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Guantanamo

Guantanamo

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Tymon Dogg is a singing/sonwriting, multitalented musician who has played solo and with many bands since he was 14. The Quikening is his first musical project since the unexpected death if long time friend Joe Strummer, with whom he was working in The Mescaleros. Working with a fluid, interchangeable group of musicians, Tymon's Quikening project is already producing spectacular, highly original and powerful music. Guantanamo, a soaring, passionate indictment in a fusion of sounds, is the Quikenings first release. Tymon's new songs demonstrate an ongoing commitment to telling it like it is, in an exciting and compelling musical register that is unique to him. He also performs songs on an instrument, unknown to the world until now. The Past. Tymon started singing and playing his own material when he was 16. His obvious talent was immediately spotted and he was and he was signed to Pye records. His first single, 'The bitter thoughts of little Jane", was released in 1967. In 1968 Tymon started to record an album for the Apple Label, but disagreed with the commercial route the label had started to persue and left without signing the contract. He embarked on a nationwide tour supporting the Moody Blues at this time. Tymon devoted several years to honing his songwriting skills and learning to play a surprising number of instruments, from the viola to Chinese shawms. He is amoung the few who can sing and play the violin at the same time.! At the centre of the 70s squatting scene in W11 that also produced the Slits (with whom he shared a house) and the Clash amoung other bands, Tymon left the chaotic music scene behind for a while and went to India. There he embarked on a spriritual search that lasted several years. Turning up in New York in 1980; he found his friends, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones had become massive punk stars. He contributed "lose this skin" to their Sandanista album and also played on albums by musicians as diverse as Ian Hunter and The Poison Girls. In 1983 Tymon and Joe made an album recorded by Glyn Johns (Rolling Stones etc.) Hollowed Out has yet to be released. Tymon released two further albums in the 1980s, Battle of Wills and Relentless. Tymon worked both solo and with other musicians in Europe and America. Over the following years, he continued evolving the global music sensibility which characterizes his music. In 2000 he joined Joe Strummer's new band the Mescaleros and toured widely with them, co-writing several songs with Joe which were recordede on Global a-Go Go. Following Joe's untimely and tragic death in 2002 Tymon left the band which later broke up. Tymon started the Quikening project in late 2005 'The Quikening' are.... 'Awe-inspiring sincere and captivating; a distinctive amalgamation of acoustic, rock, folk, roots and Latin flavours'.

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Artist: Tymon Dogg & the Quikening
Title: Guantanamo
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 16/01/2007
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 5050693147327
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