Tim Myers

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Tim Myers
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Background information
Birth name Timothy Myers
Also known as Tim Myers
Born (1984-11-30) November 30, 1984 (age 29)
Origin Orange, California, United States
Genres Pop rock, alternative rock, indie rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass,
Years active 2007–present
Website Tim Myers MySpace

Tim Myers (born 30 November 1984) is an American singer, songwriter and musician born in Orange, California.[1]

Myers is also known for co-writing, singing, and playing bass in the band OneRepublic from 2004-2007. As a solo artist his single "Under Control" reached #68 on the US Charts.[2] He made an appearance on Jay Leno on February 15, 2013.[3] Myers co-wrote the #1 song "Stardust" that reached Gold status for the German artist Lena Meyer-Landrut Myers also co-wrote and produced "We Are Young", that reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts with Vassy.[4] Myers also co-wrote several songs with Joy Williams of The Civil Wars including "The Look Of Love", where he is featured as a vocalist.[5] He co-wrote the OneRepublic hits "Stop and Stare", "All We Are" and "Someone to Save You", among others.[6] "Stop & Stare" reached #2 on the US Charts and #1 on the UK Charts.

Career[edit]

Myers co-wrote and produced the song "Hush Hush" for Ke$ha which has been used several times on American Idol.[7] His single "It's My Life" was featured in the campaign for Toyota from 2013-2014 [8] He also performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Palm Springs[9] and made a guest appearance on The CW's Hart of Dixie.[10] His songs have been featured in the films 21 Jump Street, Friends With Benefits, Magic Mike, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, Safe Haven, 2 Guns, The Way Way Back, The Dilemma, Hotel For Dogs, Butter, Fired Up! and An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars and TV shows Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Smallville, Hart of Dixie, Pretty Little Liars, Modern Family, Army Wives and The Michael J. Fox Show.[11] His songs "Brand New Day", "Technicolor", and "Countdown To Xmas" have all been featured in commercials for Target.[12] Myers also co-wrote and produced the song "Bad Things" for Meiko featured in the promos for Real Housewives of New Jersey. The song also appeared on The Vampire Diaries. The song "As Good As It Gets" is featured in Switched at Birth.[13]

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in southern California, music has been a presence in Myers life since an early age.[14] Myers was compelled by piano at five and mastered classical piano by age 13, at which time he was introduced to guitar and bass. Myers soon started writing songs at age 14.[15]

Early musical career[edit]

In 2002, Myers moved to Los Angeles, California and joined the Interscope/Geffen Records band Limousine. The band was released from their contract within months of beginning work on their debut record.[1]

OneRepublic[edit]

In 2004, Myers met founders of OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and Tedder's high school classmate Zach Filkins in Los Angeles. Myers played bass in the band from 2004 to 2007, as well as helped compose several tracks on the debut record, including their Billboard hit "Stop & Stare". After signing a deal with Columbia Records, they recorded a number of songs, only to be dropped by the record label shortly after turning in their record. The band went on to become the number one unsigned band on MySpace and soon got signed to Interscope Records under the Mosley Music Group, headed by Timbaland. The band recorded a full album, Dreaming Out Loud and was released on 20 November 2007 in the United States. Myers left the band to pursue a solo career. The band has smashed records with their mega-hit "Apologize", becoming the biggest radio airplay hit in the history of North American Top 40 radio, according to Billboard, and was played more than 10,000 times in a span of a week.[16]

Myers co-wrote two songs featured on OneRepublic's second album Waking Up released on November 17, 2009. Myers co-wrote and played on the songs "Sucker Punch" and "Trap Door".

Solo artist[edit]

In early 2007, Myers released a solo EP titled Revolution EP. The six-song "Revolution EP" was filled with political anti-war songs. The lyrics call for the need to make positive changes in the turbulent times in which we live. The single "World War" reached #3 on the Triple A radio charts.[17] "A Revolution Song" featured vocals from Colbie Caillat.

