“When asked about my story, I always say that three moments define me:
The first was when I was thirteen and a kid brought a guitar to school. I’ve never wanted anything so bad. It was a real ‘sliding doors’ affair.
The second was the first time I experienced people singing along to one of my songs. Feeling the power of music as a way of bringing people together, as the universal language, no matter who you are or where you came from. That was when I realised that I might actually be able to make a go of this.
The third was the night I found the Spiritual Bar (Camden), Rafa the owner said, “you can play here if you can play the blues”. That place became my home. A true community of musicians who just wanted to play honest music. Without it, London didn't make much sense. But if my soul is in Camden, my heart is in Nashville and I feel most at home in the world of blues-rock and americana sounds.”
Tim De Graaw is a South African born singer-songwriter living in London (UK). Described and compared to the sounds of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Springsteen, Dylan and Clapton.
Having studied at Berklee College of Music, he cut his teeth over the past seven years in bands and as a solo act touring the US and Europe.
His lyrics are an honest and candid account of his life and experiences as a full-time musician in a digital age constantly in flux.
Tim is currently working on a band project in London with John Porter (The Smiths) and promoting his latest acoustic release ‘Magnolia Blue’.