Timbre Project

Timbre Project

BandPopRock

Timbre Project is a serving plate for songs that have been toasted in Adam Duritz's toaster and smothered in Jonathan Richman's cream cheese.

Biography

Act I: Jaime was born in Boston and immediately moved to Portugal for 3 years. Despite the fact that he traveled on the national airline of Portugal, in-flight entertainment included great American standards from Neil Young and Bob Dylan that are now permanently etched in his brain.

Act II: Jaime next moved to New York City for 7 years. It was here that he was watching Saturday Night Live when he saw the Rolling Stones for the first time. Mesmerized, he bought a guitar, and stayed home from the 7th grade until he learned to play the album Some Girls.

Act III: New Jersey is next. Upstairs in his Westfield, NJ, home, Jaime played every record he could find backwards, but remembers nothing beyond John asking a dead man to turn him on.

Act IV: He moved back to Portugal for 2 years. Jaime finished his last two years of high school in Lisbon. Rumor had it that his school —St. Julian’s— was the same school that Bryan Adams went to in 1969. Coincidence or not, during these two years, Jaime “and some guys from school had a band and tried real hard.” This would be his first band experience, playing covers from Jimi Hendrix, Jim Croce, Neil Young and Bob Marley.

Act V: From Portugal to Pittsburgh. Monks of Doom and Cracker were all that were left of Camper by the time Jaime made it to Pittsburgh, but they were enough to maintain Jaime on life support until he made his way back to Boston 4 years later. Beginning to write songs for the first time, he started Jimmy’s Rosefarm in Pittsburgh as the vehicle for those songs.

Act VI: Back in Boston. Upon arriving back in Boston with an armful of new songs, Jaime and a good friend started the band Five Dollar Milkshake. Musical staple food in these years included 120 Minutes, where he was heavily influenced by one particular tripped-out voice-modulating appearance by Beck. Seven years with Five Dollar Milkshake sharpened Jaime’s on-stage presence; it didn’t hurt that he played over 200 shows with the band.

Final Act: He's in Boston right now. In the midst of Five Dollar Milkshake, Jaime put out a well-received solo album in 1999 under the moniker the Timbre Project. When FDM disbanded two years later, Jaime resurfaced with another Timbre Project album, and is currently supporting the album with an all-star line up of Boston-area musicians.

Discography

Free Souvenirs (2000)
Ruining Perfectly Good Songs (2002)

Set List

Original songs with selected covers that are rarely played more than twice.