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Things have been a little all over the place recently but now
getting back on track. Ian Pav is coming up after October long weekend to
recommence CD recording, working on vocals/keys before back in
the studio for final guitar tracks. Hopefully we will still
have the CD out by Christmas or at least early January.
Recordings. The new album is titled "All The Pieces Fit"
and will feature 11 brand new songs. "All The Pieces Fit" is still very much in the
classic rock vein and features a great blend of all out rock
numbers, mid tempo songs and ballads.
CD's are now for sale on CD Baby and digital
downloads are available there and on iTunes.
Other links for TJ:
Sonicbids EPK - the artist profile, pics and a
full version of one of TJ's songs here
Interviews and Airplay
TJ recently had an interview go to air on 1WAYFM in
Canberra (you can hear it by clicking on the MP3 here).
Also thanks to the work of Ian Pav, there are a selection
of songs from the last CD now playing on 4 radio stations
around the country with more to come. Ask yours to play one of
the songs if they aren't already.
Tim James - Music Man to perform in Melbourne (Horizon)
Aware and the World (Melbourne Weekly Eastern)
Releasing Another World (BMA Magazine)
TJ on 1 Way FM Radio 24.08.07
Tune your radio to 91.9 in the Canberra City or 94.3 in Tuggeranong
to hear TJ James on 1 Way FM from 10 AM this Friday with Sue
TJ will be talking about his recent national tour as well
as his brand
new album Another World.
TJ will also be Mike Frame's special guest on his Saturday
show on 1206 2CC from 9:15 AM. The show will be broadcast
live from The Tuggeranong Hyperdome opposite Bunnings Warehouse.
TJ Tour for a great cause (Chronicle 07.08.07)
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TJ Busker - Stateline transcript. Broadcast: 03/08/2007
Reporter: Philip Williams
TIM JAMES, MUSICIAN: (Singing) To play a part in this place...
And of course the music to warm your spirits on a cold winter's
outside the Canberra Centre.
For the past 14 years, Tim James, or TJ as he's known, has
busking his talents and selling his CDs outside Canberra's
TIM JAMES: I remember this very vividly, I was four years
old and I
saw Elvis Presley on the telly, this is in 1977, just before
and they were having all these specials and I was four years
remember sitting in the bean bag in... you know, a little
in the bean bag in Lyons where I used to live with my parent
being mesmerised and thinking that's a good job, I want to
And it was interesting because before that I was obsessed
PHILIP WILLIAMS: Growing up in Canberra Tim James fell deeper
with music. He was determined he would be an entertainer.
palsy would not get in the way.
TIM JAMES: I'm a musician and I do have a disability and
embrace that. Nobody likes to be born with any kind of starting
the eight ball, but in a way it's worked out really well because
really, really passionate about raising money and awareness
cerebral palsy organisations and I think as long as my music
enough to contribute to showing people that they can achieve
PHILIP WILLIAMS: But there was another passion in TJ's life.
was taking a keen interest in the musician when he appeared
LUCIA JAMES: I liked his voice and his passion for the keyboard.
actually really admire the fact that sometimes it was really
in '97, '98 the winter and he was dill there there. It was
PHILIP WILLIAMS: So in a very real sense busking changed
TIM JAMES: Absolutely, absolutely, yes.
PHILIP WILLIAMS: If you hadn't gone busking that day or those
you may not have met your wife.
TIM JAMES: Well, you know, it's... busking has changed my
various ways. There's been a lot of opportunities that have
through that, a lot of people have seen me doing that so...
is definitely the best thing that happened from that.
PHILIP WILLIAMS: Now married and expecting their first child,
are new inspirations for this songwriter who's just released
CD, all originals.
LUCIA JAMES: The previous songs were written more about like
where I wasn't around so now because he's starting to write
specially since our wedding five years ago, that are about
relationship that yeah, it does mean a lot to me because he's
express how I'm feeling and that does make me... they are
tears of joy
although I think at the present being pregnant at 8 months
I tend to
be a bit more emotional as well.
ANNOUNCER: TJ James, music performance artist and songwriter
perform an original song and piano composition.
TIM JAMES: (Singing) When you're feeling lonely...
PHILIP WILLIAMS: Tim James has performed in many and varied
Here at the Chinese Embassy, and next week begins a national
TIM JAMES: The tour kicks off in Melbourne. It's during national
cerebral palsy week and I'm going to play at various functions
are happening during national cerebral palsy week around the
and it's very exciting.
What I'd love to be doing and I'm already working towards
working with cerebral palsy organisations across the world
promoting my music, working hand in hand with them and promoting
music and helping raise money and awareness for cerebral palsy
organisations across the world because I believe that I just
get out there and prove to people that anything's possible.
PHILIP WILLIAMS: And good luck with the music and of course
the new baby.
TJ on the Drive Show
TJ will be be speaking with Louise Maher today at 4pm on
ABC666 Drive Show.
Tim James rocks for CP Week
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, 5-12 August, 2007, is a special
time for Tim James; a music man on a mission.
To mark the week, Tim will be performing ‘live’
at Centro Whitehorse on Monday 6 August and Tuesday 7 August
between 12 noon and 2pm on both days.
Tim is also using his music to raise money for cerebral palsy
organizations across the nation, including Scope.
20 percent of sales from his album ‘Another World’
go towards improving the lives of people with CP. Read
Tour Dates August 2007
6th Centra Shopping Centre Box Hill, Mel 12pm
7th Centra Shopping Centre Box Hill, Mel 12pm
8th Spastic Centre Expo West Belconnen Leagues Club, ACT 10AM
9th Spastic Centre Expo West Belconnen Leagues Club, ACT 10AM
10th Soccer Showdown SCOSA Function Adelaide 1pm
11th Govenor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide 1pm
18th Cerebral Palsy League Of Queensland Client Convention,
TJ ready to Rock Raiders Fans
The CFMEU Canberra Raiders will welcome a special guest to
Canberra Stadium tomorrow night, with local singer/songwriter
TJ James set to get the crowd going pre-game ahead of the
Raiders vital clash with the Penrith Panthers.
TJ James brand new album 'Another World' is now available.
'Another World' contains 10 brand
new songs and was produced by Gordon Wood.
The full tracklisting is as follows.
I Want You
A Girl Like You
Record Company Man
Stay The Same
'Another World' can be purchased at any of TJ's performances
and through ordering
online. 20% from each sale will be dontated to Cerebral
Full album launch and nationial tour details will be announced
TJ featured in the Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald has featured TJ in its “radar"
supplement (SMH P8 24 January 2007).
The interview and
explores TJ’s life and his music.
TJ featured in iam
The iam magazine has featured TJ- The following interview
details TJ's musical career and personal life experiences.
Canberra 'Chronicle' features TJ
TJ working with people with disabilities - featured
in Canberra's 'Chronicle' newspaper.
TJ is currently working on a unique project to assist people
with disabilities engage in the Australian music industry.
Details on the project will be released mid 2007.
TJ will be seeking input from others who share his passion
to encourage people with disabilities to get involved in music
and the creative arts, professionally and non-professionally.
Workshopping the Business of Music
Working with the ACT Department
of Disability Housing and Community Services, TJ recently
completed “Workshopping the Business of Music”.
It’s a program in Canberra Colleges aimed at inspiring
young people with a disability — and their friends —
to get to know the music industry.