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Tim Armstrong - Solo Covers Singer Guitarist - Hamilton

Type: Solo Singer - Guitarist

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Tim armstrong is a singer guitarist who can play either acoustically or with backing tracks.

Tim was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to NZ at a young age. His first professional gig was at the age of 13 in Tokoroa were he spent his early years. In the 1980s Tim played in top Waikato band, The Politician's. They recorded 2 singles and made numerous Television appearances. Performing on Shazam and Radio with pictures.
In 1987 Tim went solo and a band was put together to back him called The Kiwi Bandits. In 1989 the band went to the USA and Europe to perform. On returning they played night club gigs in the Auckland region. 1991 saw the band playing on the cruise ship The Fairstar for six months.
During the years Tim has performed alongside numerous talented Singers, Frankie Stevens, Tom Sharplin, Ritchie Pickett, Shane, Marc Hunter, Graham Brazier, Alaister Riddell and Celine Toner to mention but a few. Tim has also surported such acts as Hello sailor, DD Smash, Pseudo Echo, The Narcs, Sharon O'Neil, Dr Feelgood, The Dropbears, Coconut Rough, The Mockers and Midge Marsden. The 1990s were good years for Tim he recorded three albums and appeared frequently on television. He also won Best Male vocalist and recorded work in the Waikato Rock awards promoted by rock 93FM.1992 he released his first solo album (Relationships) 1993 (Breaking hearts.1995 saw the release of his album "Wondering Why" and a substantial amount of radio airplay with the songs "Grantham street" and "Separate lives" which were both used on Shortland street. He has received air play in 2011 for his song "Steeples will rise" as well as thousands of hits on You tube.
In 1997 Tim went back to England to perform solo gigs in London and appear on Thames TV and on his return he featured on the Good morning show several times. He also won best Blues guitarist in the Waikato finals.
While still continuing to play as a solo artist, Tim is also enjoying having a stable line up for his band (The Tim Armstrong band) which features musicians Nigel Sanderson and Don McClumpha, and he has established himself as one of the most versatile and hardest working musicians around.
As well as performing solo and with his band which caters for all types of audiences,he plays the part of John in the NZ Abbey Road Beatles tribute band.
Christmas time always sees Tim and his band play resident at Vilagrad Wines which is a large vineyard venue just 8 kms outside Hamilton ,Waikato. And his voice/guitar playing features on numerous TV and radio commercials.
Tim has just released a further 3 Cds which feature classic hit songs of yesteryear, And another two original albums entitled(Through the ages) and (Days in Black leather)in the past few years. As well as working on Alaister Riddells latest recording project.
His latest Originals album was recorded 2014 in his own home studio in Morrinsville, Waikato and is called "Tomorrow"

Ideal for:background ambiance and dance music for small corporate function, private party, wedding

Sample repertoire:

