Thu 01 Jan 1970
Frontman with Manchester indie gods The Charlatans, Tim Burgess performs his solo work playing a mix of old favourites and new tunes. His album Oh No I Love You was released last year on his own, O Genesis label and although it was a solo album it was a collaborative effort and soon enough there was a companion album, Oh No I Love You More.
Tims solo work has been met with critical acclaim;
‘Tim’s magnum opus’
‘Running Damon Albarn close for the title of busiest Britpop alumnus’
‘Burgess at his best’
It’s fair to say that over the past two years, Tim Burgess has been a very, very busy man. In that time, the Charlatans singer has completed Telling Stories, an autobiography for Penguin Books. He’s launched the bold O Genesis record label, releasing a series of7″ singles that reflects Burgess’ own diverse musical interests and his phenomenal crate-digging instincts. That’s not to mention his presence on Twitter, where his Tim Peak’s Diner has become a virtual meeting place for music obsessives the world over. This, alongside his regular eclectic DJ sets, led Burgess to the attention of BBC 6 Music, who commissioned him to produce shows on Christmas and New Years Eve. It’s been a long journey from Manchester to Los Angeles, to a grey part of North East London and Nashville
While so many of Burgess’ contemporaries from the 1990s have disappeared to come back with lucrative reformations, he and his band have continued to evolve, with The Charlatans taking the brave decision to release one of their most recent albums online for free. You get the sense that if he didn’t take these risks – or as he puts it: ‘flip my life around’ – Tim Burgess might get bored. ‘I’d hope that I’d never stop being excited, because I’ve always liked the idea of doing new stuff and keeping doing things,’ he says. ‘The more things I’ve got orbiting around, the more excited I get. More is more.’
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