I would describe my music as “Progressive Pop Music” (a mix between Pop & Progressive Rock – think for e.g. Anathema “Weather Systems”). I believe in God and I am a Christian, and this has subtly inspired the lyrics in my songs.
I have done several independent releases in Australia and in France, the latest one being “Rain”, a 5 track EP released in 2016, which you can find on my website (https://timchesley.com/album/2016-rain/)and on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, etc.
During my years in Melbourne, I met some great musicians such as David Bridie (Not Drawning Waving, My Friend The Chocolate Cake), Daniel Gassin, Unified Gecko, San Lazaro, Belle Roscoe, Tim McMillan, Shivantha from ME3…
I miss my pals the LavaTones (Mark « Fitzo » on guitar + Dave « Professor » on sax) with whom we played some great gigs around Melbourne: our time together (rehearsals followed by wine tasting, gigs followed by beer tasting…) will always remain in my heart.
Over my musical career I had the chance to play in some memorable venues: the Gibus and the New Morning in Paris, RRR FM, Manchester Lane, 303, Wesley Anne etc. in Melbourne. I have also performed in the US (around Newport) & Mexico (Monterrey).
Back in France in 2010 I worked with Noxize (aka Flesh is The Fever) on the VERTIGO OBSERVER « electro pop » project (https://soundcloud.com/vertigo-observer) as a blend of our influences (electro for Noxize, pop for me).
Between 2012 & 2014 I worked again on new songs with my cousins Cyrille Latour (bass) and Matthieu Latours (drums), reforming what used to be the family band « Aloxe » for a few gigs around Paris.
Even though I didn’t end up recording these new songs with my cousins, I wish to thank them once again for giving me the will to write songs again, as between 2010 & 2012 I had not written one song, not even a single tune, and felt like abandoning music & recordings.
In 2015 I ended up recording at the Music Factory studio in Herblay (around Paris) a 5 track EP, “Rain”, using the piano as the only common link between the different sounding songs.
This record is the first part of a concept called “Rain & Blue Sky” that reflects on the constant changes in our lives, which can be assimilated to the permanent changes in the weather.
Nothing lasts forever, but Love will always remain, like a perfect blue sky after a great storm.
The bio of Tim Chesley Music Page pop rock songwriter : french american singer who like freedom and sunset for contemplative pop.