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Tim O'Connor

Sounds likeElliott Smith The Beatles REM
LocationTottenham

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Tim O'Connor is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Tottenham, London who plays melodic indie/folk music direct from the heart. Tim is influenced by classic bands such as The Beatles and Kinks, and latterday songwriters such as Elliott Smith, Michael Head, and Damien Jurado. Working as an Autism specialist by day, empathy and communication are key themes of Tim's songwriting. Tim's songs contain simple but thoughtful lyrics, and are delivered with a vocal style that betrays both a misspent youth as a choirboy, and misspent adulthood in various bands on the fringe of North London's music scene. Tim has played his songs live at a range of venues including the Natural History Museum, Proud Galleries,
Water Rats, Ronnie Scott’s, and The Cavern in Liverpool.

After a spell in a 60s influenced psych duo, and a an album that was recorded but then lost, Tim has hooked up with an old school friend to record an album for independent release. To test the water, a debut EP called 'Promotional Material' was released in 2018; It’s a collection of demos and live recordings, and shows the two main sides to Tim's output: Beatlesesque, guitar driven pop, contrasted with gentle, reflective, acoustic songwriting. Tracks 'My Name Is Fire', and 'Love Seeks No Easy Way Out' have received airplay on BBC London Introducing, Readifolk Radio, Acoustic Yard, Novaradio.co.uk, Pull The Plug podcast, Wandsworth Radio, and Shoreditch Unsigned.

Work on the debut album is ongoing but is due to be completed in 2019, and promises to provide listeners a convincing showcase of Tim's songwriting prowess. The album is a reflection of the musical influences Tim grew up with, and a literal record of the life he has experienced and connections he has made.

PRAISE FOR ‘PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL’ EP:
“A beauty... reminds us of a young Beck crossed with the Super Furries.” Native Magazine
“A pastoral folk pop straight from the primeval forests... rich and passionate... melodies shimmer with golden sunlight.” Diamond Deposits blog.
"Intricate guitar work and urgent melodies... a real treat." IPO Festival website
“I liked @Timplayslive's gentle-as-an-autumn-leaf Love Seeks No Easy Way Out.” Jude Rogers, The Guardian

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