Beginning his musical journey very early in life, Tim started playing guitar and piano at age 7 and recording his own songs to tape at 8. Creating something of his own and hearing it played back only moments later seemed magical to Tim and struck a deep resonance with him. The sheer brilliance of these early experiences helped to instil in him a brightly creative musical mind and a freethinking musical ear.
Playing in several different bands throughout his teens, Tim continued to develop his craft and his musical ears, exploring a wide range of genres and styles. As he matured musically, he demonstrated an increased interest in the technical side of the industry and began exploring this. From fashioning a complete (and brilliant sounding) drum kit from left over Milo tins, to utilizing two tape recorders simultaneously to create a unique, yet surprisingly coherent and balanced sound of self-played drums and guitar.
It was his discovery of multi-track computer based recording in his later teenage years that began Tim’s journey into true audio engineering. He acknowledged the necessity for bands to offer a recording of some sort and constructed a 16-track computer based DAW system. By recording his own band mates, Tim recognised his ability to stay alert and patient while planted behind the computer for hours on end, as well as his natural ability for getting the very best performance out of the musicians he encountered.
This turning point led Tim to study a Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, majoring in Audio Engineering. Tim excelled in his studies, both theory and practical, and obtained a distinction average throughout the entire course. It was here that Tim’s love for recording, live sound and music production flourished.
Barely 2 years after finishing his degree, Tim has already set up his own business mixing live bands and recording many performers. Tim’s ability to mix successfully in the live realm has given him the opportunity to work and tour with a number of professional musicians including Cassette Kids, Finabah, Delamere, Red Ink, Tom Berlinson and Manchester Orchestra (from the US). Tim has also been fortunate enough to work on material for founding members of Yothu Yindi and in high profile settings, such as the fabulous Q studies and Level 7 studios in Sydney. Tim has also worked with countless local bands, helping them to completely hone their musical skills and perfect their live performance sound.
Tim is currently working for the Australian Institute of Music in Surry Hills, as well as recording and mixing tracks with several artists such as She’s the Morning and the Night, Shivon Coelho, Sandra Aalhuizen, Ploom, The Newness Band, and Michelle Cashman