On January 7, 2008, Myers released a five-song EP called The Good Life EP.[18] The EP featured the song "The Good Life" which was featured in a Saturn commercial.[19] It was also featured in the TV show Army Wives.[20] The song "A Beautiful World" off the EP was featured in a Target commercial [21] a Sunchips commercial [22] and it was featured in the film Hotel For Dogs.[23] His song "Brand New Day" was featured in five unique Target commercials [24] and the song "The Lucky Ones" was used in the Google Chrome campaign.[25] The song "Magic" was featured in the film "Water Horse Legend of The Deep".[26] The song "Keep on Keeping on" has been featured in several commercials for Chase. Other songs have been featured in several TV shows including "Entwined" in Grey's Anatomy Season 7, "A Magical Season" Grey's Anatomy Season 6, "Momma's Boy" Grey's Anatomy Season 3, "A New World" Off The Map season 1, "A Place We Used To Know" Army Wives season 1, "Get Together" Suburgatory Season 1, "La La Love" Hart of Dixie Season 1, "Money" Castle Season 3, "Simply Wonderful" Ugly Betty Season 4, "The Lucky Ones" Ugly Betty Season 3, and the movie "Beastly" with his song "Today's The Day".[27]

On February 21, 2012, Myers finally released his first full-length solo album titled Technicolor.[28] The song "Under Control" was featured in an ad campaign for Chase Bank [29] "Under Control" began climbing up the radio charts debuting on the Hot AC charts at #85, the next week at #74, and finally peaking at #68.[2] The song "Yes!" was featured in an ad campaign for Wendy's that same year [30] and "Life's A Party" was featured in the film "Friends With Benefits" and the video game "Need For Speed."[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tim Myers IMDB". Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b "TurnTheRadioOn! Subic Bay FM Radio Blog and Live Netstream, Music Features, New Music Lists and more!". Turntheradioon-bayfm.blogspot.com. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/ilovefmradio/posts/472235906165199
  4. ^ http://au.greekreporter.com/2013/02/19/vassy-tops-billboard-dance-charts/
  5. ^ http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Joy+Williams+The+Look+of+Love+-+Feat.+Tim+Myers
  6. ^ http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/sundance/2011/bios/tim-myers.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.keshaforum.com/index.php?/topic/618-other-songs-written-by-keha/
  8. ^ http://songsbeforespotlight.blogspot.com/2013/01/toyota-lets-go-places-commercial-tim.html
  9. ^ http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?13730-OneRepublic
  10. ^ http://www.tunefind.com/artist/fm-radio
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777338/
  12. ^ http://www.splendad.com/ads/show/2625-Target-Brand-New-Day
  13. ^ http://zyncmusic.com/placements/?c=film
  14. ^ "FAME Review: Tim Myers - Revolution". Acousticmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  15. ^ "TIM MYERS: Revolution". CD Baby. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  16. ^ Harris, Chris (2008-04-01). "OneRepublic Are More Than 'Apologize' — News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  17. ^ R&R - Going for Adds - Triple
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Good Life - EP by Tim Myers". Itunes.apple.com. 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  19. ^ "Tim Myer’s "The Good Life" Saturn commercial | Powerpopholic". Powerpopaholic.com. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  20. ^ "Army Wives Music - Season 4". TuneFind. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  21. ^ "Target - A Beautiful World". splendAd. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  22. ^ "SunChips - Removing". splendAd. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  23. ^ "Hotel for Dogs movie soundtrack - Tim Myers - A Beautiful World, It Had to be You, Born to be Wild". Originalsoundtrack.net. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  24. ^ "Target - Brand New Day". splendAd. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  25. ^ "Google puts kodachrome in new Chrome ad". Adweek. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  26. ^ The Water Horse (2007) - IMDb
  27. ^ "Tim Myers Music". TuneFind. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  28. ^ "iTunes - Music - Technicolor by Tim Myers". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  29. ^ "TV Linkzilla Daily: More about the Drew Brees Super Bowl commercial, Rebirth's Grammy return". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  30. ^ "All Favourite Song Online: Wendy’s Where’s The Beef? T-Shirt Commercial Song Yes by Tim Myers. (Albums scheduled for release in 2012.)". Classicsongonline.blogspot.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  31. ^ "Need For Speed The Run Wii Soundtrack Tim Myers Lifes A Party Free MP3 Download". mMusicz.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 

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