Author Profile: Tim Mottershead

Tim Mottershead is a professional pianist, composer, and writer on music, regularly contributing to a number of scholarly journals. As a pianist his repertoire ranges from specialist concerts devoted to individual composers, to lighter programmes, and themed recitals; one of which is a James Bond concert For Your Ears Only.

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

October 14th, 2015 by

Sir Roger Moore

With Roger Moore’s new tour about to kick off on Sunday, Tim Mottorshead provides his thoughts on Moore’s previous tour. Photo: Sir Roger Moore in 1973 by Allan Warren. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. When I first heard of Sir Roger Moore’s tour, my initial thought (will he be coming to a venue nearby?) was quickly […]

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A music masterclass with David Arnold

December 11th, 2012 by

Earlier this year I found myself surrounded by spectacular architecture whilst on a James Bond mission in sunny Salford.  A Bond related trip to Newcastle proved to continue this theme – from the vantage point of the County Court buildings I gazed across the Tyne to Gateshead at the Baltic contemporary art gallery and Sage […]

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Bond and Beyond: a musical celebration of 50 years of James Bond

October 11th, 2012 by

Professional musician Tim Mottershead recently attended “Bond and Beyond”, a concert given to celebrate the music from 50 years of James Bond films. At the concert the results of a poll to discover the nation’s favourite 007 themes was also revealed. I travelled by metro link to Salford Quays, which with the Lowry Theatre, Imperial War […]

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John Barry tribute – OHMSS

April 12th, 2011 by

In the second part of his tribute to John Barry, Bond fan and professional musician Tim Mottershead takes an in depth look at Barry’s work for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. With Connery having filmed the first novel in the so-called Blofeld trilogy Thunderball, in 1965, the logical next step would have been to film […]

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John Barry – a tribute

March 12th, 2011 by

As a tribute to the late John Barry, professional musician Tim Mottershead takes an in-depth look at John Barry’s contribution to the James Bond films.

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