2019 IN REVIEW We wish you all the best for the festive season and the happiest of New Years! Thanks to you all for your support in 2019. We began the year with Tim’s kid’s album – Rockaroladoo by the Tutti-Frutti Funhouse Band – which has continued to thrill children the world over. It makes a great Christmas present for anyone nice on your gift list (hint, hint). Tim did some gigs in February with female vocal trio Vostok joining him on backing vocals, all of which were very well received. Fear of Drinking had a great Rogue Folk Club gig in March with Fionn for St. Patrick’s Day. Much of the year was spent working on the ‘Sci-Fi Prog-Rock Epic Concept Album’, The Cuckoo Gene, with Baltimore’s Andy Cooke. This new band now glories under the name Chronolord. Recording started in April with Bill Buckingham at Palace Studios in Vancouver BC on new songs co-written with Alan Millen and several other writers for The Eventually Brothers album Hither and Yon. Fear Of Drinking’s CD Live in Zurich continued to receive airplay and get some nice reviews throughout the year. In May Tim performed in France for the first time which lead to another trip being planned for 2020 – watch this space for details. Back in BC, the summer brought a few folk festivals and some local live shows with Jennie Bice and Allan Dionne. Hither and Yon was released in September and has been getting some solid airplay on folk music radio shows all over North America. Tim recorded vocals at Tres Gatos Studios in Baltimore, MD, USA for The Cuckoo Gene in September. The album is now complete and will be released in the New Year – The Cuckoo Gene by Chronolord – look out for it! And that’s just about a wrap except for a couple more newsy bits below. Have a great holiday!
Catching up on the latest news!
FEAR OF DRINKING FEBRUARY GIGS
Tim has reunited with Fear of Drinking alumni Gerard Kerr (guitar, vocals) and Tom Neville (fiddle, mandolin) and they are currently rehearsing for a couple of Vancouver Island shows in February 2020. It’s been almost 20 years since they last performed together but since Live in Zurich reminded them all how good they used to sound, they felt it was time to do it all over again!