J Timber
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J Timber

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop

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Oct
08
J Timber @ Cat's Cradle

Carrboro, North Carolina, USA

Carrboro, North Carolina, USA

Sep
25
J Timber @ Greene Street Club

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

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Loggers won't be the only ones shouting "Timber" Saturday.

Greensboro pop-rocker J. Timber's in town.

Think soul shattering, chin-rocking, catchy vocals.

"I guess you could say it's like R&B soulful singing with a little rock and roll and pop sprinkled on top," Timber said.

With an overdose of synthesized instrumentals, J. Timber and his accompanying five-piece claims a "Top 40 feel" and have been together for more than two years.

Timber, who moved to North Carolina as a kid from the Bronx, N.Y., credits his new home state with carving his sound.

After all, if he had stayed in New York, "I would never have listened to Southern rock or country or bluegrass, and those are big influences," he said. "I'm just now starting to incorporate them into my music."

With Timber's understanding of rhythm, it's no wonder he started as a drummer.
"I've been playing drums since fifth grade," he said. "I always knew I'd be in music ever since I was little. It was just something I wanted to do. I finally got serious about it ... I was a drummer and a back-up singer, and I ended up outsinging the singer one night."

That's when he decided to take center stage. "And I've never looked back," he said.

Timber, who just finished shooting a music video, is also making a name for his sound in the corporate world. No hints, but he says to expect his sound in conjunction with a national light beer company.

In the meantime, he's rocking the Boone Saloon (489 W. King St.), Saturday, Sept. 18, with local hip hoppers BPL (www.myspace.com/bpl6).

Check him out at www.myspace.com/jtimbermusic. - The Mountain Times


The album’s high point is undoubtedly “Tea for Two,” a chirpy, charming number with a smoky piano intro that complements Timber’s coy vocal tone exceptionally. - YES! Weekly


Discography

"Self-Titled" EP

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Bio

J Timber is Greensboro’s best kept secret. Originally from New
York, J Timber moved to Greensboro with his family when he was
young. The Indie-Pop artist has R&B influenced vocals and completed
his debut EP, Self-Titled, through Nascent Republic Records in May
2010. In a seeming fairytale, Joey Barnes of Daughtry fame heard
him playing during a break on the road and was so impressed with
the young musician that he decided to produce J Timber’s first
record. The music video for "Something To Say" is currently being featured
on FUSE ON DEMAND for all of October 2010.
J Timber has been playing around Greensboro, Charlotte, and
Raleigh, and has opened up for local bands as well as national acts
such as Anoop Desai, Coolio and Boys II Men.

Available on iTunes and physical discs through the label website in May,
Self-Titled will have an initial release in Greensboro, followed by a
touring promotion. J Timber will appear on the Fox 8 morning show on
Tuesday, May 25, the same day the record will be available for pre-order
on iTunes.

“Dreams are fragile, must handle with care…” sings J Timber on “Something
to Say.” Since being taken under the wings of a couple of local
established bands, he has been determined to make a name for himself.
They showed him the ropes and he started learning guitar and singing out
wherever he could. With an unwavering passion to create music for a
living, this 22 year old deserves your full attention. Take note and keep
an eye on J Timber… he has something to say, and you’re going to want to
listen.