Tim Renwick

born on 7/8/1949 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Tim Renwick

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Tim Renwick

Timothy John Pearson 'Tim' Renwick (born 7 August 1949 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English guitarist. He is best known for his association with Al Stewart in his early years, and with Pink Floyd, playing on their 1987 and 1994 tours, and accompanying the band at their Live 8 performance.


Renwick was born and grew up in Cambridge. He passed his 11 plus and consequently attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, as had future Floyd members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour.[1][2] After dabbling in other instruments, he started to play guitar when he was 14, and progressed to playing in local bands in 1963.[1] Throughout that decade performed with Little Women, Wages of Sin, Junior's Eyes, The Hype, Quiver[3] (later Sutherland Brothers & Quiver) and Lazy Racer. He also worked for the Alan Parsons' rhythm section at Abbey Road Studios with Pete Moss for the Sutherland Brothers and Al Stewart. He did session work for Elton John,[3] Procol Harum, Andy Gibb, Bridget St. John, Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band,[4] David Bowie,[3] Mike Oldfield,[5] Gary Brooker,[6] Roger Waters, Eric Clapton,[7] David Byron, Richard Wright, Sally Oldfield, China Crisis, Pink Floyd[8] and Brian Joseph Friel.

Pink Floyd and other projects

Renwick is credited as the co-composer of Elton John's song "Dreamboat".[9] The song was released on the "I'm Still Standing" single in 1983, but was most likely recorded in the late 1970s, when Renwick was briefly a member of Elton John's band, recording with him on A Single Man and playing with him in Elton's 1980 concert in Central Park, New York.

In 1984, Renwick toured with Roger Waters during his The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour.[10] Among the other musicians in Waters' band was Eric Clapton,[10] with whom Tim toured the following year, on Clapton's Behind The Sun Tour. In 1987, David Gilmour invited Renwick to tour with Pink Floyd as a session musician, and recordings from the August 1988 shows were released in the double live album Delicate Sound of Thunder.[8] This makes Renwick, along with Michael Kamen, Patrick Leonard and Jon Carin, one of the few musicians who performed with both Waters and his former bandmates after Pink Floyd disbanded.[8]

Renwick joined the Tex Maniax with Andy Roberts and other ex Wangfords (1984) and Mike + The Mechanics (1989). Renwick joined Pink Floyd again later on their 1989 European tour, on the 1994 studio album, The Division Bell, and on the Division Bell tour, which again resulted in a double live album, Pulse.[8]

Renwick made a live appearance with the Alan Parsons Band in the 1998 Michael Jackson Gala (replacing the original guitarist Ian Bairnson). He recorded with Pink Floyd colleague Rick Wright, playing guitar on his 1996 album Broken China.[8] In 2005 he appeared once more with Pink Floyd as second guitarist (and bassist on "Wish You Were Here") for their Live 8 reunion.[8]

He also played with Al Stewart at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 7 October 2013. Al stated that the audience were "guinea pigs" which may imply he will play on more of the current tour.[1]

Solo work

Renwick has recorded an eponymous album; Tim Renwick,[11] released in 1980, and in 2007 compiled an instrumental album titled Privateer,[11] published by Audio Network Plc. and available from his website.

He now lives in Pentewan, Cornwall, and plays guitar in The Bucket Boys.

Solo discography

  • Tim Renwick (1980)
  • Privateer (2007)
  • Electric Blue (2008)
  • Vintage Blues Guitar (2013)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tim Renwick - Chronology. Official Site. Retrieved on 18 October 2012.
  2. Chapman, Rob (2010). Oh Mother, Tell Me More Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head, Paperback, London: Faber.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [Tim Renwick at All Music Guide Allmusic bio.]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  4. "No Roses" by Shirley Collins and The Albion Country Band. Mainly Norfolk. Retrieved on 2011-09-05.
  5. Mike Daly (1982-05-17). Oldfield and his band magnificent. The Age. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  6. Stephen Holden, Pop/Jazz in Review, 'New York Times', 1991-10-03. URL accessed on 2010-02-06.
  7. John Pareles (1986-06-01). Recent releases of video cassettes. New York Times. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery, London: Omnibus,.
  9. BMI "Dreamboat" song information. Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Miles, Barry; Andy Mabbett (1994). Pink Floyd the visual documentary, London: Omnibus,.
  11. 11.0 11.1 [Tim Renwick at All Music Guide Allmusic discography]. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.

External links

  • Official Website
  • Tim Renwick site at My Space
  • Tim Renwick bio with details of all band line-ups etc.

Pink Floyd
David Gilmour | Nick Mason | Roger Waters | Richard Wright | Syd Barrett | Bob Klose
Studio albums
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn | A Saucerful of Secrets | More | Ummagumma | Atom Heart Mother | Meddle | Obscured by Clouds | Dark Side of the Moon | Wish You Were Here | Animals | The Wall | The Final Cut | A Momentary Lapse of Reason | The Division Bell
Live albums
Delicate Sound of Thunder | P*U*L*S*E | The Wall Live
Relics | A Nice Pair | Works | A Collection of Great Dance Songs | Shine On | Echoes
Videos and DVDs
Live at Pompeii | The Wall | Delicate Sound of Thunder | La Carrera Panamericana | P*U*L*S*E
Related articles
Steve O'Rourke | Alan Parsons | Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis | Live performances | Trivia | Pigs | Publius Enigma

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