Influences: Beatles, Paul McCartney, David Kitt, Darren Hayman, Jack Johnson, Keaton Henson, JJ Cale, Peter Hammill, Martin Newell, Lisa Hannigan, Anthony Phillips, Mike Oldfield, Brian Eno, Sigur Rós, Jake Thackray, Tim Hardin, Harry Nilsson, Tom Lehrer, Van Der Graaf Generator, Yes, Kinks, Kraftwerk, John Foxx, Divine Comedy, Young Marble Giants
(UPDATE (2017/03/02): Here's the "proper" album, remixes and all, of this year's output - "...As It Goes": https://tawalker.bandcamp.com/album/a...)
(For 2017: I was agonising right up to a day or two before 1st Feb, whether I was even going to enter FAWM this year. January has been pretty exhausting on more than one level, with not much sign that things will ease up, and I don't like to commit to things if I'm not at least reasonably certain that I can finish them. I ultimately decided that I'll jump on-board, but would plead with listeners not to expect "FAWM 2016 Vol 2" - this time is likely to be more "electronica"-orientated, simply because I'll be doing just about everything on my iPhone! If that's not a problem: welcome aboard 😀 )
General bio-type stuff: my name is Tim Walker (or "T.A. Walker", artistically, but you can call me Tim 😉 ), and 2017 will be my fifth FAWM (if you count 2015, which for various reasons, was a bit of a "bust"...). My songs from 2016, 2014 and 2013 are all available as albums on my Bandcamp page (see the link in my profile, that has no logo 😝 ).
I'm a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter, with fingers in the metaphorical pies of prog, folk-rock, singer-songwriter, electronica, comic songs, ukulele and whatever else floats my musical boat...
I use my initials for my "stage" name, as there are a couple of other "Tim Walker"s in the creative space (e.g. a journalist on "The Independent" newspaper, a classical guitarist and a singer-songwriter in New Zealand!), and it sounds a bit "artistic" anyway (e.g. "JJ Cale").
Although I've been playing guitar since 1987, and have been composing and recording almost as long (check out my Bandcamp site at http://tawalker.bandcamp.com/ for some bits), I've never really "pushed" myself out into the world with my music for various reasons (mostly confidence). Ironically, now I'm past the realistic age of "making it" in music, I don't feel such pressure to do so, and I can just enjoy what I do!
One interest of mine, is combining guitars and acoustic/electric instrumentation with electronica (a la David Kitt, David Gray, etc.). I also make a fair amount of use of iOS devices in the process of composing and recording material, so at least some of what you hear from me will probably have some iPhone/iPad origins.
All the best, everyone! 😀
|#1||Through The Looking Glass||
|#3||Time To Dream||
|#4||Hide The Lute||
|#5||One Way Street||
|#6||As It Goes||
|#7||16 Valentine's Days||
|#9||Serves Me Right||
|#10||It Was Enough For Us||
|#11||The Container Ship||
|#12||Going Round The Tearooms||
I listed you as an influence, because I was looking at FAWM about 3 years ago I saw The Pattern Store and fell in love with it, and it was also the first album that introduced to Bandcamp, if it wasn't for you then I would have never done FAWM, and gain the confidence to post my own music, so I will forever thank you for that, and I can't wait for next year.
Apologies to anyone who's been trying to get collabs, comments, and in fact anything much out of me this time around - I'm really flagging, and it's taking all my willpower just to stay in the race 😞 I'm trying to listen to and comment on other songs, but it feels like I'm not being an ideal FAWM-er in 2017... whatever that may mean? Keep going everyone!
In case anyone gets to read this: sorry I've gone really quiet for a few days, due to an exceptionally busy weekend (including house visitors)... hoping to get back on track in the next day or two! Song 6 going up tonight (13 Feb)...
I love that you have included David Kitt as one of your inspirations. The Big Romance is an incredible album as is Small Moments. Need to dig those albums out I think! Good luck