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Tim Brantley

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Many artists struggle to establish their musical identity, laboriously trying on different musical styles like a piece of clothing, looking to find what fits. But there are others that emerge fully formed, in full command of their craft, their identity and their music. Tim Brantley fits firmly in the latter category. His new album, Goldtop Heights, is a captivating and moving debut that heralds the arrival of a gifted and significant new talent, one whose music feels familiar in the best possible way, while striking out on his own territory.

A Georgia boy who grew up in Loganville, near Decatur, Brantley played piano as a child, but didn’t take music seriously until he was in his early 20’s. He explains, “I started writing songs in my head, and it took my interest in music to another level. I had to pick the piano back up so I could cut music to the ideas I heard in my head. Then I started playing guitar to broaden my horizons even more.” Almost immediately, he formed a three-piece band and began playing local coffee shops and bars, going through what he calls, “the typical post-high school lifestyle.” “I wasn’t interested in anything I was doing other than music, and I loved the wide-openness of my life.”

Recording on his laptop and playing the songs he was writing for his friends, Tim saw their genuinely excited reaction. “Two friends heard the songs, and even though we were all broke, they approached me and we pooled our money to buy a microphone and a recording console.

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  • allghostwritten

    solid. keep it up

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nilsen31

    COME TO THE NORTHEAST

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • liam7777

    Saw and met him at the recent Rock Boat event - real nice guy and he puts on one hell of a show!

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • mulletguy16

    the entire "goldtop heights" album is simply AMAZING

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • JeffTMBG

    I hope this guy gets some exposure soon. Damage and The Race both have the makings of a hit single.

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • titanshane

    This is a great artist. I wish I could listen of lastfm...

    10 Jun 2009 Reply

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