Tim Scanlan

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Tim Scanlan
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Tim Scanlan photographed by Terri Taylor on 10 March 2013
Born (1979-05-15) 15 May 1979 (age 42)
Known forMusician / Multi-Instrumentalist
Awards2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Competition winner, 2012 Anglo-Celt Street Seisiún Talent Competition Winner
Website timscanlanmusic.wixsite.com/home

Tim Scanlan is a musician from Melbourne, Australia who performs as a one-man band. This multi-instrumentalist simultaneously plays a harmonica, a guitar and rattling shaker (left-handed), a bass drum or cajon with his right foot, and cymbals on a stand with his left foot while tapping his feet on a stomp box. He also sings occasionally. His unique style of music has been described as a blend of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Roots Music and Reggae. [1] [2]


Early life

Scanlan was born on 15 May 1979. [3]



Scanlan and Japanese percussionist, Toshi Bodhran, tour extensively in Japan and Australia. Together, they released the CD "Come n Take a Look".

Scanlan, along with Irishmen Aindrias de Staic and former Saw Doctors drummer, Éimhín Cradock, played together as the Gaelic hip-hop band, The Latchikós in 2013. [6] They performed live at music festivals in Canada, Ireland and the United States. They also produced one 10-track CD.



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