Bio

"I have been sincerely taken aback by Tim as a

songwriter and performer. His artistry has really

impressed me on a high level"

- Jeff Martin

(The Tea Party)

"Tim Davies is a songwriter with acute observational

skills about himself and the world around him. He is

also a singer with the sensitivity to render those

observations believably"

- Brian Ritchie

(Violent Femmes/The Break/Mona Foma Curator)

 

Timothy Lawrence Davies (born August 12, 1980 in Hobart, Tasmania) is an Australian singer-songwriter. He began his career as a solo artist in 1996, and has since been associated with some of Australia’s most Iconic performers and more recently internationally renowned musician Jeff Martin from the band The Tea Party.

Hailing from the southern shores of Tasmania, Tim uses an amalgamation of guitars and vocal harmony combined with electronic soundscapes and aftershocks to create a gritty, euphoric journey into mind, space and the inner rumble of life and the human condition. The transitions from raw, hard edged rock through into ambient fluid, is a true exploration into the senses.

Throughout his solo career he has worked and shared the stage with some of Australia’s most Iconic performers. He has also built a relationship with the internationally renowned music and art festival, Mona Foma (which included performing at the grand opening of the Museum of Old and New Art).

Following a string of support and festival work Tim withdrew to his own private studio to begin work on a project that would see him spawn his first solo independent release “Counting Down the Numbers” and open shows for Dallas Frasca, Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon, Mark Seymour & the Undertow and Jeff Martin of The Tea Party.

The release of “Counting Down the Numbers” also pushed Tim into the coveted #1 Artist slot on the Reverb Nation alternative charts for Australia. This also helped him gain some national recognition and airplay on both Triple J and Triple J Unearthed, with his track "Heart Attack" reaching #10 on the unearthed charts. 

Tim's second release "The Crystal Cabinet" was released in December 2017 and launched in an old disused church.  Based around the William Blake poem of the same name this album was written, recorded, performed and produced entirely by Tim at his own Cromwell Studios Recording studio. 

After having shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential performers, Tim has found his own way of creating a mystic and yet dirty road into rock and roll.

 Current Projects 

Tim is currently working on the follow up album to "Counting Down the Numbers". 

Fun Fact

Before Aussie super-group "The Break" (Brian Ritchie [Violent Femmes], Jim Moginie, Rob Hirst, Martin Rotsey [Midnight Oil] and Jack Howard [Hunters & Collectors]) was formed Tim was considered for fronting the band on lead vocals.  He even flew to Sydney and worked on some unreleased tracks with the band.

 

Associated Acts:

James Reyne [Support]

Jimmy Barnes [Support]

Richard Clapton [Support]

Vicka & Linda Bull (The Back Sorrows) [Support]

Kate Ceberano [Support]

Dallas Frasca [Support]

Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) [Support]

Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) [Support]

Mia Dyson [Support]

Mark Seymour & The Undertow [Support]

Mona Foma Festival

 

Current Projects

Tim is currently working on a the follow up album to "Counting Down the Numbers" set for an late 2014 release with rumors of Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) to be sitting in the producers seat.  The new album is to be release under the pseudonym "The Crystal Cabinet".

As a teenager Tim began teaching himself to playing guitar to accompany his singing and later moved on to a selection of various other instruments. In 1998 he graduated from college and began performing solo shows and in various cover and origional bands. He had intended to study Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 1999 however a lack of theoretical knowledge prevented him from passing his entrance exam.

Professional career
Solo career (2010–Present)

After several bands and little success Tim perused a solo career that over a four year period would see him work and share the stage with some of Australia’s most Iconic performers, as well as build a relationship with the internationally renownd Music and art festival, Mona Foma (which included performing at the grand opening of the Museum of Old and New Art).

Following this string of support and festival work Tim withdrew to his own privately owned studio to begin work on a project that would see him spawn his first solo and independent release “Counting Down the Numbers” (Released 2012) and open shows for Dallas Frasca, Phil Jameson of Grinspoon and Jeff Martin of The Tea Party.
The release of “Counting Down the Numbers” had finally cemented Tim as a credible solo artist pushing him to the coveted #1 Artist slot on the online Reverb Nation alternative charts and gaining  national recognition and airplay on both JJJ and Triple J Unearthed, with his track "Heart Attack" reaching #10 on the JJJ unearthed charts.

Current Projects

Tim is currently working on a the follow up album to "Counting Down the Numbers" set for an late 2014 release with rumors of Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) to be sitting in the producers seat.  The new album is to be release under the pseudonym "The Crystal Cabinet".


Personal life

In 2007 Davies married long time sweetheart Angela Stokes and in December that year she gave birth to their first child, Amelia Jane. In January 2009 to their second child, Elliot Rhys was born. The four of them live in Hobart, Tasmania where Tim maintains his private recording studio,  Cromwell Studios.

Discography

    "Counting Down the Numbers" - Released:2012 under Cromwell Studios (2002)

Associated Acts:

James Reyne [Support]
Jimmy Barnes [Support]
Richard Clapton [Support]
Vicka & Linda Bull (The Back Sorrows) [Support]
Kate Ceberano [Support]
Dallas Frasca [Support]
Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) [Support]
Phil Jameson (Grinspoon) [Support]

Fun Fact:
Before aussie super-group "The Break" (Brian Ritchie [Violent Femmes], Jim Moginie, Rob Hirst, Martin Rotsey [Midnight Oil] and Jack Howard [Hunters & Collectors] were formed Tim was considered for fronting the band as Lead Vocalist.  Tim even flew to sydney and worked on some unreleased tracks with the band.

As a teenager Tim began teaching himself to playing guitar to accompany his singing and later moved on to a selection of various other instruments. In 1998 he graduated from college and began performing solo shows and in various cover and origional bands. He had intended to study Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music in 1999 however a lack of theoretical knowledge prevented him from passing his entrance exam.