My guest today is Tim Hassall, an internationally established songwriter, recording artist and entertainer based in Dubai, UAE. Tim and I go way back, we actually met in Dubai when I was still in high school and I sang some back-up vocals on his first album, Oh Restless Heart.
Since I first heard his music, I’ve always been taken by its rawness, honesty and originality. Having grown up the majority of his life in Dubai where the definition of success is very financially oriented, pursuing something in the arts was definitely not the norm. It took a lot of guts and perseverance but Tim has been killing it in his musical endeavor. His second full-length album, Gallatin reached number 9 on the Virgin UAE Charts, it was also acknowledged as one of the ‘Top Twenty Best-Selling Albums by a UAE Artist since 2010.’ Tim’s music has also been featured in a range of major motion pictures and has earned him two Timeout Dubai Nightlife Awards.
His journey is inspiring not only for young musicians