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Tim and Jean

To say there is an ‘industry buzz’ about Tim & Jean would be an understatement. In the space of the few short months these two young Australians have gone from obscurity to being courted by international record labels.

Tim & JeanTim and Jean have been playing in bands since they were very young; Jean’s just turned 16 and Tim is a couple of years older. Over the past couple of years they would occasionally see each other at a gig. Then a few months ago they bumped into each other at a local train station and decided they should try jamming some music together.

The ideas came together very quickly and it wasn’t long before they decided to put up rough demos of two tracks, “Come around” and “Like what” on their myspace. These tracks immediately sparked the interest of labels, DJs and music minded people around the globe.

They then hit the national airwaves of Australia courtesy of Triple J when they became one of the station’s “unearthed” finalists and later listed as part of Triple J’s “Next Crop” of acts most likely to succeed in 2010. “Come around” has also been listed as “one of the most popular emerging songs in the world” on We are Hunted Web site.

Tim and Jean’s sound is a mix of both of their combined musical influences and tastes; creating a synth heavy sound, with an undercurrent indie pop influence. Tim who has a background in Jazz plays keyboards and sings while Jean who started life as a guitar player looks after Keyboards and guitars.

They’ve already generated huge interest from major labels in America, UK and Australia.

Atlantic and Elektra records in America recently flew Tim and Jean out to play showcases in LA and New York.

Their first gig was performing at the sell out Parklife Festival. Follow those with slots on The Laneway Festival in Perth, Field Day Festival in Sydney, supporting Moby in Melbourne and Sydney and Future Sound of Music Festival in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. And now a tour alongside Art Vs Science is sure to raise their profile even more…


Posted on July 22nd, 2010 in Tours


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