Tim Aylesworth is a singer/songwriter from Kingston, Ontario. His music blends elements of folk and rock with a dash of 60's jangle pop. Tim's love of the guitar shines through every song.
Tim fell in love with the guitar at about 10 years old, learning most of the chords from a Beatles songbook. As a teenager he sang and played guitar and drums in rock bands.
In 2005 Tim released his self-produced debut CD, I Will, blending elements of Folk, County, Celtic and Jazz anchored by lyrical guitar playing.
Tim set up his home studio "Rushin' Draggin" in March 2006 and in 2007 released his second CD, Dream of Sleep.
In March 2011, Tim released his third independent CD entitled Release the Lion. Why that title? Tim explains, “I really wanted to cut loose a bit and take chances with my songwriting and the arrangements and let the songs rock if that's what they wanted to do. Once the lion idea came to mind, I started putting lions in every song. A few lion references remain, if you listen closely."
Tim records his music in his home studio and played most of the instruments on Release the Lion with some help from his sons, Zachary and Jesse. He has been the guitar player for Open Voices Community Choir in Kingston for ten years, a regular gig he loves.
He has also ventured into musical theatre, most recently playing Niki Sullivan, the guitar player in The Buddy Holly Story. Tim is also delighted that a song he wrote, “Everyday Heroes” will be the theme song for 2011 Kingston United Way Campaign.
“I'm really proud of this CD”, says Tim, “and I hope a lot of people hear it and enjoy the music.”