Grammy-nominated composer, arranger and band leader Tim Davies first dreamt of leading his own big band when he was twelve, inspired by a cassette of Australia’s Daly-Wilson Big Band – a dream realized in 1998 when he formed his first band in Melbourne, Australia. Its run was cut short by Tim’s move to the US, but it made quite an impact in the time it had. Since 2000, Davies has based his big band in Los Angeles, featuring top session and touring players. The band’s first record, Epic, was released in 2002 and its latest album, Dialmentia, came out in May 2009. Leading the band from the drums, Davies creates arrangements grounded in the traditional, while adding elements of classical, rock, metal, and hip hop to create a sound that is truly unique. Davies’ big band music is now played all over the world and he is often commissioned to write new works. In 2010 Davies’ piece “Counting to Infinity” was recognized with a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition.
The Tim Davies Big Band, in both its Australian and Los Angeles versions, has recently been in the studio recording tracks for their third album. Coming in early 2014, this record will feature four charts from each band, and a new work for double big band.