Andy Timmons

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Andy Timmons
Madrid-Andy Timmons (2010).jpg
Timmons - live in Madrid 2010
Background information
Born (1963-07-26) July 26, 1963 (age 55)
Evansville, Indiana, United States
GenresInstrumental rock, hard rock, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1988–present
LabelsFavored Nations
Associated actsDanger Danger, G3
WebsiteAndy Timmons.com

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

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

Biography[edit]

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), 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.[1]

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.[2] He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

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

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 Mike Keneally.[3]

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

Discography[edit]

Danger Danger[edit]

Pawn Kings[edit]

Solo[edit]

Simon Phillips[edit]

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

Andy Timmons Band[edit]

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

Kip Winger[edit]

Ted Pearce[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Timmons :: Bio". Andytimmons.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Knipe, Sandra (13 April 1989). "Guitarist Andy Timmons finds himself in Danger, Danger". Evansville Press.
  3. ^ "4 Days of Guitar Pleasure". The G4 Experience. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  4. ^ "My Self (Wants to Kill Me)". YouTube. Retrieved November 29, 2014.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tony "Bruno" Rey
Danger Danger Guitarist
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Succeeded by
Bruno Ravel