Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Music - TYLER BROWN

TAK­ING time out from his al­lo­cated day off to chat to South­ern Gazette, Tim Smith, bet­ter known as Timmy Trum­pet, says he is ad­dicted to be­ing busy.

It was one day after the DJ had played Stereosonic in Perth and Syd­ney and he was set to play the next three Stereosonic fes­ti­vals the fol­low­ing week­end, as well as na­tional shows sched­uled through De­cem­ber, Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary.

“At the mo­ment I’m av­er­ag­ing six or seven ci­ties a week,” he said.

“We just did 46 ci­ties in Amer­ica – 46 shows in 64 days – so it was a bit of a cram but it was so much fun.

“I do take time off though. I med­i­tate and I like to read books in the park so even if I al­lo­cate an hour off a week, that’s good with me but be­sides that, I’m a worka­holic.

“I be­lieve any­one can do any­thing they want, they de­sire, if they work hard enough for it.”

The work is pay­ing off, with Smith’s lat­est track Freaks go­ing triple plat­inum.

“It’s like a fairy tale – you dream about hav­ing that hap­pen,” he said.

“Just get­ting plat­inum is a huge hon­our but to get triple is huge and I owe that to (singer) Sav­age.

“He sang on the record and he’s what made it go to ra­dio.”

Smith said he loved “play­ing on the west side” and was “pumped” to play at Me­trop­o­lis Fre­man­tle’s an­nual Christ­mas party on De­cem­ber 20.

“I love Christ­mas par­ties,” he said.

“I’m go­ing to open on Jingle Bells – I’ll do a remix of it.

“I’m just go­ing to at­tempt to DJ and play trum­pet at the same time and hope­fully peo­ple will en­joy them­selves. That’s why I do it – to bring joy to other peo­ple.”

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