Tim Rose
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Tim Rose

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Tommy Simmons headlines the Triple Door (support)"

Opening the show was singer/songwriter, Tim Rose. He is originally from Tacoma, but now lives in Hawaii. He and Simmons went to school together, and have supported each other’s music careers for many years. After Sunday night’s show, he will return to Hawaii for some select performances, including several CD release shows, and hopes to be back later this summer/early fall to perform more shows on the mainland. His self titled debut album will be released to the public June 22. - Seattle Music Insider

"Hawaii Public Radio the Conversation interview and performance"

Click to listen to radio interview and live performance - Hawaii Public Radio

"Kickstarter Campaign for Tim Rose Music"

Click for Video interview and performance. - KITV Honolulu

"Local musician Tim Rose will raise money for upcoming album"

Click the link for video interview and performance - Hawaii News Now

"Local Musician Calls for Community's Help to Kickstart his Career"

Music can change your life. The power of a song can pull you along with something that’s greater than the rest of us. It’s that chicken-skin feeling when a song like Stevie Wonder’s Visions slowly spills over you, communicating the experience of one human being to the next.

Music changed Tim Rose’s life. Growing up, Tim initially thought maybe he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. Born and raised in Washington state, he became a self-taught musician as a teenager, and upon graduating high school, his father beckoned him to earn an undergraduate degree in the field of his choosing. So Tim moved to Honolulu to study music at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“This is what is important to me. This is what I want. I’ve made a decision,” Tim told me during a recent interview at Coffee Talk in Kaimuki.

It’s been several years since he graduated from UH, but he is now more certain than ever that this is what he wants to do: “I want to make music for the rest of my life.”

To make this happen, Tim has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first full-length album. (As of this writing, the campaign is 90 percent backed. Tim has until Friday morning to reach his goal.)

“Music is so important as a tool to inspire,” he says. With his first album, Tim hopes to inspire Hawaii’s music scene with a collection of songs that defy the popular conceptions of what a singer-songwriter should be.

“We don’t have to write tunes that will get us onto the radio. We can make whatever we want.”

With his Kickstarter campaign, Tim points out that funding his album directly with the help of fans has allowed him to write songs he wants to write — without being forced to compromise his artistic integrity.

“I want to create music that has deep emotional and social meaning, things that can be felt in the head and in the heart,” Tim writes on Kickstarter. “Powerful songs that, I hope, will inspire you to be a better version of yourself. I want to make those songs and share them with you.”

He just completed recording the forthcoming 11-track album at Steelgrass Recording Studio on Kauai with producer Will Lydgate and drummer Patrick Armitage. Tim now is in the final stages of mastering the audio and preparing the album for its release in May.

“It’s a great time to be a musician,” Tim says, explaining that the Internet has enabled artists to foster direct relationships with fans through conversations on email and Facebook. “The people I get to talk with are no longer just fans, they’re my friends.”

But the reason I’m writing this is not to convince you that Tim’s album will be the next Unorthodox Jukebox, or that it will relieve Hawaii’s contemporary pop music of its decades-long affair with the Jawaiian sound. I’m writing to tell you that you have the opportunity to not only support the creation of new music for Hawaii, but to also make a new friend in the process. - Metro HNL

"Island Mele: Rose uses ‘Extended Play’ to show his facets"

Album Review - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"The Spring Break Party of the Year (Tim Rose CD Release Party)"

"UH Manoa music major Tim Rose is just months away from graduation, and what better way to celebrate than with the release of a debut album.

"Rose titled his EP release Extended Play, saying that since this is his first solo project, he didn’t want a title that was too heavy, but rather let his music do the talking." - The Midweek

"Mixed Plate: Hawaii votes for Most Beautiful Man"

With a couple of major beauty pageants on the calendar this fall it's only natural that the guys are demanding equal ramp time. 9/11/2010. - KITV Honolulu

"Hawaii's Most Beautiful Man Named"

Tim Rose won this year’s Most Beautiful Man contest, presented by designers Takeo and Eric Chandler of 2Couture. Ladies, you should see his abs!

Tim Rose, a University of Hawaii student, was named the winner of Hawaii’s Most Beautiful Man contest, which took place Sept. 11 at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall as part of the 8th annual Woman Expo.

I was one of the judges who had the difficult task of selecting the winners. Of course, it took more than a pretty face and build. Women also look for personality and a modicum of intelligence, whether in real life or on the runway.

Of course, I think I speak for all the judges when I say I would have appreciated fewer cougar jokes and its predatory implications (why can’t two people just love each other and call it that?), but when it was over, those left standing next to Rose were:

1st runnerup: Hoku Garza, who impressed with his fire dancer’s physique, talent and personality.

2nd runnerup: Zac Twogood, a professional model who used his charm to his advantage.

3rd runnerup: Karlos Olsen, an actor who knows how to bring a runway to life.

4th runnerup: Nick Duarte, a university student who used smarts to get ahead.

Judges were able to meet all the contestants before formal judging, for casual interviews. I asked one bodybuilder the secret to losing a few pounds in a hurry, and he suggested dropping simple carbs. Ironically, I couldn’t stay for the finale because I had to run over to Aloha Tower to judge the Rice Festival’s rice-ipe contest, which entailed ingesting simple carbs, and more! - Honolulu Star-Advertiser


2015-- Tim Rose LP 



Tim Rose, a singer/song writer from Oahu, picked up the guitar at the late age of 16. Within 2 years he obtained a scholarship for music to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he studied classical guitar and composition. After graduating, Tim began gigging full time in the Waikiki scene-- performing regularly at all the choice resorts. He averages 175 gigs a year, and has performed all over the West Coast, Hawaiian Islands, Western Europe, and China.He was selected as a performer in the 2014 ASCAP Music Expo in Hollywood. Whether it be conventions, conferences, weddings, private parties, resort entertainment, or touring as an artist-- Tim is a road tested musician that knows how to entertain and captivate his audience. After a successful kickstarter campaign raising $16,000 -- His self titled debut album is due out June 2015-- look out for a performance in a city near you!  

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