Influences: Beatles, Paul McCartney, David Kitt, Darren Hayman, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Keaton Henson, JJ Cale, Peter Hammill, Martin Newell/Cleaners From Venus, 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 (28 Feb)): Really not a great month for me, either for this challenge or in my life outside it 😞 To use a car analogy, I stepped on the accelerator, and nothing was "there"... sorry folks, and well done to everyone who made it to the finish line (I'm waving from the tar-pit 😝 )!
Now... can I produce an EP of new stuff in March? Stay tuned to my Twitter...
General bio-type stuff: my name is Tim Walker (or "T.A. Walker", artistically, but you can call me Tim 😉 ), and 2019 will be my sixth FAWM, if you count 2015, which for various reasons, was a bit of a "bust"... (I had to "sit out" 2018 due to an exceptional level of family commitments, and they always come first!) My songs from 2017, 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 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. Either that, or I'll be using my new TASCAM DP-006 Pocketstudio... depends on how "old-school" I feel like going!
All the best, everyone 😀
Sorry folks - I’ve been wrestling with a nasty “bug” most of this week, and have fallen behind quite badly... don’t be surprised if I start posting multiple Eno-esque instrumental miniatures here to get back on schedule 😉
Song 1 is on the way - I have a basic backing track and some lyrics, but I may not be able to finish overdubs and post the demo until some time tomorrow.
@expendablefriend Thanks for your note 😁 I really want to do FAWM this year - I had to "sit it out" in Feb 2018, due to an exceptionally-high level of family commitments, so I want to get on-board this time around. Only teensy catch: we are in the process of selling our house, and we may be in the throes of packing up and "clearing" the place during February. That said... if people don't mind some quite rough demos this time around, I'll do my best 😝 Watch this space, and hopefully see you here in a few days!
Hey Tim. Hope to hear some new songs from you this year.