Less than two months following the release of Tim Bowness’ third solo album Stupid Things That Mean The World, the No-Man vocalist, is set to perform at Manchester’s Band on the Wall.
The album came a year after the acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, and was produced by Bowness himself, mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord. The album features a core of Bowness along with members of the No-Man live band (Stephen Bennett, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), augmented by contributions from Peter Hammill, Phil Manzanera, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Anna Phoebe, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Scott Walker), and Rhys Marsh. As on Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Classical composer Andrew Keeling, best known for his work with The Hilliard Ensemble, Evelyn Glennie and Robert Fripp, provides striking string arrangements.
Primarily known as a vocalist/co-writer with No-Man, his long running collaboration with Steven Wilson, Tim Bowness has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera (amongst many others), and is a member of the bands Henry Fool and Memories Of Machines.
But as a solo performed, Bowness has become equally acclaimed. Stupid Things That Mean The World is an ambitious work, bending genres and reached number ten in both the National Rock Album Charts and the National Vinyl Chart following its release.
Tim Bowness performs at Band on the Wall on 8 September 2015.
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