Timo Arthur
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Timo Arthur

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter

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"Boston Herald"

"Amid a rising sea of Boston blues, Timo Arthur is a distinctive musical voice. He hears notes and progressions no one else imagines. Underneath the modest facade of this gentle giant, there is a smokin', smolderin' volcano waiting to erupt." - Nate Dow


"Blues and Beyond"

"Timo Arthur plays blues guitar with the authority of Freddie King and the expressive freedom of Magic Sam. Catch Timo's next live show so you can take a ride to Chicago, the Delta and the stratosphere all for the price of admission!" - Jim Carty


"Black Rose Records"

"The other night I had the pleasure of seeing Timo Arthur as the front man for his own band. He played extremely well and had great stage presence. I had never seen him sing before and he was amazing. He really belted out those vocals and played the blues the way they are supposed to be played. Anyone who hasn't seen or heard him must do so. You're in for a real treat." - Al Cocorochio


Discography

"I'll Keep Waitin'" (single) - Independent Release

"Six Strings Away" (single) - Independent Release

Guitarist on 'Chicago' Bob Nelson - Flyin' Too High, 95 North Records.

Guitarist on Diane Blue & The Beantown Boys - Live at Chan's (Independent release)

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Since arriving in Boston in 1996, Timo Arthur has become a sought-after guitarist and vocalist on the New England scene. His talents and professionalism have won him many friends and fans alike as he continues performing with Boston's best blues and R&B acts, as well as fronting his own shows. In addition to being an impressive guitarist and singer, Timo has also proven himself as a very talented songwriter. He has written dozens of songs in styles ranging from blues to pop to calypso. He has become a well-known and highly respected artist among his musical peers and continues to perform regularly.

Hailing from a musical family, Timo (Timothy) was born June 10, 1974 in New Haven, CT. His mother was a semi-professional cellist, his father played guitar and piano around the house, and his paternal grandfather was a singer, drummer, and bandleader. At the tender age of eight, Timo told his father he wanted to be a musician (truth be told, the term actually used was 'rock star'). His parents got him a guitar the following Christmas. His father showed him the basics and by age ten, Timo began performing at school shows.

Timo spent his teens giving solo performances of his original music on guitar and piano at every opportunity. He also played with a handful of bands, taking on duties from playing guitar and electric bass to singing and songwriting. At age nineteen, he made his first studio recording consisting of four pop songs he had written. He performed all instruments himself.

A year later, he moved to his father's native Barbados where within four days of his arrival, he was chosen as lead guitarist for one of the island's top-billed soca bands. Though never having played in this style before, Timo adapted quickly, proving his immense talent, versatility, and natural musicianship. With this band, Timo played venues ranging from the island's most popular clubs to packed stadiums. After several months, he left Barbados to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

After his arrival in Boston in 1996, Timo became a regular on the New England blues scene. In addition to fronting his own band from time to time, Timo often worked as a sideman, quickly gaining notoriety as an impressive guitarist and vocalist. He was often called to share the stage and recording studios with a number of local, regional, and national acts, and he also performed in genres outside of the blues box. Many prominent Boston area blues, soul, R&B, and roots/rock artists have called Timo to the stage to sit in with them at their shows.

For the future, Timo plans to focus his efforts on songwriting and perform as a singer/songwriter as well as a backing guitarist/vocalist. He continues to impress audiences with his soulful yet fierce guitar playing, his valiant songwriting skills, humble confidence, and his witty and warm stage persona. His steadfast ambition and undeniable talent give Timo an undying love of his craft, as well as an insatiable desire to succeed at it.

NOTABLE VENUES PLAYED (in alphabetical order):

AIR-CONDITIONED SUPPER CLUB - Los Angeles, CA
ALL AMERICAN MELODRAMA THEATER AND MUSIC HALL - Long Beach, CA
AUTOZONE BASEBALL PARK - Memphis, TN
BARBADOS NATIONAL STADIUM - St. Michael, Barbados
BB KING'S - New York City, New York, and Memphis, TN
COMPLETE ACTOR'S PALACE - Los Angeles, CA
HARRY'S CAJUN BAR - Hyannis, MA
HOUSE OF BLUES - Boston, MA
JOHNNY D'S - Somerville, MA
KENSINGTON OVAL - Bridgetown, Barbados
PEABODY HOTEL - Memphis, TN
RAINBOW ROOM - Los Angeles, CA
REGENT THEATER - Arlington, MA