Tim Jackson – press release and biography
SINGLE ‘LITTLE GIRL’ - OUT NOW
DEBUT ALBUM ‘BETTER LATE THAN NEVER’ – COMING SOON
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LONDON - 41-year-old singer-songwriter Tim Jackson is preparing to release his single ‘Little Girl’, from his long-awaited album ‘Better Late Than Never’, on the 26th July 2019. Married father of two Tim Jackson has a story relatable to many musicians who have left their musical careers on the backburner to settle down into a conventional life. The album delivers often unspoken truths, with many songs based around re-engaging with his talent such as ‘Burning Fire’ or procrastination in the title track ‘Better Late Than Never’, while some touch on family life such as the new single ‘Little Girl’.
The singer-songwriter first took piano lessons from the tender age of three and, by the age of six, Tim was already performing at the Royal Albert Hall and appearing on TV along with other children who studied the Japanese ‘Suzuki’ method. As he grew older, Tim formed a band which went on to play regularly at the world-famous Camden gig circuit in search of that elusive record deal. Egos got in the way, bandmates chose different university routes and the band broke up. Amazingly that very band has produced world-renonwed hit songwriters and pop stars in Jon Green (hits for Lady Antebellum, Kylie, James Bay and Jack Savoretti among others) and Andy Platts (band leader of Young Gun Silver Fox and Mam’s Gun).
For a while, Tim put his musical dreams to the back of his mind while he concentrated on his career and growing family but as the years passed, mindful of a sense of regret that was gnawing away at his conscience, Tim came to realise he just couldn’t ignore his musical calling any more. He reconnected with his love of piano, performing as a session musician for the likes of Pixie Lott and Nell Bryden and began writing the songs that would become this album, all the while subconsciously documenting his life’s journey in the lyrics themselves. As he reached 40, Tim made the promise to himself to record his album, building a recording studio in his garden and inviting his friends, many of whom were by now world-class musicians in their own right to appear on it. The singer-songwriter’s album features his musician friends including Jon Green, Tom Meadows and Iain Hornal who have played live shows with the likes of Linkin Park, James Bay, Kylie Minogue and ELO. The album is a beautifully crafted collection of personal songs evoking the great singer songwriters of the past 40 years. Tim’s piano skills have been compared to Elton John, Billy Joel and Ben Folds while his song-writing influences include Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder. Early Reviews have described the album “a classic, pure pop kind of record that fans of instantly lovable melodic pop are drawn to as a matter of course. It is a complete and utter joy all the way through.” (Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio)
Tim Jackson’s single ‘Little Girl’ will be released on the 26th July 2019 along with a sublime music video.
Recorded mainly in a self-built home studio with talented long-time friends (who also happened to now be professional musicians) - ‘Better Late Than Never’ features Jon Green (guitarist/songwriter/producer for the likes of Linkin Park, James Bay, Jack Savoretti), Tom Meadows (drummer for Kylie Minogue, Will Young, Leona Lewis, Duffy) and Iain Hornal (bass player currently touring with Jeff Lynne’s ELO, 10cc).
Absorbing his record collection of great singer-songwriters of the past 40+ years, you’ll hear shades of Paul Simon, Ben Folds, Tom Petty and yes, even Elton John in the title track’s piano break which could be the cheeky half-cousin of Crocodile Rock. The album is a musically intricate, sometimes sad but ultimately an uplifting story of fulfilling your dreams after being derailed by everyday life.
If the record sounds like Tim has been around forever, that’s because he has, you just haven’t heard of him yet. Still as the album title says, ‘Better Late Than Never’.
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