Despite being just 24 years old, Tim Milligan has been singing and writing music for over a decade. He describes his style as cross-over blend: “I’m not a country music artist, I’m a pop artist with heavy country influence".
Tim’s first major band was called TC Country, formed with friends studying at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in London. As part of the #Letsdothistour2017 the band played in eight of the UK’s biggest cities, and opened the Buckle and Boots music festival in Manchester, England. Following the tour, Tim was nominated for the best new act in 2017 by the British Country Music Association. Tim’s early influences included artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but now there is a much wider range of sounds that inspire him “imagine if Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Ed Sheeran got drunk with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and they all sat out on the pier and wrote a song together – that’s the direction I’m looking to go in".
In March 2018, Tim made the leap stateside and immersed himself in the Nashville culture for three months, writing and honing his craft. He released his debut single internationally from Nashville in May 2018 ‘Tonight Found Me And You’. The song is a reflection of both Tim’s root growing up in London and his country influences from the States “This song was all about capturing the girl, the night and the good times, but in an authentic British scenario”. The track was produced by Kyle Hershman in Nashville and Justin Johnson in Liverpool and has garnered Tim a dedicated fanbase and has received great reviews online.
Tim’s plans for the rest of 2018 are to perform live as much as possible, continue working on his craft as a songwriter and prepare for his next release in the late summer. Tim’s heart is in gigging with his live band and interacting with the audience face to face “it’s the reward for living in solitude, singing scales and thrashing it out with a guitar and notepad every day”.