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Tim Harty is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. At a young age, he began experimenting with music on the piano at his grandparents house in Orange County. He loved playing it so much, that his grandparents eventually gave the piano to his family to have in their house for him to play. At the age of 4, Tim’s parents gave him a kids guitar for his birthday; and as he was too young to really make music with it, still his interest in music began to grow.
In the early 90’s, he was relocated to a suburb of Cleveland, OH. Once there, he began playing drums in the school band. At the age of 12, Tim began playing percussion in the youth orchestra, and continued for 7 years, eventually becoming percussion section leader. Once entering high school he began playing drums in the marching band and the high school jazz ensemble.
Beginning as a freshman, Tim also played in a rock band named “Z3-31”, with 2 other classmates. The band toured locally around Cleveland, playing club venues and local festivals.
Once graduating high school, Tim landed at Otterbein University in Columbus, OH. While earning his bachelors degree in broadcast communications, he played 4 years on the football team, as well as began teaching himself acoustic guitar. Growing up a drummer, Tim had briefly played guitar in a class he’d taken at a music summer camp, as well as knew that of what he would pick up playing around with his guitarists guitar in his high school rock band. In the summer of 2001, he decided this was the time to begin songwriting.
After he graduated college, Tim began DJ’ing and working as a karaoke jockey at various bars and clubs around Columbus. It was in 2006 when Tim asked the owner of a Columbus bar if he could play there acoustically on Thursdays. The owner agreed, and Tim began playing his music for others. He later joined with a friend who was a drummer, and the two toured Columbus for 2 years.
Now 2013, at the age of 29, Tim has since relocated back to LA, where he’s been for 4 years. He founded theTimHartyBand that recorded a 5 track demo (that can be found at facebook.com/timhartyband), as well as toured Southern California. Tim is now a solo artist and is releasing his debut demo EP ‘perfectly simple’. “I wont give up on following my dream,” Tim said, “and I’m doing everything I can to make that dream come true. I believe everyone has a purpose in life, and it turns out, songwriting is mine.”