Tim Griffin is an award winning Blues and Roots artist based in North Queensland. He has toured extensively both throughout Australia and Overseas since 2010. In 2012 he won the Base Q Memphis Blues Challenge in Brisbane which gave him the right to represent Queensland at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA. His quarter final result there placed him in the top 100 unsigned blues artists in the world. Tim then travelled to New Orleans and performed several shows on Bourbon St. He released his first album ‘Castle Hill Blues’ on his return to Australia and went on to tour nationally to promote the album.
In 2014 he began writing for his second album ‘Shake Ya Hoodoo’ which was released January 2016. The album was recorded with a powerhouse band that includes Trombone legend Sarah Morrow (formerly Trombone player for Ray Charles) and Keyboard Player Michael Caruana (Melbourne Ska Orchestra).The album truly is an international affair having been recorded in New Orleans, Vienna, Melbourne and Rockhampton.
Tim has supported Tim Friedman, Jeff Martin, The Black Sorrows, Russell Morris, James Reyne, Blue King Brown, Mark Seymour and Andrew Strong and the Commitments as well as for his mentor Willie Hona (Herbs).
Tim’s first album ‘Castle Hill Blues’ (2012), has become an iconic blues recording in his hometown of Townsville. The recording is very honest and showcases Tim’s abilities as a solo performer. The album received significant airplay in Australia and the US. ‘Shake ya Hoodoo’ has gone on to reach #13 on the Australian Blues and Roots charts and continues to gain both national and international airplay.