Tim Jackman

Lead guitarist and vocals

Whilst working as a teacher in Dubai in the early 90’s, Tim Jackman and Kelvin Catesby started a duo called Liquid Lunch which soon became a trio and when the trio was joined by a drummer and keyboard player, the style became more rock and less lounge, giving birth at this point to the band Graffiti.

Graffiti, a classic rock and pop covers band, played in bars, clubs, hotels and at outdoor events for several years throughout the United Arab Emirates. They were in high demand for dinner dances, weddings, private parties and celebrations of all sorts. There were various personnel changes, but Tim Jackman and Kelvin Catesby always formed the core of the band.

In the late 90’s these two formed a new 4-piece band by the name of Retro.

Tim Jackman took up a headship in the Sultanate of Oman in the year 2000 where he met up with other musicians and together created a band known as MLC (Mid-Life Crisis). A few years later, when the lead vocalist of MLC left the country, the remaining band members started up a band called Wotsup!

Tim Jackman was appointed Head of Primary at a large international school in Doha, Qatar in 2006. After a year or so there he joined a group called The Frank Chickens and continued to play until his retirement in 2016.

Retiring to Portugal, he met up with Dave Currah (vocals and guitar) and they began playing as The Boliqueimists. Joined by Roy West (bass) and Ken Blunt (keyboards, sax, flute) they changed their name to Rockhopper.