Hotel California
Sweet child of mine
White wedding
Long train running
Eye of the tiger
Come Together
Money for nothin
Copperhead Road
Boys lite up
Down under
Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
Another Brick in the wall
Heartache tonight
Light my fire
Rockin all over the world
Crazy little thing called love
Roadhouse blues-The doors
Get it on-T Rex
Run to Paradise-The Choir boys
Long cool woman in a black dress
Message in a bottle-Police
Black night
Rock and roll-(Led Zep)
Shook me all night long
Hells bells
Walking by myself
Pride and joy
Eagle rock
Enter sandman
No secrets
Bad case of loving you
Summer of 69
American pie
Wild thing
Cherry Bomb - (John Mellencamp)
Purple haze - (Jimi Hendrix)
The one I love- (Rem)
Losing my religon
Smoke on the water
Sweet home Alabama
Midnight special
Born in the usa - (Bruce springsteen)
Mustang sally
Mary had a little lamb
Miss you
500 miles (by the proclaimers)
listen to the music
Rolling stones medley
Hurts so good
Working class man - (jimmy Barnes)
Livin on a prayer - (Bon Jovi)
Money for nothing - (Dire Straits)
Brown eyed girl
Rebel yell - Billy Idol
Helter Skelter
Stairway to heaven
Black magic woman
Last kiss - pearl Jam
Addicted to love
Jet airliner
I love rock and roll
Long way to the top-AC DC
TNT - Ac Dc
I want you to want me
Jumping jack flash
Radar Love
Route 66 - blues classic
Before you accuse me - eric clapton
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
I can't get no Satisfaction
Born to be wild
We've got to get out of this place
The first cut is the deepest
Blister in the sun
Sunday bloody Sunday
Give a little bit
Breakfast in America
Sweet child of mine
Wish you were here
Bed’s are burning
Band on the run - Wings
Better man (by pearl jam)
Just what I needed
locomotiove breath
Walking on sunshine
Still got the blues
rockin in the free world (neil young and pearl jam)
Wonder wall - (oasis)
Hey Soul Sister - (Train)
Save tonight - (eagle eye cherry)
Stay the night - (James blunt)
all these things that I have done (by the killers)
All summer long (kid rock)
Forget you - ( Cee lo Greene)
Lonely boy - (Black keys)
Learn to fly-the Foo fighters.
Black and gold.
Time of your life - Greenday.
3 am- by matchbox 20
Sex on fire- Kings of leon.
Use sombody-Kings of leon
Viva vida-Cold play
Everlong-The foo fighters.
American idiot (by Greenday)
Steady as she goes
Drive (by incubus)
last dance with Mary Jayne - (tom petty)
Handle with care - (The travelling wilburys)
Sitting waiting wishing- Jack Johnson
Tub thumpin
Song 2
Rock and roll - Eric Hutchison
Won't back down - Tom Petty
let her go - Passenger
Californication - (Red hot chilli peppers)
Turn the page
Lemon tree
Place your hands on
Ain't no rest for the wicked
I Like the way you move
Life is a roller coaster
Valerie - (Amy Winehouse)
Come as you are-Nirvana
Teen spirit-Nirvana
No matter what
Fly away
Living the Vida loca
Spirit in the sky
Get a new job
American woman
Scar tissue
Mambo no 5
She’s the one
She bangs
Sex bomb
What I got
All the small things
Rock DJ
Sha la la la
Steal my kisses
Better man
Follow me
Sail away
Dance the night away
Hey baby
Handbags and the glad rags
A little less conversation
I'm yours-Jason Maraz
Yellow taxi - Counting crows
Your body is a wonderland
Mr Jones (by Counting crows)
Take your mama out
Daughter - Pearl Jam
I am the Walrus - (Oasis and the Beatles)
Beds are burning - Midnight oil
Boulevard of broken of broken dreams
When I come around
Wake me up when september ends
21 guns- green day
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Yellow - Coldplay
You're beautiful
Only want to be with you - (Hottie and the blow fish)
Man on the moon-by REM
You give me something- (by James Morrison)
Snow(hey ho)
The Lazy song - (bruno Mars)
better together (by jack johnson)
Billionaire - (by travis McCoy)
Champagne supanova - oasis


Is this love - (Bob Marley)
Threee little birds - (Bob Marley)
don't forget your roots - (six sixty)
I can see clearly now
Always on my mind - Tiki Tane
Red red wine
Could you be loved
Buffalo soldier
Kingston town
Redemption song - Bob Marley
No woman no cry
Dreadlock holiday
Ain’t no sunshine
Englishman in New York


Young ones-cliff richard
please don't tease-cliff richard
fade away-various
Hound dog
splish splash
whole lotta shakin
Blueberry hill
twist again
sweet dream
runaround sue
shake rattle and roll
teddy bear
good golly miss molly
hand jive
shakin all over
ain't that a shame
don't be cruel
at the hop
peggy sue
honey don't
see you later alligator
rave on
tutti frutti
razzel dazzel
hippy hippy shake
The wanderer
route 66
return to sender
move it
treat me nice
lucky lips
green door
lets dance
that'll be the day
hello mary lou
sea cruise
Everybodys tryin to be my baby- Beatles


Hi Pete,
Yes it all went well, Tim was especially good. We had a downpour in the middle of the day which was disappointing.
Thank you


Everything was perfect thank you 

Hi Robyn
Tim was very good as always and had the crowd dancing and enjoying the music.
Kind regards
Deanna Macdonald
Aon New Zealand

Thank you Robyn
Tim was wonderful, and fitted the occasion perfectly.  We really appreciated him performing at our event, and added to the atmosphere.
Kind regards
Deanna Macdonald
Aon New Zealand

Hi Robyn,
The music Tim provided was awesome! Everyone loved it and his style matched what we wanted perfectly. We couldn't be happier. Please pass on our thanks to Tim and your team.
Many thanks
Stefan & Chui Fahey

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