Timmy Trumpet

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Timmy Trumpet
Birth name Tim Smith
Origin Sydney
Genres Main room house
Occupation(s) DJ, instrumentalist
Instruments Trumpet, digital trumpet
Years active 2005–present
Labels Monstercat, Ministry of Sound, Onelove, Central Station, Neon Underground, Hussle Recordings
Website Official website

Tim Smith (a.k.a. Timmy Trumpet) is a musician, main room house DJ and producer based in Sydney. Smith made his big break in Ibiza; playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows.

He has supported and played alongside acts like Armin Van Buuren, Carl Cox, Fedde le Grand, Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim and the Stafford Brothers.[1] Timmy is also a regular character on the FOX8 reality TV show The Stafford Brothers.[2]

Timmy Trumpet has successfully transitioned from the international stage as an acclaimed Jazz musician to the realm of global dance music. Now as a combined DJ/Instrumentalist, he's ranked in the top 3 DJ's in Australia (ITM Poll), performed at Ibiza's Pacha and Miami's WMC, and mixed both Ministry of Sound and Pacha CD's. Signed to Ministry of Sound, his last 3 singles have all reached the No. 1 spot on the Aria Club chart. Rightfully dubbed "the busiest DJ in Australia" Timmy averages 7 flights a week, juggling over 200 shows per year, including major festivals and international super clubs.

Timmy Trumpet is the No. 2 ranked DJ in Australia according to the 2014 inthemix DJ Awards.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tim Smith, later known as Timmy Trumpet, is from Sydney. While a youth he attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 'The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Access Program' included free weekly tutorial from Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Anthony Heinrich. According to an interview with Scene Magazine, Smith left the Conservatorium of Music in year 9 after "setting off a fire alarm." However, he says the move to a public school system was positive as it allowed him to become more involved in jazz music.[4]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Timmy Trumpet has a number of tracks signed to Ministry of Sound, Onelove, Central Station and Neon Underground. His 2011 single "Horny", a collaboration with DJ Tenzin, hit number 5 on the Aria Charts in late 2011.[5]

In 2011 he had material included on the compilation Electro House Sessions 4 for Ministry of Sound, which he produced with DJ Rob Pix.[6] The album has 42 electro house tracks from DJs such as PNAU, deadmau5, Bag Raiders, Avicii, Tommy Trash, Afrojack, Tom Piper and Tiesto.

Starting in 2010, Timmy produced two consecutive summer albums for the clubbing brand, PACHA. The PACHA 2010 compilation was also mixed by Australian born Pacha Ibiza resident Sarah Main and the Platinum selling Jazz outfit from South Africa, Goldfish.[7] The CD featured tracks from Fedde Le Grand, David Guetta, The Temper Trap, La Roux, TV Rock and Dirty South. Timmy partnered with Dan McKie 2012's PACHA Summer Anthems with the album including Timmy Trumpet's single "Tromba Ye Ye Ye."[8]

Timmy Trumpet spent the majority of 2011 touring in Australia before traveling overseas to promote his then new EP Trrrumpet. His early original singles such as "Sunset," "Nothing Between us" and "Sunrise" were all supported by Central Station Recordings. Central Station was Australia's original electronic dance music label, but is now owned by Ministry of Sound.[9]

Timmy Trumpet is now ranked the No. 3 DJ in Australia taking over mainstages across Australia with the king-size Future Music Festival National Tour as well as mixing this years much anticipated and renowned 'Ministry of Sound Sessions 10 CD' featuring his own No. 1 Aria Club Chart single 'Melbournia'.

TV Appearances[edit]

On 21 January 2011 FOX8 premiered The Stafford Brothers a reality TV series following the lives of Matt and Chris Stafford on tour across Europe, produced by TV host Wesley Dening.[10] The first season featured 6 episodes. Timmy Trumpet is one of the show's leading characters alongside Matt's longtime girlfriend and cover model Brooke Evers. He will re-appear in Season 2, which premieres premiers in late January 2012.

In 1998 Timmy Trumpet had a guest appearance on Nine Network's The Midday Show, which was hosted by Kerry-Anne Kennerley.[11]

Major Performances[edit]

In 2011 it was announced that Timmy Trumpet would support the Swedish House Mafia on their first live Australian tour.[12] In the same year Future Entertainment announced them as the main stage headlining act on the 2012 Future Music Festival tour alongside Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and special guest Fatboy Slim.[13]

On 23 February 2011 the Stafford Brothers commenced their first official world tour with 35 shows scheduled within a period of 90 days.[14] As part of his role on FOX8's Season 2 of The Stafford Brothers, Timmy toured with the DJ duo during selected performances throughout Australia, Asia, the Americas and Europe.[14]

Aside from worldwide tours, Timmy Trumpet has secured performances at Miami's WMC, Ibiza's Pacha and London's Ministry of Sound.[15] He has also maintained residencies at a host of Australian festivals including Summafieldayze (2007–2011), Sensation White (2009), Parklife (2009–2010) and Stereosonic (2010, 2013).

