Tim grew up in a musical family on a farm in Northern Ontario. His Mother and Father along with three brothers and five sisters all played and sang. After many years with the family weekend band Tim formed his own band and went on his own. Many years of performing has made Tim an outstanding artist. His writing and arrangemnet skills show through on his recently recorded original collection. His style has been inspired by a variety of performers such as Roy Clark, Earl Scuggs, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Burton Cummings, and the list goes on. When asked if he has a favorite kind of music Tim will answer," Yea, Music that comes from the heart and stirs the soul". Tim believes that for every song that is written there is at least one other person that will enjoy it so that makes it worth doing. Tim plans to be recording his original tunes for many years and hopes that they will bring a smile to someones face or an extra beat to someones heart.
Performing on stage since age 8, Family band till age 17, Rythme guitarist and 5-string banjo picker for Randy and the Rockets for 4 years, Formed my own band Rural Route Express for a year, then formed The Sweetwater Band and that went on for 12 years with many great members to come and go. The most recent band that I brought together was The Cookhouse Band for a two year stint, One of the most memorable gigs in 2004 was opening for Doug and The Slugs, unfortunately we lost Doug in that same year to Pickers'Heaven, sadly missed!
Musically I spend most of my free time off stage. I enjoy performing live but spend most of my time writing and recording or doing pre-production work for others. I still do take bookings for large venues and special events.
My musical influences include my Mother and Father, all my Brothers and Sisters who were my band members for the early years and still support my endeavors today and always. Pickers such as Earl Scruggs, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, Vasser Clemens, Ricky Scaggs, Glen Campbell, Albert Lee, Bill Monroe, Terry Fiorito, George Mehegan, Barry Kivinen. Vocalists and song writers such as Burton Cummings, Valdy, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ronnie Milsap, Eddie Rabbit, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Randy Bachman, Barry Manilow, Anne Murray and Jerry Palmer