Tim McMillan

Tim McMillan

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Tim, has been impressing people the world over with his dazzling alternative/folk guitar playing! You really need to see him to believe it...

Biography

Tim McMillan
www.timmcmillan.com.au

Bio
Tim has performed as a guitarist/singer for over a decade, both with bands and as a solo act.
With a healthy influence of Folk, Classical, Latin Jazz, Flamenco and Blues Guitar, his current live repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of guitar based music.
His band consists of Rohan Drew on bass guitar and percussion and Andy Fitzpatrick on Baritone guitar and backing vocals.
Tim completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz guitar) at Monash University, Victoria in 2000.
Since this time he has worked as a classroom music teacher, composer and session musician.
Most recently Tim has been focusing on his solo career as a guitarist; he has performed solo shows in Ecuador, Costa Rica and India.
In late 2006 he toured Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium for five months as guitarist for folk group ‘Naked Raven’, during this time he also performed 30 solo shows throughout Germany.
Tim has recently released his debut LP ‘Afterparty’ through T3 records (Europe) and has just completed a two month long tour of Germany and East Coast Australia. He is currently in the studio preparing an LP due for release in Australia in June 2008.
Soundtracks
Cactus Island (Surfing television show) – Channel 10 (Melbourne)
Sprintcars: Road to Knoxville – Sony Playstation II 2006 (US/Australia)
Sammy J’s 55 minute National Tour – Melbourne Comedy Festival 2006
Sammy J’s Cyclone – Melbourne Fringe Festival 2006 (Melbourne)
Sprintcars II – Sony Playstation 3 2007
Sammy J (solo show) – Edinburugh Fringe Festival 2007

Supports

Diesel – The Peninsula Lounge, Mooroduc 2004
Pete Murray – Cole Clark and Harper Guitar Awards, Melbourne 2004
Sarah McCleod – The Espy, St Kilda 2005
Chris Wilson – Cube 37, Frankston 2005
Dutch Tilders – Fishies Hotel, Mornington 2005
Mark Seymour – 5 week residency at The Espy, St Kilda 2006
Dominic Miller (Sting’s guitarist) – Hamburg 2006
Cindy Bullens (Elton John’s Backing Vocalist) – Berlin 2007
The Backsliders – Castlemaine 2007
N3 TV (Italy) – Featured Artist 2007

Festivals
Frankston International Guitar Festival – 1997, 2005
Woodford Folk Festival – 2006/07
Laternenfest, Halle (Germany) 2006
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – 2006
Major’s Creek Festival-Canberra, 2007
Queenscliff Festival – Queenscliff, 2007
Adelaide Guitar Festival – Adelaide 2007
Yakendandah Folk Festival-Victoria 2008
The National Folk Festival-Canberra 2008

Awards
Maton - Young Guitarist of the Year (Frankston International Guitar Festival) 1997
Kool Skoolz – Best Instrumental Composition (Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne) 1997
Cole Clark and Harper Guitar Awards – Best Instrumental Performance (The Palace, Melbourne) 2004
XBerg Music – Singer/Songwriter Award (Canova, Berlin) 2006
Tour
East Coast Australia 2007 (June)
Europe/Singapore – October 2007
East Coast/South Australia 2007 (December)
Europe – May 2008
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Discography

Afterparty/2007