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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

'I would just sit there mute' || Tim Wheatley



Fresh off the back of his latest rendezvous in Los Angeles, Tim Wheatley has followed up his latest album Cast of Yesterday with a fresh folky tune. The Heathen is a song about the Tim's eye-opening early experiences with the City of Angels. Continuing on from the success of his previous single, Valerie, Tim has penned his latest track featuring the "seedy" nightlife that he fell into. Although the lifestyle mightn't be something Tim is likely to return to, the sound is something that he plans on keeping from now on.

While Niko and I were mixing it, we thought it could use just a little something else, and so Niko suggested we take it to legendary guitarist Waddy Wachtel who has played with Keith Richards, Tom Waits, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks just to name a few.  Waddy just played along and gave the song a dynamic that builds and builds,” enthuses Tim.  Having him play on my album was a surreal experience.  Waddy would ask for my input, and I would just sit there… mute!

The Heathen is a hearty mix of bluesy harmonica and some seriously smooth vocals from Tim. The track, which was recorded in Melbourne and in Hollywood, is already an international track. But trust me, it also deserves to be an international hit.


Now back in Australia, Tim is pumped to be back on home turf playing his tracks with "the same old bad jokes". After the success of his previous releases their was no time to waste for Tim, who has another four shows to play for his audiences down under. 

2015 Tour Dates

WED 25 NOV  |  THE BATCH BREWERY  |  MARRICKVILLE 
SAT 28 NOV  |  HAYCOCK THEATRE  |  GOSFORD 
WED 02 DEC  |  PANTHERS  |  PENRITH 
THUR 03 DEC  |  LIZOTTES  |  NEWCASTLE 
FRI 04 DEC  |  DEEWHY RSL  |  DEEWHY 
SAT 05 DEC   |  THE BASEMENT  |  SYDNEY  

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