Tim & Jean

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Tim & Jean
Origin Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
Genres Indie Pop,[1] Synthpop[2]
Labels Mercury Records
Associated acts Yabu Band
Members Tim Ayre
Jean Capotorto

Tim & Jean was the name of an indie-pop duo from Mandurah, Australia.[1] The group consisted of Tim Ayre and Jean Capotorto.[3]

Biography[edit]

The band began by recording demo tapes in Capotorto's bedroom studio in Mandurah. After posting their music on MySpace the band entered Triple J's Unearthed High School competition for unsigned bands, which they made the finals with their track "Come Around"[4] They were later selected by Triple J to play at Parklife Festival.[5] Prior to collaborating, both Tim and Jean had been known for performing in other musical projects. Tim coming from a musical background, at the age of 12 he was asked to play with James Morrison, a renowned jazz trumpeter and musician. Tim was also the lead singer and keys player for Mandurah band, You, Me and Ryan, with whom he toured Western Australia for two years. Jean was known for playing guitar in various rock bands around Mandurah from a young age. Tim has played with many Church Bands in his time as a musician. The duo have played in internationally in America and have supported Moby.[6] Tim & Jean have been compared to U.S retro-pop outfit Passion Pit due to their similar style of music. They've also got plans to release their album in the UK, Japan, United States and Canada. The duo have been known for their energetic live performances which have been on stages like Splendour in the Grass, Good Vibrations Festival, Future Music Festival, Falls Festival and many others. In 2010 the duo were nominated for two WAMi Awards, in the categories for 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Commercial Pop Act'. Tim and Jean released the debut album, Like What, in April 2011. The album debuted at #12 on the ARIA Album Charts.

In November 2012 Tim Ayre announced via the groups Facebook and MySpace pages that the band had been renamed 'the lazy calm' and that Jean Capotorto decided to leave the group immediately. It coincided with the release of a new single under the new group.


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Like What - Mercury (1 April 2011) AUS #12

Singles[edit]

  • "Come Around" (26 October 2010)
  • "I Can Show You" (1 April 2011)
  • "Don't Stop" (2 June 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pepper, Daile (2 November 2010), Heavy on synths, but light-hearted, Sydney Morning Herald 
  2. ^ New band of the Day Number 997 Tim & Jean The Guardian 4 April 2010
  3. ^ Collins, Simon (14 November 2009), Mandurah mates ride MySpace to stardom, The West Australian 
  4. ^ Music duo can look back on a big year, Mandurah Coastal Times, 4 August 2010 
  5. ^ Teen duo playing the high note, Mandurah Coastal Times, 23 September 2009 
  6. ^ Jamming sweet for Tim and Jean, Mandurah Coastal Times, 9 December 2009 

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