Caitlin Timmins

Caitlin Timmins

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Imagine a mix of Sara Bareilles and Adele. That's 18 yr-old singer/songwriter Caitlin Timmins - who is currently finishing up her first year at Berklee College of Music in Boston. With her soothing, yet unique voice, there's no doubt that Timmins will catch your attention on the first listen.

Biography

Well, I’m gonna be honest with you.

I thought about telling you about myself in a way that was all professional-sounding, and saying things like, “From a young age, Caitlin was already expressing a love for music...” blah, blah, blah. I also thought about telling you about the cookie-cutter version of the 18 year old singer/songwriter who just wanted to reach people with her music. You know, trying to make myself seem really awesome or something. But, I felt pretty strange writing about myself in the 3rd person.

I’m really just a normal Wisconsin teenager - who happens to have extremely big dreams. I’m 18, and frankly, I’d like to sound 18. Plain and simple. No need to fluff it up, right? So, I decided to tell you my story - or at least the start of it, in my own words.

I have loved music from an early age, but I was no Mozart. My love for music consisted of walking around singing the ABC’s for anyone who would listen, dancing in the living room lip-syncing to my favorite Britney Spears song, or playing the air-guitar and singing along to The Beach Boys with my Dad. Nobody expected back then that I’d ever have an album out by the time I was 17. Not even me. I did take piano lessons starting at age 5, but I quit at age 11 because I hated it, and never practiced. Figures. Now I play everyday and absolutely love it. Oh, and my best friend and I did plan to be in a pop-music singing girl group, just like the rest of the 7-year-old girl population in the 90’s, but as you can probably guess, that plan fell through.

I guess when I entered middle school, I decided to put my lip-syncing, wannabe pop-star, and air-guitar playing days behind me. I wanted to start doing the real thing. I joined my school choir, which eventually led me to my first love. Singing. I wanted to sing as much as I could - in talent shows, national anthem for sporting events, and I joined 3 different choirs.

Then, when I entered my freshman year of high school, my mom got a desktop Mac computer for her work. She was showing me all the cool features on it, one of them being GarageBand - a music recording program that comes on all Mac’s. I remember being so amazed that you could actually record songs right from your own computer. As you can imagine, I wanted to record songs of my own, which led me to my second love. Songwriting. As well as obviously sparking a lot of interest in recording, editing, and mixing music. So much that 3 years later as a senior in high school, I released my debut album - of which I wrote, recorded, edited, mixed, arranged, and produced every song from my own bedroom. I don’t have an agent or manager - I’m doing this all on my own. I even created this website myself.

I won’t lie. It gets to be extremely difficult and really frustrating, but the thing is - I don’t care. I’m so excited that I don’t have to wait for someone else to decide that I’m worth their time in order to start living my dreams. I get to show them myself. When it comes down to it, all the hard work is definitely worth it.

As for now, I’m just an 18 year old dreamer with a voice and a piano currently taking on my freshman year at Berklee College of Music.

So that’s the beginning of my story. I don’t know the rest, or how it ends yet. I guess I’ll let you know after I live it.

Discography

"Firework" - Single (January 1st, 2011)
"On the Bright Side" (November 17th, 2009)
"Magazines" - Single (August 8th, 2008)