NAME: Andy Timmons
PLAYING (YEARS): 33
STYLE: Combination of rock, blues, and jazz…really anything with guitar!
GEAR: Main rig: Laney VH100r head with Mesa Boogie Rectifier 4×12, signature model Ibanez guitar, Tube Screamer, Chandler Echo….
ENDORSEMENTS: Ibanez guitars, Laney amplifiers, D’Adarrio strings, Dunlop picks –
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS:As a solo act: 6 highly acclaimed solo CDs, tours of Japan and Europe, appearances with G3. With others: 3 CDs with Epic act Danger Danger “Danger Danger”, “Screw It”, and “Cockroach” (over one million sold worldwide) two top 5 MTV videos, numerous world tours (two tours opening for Kiss, one with Alice Cooper!!) Continue to make guest appearances on their CDs. Drum legend Simon Phillips: Two CDs “Another Lifetime” and “Out Of The Blue”.Several world tours Kip Winger: two CDs, “Thisconversationseemslikeadream” and “Songs >From The Ocean Floor” Olivia Newton-John: Several world tours as her guitarist/music director. Live CD “One Woman’s Live Journey” LeAnn Rimes: Touring as well as appearances on the Tonight Show and Good Morning America Numerous record/television/radio recording sessions in Dallas/New York Numerous clinic tours for Ibanez guitars and Laney Amplifiers.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS: New CD “That Was Then, This Is Now”, features 11 newly re-mastered tracks from 1st 2 solo CDs, plus 5 new tracks To be released May 7th on Favored Nations, Steve Vai’s new label. This will be followed by new CD in early 2003.
FAVORITE GUITARIST: Can I pick 15? Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Steve Lukather, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson.
MOST UNDERATED PLAYERS: Peter Frampton, Pete Townshend, Steve Lukather
BEST MUSICIAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN: Jeff Beck
4 WORDS THAT DESCRIBES WHAT YOU WANT TO GET ACROSS IN YOUR PLAYING: Energy, soul, passion, melody
YOUR HERO: Brian Wilson
ULTIMATE GOAL: To continue to grow as a player/writer/singer. To write music that inspires people in a positive way.