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Nagle was raised in Post Falls, Idaho. Acknowledging his musical
ability at an early age he cites writing songs on the piano as one of his early musical memories. Tim, although
possessing an immense talent, thought of himself as an average person. His
thought process soon changed after he took the advice of one of his
contemporaries and began performing with his high school choir. There Tim
was presented with an opportunity to showcase his talents as a performer
receiving a standing ovation from a packed auditorium after a performance.
This discovery and confidence in his talents sparked his desire to pursue a
career in music making it a goal to one day perform to packed arenas all over the world. Equipped with this desire
and knowledge of music, Tim moved to Chicago to pursue music academically.
Tim attended The Moody Bible Institute
to pursue music theory, thinking he
could reinforce his position as a songwriter by learning the theory behind
the music. Yet he quickly found himself unhappy with the situationand realized that studying theory was not how he
ultimately wanted to pursue a career in music. He had little if not any
common ground with any of his colleagues and soon began to rethink his
approach, changing his course of study to communications and theater. He
also began to fulfill his need for performing through improv comedy,
allowing him to continue to develop his confidence and stage presence. For
the remainder of his college tenure music took a backseat while Tim tested
out other options in the entertainment field. A year after graduation and
with the encouragement of friends Tim returned to his childhood passion of
singing, songwriting and performing. He joined several bands and performed
at several venues in the Chicagoland area, each band teaching him something
new and allowing him to take his skill to an elevated level.
As a musician performing in
the rock realm his roots are not what one would expect. Raised in a very
conservative, religious home Tim was never allowed to listen to rock n' roll
music. He reminisces having to desensitize his parents to the rock format , still only allowing Christian
rock in the house. After college Tim began to explore music beyond the
borders of Christian rock. More importantly he felt the lack of a
diversified musical foundation. Realizing the error in blocking himself from
all other forms of music he began the process of self-educating himself,
expanding his musical palette to include bands and artists outside of the
Christian music format.
Never abandoning his roots
and retaining a respect for his youthful influences, as a singer and
songwriter, Tim's melodic and vocal styles are still heavily influenced by artists from his youth, attributing his catchiness and ear for hooks to artists such as Michael W. Smith. Yet by
combining his early music role models with his later influences has produced
a distinctive and unique result, which makes him an unlikely but powerful
rock singer/songwriter. Add his charismatic and passionate performances and
you've got a true artist possessing the entire package.
Currently Tim has found
himself at a crossroads venturing back into solo artist territory. He's
taking a sojourn from the complexities of the city life, breaking himself
down to his core elements, reconnecting with his past and more importantly
his family. Able to dedicate more time to music he is continuing to develop
his songwriting, adopting new methods and techniques to crafting his songs.
With a natural talent for producing melodies, lyrics accessible yet open to interpretation and a voice performed
with true rock power Tim's background and experiences have produced a unique
individual in the rock community. Of all this, Tim comments "All I know is that music is something I love and something I will continue to do for the rest of my life..."