Tim Guy is a Melbourne muso on the verge of releasing his 1st Australian album, which is actually his 4th album release. We were able to ask him a few questions in the lead up to the album release and accompanying Australian tour.
Welcome to Beauty and Lace Tim.
What made you want to be a musician?
For about 2 years, my Dad and I lived in “Miles’, a small town in south central QLD, and our neighbour used to play in a band at the RSL, the whole place would start jumping when they did ‘Rockin Robin’
Your upcoming album is titled Dreaming of a Night Mango, can you tell us a little about where the title came from?
The title just sprang up out of nowhere, my uncle was chatting with me on the phone wanting to know about the album and its title, I hadn’t decided on anything and those words just got whipped up out of nowhere, it just instantly struck like a big silver lightning bolt.
How would you describe your musical style?
I like to say its quite laid back and casual.
Can you tell us a little about your songwriting process?
Its good to mix it up a bit I think. I don’t think one technique works, but the whole mechanics of the thing is the same… to actually get a song, they are elusive, like the platypus, gotta step around lightly and do all the right things, at the right time, and then one may just reveal itself… only if it’s comfortable enough… and then not for long.
Where did the songwriting inspirations come from?
For this album, my grandfather… Originally I started working on songs particularly about old soldiers, not war songs, but songs to make people calm and relaxed.
What’s been your career highlight to date?
One of the most memorable shows I have done was in a place called Okarito in the South Island of NZ. It seems so far way from anywhere.
You have some Australian tour dates coming up in April, what can we expect from them?
There’ll be 3 of us out on the road for the QLD and NSW shows, 4 of us in SA, and a bunch of us in Melbourne. Over the past year or so the show has been developing into something, I’m not sure what exactly, but we’ve got something going, which is why its the right time to take it on the road.
Who has had the biggest impact on your music career?
Bic Runga. She produced my first album and took me on tour. A dream run.
What is your favourite album to listen to at the moment?
Metronomy ‘The English Riviera’
What’s next for Tim Guy?
Hopefully Tasmania, Western Australia and then into the Northern Territory.
Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us.
Thanks for having me. Hopefully see you sometime along the line.
To catch Tim Guy out on tour, these are the dates he’s playing:
Thursday April 4th
Lock n Load Bistro
Brisbane QLD – Free Entry
Friday April 5th
Sol Bar, Maroochydoore
QLD – Free Entry
Saturday April 6th
Gold Coast QLD
Thursday April 11th
Yours & Owls
Friday April 12th
The Green Room Lounge
Saturday April 13th
The Front Gallery & Cafe
Sunday April 14th
Thursday April 18th
The Grace Emily Hotel
Friday April 19th
The Old Mt Gambier Gaol
Mt Gambier SA
Wednesday April 24th
To find out more about Tim and his music feel free to visit him at: www.timguymusic.com