For more than 15 years, experienced singer/songwriter Tim Cheesebrow has entertained audiences across Minnesota. His polished music has been described as a “hopeful and heartfelt celebration of life on Earth” with a liberal dose of “Great Lakes heart.” His melodies are simple, catchy and artfully crafted. His lyrics are a mixture of profound and lighthearted messages but always thoughtful and detailed.
Tim can play as a solo act, or as part of a group.
Group members can include: Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Accordion, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, and Fiddle.
Price Range: $300-$1500
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect folky, memorable melodies, interesting guitar work, thoughtful lyrics and a down-to-earth sound. Think John Mellencamp meets Zac Brown and gets in a bar fight with Hootie and the Blowfish while Jackson Browne nurses a beer...or something like that.
Tim is easy to work with, professional and experienced. If you're looking for great music without any hassle you won't be disappointed by hiring Tim for your next event.
- provides the sound system.
- can perform solo/duo or full band
- can perform orignals, covers or a mix
- experience playing different types of events means he has appropriate music for any setting.
- prefers playing music to talking...he promises not to attempt to engage your guests in awkward
stage banter. It's uncomfortable for everyone.
Coined a “critically acclaimed Minnesota favorite” by Northfield News, this father of three has created a buzz around the Twin Cities with his three full-length albums and work with some of the most respected and accomplished musicians in the area. This classically-trained musician has charmed audiences not only with his blend of singable folk melodies and captivating, percussive guitar work, but also with his devotion to music education. In addition to crafting and recording his own music, Tim also runs Discover Music, a nonprofit that teaches K-12 students to write and record their own songs.
Additional Booking Notes
I can bring all my own gear and lights. It takes me about 30 minutes to set up for a solo show, an hour for a band show. If you're paying hourly and I'm setting up a PA, I'll tack on an hour for setup/takedown.
If you're providing sound I need a mic stand/cables for each performer, at least one monitor, and a mixer capable of handling all the channels.
I perform mostly originals with a smattering of covers to fit the occasion.
I have an extensive book of covers that I bring to every gig, and while I do not typically take requests, I will gladly play any song in the book if you ask.
Here's an example:
#41 Dave Matthews Band
6th Avenue Heartache The Wallflowers
After Midnight Eric Clapton
All Along the Watchtower Bob Dylan
All for You Sister Hazel
Ants Marching Dave Matthews Band
Arms of a Woman Amos Lee
Awake My Soul Mumford and Sons
Babylon David Gray
Bad Moon Rising CCR
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton
Behind Blue Eyes The Who
Belief Gavin DeGraw
Bittersweet Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Blue on Black Kenny Wayne Shepard
Book of Love The Pretenders
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can’t Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Crossroads Eric Clapton
Desperado The Eagles
Disarm Smashing Pumpkins
Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Down on the Corner CCR
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
Follow Through Gavin DeGraw
Gimmie One Reason Tracy Chapman
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Graceland Paul Simon
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Hanging Around Counting Crows
Have You Ever Seen the Rain CCR
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
Hotel California The Eagles
Hurt So Good John Mellencamp
Into the Great Wide Open - Petty Tom Petty
Last Dance with Mary Jane Tom Petty
Layla Eric Clapton
Let It Be The Beatles
Long May You Run Neil Young
Moondance Van Morrison
Old Love Eric Clapton
One Headlight - Wall Flowers Wall Flowers
Out Loud Dispatch
Piano Man Billy Joel
Roadhouse Blues The Doors
Rocking in the Free World Neil Young
Runaround Blues Traveler
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
She Talks to Angels Black Crowes
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it Easy The Eagles
The General Dispatch
The Weight The Band
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show Band
Watch Tower - Hendrix Jimi Hendrix
Who'll Stop the Rain CCR
Wild Night Van Morrison
Wind Cries Mary Jimi Hendrix
Won't Back Down Tom Petty
Yellow Ledbetter Pearl Jam
Influences & Inspiration
Tom Petty, Van Morrison, John Hiatt, John Prine, The Eagles, John Mellencamp, Keb Mo, Jackson Browne, Brett Dennen, Gavin DeGraw
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