BIO

Tim McKay

Tim McKayTim was born on September 7th 1989 in Oxfordshire, Engalnd.

At a very young age it was very clear to see that he had a strong and pure passion for all things music. His Farther had always said that one day he would become a successful singer.

This became true sooner than his Farther had expected when Tim went to win his first vocal award at a Talent search show in Porthcawl, South Wales, UK in 1995. Tim went on to win this competition for the next 4 years in a row. From his early start… through to his training in a performing arts school, Tim realized that there was nothing else in the world he wanted more than to become a singer.

Tim was brought up on a variety of music at home from the likes of: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Motown and modern day American Country music, e.g. Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

Even though he was raised on many different genres of music, it quickly became evident that he took to one style more than any other……… Country music!

When Tim left school in 2007, he began to pursue a career as a Country music artist.

In just 6 years, Tim has pushed the boundaries and awareness of Country music in the UK, both nationally and internationally to an unprecedented level.

Within the last 4 years, Tim has played alongside some recognizable names in Country music. These Include: Reba McEntire, Lonestar, Marty Stuart, Colin Raye, Laura Bell Bundy, Bryan White, Brantley Gilbert, Dwight Yoakham, Rascal Flatts.

In 2012, Tim formed a Country music band along with his best friends, called ‘McKAY.’

McKay Band

McKay consist of six best friends from York, England. The band members also include three brothers with two of them being twins! Within two years, Mckay have built up an army of fans whom are named ‘McKayniacs.’

With all 6 members being in their 20′s, it may be expected that they’re fresh to the music scene, but in-fact all have many years of experience playing professionally as session musicians.

In 2012, they felt it was time to step forward with their own material…… McKay was born! From that day they have not looked back, and have enjoyed every second in their Country music career to date, which have included highlights such as:

Playing at the o2 arena, London / Wembley Arena / O2 shepherds bush empire, London / The Olympia theatre, Dublin / The Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden / CMA Fest in Nashville, USA.

And Summer 2013, the boys toured for all 7 dates on the European leg of the Rascal Flatts world tour.

At this current time, there is no-one else out there doing what McKay are doing, which is breaking down the barriers and actively touring/playing shows with American Country music superstars.

All this has put McKay at the forefront of the Country music youth upsurge here in the UK and Europe.