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There’s an intensity and edge to everything he does that makes it the real deal
— Tom Robinson - BBC 6 Music

 

 

 

 

photo by Sam Haines

 

Tim OT comes from Kingston Upon Thames, a suburb of London. After years of playing hundreds of shows across the UK, Europe and USA in the unforgiving underbelly of the underground music scene, there’s not much Tim hasn’t seen. From sleeping in public parks with a one man tent, to busking for 24 hours straight for a mental health charity, to supporting some of the best the scene has to offer; Billy Bragg, Tom Grennan, Nizlopi, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Beans On Toast, Will Varley and Frank Turner. 

In 2016, Tim OT teamed up with producer and artist Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) to record his debut solo album “Let It Rain” on Banquet Records. After this release and the tours that followed. Tim got a job at the label that released his album. A company that regularly puts on album release shows and club nights. For the last 2 years Tim has been working at various venues in Kingston, helping to run shows with some of the biggest bands in the world from Craig David to Sum 41 to Bastille. When not doing this, he’s singing on the streets and in the pubs of London, writing songs, wake boarding and living in a small flat at the bottom of a medical waste silo.

In Spring 2018 a video busking went viral and was viewed over half a million times.