Tim Guy plays original melodic acoustic indie-pop with a dash of alt. country.
Although originally from Melbourne, Tim has gone against the trans-Tasman flow and adopted Auckland as his new home. Back in 2002 he met award winning singer/songwriter Bic Runga backstage after one of her gigs and gave her a demo tape of a few of his songs. Bic liked them so much she offered to produce his album and she ended up playing drums and guitar and lending her voice to the material. The resulting critically acclaimed album ‘Blazey’ was released in 2004 on Bic’s label ‘Nu Shoo Records’.
Tim played support for Bic on her Acoustic Churches tour that year, performing 25 shows to over 15,000 people, and since then he has been in constant demand touring NZ with the likes of Anika Moa, Miriam Clancy, Paul McLaney, Age Pryor and Reb Fountain as well as undertaking his own 33 date solo tour in 2006. Tim performed 30 dates round New Zealand late 2007 to promote his new record and other recent performing highlights include Music in the Parks (with Don McGlashan) and WOMAD.
Tim recorded new album ‘Hummabyes’ in 2006 at home with his flatmates, who just happen to be two of NZ’s most well loved singer/songwriters Anika Moa (bass and vocals) and Anna Coddington (drums and vocals). A few other friends popped round to help out such as Ned Ngatae, Jeremy Toy, Age Pryor, Paul McLaney and Steve Abel – all luminaries of the New Zealand music scene.
“Soft pop which just charms like crazy -- right up until the final track which is a funny and wheezy singalong for drunken uncles at a wedding.”
Graham Reid, Elsewhere
“Hummabyes is an unassuming little pop gem.”
Marty Duda, Real Groove
“It all sounds effortless and the songs roll along like some kind of blissed out Sunday afternoon.”
Matt Crawley, Eavesdrop
Monkey Records is an eclectic boutique independent record label founded in New Zealand in the year 2000 with offices in Wellington and Berlin. Since August 2012, we have been releasing a single every week (or so) via our SoundCloud page.