Tim

Tim Teal - TheChadwicksBand.com

Tim Teal - - 2010 - FBR Open, Birds Nest - TheChadwicksBand.com

Tim was born a long time ago on May 25th in rural Tennessee. About a week later his family moved to Phoenix, AZ, which is where he lived until the sweet age of 7. From 7 to 12, Tim and his family lived in Orange County, CA. Then it was back to sunny hot AZ, where he lived until moving to Austin, TX in August 2009.

Tim began his music career at an early age. His mom has a cassette tape recording of him singing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” at 2 years old, which is regarded as his first recording session. His mother was also his church choir director until high school. In high school, Tim played freshman football and got a job as a bus boy right after the season. The job paid well and Tim never played organized sports or sang in the choir again. School also decreased in priority. Tim sometimes made it to classes and was voted “Most Likely to Go to the River on the Day of Exams”.

After graduating high school, his music career was put back on track. Tim’s friends, John Colby, Gary Sanchez, and Steve Delatorre, asked him to join the band they had formed in their senior year. John had heard Tim singing along with the car radio, and thought he could be a rock ‘n’ roll singer. The foursome named the band “Method U”, and began writing songs and playing them along with some covers in nightclubs and at parties. Tim left the band after a few years and joined another band that performed covers under the moniker “Ritual” and performed originals as “August Red”. After releasing 2 original CD’s (“Twist Into the Sun” and “Wanderlust”), touring the western U.S., and replacing a couple of original members, he decided it was time to end that chapter of his life.

Tim Teal - 2011 - Bird's Nest

Tim Teal - 2011 - Bird's Nest

Following some soul searching and bartending, Tim reunited with former band mates, John and Gary, and joined “The Chadwicks”. Since then, he has taken over 5 years of voice lessons from an opera teacher. The lessons have dramatically increased his range and control. He continually strives to sing to best of his abilities in each performance. Tim has enjoyed performing with the band, which has included enduring trials and tribulations as well as enjoying many successes.

Tim is not only a singer, but also a song writer. In High School, he listened to punk rock (i.e. The Vandals, Social D, etc.) and new wave (i.e. The Psychedelic Furs, Simple Minds, etc.), and then in college (about 30 credits) he listened to alternative rock. In more recent times, Tim greatly enjoys listening to new rock as well as his favorite bands, like Weezer, Foo Fighters, and 311. This musical diversity has influenced the type of music that Tim writes.

Personally, Tim has also enjoyed great success. In 1998, Tim married a lovely young lady named Michelle. On December 29, 2000, Michelle gave birth to a baby boy named Tennessee James (TJ) and then Edison Sky came along on September 20, 2004. Tim has also worked many jobs to supplement his income, while pursuing his singing/song writing career. He has been a waiter, bartender, new car salesman, bungee jump master, and more recently began a marketing career with Fender Musical Instruments, which he continues to pursue in Austin with Golfsmith.

Through out all his experiences, both musical and non-musical, Tim continually strives to have as much fun as possible. This experience is apparent through his performances and can be felt by the audience, whether it be by direct interaction or by just feeling the energy that he exudes from the stage.

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