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Andy Timmons
Timmons - live in Madrid 2010
Timmons - live in Madrid 2010
Background information
Born (1963-07-26) July 26, 1963 (age 60)
Evansville, Indiana, United States
GenresInstrumental rock, hard rock, glam metal, blues rock, jazz fusion
Years active1982–present
LabelsFavored Nations
WebsiteAndy Timmons.com

Andy Timmons (born July 26, 1963) is an American guitarist who has played in the bands Taylor Bay Band, Danger Danger, Pawn Kings, and Andy Timmons Band (ATB).[1] He has also released several solo albums and has worked as a session guitarist.

Timmons is highly regarded for his technical proficiency. He has been consistently sought after by Ibanez in production of signature guitar models since the 1990s, and has been an in-demand session guitar player and solo artist for over three decades. [2] [3] [4]

He has released two CDs on Favored Nations, the first being That Was Then, This Is Now and Resolution on May 2, 2006.[5]



As guitarist for glam metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, and amassed a discography that includes seven solo releases that range from guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

Timmons's many collaborations include a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Timmons has been her music director-guitarist for many U.S. tours),[1] two albums by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul and Paul Stanley, and radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, Reb Beach, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his favorite 1960s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller.[6]

Playing with drummer/bandleader Simon Phillips on four albums between 1997 and 2015, Timmons demonstrated a range extending well beyond rock and pop music, delivering energetic jazz fusion that earned both critical and audience acclaim.

Timmons is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Evansville Harrison High School in 1981 and studied jazz guitar at the University of Miami.[7] He currently resides in McKinney, Texas.

The Andy Timmons Band released their new album, entitled "Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper" on October 25, 2011.[8]

Andy also contributed the "Grabbag" music to the video game Duke Nukem Forever in 2011.

In August 2014, Timmons participated in the G4 Experience—a week-long guitar camp—with fellow guitarists Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, and keyboardist/guitarist Mike Keneally.[9]

On the 26th of October 2014, Andy reunited with former Danger Danger band members for the 25th Anniversary of the band, which took place at the Firefest in Nottingham.[10]

On September 30, 2016, the Andy Timmons Band released their new album, Theme from a Perfect World.



Danger Danger


Pawn Kings

  • Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings (1995)
  • Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings Live (1998)


  • Ear X-Tacy (1994)
  • Ear X-Tacy 2 (1997)
  • Orange Swirl (1998)
  • The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999)
  • And-Thology 1 & 2 - The Lost ear-X-tacy Tapes [Compilation] (2000)
  • That Was Then, This Is Now [Compilation] (2002)
  • Electric Truth (2022)

Andy Timmons Band

  • Resolution (2006)
  • Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)
  • Theme from a Perfect World (2016)

with Maylee Thomas

  • Here Comes the Son - An Acoustic Christmas (2006)

Simon Phillips

  • Another Lifetime (1998)
  • Out of the Blue (Live, 1999)
  • Protocol II (2013)
  • Protocol III (2015)

Kip Winger


Ted Pearce

  • Big Metuselah: Human Sacrifice (2000)[11]
  • Hallelu Et Adonai: Praise The Lord (2005)


  1. ^ a b "Bio". Andy Timmons. July 22, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  2. ^ "From Hair Metal to a Sgt. Pepper's Tribute, Andy Timmons Reveals the Five Songs that Have Defined His Career". Guitar Player.
  3. ^ "Andy Timmons Bio". Andy Timmons.
  4. ^ "Andy Timmons Ibanez Signature Models". Axebition.
  5. ^ "Andy Timmons". Favored Nations. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  6. ^ "Andy Timmons :: Bio". Andytimmons.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Knipe, Sandra (April 13, 1989). "Guitarist Andy Timmons finds himself in Danger, Danger". Evansville Press.
  8. ^ "Andy Timmons Band - Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper Album Reviews, Songs & More". AllMusic. October 25, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  9. ^ "4 Days of Guitar Pleasure". The G4 Experience. October 17, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  10. ^ available on. "Firefest 2014: The Final Fling at Rock City (Nottingham) on 24 Oct 2014". Last.fm. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "My Self (Wants to Kill Me)". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
Preceded by Danger Danger Guitarist
Succeeded by