'I’ve always loved music, and I’ve always loved sound. Just a few months old, I started drumming the hell out of my mum's kitchen inventory.
At the age of six, I invited my friends to record imaginary radio programmes on my
tape machine. Back then, I enjoyed my first piano lessons too, adding more and more instruments to my portfolio further down the road.
As a teen, I carried my band's first audio interface home to figure out its functionality, as nobody wanted to read the manual.
Turning eighteen, I realized I wanted my productions to sound like those of my heroes.
This was when I decided to go professional in music and audio to help other musicians (and myself) achieve the best artistic and sonic quality possible with their recordings.'
Tim Hocks is a London based musician, music producer and audio engineer from Erkelenz/Germany.
Tim holds B.A. and M.Ed. degrees in Music (Jazz piano, drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, pop vocals, double bass) and Protestant Theology of Osnabrück University in Germany as well as a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Audio Engineering (Tonmeister) of SAE Institute London and MIddlesex University London, with his entire academic journey having seen the support of both national and international scholarships by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
His skillset includes songwriting, arranging, producing, conducting; piano/ keys, drums, bass, guitars, vocals; recording, editing, mixing, mastering; live performance and live sound.
He is the owner of a fully equipped recording studio with industry standard digital and analog equipment located in Erkelenz/Germany.
Holding credits on dozens of single, EP and album productions from a wide range of musical genres, his musical output has been warmly embraced by the public, received broad press coverage and achieved airplay on both national and international broadcasting bodies.
Moreover, Tim has been a member of more than two dozen British and German bands from jazz big bands to functional and metal bands since the age of eleven.
In January 2019, he released his debut single as a solo artist, 'Breathing In'. The song was covered in multiple major newspapers, magazines, blogs and radio programmes. In February 2019, it was nominated for a radio contest on 'WDR 2', one of the most relevant German radio stations, winning the second prize.
His debut EP 'Carry The Fire' was released in November 2019 and is available in digital and CD format.
Browse the menu to experience the full scope of Tim's musical and audio undertakings. Enjoy!
Lower right: The castle of Osnabrück in summer, where the institutes of both Music and Theology reside.
Upper right: Westminster Bridge in London, facing the Houses of Parliament.