Latest News: The Indie Christmas Album has just been released by World Domination Music, Tim's current music publishers. It includes one of Tim’s “oldies” – Xmas Night – which was recorded and produced for him by the legendary producer Rob Davis
in the 90s.
Thanks to David & Dan Buskell and Nelson King.
For details on how to purchase, please go to the Discography page.
A new 16 track compilation including several previously unreleased tracks is now available on renowned international label First Night Records – for details on how to purchase please go to the Discography page.
TIM 'RISES FROM THE GRAVE' TO EXERCISE HIS COPYRIGHT!
(The following article is reproduced with the permission of its author)
“WHATEVER WILL BE” is an English song authored and composed by the English writers Tim Ambler & J. Vincent Edwards. The song appears on Edwards’s 1996 album “Souls” and later on Ambler’s eponymous set “Tim Ambler” in 2000.
At some point in the late 90's the song came to the ears of household name Italian artist Francesco Baccini, very likely as a result of Ambler’s many trips to Italy around this time, co-writing with various Italian artists and producers.
In 1999 the exact melody to the song “Whatever Will Be” appeared under the title “Quand’e’ che mi dici si” on Francesco Baccini’s album “Nostra Signora Degli Autogrill”, with lyrics penned by Baccini himself. Given Baccini’s huge popularity in Italy the album notched up large sales, and the song “Quand’e’ che mi dici si” was featured as the album’s trailer single racking up impressive swathes of airplay on Italian radio and TV.
The song was also popular amongst rock lead guitar enthusiasts thanks to stirring guitar solo work by one of Italy’s leading rock guitarists, the legendary axe-man Andrea Braido.
Neither Ambler nor Edwards was aware of this until, in 2007, Ambler received a message over MySpace while on tour in Japan, from an Italian friend. She asked him what on earth he was doing there because she had heard that he had passed away many years before! Further she had heard the song “Quand’e’ che mi dici si” on the radio countless times, and (knowing it to be Ambler’s song) had made inquiries around the Italian music industry, only to be told that the original writer was dead and the song was out of copyright.
Just how Baccini believed that Ambler was dead and that the song was out of copyright is not known in any detail. However on the liner notes to the album “Nostra Signora Degli Autogrill” Baccini dedicates the album to Fabrizio De Andre (the legendary Italian writer who had recently passed away) and to Tim Ambler. This clearly shows that Baccini genuinely believed that Ambler was deceased and that the song was out of copyright...but just how he came to believe this is not entirely clear, other than that he was fed false information possibly by some opportunistic third party.
It is believed that the matter has since been amicably resolved by the various Music Publishers involved, without the need for any litigation, which again suggests no wrongdoing on the part of Baccini, but rather that he had been misinformed and misled about the song and its copyright owners by some third party.
The interesting thing is that were it not for the social networking site MySpace, the story would never have come out – another example of the power of the modern day web!
Listen to this number here.
Listen to J. Vincent Edwards's (English) version here.
FIRST ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE iTUNES MUSIC STORE!
The Independent Label Astor Records in London has overseen the introduction of Tim's music to the Apple iTunes Online Music Store. In essence it is the first album "Tim Ambler" released by ASTOR under the new title of "THE ONE". It contains a new version of "You'll Always Be The One" (now simply called "The One") plus a new mix of the old favourite "The Corner" - for further information please follow this link:
Incidentally, the original self-titled debut album "Tim Ambler" in its original incarnation can still be found in record shops in Ireland.
The song "Whatever Will Be" has been included on a Universal Music, Italy compilation entitled "The Eat parade".
The Big Interview (Gulf Weekly Jan 18th - 25th, 2006)
‘Machines aren’t humans’
Tim Ambler is an accomplished and highly versatile musician, recording artist and songwriter, with a career that has seen him perform music all over the world, in bars, in hotels, on cruise ships, at festivals and in theatres. On his recent visit to the Gulf, Jackie Kennedy sat down with him to see what he was all about.
When was your
first visit to the Gulf?
How did you come
to hear about the venues over here?
What did you
expect to find over in this part of the world?
What is your
opinion of the entertainment industry around the Gulf and what more could be
done for it?
previously a lawyer before deciding on a full time career in music, what made
you change your career so drastically?
What was the first
song you ever bought?
What is your
favourite song of all time?
And artist of all
What has been the
biggest venue you have played?
What advice you
What is your
philosophy in life?
For you, what does
it mean to be a real musician?
Where do you hope
to be in 10 years?
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