Tim Poolman
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Tim Poolman

Newmarket, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 1987 | SELF

Newmarket, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 1987
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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After buying a guitar from a mate at school for $20 (borrowed from his parents and still never paid back!!) Tim taught himself to play guitar the hard way – by LISTENING!!!

After going from lighting/sound guy straight into the lead singer/lead guitarist slot in Melbourne schoolboy band “The Switch”, playing mostly teenage parties and so-called “fundraisers”, they changed their name to “Roadtrain” and played real gigs in now defunct pubs The Armadale Hotel and the infamous Tok-H, plus massive “Bachelor & Spinster” balls.

After Roadtrain ran its course Tim got together with friend Andrew Curry and his brother Bernard to form “The Members”. Once again playing the Armadale Hotel they played tasteful acoustic covers from “The Time of the Season” to “Sharp Dressed Man”, to “Time is on My Side”. A large following ensued.

With itchy feet Tim left The Members in 1995 to try his luck as a sound engineer in the city with the most recording studios in the world, London. What he ended up doing was playing 3 years in tourist bar “The Red Garter” in Florence, Italy. Crazy times!! Winters were spent playing long hours in the Austrian Alps, and skiing all day. Finally, after 6 months singing in Copenhagen, and understandably exhausted, Tim returned to Australia to concentrate on his original music.

His 4-song EP “A Few Daggy Tunes” was recorded at Joe Camilleri’s Woodstock Studios in Melbourne. The song “Annabel” got airplay on LA radio station KCRW, while “No Tomorrow” was used by several Con Tiki tours as their “day song” (listened to loud first thing every day on the tour bus) on their tour across Europe, a very apt song indeed when you listen to it!!

Tim came 3rd in the Yooralla jingle competition with a very clever Steely-Dan-like version of the old “people helping people achieve” song.

His latest song “Luckiest Girl Alive” came to Tim after he witnessed a brush with death on a remote island in Queensland.  He knew immediately that he had a hit on his hands and was not keen to let this one slip away into the night, unable to be remembered in the morning (like so many other dozens of songs had done before). And remember it he did.

Tim is now multilingual and can sing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Danish and Swedish.

Please visit http://www.myspace.com/timpoolman

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