Tim Bryon started drumming at 10 years old. Started drum lessons with Ernie Mallet, played the drums and percussion for the Le Rocquier school band and the Jersey Youth Wind Band and Orchestra from the age of thirteen. Was then taught by Jazz and Big Band Drummer Wally Thompson for three years.
By the age of 17 he was playing summer season shows in the Merton Hotel, also worked playing shows and Musicals at the Jersey Opera House and Fort Regent – this included the touring show of Joseph and the Technicolor Dream coat.
At nineteen Tim moved to London and studied and took a NVQ course at Musicians Institute London, Where he was taught by some of the UK’s best drummers. Whilst in London he formed original rock band Ninkasi and gained experience of recording and touring around the UK and Europe playing alongside bands like Maroon 5, Coldplay and Feeder. At the same time was playing with Swing Band Snake Hip Jake who were headlining dance weekends around the UK.
Valuable experience was gained working for a function band agency, playing some grand venues all over the London and the UK e.g. Kew Gardens, The River Thames. Since returning to Jersey in 2006 Tim has been teaching in schools St Martin, St John, First Tower, Le Rocquier and Beaulieu, as well as giving private lessons.
He teaches beginners to advanced and will show technique and the basics of every style of drumming. Also notation and the reading of drum music. Over the last 10 years he has been teaching Rock School grades with a 99% pass rates. Tim has also been playing many gigs over in Jersey with a residency at the Grand Hotel: first with the Grand Band playing jazz classics and then with the Dice Men. Tim also has a residency at the Radisson Hotel with the Brian White Jazz Quartet again with the Dice Men.
Tim can be also seen once or twice a week playing Chambers with local rock cover bands Suzy’s Field and The John Kimble Experience. Tim was part of the original line up of the local band The Dirty Aces and is still a member of original band Kevin Pallot and the Pinnacles. You can currently see him playing in his Band Lauren Ivy and The engine and Juke.