Andy Timmons: Electric Truth-2022.

Andy Timmons (born July 26, 1963) is an American guitarist who has played in the bands Taylor Bay Band, Danger Danger, Pawn Kings, and Andy Timmons Band (ATB). He has also released several solo albums and has worked as a session guitarist.

As guitarist for glam metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, and amassed a discography that includes seven solo releases that range from guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

Timmons’s many collaborations include a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Timmons has been her music director-guitarist for many U.S. tours), two albums by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul and Paul Stanley, and radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside Steve VaiJoe SatrianiPaul GilbertEric JohnsonSteve MorseMike SternAce FrehleyTed NugentReb Beach, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his favorite 1960s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller.[1]

Playing with drummer/bandleader Simon Phillips on four albums between 1997 and 2015, Timmons demonstrated a range extending well beyond rock and pop music, delivering energetic jazz fusion that earned both critical and audience acclaim.

Timmons is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Evansville Harrison High School in 1981 and studied jazz guitar at the University of Miami.[2] He currently resides in McKinney, Texas.

The Andy Timmons Band released their new album, entitled “Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper” on October 25, 2011.

Andy also contributed the “Grabbag” music to the video game Duke Nukem Forever in 2011.

In August 2014, Timmons participated in the G4 Experience—a week-long guitar camp—with fellow guitarists Joe SatrianiPaul Gilbert, and keyboardist Mike Keneally.[3]

On the 26th of October 2014, Andy reunited with former Danger Danger band members for the 25th Anniversary of the band, which took place at the Firefest in Nottingham. [4]

On September 30, 2016, the Andy Timmons Band released their new album, Theme from a Perfect World.

Discography:

Danger Danger

Pawn Kings

Solo

Simon Phillips

  • Another Lifetime (1998)
  • Out of the Blue (Live, 1999)
  • Protocol II (2013)
  • Protocol III (2015)

Andy Timmons Band

  • Resolution (2006)
  • Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)
  • Theme from a Perfect World (2016)

Kip Winger

Ted Pearce

One thought on “Andy Timmons: Electric Truth-2022.

  1. By Mike O’Cull

    Guitar star Andy Timmons shows up big and gives us all the voltage he’s got on his new solo album Electric Truth. Scheduled to be released April 1st, 2022, the set is Timmons’ eighth record under his own name. It’s another epic, highly individualized effort that finds the perfect balance between Timmons’ world-class rock and funk chops and his natural ability to compose listenable music.

    Producer Josh Smith brought Andy into his private California studio with a hot-handed tracking band consisting of drummer Lemar Carter (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq), bassist Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton, Robben Ford), keyboardist Deron Johnson (Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, Seal), and vocalist Corry Pertile. Smith, himself, even jumped in on one cut. As you might expect, this muscled-up crew put the heat down live when the red light came on and it’s beyond a treat to listen to it all happen.

    Andy Timmons is a player’s player who has decades of meaningful success in the music business. He began life in the late-80s glam rock band Danger Danger, touring the world, selling a million albums, and having two Number One videos on MTV, back when that meant something. He left DD to become a solo artist and also spent many years as Olivia Newton-John’s musical director and guitarist. He has done recording sessions with the likes of Kip Winger, Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and Simon Phillips, and played live with other guitar heroes including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan. Timmons has also contributed to uncounted jingles and commercials and became a valued and sought-after clinician for Ibanez Guitars. He’s among the finest contemporary musicians on any instrument and a new Timmons record is always worth celebrating.
    and sought-after clinician for Ibanez Guitars. He’s among the finest contemporary musicians on any instrument and a new Timmons record is always worth celebrating.

    Timmons goes hard from the jump on Electric Truth, kicking it off with the slippery, double-stop funk intro riff of the first cut/single “EWF.” AT plays it greasier than a cheap chicken sandwich before leading the tune into a smooth and memorable head section. The band behind him grooves with a profound grace few groups ever achieve and provides Timmons with the support he needs to build the arrangement into a kinetic showcase. “EWF” was originally inspired by renowned guitarist Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire but Timmons takes the song well into his own territory.

    “Apocryphal” is a soaring, melodic rock song that displays Timmons’ knack for phrasing and developing ideas without resorting to flailing torrents of notes. He keeps every line he plays in the pocket here and creates an unbreakable vibe full of the best kind of tension. His tone is sweet and full and his often-overlooked rhythm guitar skills do much to lock the track down. Don’t let the tight ending catch you by surprise.

    The ballad “When Words Fail” exhibits Timmons’ more delicate and soulful side, which is just as cool as his louder material. His clean tone is to die for, as are his licks. By the time he has built up the song’s intensity and starts ripping, you’ll have your hands in the air swaying back and forth. His emotions on this one are overwhelming and will carry you miles away from where you are right now.

    Electric Truth is packed full of highlights and exceptional performances. Cuts like “Shuggie” and “One Last Time” make the back half of the record just as compelling as its start and prove there’s no limit to Timmons’ compositional vision. Andy Timmons is a gigantic talent who becomes more impressive with each new release. Wrap your ears around these tracks and see for yourself.

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