I can provide; Songwriting and lyrics. Anything from a little bit of inspiration to a fully formed acoustic demo. I have access to a professional music studio should it be required Vocal sessions: I can provide fully mixed vocals, professionally recorded for your track.
My name is Tim Brooks, I'm a singer songwriter, vocalist and lyricist based in Richmond, SW London.
Throughout the last 4 years, I have built myself up to the point where I am now playing internationally, both in Europe and in the USA. I am now putting myself forward to working with you.
I am working with a new music pitching startup company based just outside of London as a songwriter/lyricist. Through this, I have full access to a recording studio and rehearsal space, as well as a dedicated team with links to publishing and sync opportunities.
I also offer vocal tracking, with my voice described as having the power of Chris Cornell, and the rasp of Axl Rose.
Most recently, I was involved with performing country music vocals for a project for the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield (as well as a small role in acoustic guitar composition).
Why should you work with me? I'm dedicated, hard-working, business minded, friendly, budget conscious, well connected and professional. More than anything though, I understand things from a musician's perspective.
All prices are sorted on a case by case basis. Please don't hesitate to email me to discuss your ideas.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Tim Brooks
Amazing work provided by Tim! Highly recommended.
Tim is fun to work with. He has a good voice and his vocal lines are great. I'm looking forward to the next time :-)
Tim has got a very nice timbre in his voice and a very good pronounciation, this is important for my songs. Thank you!
Again a very good job, thanks
Tim was right voice for this song. As others mentioned its the timber in his vocals that make him special. I give him 5 stars.
Tim is a real professional singer. I love the timbre in his voice and his capability to express in an authentic way. He is also very friendly and easy to communicate with. Warmly recommended
Tim is as professional singer with a great voice, perfect intonation and expression. It is a pleasure to work with him. I warmly recommend him.
Interview with Tim Brooks
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will bring my flair to your project and make the image that's in your head transfer to your ears.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do I tell the story of what you're looking to acheive
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't personally mix the tracks.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the story of the track
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come with ideas.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar Pen Paper Laptop Mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As a solo artist, 5 years. I've gone from the open mic nights of Hertfordshire to playing all around Europe and the US. As a songwriter and vocalist, about 18 months. I am now starting to focus on the latter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Quirky, fun, different, poetic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brian Fallon. I'd love to sit down with 2 guitars, some beers and just communicate through song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more, the voice and the instruments are organic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing and singing. I've bashed my voice into something raspy and rangy and I love it! I've always tried to maintain a story through my songs with interesting reference heavy lyrics.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Lyrical smarts, vocal power, storytelling, flair, references.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm writing a song for someone, I will ask for a number of cues, for example a brief on the way the song makes them feel, any artists that they are inspired by, as well as what their intentions are for the track. I will then draft a set of lyrics and submit, as well as a basic acoustic melody from my laptop. If this is all that's required, I will send a lyrics sheet and guitar chords over. If a professional recording is required, I will confirm everything that is needed for the demo, and record a fully mixed version. Any additions can be made at a further cost if required. For vocal tracking, I do a similar process with sending a scratch demo from my laptop just to check vocal pitching, tone, accent etc are correct and I record and mix at the studio when ready.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The majority of my professional work takes place at The Practice Roomz in Stevenage, where the manager also runs a music management company (of whom I am a part of). This is a full studio setup with top of the range equipment (see https://www.thepracticeroomz.info/recording for more details)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bruce Springsteen and Brian Fallon inspire everything that I do. I love their aesthetic and how their honesty just bleeds into their music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work at the moment is vocal tracking, although I have co-written on a number of previous occasions, and have been a standalone solo artist for the past 5 years.