon after, Tim got in touch with virtuoso guitar master Tom Hess.

"When Tim Gibson first came to me as a student, I could see right away enormous potential. Tim had the mental discipline that most people just simply don't have. It was immediately evident that Gibson was highly "left brain" intelligent, as well as very highly "right brain" creative. This is very rare, as most people generally are strong, in one area or another. Tim has evolved so fast, and so powerfully that it became obvious I was dealing now with a colleague, not a mere student. Today, Tim Gibson is truly a powerful new force in the domain of world-class virtuoso guitarists and guitarist composers” - Magic Circle Music recording artist – Tom He