Dreaming of a Night Mango is the mysteriously titled 4th album from the well travelled Tim Guy. A laid back intimate recording, Guy chose to keep the elements as raw as possible and the result is a 10 track long player reminiscent of little waves lapping a shoreline, set for release on April 5th through Lost and Lonesome.
Inspiration for Dreaming of a Night Mango came whist Guy spent time at a friend’s house in northern New South Wales, where balmy nights were spent on the balcony by the Tweed River listening to records. Heading back home to Melbourne Guy recorded from within his home studio, looking out over the old Pentridge Prison wall. “We lived there for one year with the sole purpose to make an album. The wall is a massive imposing figure and definitely provided a backdrop for the album. During the days, birds would dip down inside the walls, and in the night the moon would loom large shooting its light through the old watchtowers.”
Written in 2011, second single from the album ‘Many People I Know’ is a delicate track written when Guy had just moved back to Melbourne from Auckland and he was merely a stranger in a beautiful city. “The beauty that this place offers is very outwardly evident, but if you don’t breath it in, then it is actually quite hard to see. I always feel like I am in a relationship with Melbourne. We are going good together now, but I am always on my toes.” Listen to ‘Many People I Know’ here https://soundcloud.com/tim-guy/01-many-people-i-know
Moving around was a trend in Guy’s formative years, from the east coast of Australia, out to West Queensland and up to Papua New Guinea and back, setting the tone for the drifting lifestyle of a future troubadour. When his family first moved to Papua New Guinea, Guy found his first taste of music and at 15 years old, sold his bike to purchase a guitar and quickly became obsessed with Chuck Berry, the Beatles, AC/DC and Jimmy Barnes.
After two and a half years in Papua New Guinea and one terrifying mugging Guy moved to the Gold Coast and delved into the art of song writing. 2000 began auspiciously as his band The Burrows recorded an EP called Habits of Highly Effective People, and with a series of outstanding shows and the experience of meeting people on the scene, momentum was building.
The next year Guy moved from Queensland to Melbourne, keeping the band going by making Greyhound bus trips up the highways. Just as The Burrows slowly faded and disbanded, the seeds of what would become Guy’s first solo record were being sown.
In 2002 Guy signed to the label of popular New Zealand songwriter, Bic Runga, after a chance meeting at her sound check in Melbourne. Recording in bursts across a year in Melbourne, Auckland and Christchurch, Guy eventually turned in Blazey, a debut album of lovely pop, which displayed his growing talent as a writer along with an impressive new ability to conjure atmosphere and mood. Guy gained further momentum when in 2004 when he was invited to join Runga on a sold out 25 date tour of New Zealand.
Describing New Zealand as the “most beautiful place” Guy decided to move there at the start of 2005 and set about recording his second album, 2007’s Hummabyes which lead to a publishing deal with Mushroom and collaborations with some successful New Zealand artists: Anika Moa and Opensouls.
After an exciting performance at 2008’s WOMAD NZ, Guy travelled to Spain where he spent five months gathering songs for the nucleus of his third album, Big World which was released in New Zealand in 2010 and resulted in a European tour.
Dreaming of a Night Mango marks a long journey for Guy, both in travels across countries and musically as he has found his home and settles in to release the album in April accompanied by a run of Australian tour dates.
Thursday April 4th – Lock n Load Bistro, Brisbane QLD – Free Entry
Saturday April 6th – Gov’s Espressso, Gold Coast QLD
Thursday April 11th – Yours & Owls, Wollongong NSW
Friday April 12th – The Green Room Lounge, Sydney NSW
Saturday April 13th – The Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra ACT
Sunday April 14th – Albion Hotel, Albury NSW
Thursday April 18th – The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide SA
Friday April 19th – The Old Mt Gambier Gaol, Mt Gambier SA
Wednesday April 24th – Grace Darling, Melbourne VIC
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