Jim Ottaway is an Australian composer, producer and studio performer of original instrumental music covering many genres including space ambient, electronic, dance, new age, relaxation and music for film and television.
Jim's major musical influences include Tangerine Dream, Edgar Froese, Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Enigma, Johannes Schmoelling, Christopher Buckman, Tony O'Connor, Lisa Gerrard and Gary Wright.
Since 2004 Jim has released 22 independent albums in Australia. Eight of these albums have been released internationally.
Since 2010 twelve of Jim's tracks have been chosen as finalist in various Australian music/songwriting awards including 'The Long Haul' and 'Out of the Darkness (Instrumental) which were awarded 5th place and 7th place respectively in the Instrumental Category of the 2015 Australian Songwriting Awards (ASA); 'Live the Dream' which was awarded 4th place in the Instrumental Category of the 2014 ASA.