Tim Scanlan

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Tim Scanlan
Tim Scanlan onstage with the Latchikos
Tim Scanlan photographed by Terri Taylor on March 10, 2013
Born (1979-05-15) May 15, 1979 (age 35)
Nationality Australian
Known for Musician / Multi-Instrumentalist
Awards 2012 Anglo-Celt Street Seisiún Talent Competition Winner

Tim Scanlan is a musician from Melbourne, Australia who performs as a one-man band. This multi-instrumentalist simultaneously plays a harmonica, a guitar and rattling shaker (left-handed), a bass drum or cajon with his right foot, and cymbals on a stand with his left foot while tapping his feet on a stomp box. He also sings occasionally. His unique style of music has been described as a blend of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Roots Music and Reggae.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Tim was born on May 15, 1979.[3]


  • Took second place at the 2012 Anglo-Celt Street Seisiún Talent Competition.[4]
  • Has performed in several countries, including Australia, the United States, Canada, Ireland and Japan.
  • Records on the indie label Scanbait Records.[5] His music is also featured on MySpace and Soundcloud.
  • Featured as the main subject of over a dozen YouTube videos.


Tim, along with Irishmen Aindrias de Staic and former Saw Doctors drummer, Éimhín Cradock, make up the Gaelic gypsy hip-hop band, The Latchikós.[6] They have performed live in Canada, Ireland and the United States, with plans to tour England, Ireland and Canada in 2013. They have also produced one 10-track CD.