Tim Ten Yen

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Tim Ten Yen, also known as "TTY", is an English recording artist. He has been called the "Sensational Singing Salaryman".[1] and championed by influential English disc jockey Steve Lamacq as a "cult figure of the future".[2]

He grew up outside London.[3] His music has been called "devoid of pretention but full of original eccentricity"[4] while the post-punk musician Paul Hawkins has lauded his writing "joyous, catchy and indescribably wonderful songs that are simultaneously utterly universal and entirely unique".[5]

His debut album Everything Beautiful Reminds Me of You was released by Pointy Records in late 2008.[6] That same year saw the release of an EP Runaround Get Around on the Club Fandango label.[7]

His work has been featured in Flux Magazine,[8] Keep It Fast.com,[9] and RadioNowhere’s Best of 2008[10] and was included on Spinner.com "Ten Acts to Watch in 2010" as "a one-man Divine Comedy."[11]

Tim Ten Yen has toured with and opened in support of Carter USM Jim Bob.[12] He has played the Reading Festival in 2006[1][13] and 2007.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Tim Ten Yen | The FLY London | Sun 22nd April 2007 Lineup". skiddle.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/29/ten-acts-to-watch-in-2010/
  3. ^ http://www.tourdates.co.uk/londontourdates/issue-038/2009/01/16/1308-under-the-influence-tim-ten-yen LondonTourdates #038 ,16 January 2009
  4. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/music/argusmusicreviews/4580986.Jim_Bob___Tim_Ten_Yen__Freebutt__Brighton__Sep_2/
  5. ^ "Sweeping The Nation: Noughties By Nature #111: Tim Ten Yen – Sea Anenome". sweepingthenation.blogspot.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pointy Records". pointyrecords.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Club Fandango | Independent Music Promotions". clubfandango.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.fluxmagazine.com/showscreen.php?site_id=49&screentype=folder&screenid=2903 Winter 2008/2009
  9. ^ "KEEP IT FAST, Progressive, Comedy, Hardcore, Thrash, Punk, News, Reviews and Latest Tracks | Stuff That Was Released Last Year That I Missed: Part 1". keepitfast.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "It's Eclectic! It's Eccentric! It's RadioNowhere's BlogSpot!: RadioNowhere's Best of 2008". radionowhereuk.blogspot.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  11. ^ http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/29/ten-acts-to-watch-in-2010/
  12. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/leisure/music/argusmusicreviews/4580986.Jim_Bob___Tim_Ten_Yen__Freebutt__Brighton__Sep_2/
  13. ^ http://www.tourdates.co.uk/londontourdates/issue-038/2009/01/16/1308-under-the-influence-tim-ten-yen LondonTourdates #038 ,16 January 2009
  14. ^ NME.COM. "Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals' Alternative Stage announced | NME.COM". nme.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 

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