The Timbers

The Timbers

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS

Thumping high energy sweaty folk music. Screamed three-part harmonies from dusty outback pubs to misty mountain tops. There is something for everyone in The Timbers' music. A raucous enthralling live show has made them one of Adelaide's hardest working bands.


THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to the sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of roots, folk, and Celtic bushman punk. Their explosive start in the Adelaide music scene is worthy recognition of this bands ability to marry exceptional musicianship with highly accomplished songwriting. Hailing from far away lands such as Kangaroo Island, Tasmania, the Riverland, and the Adelaide Hills, the four members have worked tirelessly together to create a unique high energy musical experience.
The instrumentation of this band is quite unique with vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Simon Basey also playing the bass lines utilising foot operated bass pedals and Benjamin Roberts on dexterous lead guitar, backing vocals, tin whistle, stomp box, mandolin, banjo and foot percussion. The quartet is rounded out with the beautifully crafted violin lines and subtle backing vocals of Sarah O’Brien and the stirring rhythmic grooves of percussionist Craig Atkins on cajon, djembe, congas, and didgeridoo.
Their style has a distinctive alternative folk groove reminiscent of musical influences such as The Pogues, Iron and Wine, Flogging Molly, The Mountain Goats, and Mumford and Sons. Their raucous live performances, relevance and musicianship gives them the drive and determination to aspire to the accomplishment of those mentioned as muses.
Their debut EP ‘Greet the Sun’ was very well received and was a regular in the 3D radio 20+1 Charts since its release in March 2011. “I could see myself getting drunk and slapping my knee to this” (Gregg Donovan – Manager Airbourne, Grinspoon, Josh Pyke)
THE TIMBERS have toured three times through Victoria and Tasmania and performed at nearly every music venue in Adelaide. They have played countless music festivals in Adelaide and interstate and supported acts such as The Audrey’s, The Beards, Ben Salter, Adalita, Special Patrol, Woohoo Revue, Cal Williams Jr.
Their dynamic and passionate approach to performing has made them a “must see” act on the Adelaide live music scene. With loyal and enthusiastic fans, growing with each gig, their reputation and fan base is ever increasing with their appeal not confined to a single age bracket. Watching a Timbers show, leaves you feeling alive yet exhausted, inspired yet overwhelmed, but by and large excited about the future of Australian music.


"Greet the Sun" EP released March 2011
6 track live EP: Live in 3D (Quiet Pop 2010)