Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
DuoCountryJazz

When it comes to Elite performers and entertainers, Tim McDonald is at the top of the list. After finishing a tour with Olivia Newton-John and Pam Tillis Tim is concentrating on his solo career. Tim rocks the piano and entertains thousands of fans with his originals and songs from all eras and genres from Country, Rock, Alternative, to Jazz.

Biography

At the young age of five, Tim McDonald embarked on a musical journey that throughout time has granted him countless opportunities to recognize and perfect his talents within. After starting formal piano lessons his natural music abilities were quickly recognized. By age nine, he was a member of the distinguished Classical Guild Society. He continued classical training throughout his teen years.

Tim attended college at Montreat Anderson on a soccer scholarship where he studied music theory and taught himself other genres of music such as Jazz, Blues, Funk and Alternative. Subsequently, Tim left college and enlisted in the US Army where he joined the Army Band following a successful piano audition. Graduating with honors, Tim attended the Armed Forces School of Music. During his tenure in the US Army, Tim continued to focus on his music. At each place he was stationed, he took complete advantage of every learning occasion. Tim continued to study music and seek out mentors. He played music and learned from great musicians such as Dan Haerle, Frank Mantooth, Curtis Fuller, Clyde Kerr, Todd Coolman, Dave Mancini, and Byron Berline. Later, Tim was assigned to teach piano at the Armed Forces School of Music in Va. Beach, Virginia. He performed with many local and international acts as well as with the Virginia Symphony.  Tim had the distinct opportunity to perform with the three tenors and to perform and record with Count Basie Band leader Douglas Miller.  Tim also performed in two broadway musicals: Aida, and The Producers. 

After ten years of honorable service, reaching a status of Staff Sergeant Promotable, Tim left the US Army. He moved to Nashville, TN to further his music career. He performed with local bands, played as a session artist, and commenced a focused effort on writing. Tim is currently touring the country with his band and taking his music to the people.  When Tim is not on his own tour he is performing with his band and focused on his solo career.  Tim has also toured extensively playing piano, Hammond B-3 and synth with Olivia Newton-John, Blake Shelton, Pam Tillis, Mark Chesnutt, Byron Berline, Josh Gracin, Steve Holy, Cory Morrow, and guitar legend Johnny Hiland. Additionally, he has recorded with many major and up and coming artists from all genres.

Tim has five Country albums, “Lucky You”, "May I Live In Your World”, "Livin' Breathin' Havin' Fun”, “Tim’s Dems” and “Life Worth Livin’ to be released on Nov 12, 2016.  Tim also has four Jazz albums, "Tim McDonald", "Tim McDonald II featuring Chester Thompson and Roy Vogt", "Russell Scarborough Presents Tim McDonald", and "Ivory Christmas”, and is working on his fifth jazz album to be released soon.  His music is energetic, fun, from the heart and a total reflection of the talent and passion of Tim McDonald. Songs are currently available for download. CDs and Flash Drives are also available at many retailers.

Lyrics

Shore Drive

Written By: Tim McDonald, Grant Austin Taylor, Jason Link

Wind blowing
Top down
Old corvette
Cherry red
Like your lipstick
On my cheek
Oh what it does to me

Gives me a feeling
Like nothing else
Your pink tanktop
And puka shells
Around your neck
In the frame of sweet sunset
OOOOHHH OOOOOHHH
Yeah Yeah Yeah

It's the smell of the beach
With love in the air
Flying down the blvd.
Wind up who knows where
Live for the moment
While we got the chance
Get lost in each other
To the beat of our own dance
Let's take a ride
Down
Shore Drive

Palm trees
Surf shops
And big hotels
Baby look how fast
That boat sails
Around the bay
Ooh what a beautiful day
OOOOOHHHH OOOHHHHH
Yeah Yeah Yeah

It's the smell of the beach
With love in the air
Flying down the blvd.
Wind up who knows where
Live for the moment
While we got the chance
Get lost in each other
To the beat of our own dance
Let's take a ride
Down
Shore Drive

Drive down this highway
It's our getaway
Let's just getaway

It's the smell of the beach
With love in the air
Flying down the blvd.
Wind up who knows where
Live for the moment
While we got the chance
Get lost in each other
To the beat of our own dance
Let's take a ride
Let's take a ride
Let's take a ride
Down
Shore Drive
Down
Shore Drive

Discography

Tim McDonald Albums:
Ivory Christmas 2003
Russell Scarborough Presents Tim McDonald 2004
Tim McDonald 2005
May I Live In Your World 2008
Lucky You 2009
Tim McDonald II 2011
Livin' Breathin' Havin' Fun 2012
Tim's Dem's July 2013 release

Albums Tim has recorded on:
Byron Berline: One Eyed Jack, Byron and Friends
Cory Morrow: Vagrants and Kings
Roy Vogt: Urban Legend
Basher and Bogue
and many demos etc.

Tim has Lucky You, May I Live In Your World, Tim McDonald, and Tim McDonald II playing regularly at jango.com and many other radio stations. Tim has many writer credits on albums etc. Tim's composition
and recording of Aargh Mr. Scarborough is in the movie:
A Perfect Fit.

Set List

Original Songs:

Snake Farm

Shit List

Drinkin’
Song

Lucky You

Every Song
Sounds the Same

Shore Drive

Straight Up

Cool Kind of
Crazy

Livin’
Beathin’ Havin’ Fun

Free Man

Come Hell or
High Water

Dauphin
Island

The King

Livin’ Worth
Livin’

Now I’m Here
Alone

That’s What
Love Could Do

Last Thing
You’ll Ever Need

You and Me
Weekend


If It Aint
Fun (I Aint Doin’ It)

Tim also performs all your favorite top 40 hits and classics