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Tim Hoover -Texas Boy in the English rain

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BJ Kirkpatrick is the publisher of www.TexomaConnect.com, an online tourism and relocation guide for the Lake Texoma Area. She lives in the hills surrounding Lake Texoma with her husband, their daughter and three grandchildren. BJ is the marketing coordinator for a local mortgage company and Blog post author You can reach BJ by email bj@texomaconnect.com




Tim Hoover returns to Texoma to launch his new single with Dallas Mile a Blues/Rock/Country Trio
By BJ Kirkpatrick

In 2011, local musician Tim Hoover, left for Liverpool, UK to study at the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, a school co-founded by former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. This summer he returns to Texoma for a few local appearances then on to Nashville to promote his new band, Dallas Mile, and the release of their debut single "English Rain".

Growing up with a guitar in his hand, music has always been deep in Tim's soul. The blues/rock/country influence came from his father, John Hoover and mother Amy Hoover, who play in the very popular local band, BluRock. The guitar, well, that probably came from Eric Clapton.

Tim was awarded the "Louis Armstrong Award" his freshman year as a member of the Denison High School Jazz Band. Jazz is an improve type of music that allows expressions of spirituality, sadness and "blues" with a rhythm that is distinguishable from other types of genres. More awards are in Tim's future.

Competing in various Music Award contest as a teenager, Tim was the 2010 Dallas International Guitar Festival Under 20's Winner. At the Camp Jam, Tim walked up to the mic and started to sing. Tim had always focused on the guitar, and seeing him sing was a bit of a surprise to his mother and sister -they looked at each other and said "who is that and what has he done with Timothy"! As a rather shy young man, Tim doesn't however suffer from stage fright. Performing is his "comfort zone" and he is quite at ease on stage, under the lights, engaging the audience in the musical experience.

Upon high school graduation, Tim had planned to go to Nashville. When he learned about the Liverpool Institute he talked it over with his family and decided this was an opportunity he wanted to pursue. Competition was tough. Only 55 musicians would be selected out of 4,500 applicants.

Auditions took place in Los Angeles where he spent 6 hours collaborating with six other applicants to write a song, took a music literacy test and performed live. He didn't have to wait long for an answer - about a week later he was notified of his acceptance.

At the Liverpool Institute Tim is studying toward a Bachelors of Arts degree in the school's honors music program. In addition to studying guitar, he is learning about the music business - producing, writing, recording and composition. He has also learned about a new culture - one that has influenced his music from the very beginning.

A deep down in the core Beatles fan, Tim said, "Their music (the Beatles) is timeless, it's genius. It's the most amazing thing; four men from Liverpool made the most timeless music in history." Now he is playing in the same Cavern Club where the Beatles got their start and has the opportunity to learn from one of the masters - Sir Paul McCartney. To live and study in the town and country that influenced The Beatles music has been an extraordinary experience.

In 2012, Tim met Alec Brits from South Africa and Jesse Eigen from Israel. Together this trio has formed Dallas Mile, a Blues/Rock/Country Trio. Their debut single "English Rain" was released in July of 2013 and they will be returning to Texoma in August as a part of their tour through North Texas and Nashville, Tennessee.

"English Rain" an easy flowing Cash-like country shuffle, tells the story of Tim's transatlantic shift from living in Texas to the far ends of Liverpool, UK. Tim doesn't know what made him want to pick up a guitar but in an interview with Mary Jane Farmer for Scene In Town, he recalls "listening to Cream, Eric Clapton and others, he noticed the chemistry, the bond between musicians, and when he heard the notes that came out of Clapton's guitar, from that moment on it (guitar) was the coolest thing. It was something deep down in my soul and after that it came natural". Within the first 30 seconds of hearing Dallas Mile you will realize that he too has created the chemistry.

The single is available now on ITunes and Spotify. You can find their tour schedule on the BluRock website http://blurockband.com/?p=1216 , follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DallasMile and get updates on Twitter @DallasMile. Listen to the promos on https://soundcloud.com/dallas-mile and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYs7CGbWmyY

Never disappointing, Dallas Mile's positive energy on stage is contagious and creates an unforgettable atmosphere adorned with 3 part harmonies and exciting instrumentalism. Along with their original material they mix up their sets with classics from the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles to name but a few. They will be at Smitty's in Denison on August 9th, Loose Wheels on August 30th and the Point Bar & Grill at Grandpappy Marina on Lake Texoma, on August 31st.

For more Lake Texoma area appearances, visit the entertainment page on www.texomaconnect.com.




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