Quotes and Reviews
What People are Saying about Mister Tim
When are you coming back?"
-Pikes Peak Brewing Company, Monument, CO
“You've been a highlight of our event two years in a row. The kids can't stop talking about you.”
-Governor's Honors Academy, Cedar City, UT
“Mister Tim is taking beat boxing and a cappella performance to the next technological level. It’s just amazing what he can do in a live performance! Every sound, instrument, note and word comes from his voice.” -Starfest (Denver, CO SciFi/Fantasy Convention)
"Mister Tim had the whole audience in stitches. He’s a talented singer, but he really wowed us with all the things he can do with his voice and his pedals and all this other technology. It was unforgettable."
-Brody McDonald, Director of Choirs, Kettering Fairmont High School, Kettering, OH
"[Mister Tim's] vocal instrumentation and comic interludes have gained a nationwide following." --Kettering-Oakwood Times
"Mister Tim possesses a rare combination of uncanny talent, first-class entertainment value, and professionalism. He added a much needed touch of class to my event. Mister Tim's unique talents appeal to everyone, regardless of age or musical taste."
Stephen Ross, Choir Director
Skyline High School, Longmont, CO
“[Mister Tim] sings in over a dozen different musical groups, but it is in his solo ‘live-looping’ show that he gets to show off the breadth and depth of his writing and performing skill.” -DowntownBoulder.com
"He was FANTASTIC. His music is original and brilliant and he has a natural presence on stage that draws the audience's attention to him." -Alec, fan, Provo, UT
“Mister Tim brings a fresh approach to the single-man-band world with his new record The Funky Introvert. Overdubbing, looping, beatboxing, and was that a bit of comedy? His music is not hard to remember because there simply isn’t anything else like it in Denver. He backs up his own lead vocals. He solos over his own rhythms. The songs almost have the feel of some crazy, off the wall type of spoken word, begging to be paid closer attention, hinting that you may have missed some hidden meaning or symbolism. Definitely worth checking out.” -Colorado Music Buzz Magazine
“Today’s response has been overwhelming… people love you!”
-Lisa, Logan Garden Market, Logan, UT
"Mister Tim was the surprise act at FoCoMX. He...ended up being the most talked about performer at the festival. His music is hilarious and well done."
-Greta Cornett, Music Director, Fort Collins Music Experiment
Opening for and performing with Imogen Heap June 2010
“Absolutely loved your performance tonight at the Imogen Heap concert… you were my favorite of the three opening acts. Glad to have found you, I’m a new fan.” -Michele
“You were amazing man! I agree with Michele, you were the best opener!” -Anám
“You were awesome at Immi’s concert!!! You guys did fantastic on Earth!” -Karli Sue
“I saw you last night with Imogen Heap and you blew me away!” -Dani
“Ah, that was SO freaking awesome!!! One of the best concerts I have been to in a long time, man. Brava!” –Kelsey Dawn
“You were amazing last night at the Imogen Heap concert!!” -Genevieve
“Your set the other night with Imogen Heap was unreal! So awesome, dood!” -Kyle
“Hey! i loved your cupcake song and hurrican on Imogen heaps concert, you are music genuis!” -Krystal
“Mister Tim : Vocal Magic” reviews and reactions:
“Vocal Magic is a multifaceted one man show that hinges on Mister Tim’s prodigious vocal textures, far-reaching vocal range, and his ability to work three sound effect pedals that enable to sing with himself and mix his voice in real time–a process called live looping. Part stand-up comedy, part poetry slam, and part performance art, Vocal Magic was like nothing I had ever seen before. If T.S. Eliot could have sang and Allan Ginsberg had known how to beatbox and been stuck in one body, they could have been reincarnated as Mister Tim. Vocal Magic was like nothing I’d ever seen but it was definitely something I wished to see again.”
–Laura Craner, motleyvision.com
“Seen the show twice, and I’m excited to see it again. In fact, if Mister Tim were the Grateful Dead, I’d be wearing tie-dye and selling my car to buy a VW Van so I could follow him all over the country. This show really IS magic. I end up smiling the whole time, wondering what will come next. The mix of improv and rehearsed music is exciting (and last show, reviewers couldn’t tell the difference between the two–thought it was all rehearsed). It’s moody, melancholy, odd, beautiful, and compelling. Grabs you, pops you in, chews you up, spits you back out, and you’ve never been so glad to be a show’s lunch.” -Andrew, fan
“Highly recommended. Tim’s work is intriguing, inspiring, and fascinating, in all the best ways.”
-Dave Brown, host, Mouth Off A Cappella Podcast
“Having just seen Mister Tim work his Magic… well, suffice to say, if you don’t want to be floored, amazed, impressed, and inspired, then stay away.”
-Chad Bergeron, host, The Acapodcast
“This is an incredible show. I was floored (and I’ve seen him looping before). Second time was just as good as the first. It’s REALLY amazing.” -Rebecca
“Went to see Mister Tim in his one man show last night. That is one amazingly talented dude.” -Bob
“Great show tonight Mister Tim. You are one extremely talented dude.” -Joe
“AWESOME show. We absolutely loved it!” -Teresa
“It was amazing, and you deserve hearty congrats for a great show!” -Deondra and Kevin
“Top show tonight Tim. It was INCREDIBLE.” -Tera
“You killed it tonight, my friend! Congratulations on your beautiful mind.” -Bryan
“Awesome show! You are a true entertainer.” -Nathan
“Couldn’t help but smile, tap our toes and fingers, laugh and enjoy the entire thing! Very moving and very excellent.” -Christine
Review of Mister Tim performance June 16, 2010, from Marisa Debowsky and Amy Malkoff of The Contemporary A Cappella Society
Marisa: Very theatrical, in an understated way; SUPER smooth transitions
Amy: Yeah, it’s very clear almost immediately that he is not improv-ing here, at least not for the most part. These are compositions, charted and tight, that he performs this way (or close to it) each time.
Marisa: He shows incredible range: he does a pop song (“Billy Jean”), dirty bass (“I’ve seen zombies in the street…”), buzzed bass and more macabre lyrics (with Indian-sounding B section?), bouncy-but-creepy disco with whisper (“cupcakes can kill you if they’re made of death / fear the cupcakes, the cupcakes are coming…”), story-song (“make my cornflakes taste like sadness…”), and back to pop mashup (“Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”)
Amy: I wrote the word “macabre” too. I suspect Tim will take that as the compliment it’s meant to be! I think Tim is one of the best lyricists in the a cappella world today. He’s definitely taking chances. I can’t wait to see how he progresses as a solo act.
Marisa: Overall, uber-impressive as an act – polished, and dark, and fun
Quotes and recommendations about his educational programs.