There are few places Tim Morrison feels more at home than on a stage, rock band settled into a groove behind him and a captive audience in front of him hanging off his every lyric. As one of the many featured artists performing at this years Mornington Cup, race fans are in for real treat and an exciting new Saturday format.

It’s a familiar sight for fans of Tim’s previous band, popular Melbourne rockers Trial Kennedy, combined with new fans who witnessed him on hit talent show The Voice. And now it’s a sight Australian music fans can once again look forward to with the release of Shine, Tim’s first solo single.

Shine, the first of many solo tracks Tim has ready to be put down on tape, led this Melbourne boy into the studio of good friend and acclaimed rock producer Hadyn Buxton, who last worked with Tim on Trial Kennedy’s 2011 album Living Undesigned.

Having written Shine on piano, Tim knew he wanted to play the instrument on the recording and the end result is a track that soars. There is urgency to the bristling keys of the intro that opens out into a gorgeous rock chorus propelled by that voice. It’s a voice honed through years of live performing and now Tim is giving it reign to tell his own stories.

“There is something extremely exhilarating about creating music on your own,” Tim says of being a solo artist. “Of having that freedom of creative control.”

“But on the flip side you lose that joy of creating as a group. You really cannot compare the two. You love them equally but they’re just different.”

Having stepped out on his own, Tim has spent the last year writing and recording tracks here and overseas, working with a whole range of producers interested in hearing Tim develop a style all his own.

“The Voice made me realise who I do and don’t want to be as a musician and for that I am forever grateful. Strangely enough, my experience also taught me not to take myself too seriously,” Tim explains.

And Shine is only the beginning. It won’t be long before Tim Morrison is back in the charts and making himself right at home.

Tim along side fellow Voice finalist Nicholas Roy and other performers including Jaime Holland, Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and Course favourites Jason Dean and Dylan Boyd make for some musical marquees at Mornington Cup Day, Saturday March 28. For more details visit mrc.racing.com



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