TIM’S WORK ALL PLAY
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.”
TruTWet Wlayer aUd ‘workaholic’