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T.C. Folkpunk

Timothy Cameron was given a copy of the Beatles album "Twist And Shout" when he was four years old, and decided that being a Beatle would be a good job to have when he grew up.

Unfortunately, they weren't hiring.

Instead, he waited a few years, then began playing in bars and pubs at the age of 17, by which time he was tall enough to convincingly "exaggerate" about his age. Somewhere in there he found time to add some Clash, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg and Green Day albums to his collection, and proceeded to absorb them into his musical DNA. Since then, Timothy has played literally thousands of gigs, and within the past few years released three independent CDs, all of which received positive reviews and airplay in Canada and abroad.

In 2007, Timothy discovered that one of his songs, American Dream, had become part of the curriculum in a high school class in Germany which was studying the recent impact of American culture on the outside world.

In 2009 Timothy changed his stage moniker to T.C. Folkpunk, a decision which was brought on by the proliferation of other musicians performing under the names Tim Cameron or Timothy Cameron (and his annoyance at getting their email). Since the nickname "T.C." had followed him around since high school, it seemed an obvious solution.

In 2010, T.C. was invited to take part in The International Pop Overthrow festival in Liverpool, England, which he happily accepted. His shows included two appearances on stage at the legendary Cavern Club.

In November 2010 T.C.'s first album under his adopted stage name was released, cleverly titled "T.C. Folkpunk". It too has received positive reviews in North America and Europe since its release.