On 25 October 2011 Timmy Trumpet was selected to support Mo-town legend Stevie Wonder on his only Australian Show at The Star in Sydney.[16]

Other[edit]

Timmy Trumpet's fashion label 'Wifebeaterz' specialises in oversized singlets that feature pop art characters of Australian dance acts including the Stafford Brothers, Bombs Away, Ruby Rose and Minx. The clothing line was made available in December 2011.[17]

He also runs a club night called "f#%k fluro" in Soho, Sydney which features local artists like the Stafford Brothers and international acts like Oliver Twizt.[18] The club night was originally started by the Gray Brothers in Brisbane.

Timmy hosts weekly radio shows that are broadcast nationally on over 58 stations. He regularly features as a special guest on 'Club Rev's weekly radio mix, as well as Grant Smillie's 'The edge' on Novanation.

The Timmy Trumpet iPhone app allows users to operate a digital trumpet on their phone.[19] The application works by blowing into the iPhone microphone while using the touch screen to depress the valves and tilt the phone up or down to change octaves. The application was made free to download from the iPhone Apps Store on 18 July 2011. Timmy Trumpet was sponsored by MDT[disambiguation needed] to receive one of the world's first digital trumpets.[20] The digital trumpet was invented by Steve Marshall.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[21]
BEL
(Wa)

[22]
FRA
[23]
NED NZ
[24]
2014 "Freaks"
(with Savage)
3 16
(Ultratip)
14 82 1 N/A
"Nightmare" 26
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Originals
  • "Sunrise" (Central Station, 2009)
  • "Nothing Between Us" (Central Station, 2009)
  • "Sunset" (Central Station, 2009)
  • "Tromba Ye Ye Ye" with KCB (Home Brew Records, 2010)
  • "Trrrumpet" (Ministry of Sound, 2011)
  • "Horny" with Tenzin (Onelove, 2011)
  • "Sassafras" with Chardy (2012)
  • "Melbournia" with Chardy (2013)
  • "Bleed" with SCNDL (Monstercat, 2013)
  • "Freaks" (Hussle Recordings, 2014) Reached No. 3 on the Australian ARIA Charts
  • "The Buzz" with New World Sound (Doorn Records, 2014)
  • "Nightmare" (Doorn Records, 2014)
Remixes
  • "This Is How It Goes" (Timmy Trumpet remix) by Goldfish (Pacha, 2009)
  • "Say Yeah" (Timmy Trumpet remix) by P Money ft David Dallas & Aaradhna (Central Station, 2010)
  • "Wish You Were Here" (Timmy Trumpet Remix) by Radio Ink (MGM, 2010)
  • "Midnight Midnight" (Timmy Trumpet remix) by Potbelleez (Vicious, 2011)
  • "Dance with You" (Timmy Trumpet Remix) by P Money featuring PNC, Vince Harder, Meryl Cassie & Mz J (Central Station, 2011)
  • "Dynamite" (Timmy Trumpet Remix) by Quintino & MOTi feat. Taylr Renee (Spinnin Records, 2014)
  • "Freaks" ft. Savage
Compilations
  • Pacha 2010 Mixed by Timmy Trumpet, Sarah Main & Goldfish (Central Station, 2010)
  • Pacha Summer Anthems Mixed by Timmy Trumpet & Dan Mckie (Central Station, 2011)
  • Ministry of Sound Electro House Sessions Mixed by Timmy Trumpet & Rob Pix (Ministry of Sound, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timmy Trumpet". Ministry of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ "TV show arrives". Future Entertainment. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Australia's Top DJs 50: 10 – 2". InTheMix.com. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  4. ^ Wotherspoon, Courtney (18 November 2011). "Timmy Trumpet Interview". Scene Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  5. ^ "No 5 in Aria club charts: "One Love Club Electro"". Stereosonic. 1 October. Retrieved 2012-01-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Electro House Sessions 4". Ministry of Sound. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Pacha Summer 2010 Upon Us". Ministry of Sound. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  8. ^ Trumpet, Timmy. "Biography". Myspace. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  9. ^ "Ministry of Sound acquires Central Station Record". Ministry of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  10. ^ "The Stafford Brothers produced by Wes Denning". TVTonight. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  11. ^ "Attack of the Show". G4TV. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  12. ^ "Supporting act Future Music Festival 2011". OneSixZero. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  13. ^ "Event Info: Future Music Festival 2012". Future Entertainment. 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  14. ^ a b "Stafford Brothers World Tour 2011". ThreeSixZero. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  15. ^ "Stafford Brothers and Timmy Trumpet". Foreshore Festival. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  16. ^ "Stars Converge on The Star for Stevie Wonder". Pedestrian. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  17. ^ "Timmy Trumpet's own fashion line Wifebeaterz". InTheMix. 23 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  18. ^ Cheng, Kevin (18 October 2011). "Timmy Trumpeter Back in the Hills to perform". Hills-Shire Times. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  19. ^ "Timmy Trumpet iPhone App". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  20. ^ "Video: Digital Trumpet Explained". InTheMix. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  21. ^ "Timmy Trumpet in Australian Charts". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  22. ^ "Timmy Trumpet in Belgian Wallonia Charts". ultratop.be/fr/. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "Timmy Trumpet in French Charts". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  24. ^ "Timmy Trumpet in NZ Charts". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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