Tim Mahoney
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Tim Mahoney

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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THE WINNER.
NEVER HIDE
YOUR MUSIC:
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR MUSIC?
I write songs from simple things like conversations
I overhear or dialogue in movies. There is always a
melody or lyric, in some form, working itself out in my
head. My newest record, Stay/Leave, evolved from the
confusion over a relationship. Currently, I’m working
on a song about the 35W bridge that collapsed in my
home state of Minnesota.
WHAT HAS DRIVEN YOU TO KEEP WRITING AND
PERFORMING?
I still find passion in creating music and it remains
fulfilling to put my thoughts to song. There are so
many highs and lows in the music business that
continue to fuel my desire to write and create.
STAY/LEAVE OPENS A NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR
SONGWRITING. WHAT ALLOWED YOU TO REACH DEEPER
AND WRITE THESE TYPES OF SONGS?
The lyrics come from the process of being aware
and honest with how I was feeling; what I wanted
and needed in my life. The record is a very accurate
snapshot of what was going on in my life at the time.
I co-wrote some of the lyrics with the producer of
the CD, he really dug some honest lyrics out of me by
asking about personal things that needed to come
out in the songs.
YOU HAVE A REPUTATION FOR PUTTING ON INTENSE
LIVE SHOWS. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR PERFORMANCES?
It may not be a perfected art, but I try to feel out
what the audience wants to hear. Sometimes people
want a chill set, other times they want to go out to
dance, sing along and be entertained.
HOW OPENLY DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH
YOUR FANS?
I try and communicate with them as much as
possible. MySpace is a great venue to bring new
music to my fans and instantly get their feedback.
I recently got a letter from a guy who wanted me
to send a CD to a girl he was crazy about in Italy.
I was really flattered my music might help seal the
deal for this guy. So, of course, I sent the CD.
WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO ENTER THE NEVER HIDE
CONTEST AND HOW DOES YOUR MUSIC EXEMPLIFY
THE SPIRIT OF NEVER HIDE?
I entered because my music on Stay/Leave is truthful.
As an artist it’s easy to hide behind music without
truth because there isn’t the same personal attach-
ment. When I create honest music, I can never hide.
THOUSANDS DREAMED OF THEIR CHANCE AT STARDOM. ONE WINNER PREVAILED.
TIM MAHONEY, A MINNEAPOLIS bORN SINGER-SONGWRITER, COMbINED bITTERSWEET LYRICS,
POP/ROCK bEATS AND RASPY VOCALS TO WIN THE RAY bAN NEVER HIDE MUSIC CONTEST.
HE SHARED WITH US WHAT INSPIRES HIS MUSIC AND SONGWRITING AND DRIVES HIM TO NEVER HIDE.

- Rolling Stone


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Tim Mahoney Stay/Leave 2007

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Tim Mahoney, Winner of Ray Ban’s ‘Never Hide’ Contest in Partnership With Rolling Stone and Myspace

Tim Mahoney's CD, Stay/Leave, secured his highest profile gig to date. Mahoney was announced as the winner of the Ray-Ban 'Never Hide' music contest in partnership with Myspace.com and Rolling Stone magazine. Mahoney performed pool side at the Rolling Stone magazine 40th Anniversary party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Mahoney will have a “Never Hide’ photo spread and article in Rolling Stone's November 14 issue.

The Twin Cities ‘ Never Hide’ launch will be November 23 at the Fine Line Music Café.

About Tim Mahoney & Stay/ Leave CD
Stay/Leave reflects the Minneapolis singer/songwriter's commitment to his craft and growth as a musician. Evident through the honest and pensive lyrics, Mahoney¹s latest CD, released in February 2007, reaches a deeper poetic level than his previous recordings. While prior Mahoney albums feature his driving grooves, Stay/Leave marks a change for the songwriter.

The album documents his emotions; serving as a memento of love not quite lost but not let go, either. Stay/Leave is Mahoney's most well produced collection of infectious, radio-ready songs people will sing to in their cars.

Combining a catchy pop/rock sound, bittersweet lyrics and a comfortably raspy voice, Minnesota raised Tim Mahoney etches himself as a mainstay in the Midwest music scene. His 150 shows per year and extensive travels clearly reflect his commitment to music, performance, and his fans.

Mahoney’s commitment and latest CD, Stay/Leave is gaining acclaims; with CD sales reaching six figures, thousands of plays on Twin Cities radio stations, and hundreds of fans singing along to his songs at live shows.

Mahoney signed to Target's Emerging Artist Program. 500 Target Stores throughout 18 states in the Midwest will carry and displaying Mahoney's latest release Stay/Leave. Mahoney is the first unsigned artist asked to be a part of the Target's Emerging Artist program.

Learn more about Tim Mahoney and his shows at timmahoney.com

Publicity: Mike Farley mike@michaeljmedia.com