Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Tim Channon. I was born in Australia on 21 May 1957 (yes, I’m an old guy). My daughter Adelaide, on lead vocal, is only 16! My other daughter, Harriet, who plays trumpet on the song and is 24. My brother Andrew is 53. All of us have lived in Australia, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, all our lives apart from a few overseas trips.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I have been immersed in music all my life. “Swift Timmy” is a play on my name and who I am. I have played in bands and solo and have sung in lots of choirs.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The song is about the beauty of the environment and how sad it is to see it being destroyed. There is both whimsy and hope in the music and the words.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I have been involved in music all my life, playing and singing in bands, as a solo singer song writer, and in classical and pop choirs. I come from a very long line of musicians. However, I need to make a living and so I am also a busy lawyer, which often gets in the way of my making music.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The band is me on acoustic, electric and bass guitars and ukulele, my daughter Adelaide on lead vocal, my daughter Harriet on trumpet and backing vocal, my brother Andrew on keyboards and backing vocal and Channing Fourie, a studio drummer. The song was recorded at Mona Vale Music Studio, a little studio near the beach in Sydney’s North. The producer was Jason Mannell.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been making music all my life in all sorts of genres and locations. I hope to bring a little life into the world with my songs and maybe paint some musical pictures for people.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life, the Universe, Everything.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Hard work, persistence and lots and lots of luck.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Help save the planet!

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I have been playing mainly local gigs for decades but in the last couple of years have decided to record some of the songs with my family and friends. One of my songs was a finalist in the 2016 Australian National Song Writing Awards and another song was shortlisted this year for the Australian Song Writing Awards.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Hullo to Big Fuss Records, 94.1 Country FM in Australia and also Capital County Radio. Also Sophie’s Springboard Show in the UK.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write by inspiration-usually a musical phrase and some words pops into my head and I’ll develop it. I don’t record until I have a reasonably complete song. I then go into the studio with various members of family and friends and we see what happens.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. Beatles, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Joshua Kaddison and Debussy.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. I’ll work with anybody!

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Only for sale on Reverbnation.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day was my wedding day. The saddest was when my grandfather, a brilliant musician, died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’ll let you know after you send it!


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