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September 2010
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)

Tim James - Music Man to perform in Melbourne

Aware and the World (Melbourne Weekly Eastern)

Aware and the World

Releasing Another World (BMA Magazine)

Releasing Another World

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 Mitchell.

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 morning
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)

TJ Tour for a great cause
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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 day
outside the Canberra Centre.

For the past 14 years, Tim James, or TJ as he's known, has been
busking his talents and selling his CDs outside Canberra's shopping

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 he died,
and they were having all these specials and I was four years old. I
remember sitting in the bean bag in... you know, a little kid sitting
in the bean bag in Lyons where I used to live with my parent and just
being mesmerised and thinking that's a good job, I want to do that.
And it was interesting because before that I was obsessed with

PHILIP WILLIAMS: Growing up in Canberra Tim James fell deeper in love
with music. He was determined he would be an entertainer. His cerebral
palsy would not get in the way.

TIM JAMES: I'm a musician and I do have a disability and I fully
embrace that. Nobody likes to be born with any kind of starting behind
the eight ball, but in a way it's worked out really well because I'm
really, really passionate about raising money and awareness for
cerebral palsy organisations and I think as long as my music is good
enough to contribute to showing people that they can achieve their

PHILIP WILLIAMS: But there was another passion in TJ's life. Someone
was taking a keen interest in the musician when he appeared at Woden

LUCIA JAMES: I liked his voice and his passion for the keyboard. I
actually really admire the fact that sometimes it was really cold then
in '97, '98 the winter and he was dill there there. It was amazing.

PHILIP WILLIAMS: So in a very real sense busking changed your life

TIM JAMES: Absolutely, absolutely, yes.

PHILIP WILLIAMS: If you hadn't gone busking that day or those weeks,
you may not have met your wife.

TIM JAMES: Well, you know, it's... busking has changed my life in
various ways. There's been a lot of opportunities that have come
through that, a lot of people have seen me doing that so... and this
is definitely the best thing that happened from that.

PHILIP WILLIAMS: Now married and expecting their first child, there
are new inspirations for this songwriter who's just released his third
CD, all originals.

LUCIA JAMES: The previous songs were written more about like his life
where I wasn't around so now because he's starting to write songs,
specially since our wedding five years ago, that are about our
relationship that yeah, it does mean a lot to me because he's able to
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 will
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 venues.
Here at the Chinese Embassy, and next week begins a national tour.

TIM JAMES: The tour kicks off in Melbourne. It's during national
cerebral palsy week and I'm going to play at various functions that
are happening during national cerebral palsy week around the country
and it's very exciting.

What I'd love to be doing and I'm already working towards it, is
working with cerebral palsy organisations across the world and
promoting my music, working hand in hand with them and promoting my
music and helping raise money and awareness for cerebral palsy
organisations across the world because I believe that I just want to
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 Release

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, Brisbane 2:30pm

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.
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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
Wondering Why?
A Girl Like You
Only Ones
Another World
Record Company Man
Stay The Same
The Light
Shine Away

'Another World' can be purchased at any of TJ's performances and through ordering online. 20% from each sale will be dontated to Cerebral Palsy Australia.

Full album launch and nationial tour details will be announced shortly.

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 accompanying photo explores TJ’s life and his music.

Tj James- SMH article

TJ featured in iam

The iam magazine has featured TJ- The following interview details TJ's musical career and personal life experiences.

iam magazine interview

Canberra 'Chronicle' features TJ

TJ working with people with disabilities - featured in Canberra's 'Chronicle' newspaper.

TJ featured in Chronicle

Unique project

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.

(Dec 2006)