Jeff Timmons now has full control over singing, arranging, producing and collaborating with other artists. Making everything count, leaving no stone unturned – on his own, on his terms.
Online PR News – 10-April-2009 – – Making Everything Count – On His Own, On His Terms
March 2009, Atlanta, Georgia. He plays off every artist’s penultimate goal. “It’s an exhilarating feeling to be in charge and in control over your own musical career.” But to Jeff, a founder and former member of the once Grammy-nominated band 98 Degrees, reaching that point in his life his did not come easy or without some sacrifices or challenges.
Almost a decade to date since the band had been on stage, Jeff Timmons, went to go on to release his self-produced first solo CD in 2004 entitled 'Whisper That Way'. Since then, he had formed his own music label company. For someone who grew up in small town Massillon, Ohio, only had one thing in his mind when he travelled half across the country to pursue a dream, Jeff now has full control over singing, arranging, producing and collaborating with other artists. Making everything count, leaving no stone unturned – on his own, on his terms.
In August 2007, Jeff appeared on the VH1 Reality TV Show. An opportunity to work with fellow musicians, Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC, Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd and Rich Cronin of LFO and the four-time Grammy award winning producer, Brian Michael Cox. “It was one of the best experiences of my life…as it really tested me.” Jeff further describes the experience saying, “It took me out of my comfort zone, which was what I truly needed at the time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
During this time too, there is a rising crescendo of anticipation on his upcoming second solo album. Mastering the craft of multi-tasking, he mixes beats, writes songs, and records along with focusing on all aspect of running his company – from the recording end to all points of distribution. This soft-spoken, mild-mannered, thirty-something talented musician/producer/songwriter is truly working hard and is trying to make this year the best year yet.
Joining the bandwagon of independent artist that is visible at the world wide of web, Jeff uses the power of various social networks on the internet. He runs his own grassroots online musical campaign turning to his fans opinions through blogging.
There is a brand new kind of Jeff Timmons music with a touch of that old-school Motown influence. It’s a hint of the renaissance-like producer quality of a Quincy Jones and that of a Smokey Robinson’s signature feminine falsetto to what is now the 'in-thing' in the music industry. It’s the coalescence, if you will, of soul and rap. Still what stands out are two tracks that speak to love lost and love found, all laid gently over some good old love song harmonies, which 98 Degrees was known for. Overall, Jeff is that rare pop singer who can write lyrics filled with deep emotional feelings.
For those fans who have followed Jeff’s musical career for all of these years would agree that what makes this multi-facetted musician/producer/songwriter different from the rest of the pack is his uncanny ability to converse with his listeners through his lyrics. He has the gift not just to sing out to the audience and make a girl’s heart melt, but to make each song be a personal message to each of his listeners.
Jeff’s music has matured over the years. There is tremendous anticipation to the release of his upcoming CD just to hear how much it has matured. For his fans, Jeff has put up some snippets on his MySpace page and on his Reverbnation Music Page. While everyone is holding their breaths to his much anticipated new CD, you can listen to some samples of Jeff Timmons’s music via the following links:
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