About Tim & Ross

TIM BRAGG

Ross Hemsworth

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Tim Bragg is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose main instruments are drums and flute. He also plays guitar/bass/keyboard/percussion/'some sax' and the rather strange 'electric wind instrument' – the EWI.

 

Tim has played across many genres during his career and has released a number of albums.

Live or on record he has played with many musicians including Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull/Various), Steve Walwyn (Dr.Feelgood), Jane Vaughan (Thunderbugs) and Brad Lang (Various, including Ray Charles). He has recorded drums for Indian fusion music, among other projects.

Tim also writes novels, short-stories and poetry. His most recent book is 'Lyrics to Live by' with 'Lyrics to Live by 2' pending. A collection of poems is scheduled for release in the Autumn of 2020.

He lives in rural France with his French wife - they have a son currently studying Philosophy in England.

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Ross is a songwriter, Producer and says he also "strums a bit"! He is a voting member of the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the ISSA (International Singer Songwriters Association), although he lives in rural Somerset away from the madding crowds, after spending many years living and working in London and the home counties.

 

Ross has co-written with the likes of Suzi Quatro, Alice Offley and of course, Tim Bragg, but admits most of his material is written alone at home. He is a composer and lyricist although often admits, he finds words the hardest part of the process.

After many years in the music industry as, amongst other things, a radio plugger, PR, Artist Manager, record label owner, and Producer, Ross returned to his first love, writing music, back in 2012 after a long break. He feels that he is currently writing some of his best ever work.

He graduated late in life with an Honours Degree in 2016, covering Law, Youth Justice and Social Sciences.

During his long career, Ross has also toured Eastern and Western Europe as a crew member with the likes of Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, Beyonce and many other well known names.

A few years ago he co-wrote and released a concept album with Paul Blackhurst called Rochine - Queen of the Vampires which he hopes one day to take into touring theatre and possibly film and TV.

 
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The album Tall Stories on Short Street drops on Friday July 31st and will be available at all good download and streaming sites. Pre-save details of the single here

The cover artwork was painstakenly done by graphic designer Stephen Dray, in 3D, and took a number of weeks of work to put together.

The artwork follows the storyline of the title track from the album, about an ex Vietnam war vet, abandoned by his government and left homeless on a New York street corner, telling stories (often exaggerated), to entertain the passers-by, some of whom would throw dollars into his hat to keep him fed.

One day he decided his life was no longer worth living and he took his own life. All that remained was a ghostly shadow on the shutter, his faithful companion's dog bowl, and the sleeping  bag that once was his home. But did anyone really notice he was gone?