Just a few song i wrote some time ago. I don't write anymore.
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It's been a while since I put anything on here. It's also been a while since I wrote any music! Still - there will be something new soon.
I wrote that about a year ago. This time I mean it!
So - who is Tim Dawson?
Songwriting has always been a part of my life. I began writing to the guitar when I was in my early teens and later to the piano. I have written many, many rock songs for the bands I have been in. For quite a time I had a very productive partnership with a guy called Shaun Hudson, who was the manager of a band I was in called Thief. I keep threatening to re-record some of that stuff to fit the classic rock revival that seems to be strong right now.
Lyrics and tune have always been important to me as a songwriter and I believe that every song can be enjoyed or even loved by somebody somewhere - music is such a personal thing. I have always tried to write about real things and to offer songs which can be 'owned' by the people who hear them.
I don't play in a band right now, but I've always fancied getting back into performing my own material (or some of it at least). Who knows, if I can find the musicians I might give it a go.
By and large all the instrumentation in these recordings is done by me, as are the vocals, except for here and there where I have been able to persuade my nephew, Pete Dawson to play drums for me. I am trying to persuade my sons to join me on some recording; Josh is a great guitarist and Ben has a really good voice.
I am my own producer, engineer and designer - and I fully confess that the engineering side of things is not my strength, so take the songs you hear as compositions rather than gems of production.
If you have got this far, thanks for taking the time to read this!