Tim was born in Harvey Il. A south suburb of Chicago in 1961. He grew up listening to WLS & WVON radio where he was first exposed to motown and blues. He has played many styles of music in several bands throughout his carreer but his true roots is with blues and R& B music. Tim currently plays vintage Rogers drums. Some of his influences include Charlie Watts, Frank Beard, Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker.