"It's something like a carnival! Check him out."
"People walk across the street to drop money in Stokes' guitar case. It's the litmus test that he is hitting the right notes..."
(Just a One Man Band, Vikki Campion, Daily Telegraph
“Music is in Tim Stokes’ soul. It is his freedom, his expression and his therapy. It shapes his world.”
In this crazy world of increasing distraction walks Tim Stokes, a big-hearted man with a pocket full of songs, reminding us of who we are and what really matters. He is a combination of the swoon of Elvis’ ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’ and the party starter vibe of ‘Dumb Things’ Paul Kelly. Tim Stokes is an artist who’s able to open your heart, expand your mind and get your body grooving with songs that branch the bridges between ages, generations and walks of life. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”
Tim Stokes a coastal folk and blues singer - songwriter took root in the North Coast NSW town of Byron Bay, a fertile region for similar Australian artists, many years ago after experiencing almost catastrophic car engine trouble. Since that time has played the stages of Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Mullumbimby Music Festival along with many live music venues touring former releases and shows.
MeXico his debut album was voted Album of the Week ABC North Coast, reached #5 on Australia’s Blues and Roots Airplay Charts and the lead single Ride On received multiple weeks rotation on ABC TV’s RAGE.
His follow up EP release in life thou art, recorded with Anthony Lycenko (Pete Murray, Busby and Marou) is an uplifting and inspirational offering focussed on the light and shade of love, freedom, spirituality, breathe and warmth.
Stokes live is an experience entered into, a smooth, honest and comforting voice complimented with songs on acoustic guitar, that oscillate from upbeat celebrations to deep oceanic ballads. His songs can be poetic images from Tim’s own journey, some songs are journeys in themselves and some of it is just plain fun.