Music has always been a massive part of my life, playing in bands in my teenage years and twenties. However, it wasn’t until my late twenties that I realised it was singing that gave me the greatest joy. After a period of spiritual searching and awakening, and some years experimenting with different kinds of voice work and sound healing, I did my first workshop with Chloe Goodchild and The Naked Voice in 2005. This transformative experience set me on the path to becoming a devotional singer, which crystallised in 2006 with the release of my first CD Planting Peace, a life-changing trip to India and the creation of my first public chanting sessions at the Pierian Centre in Bristol. Since then I have been on an incredible journey and been witness to the amazing power of the voice and chanting to transform lives.
In recent years I have sung all over the UK upon invitation, including Bath, Cheltenham, Stroud, Glastonbury, Cardiff, Swansea, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Sheffield, and Manchester. I have also sung at various wonderful bhakti gatherings, including the Winter Bhakti Gathering (Gloucestershire), the Easter Bhakti Gathering (Sussex), the Bhakti Music Festival (Somerset), Colourfest (Dorset), Santosa Living Yoga & Bhakti Camp (Somerset), Bhakti Imbolc Gathering (Sussex), Be Love (London) and the Beltane Bhakti Gathering (Dorset).
I am currently running regular sessions in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Stroud. See Events and for all my upcoming dates.
This practice of singing mantras is a great source of joy and nourishment. I love the depth of silence that is achieved by chanting and this is an essential element of my sessions. I share meditative and ecstatic chants with Sanskrit mantras and occasional English words, accompanied by simple melodies accessible to the Western ear. The repetition of these chants is a powerful and transformative practice, taking us deeply into our hearts. Chanting provides an opportunity to sing out without fear or judgement, dissolving feelings of separation and awakening compassion.
I offer one-to-one and group sessions for those interested in developing their voice, chanting or harmonium skills.
Do contact me if you would like to find out more about any of the above. I hope to sing with you soon!
"Tim sings his devotional chants straight from the heart. His voice has a rare quality of authenticity. With him it's all about the soul, but his music is great too, lyrical, uplifting and inspiring."
- Ranchor Prime, Author & Publisher
Enjoy this ecstatic version of This Place/Hare Krishna live at the Beltane Bhakti Gathering 2019.