Timothy Bloom is as talented as he is good looking — and that’s saying something. Charming as this combination may be, Bloom manages to remain humble. Raised in his father’s church in Fayetteville, N.C., his musical style is influenced by the gospel music he was immersed in as a child, and rock’s secular greats — including Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix – whom he discovered during a period of adolescent rebellion. The result of this amalgamation of influences is a sound that you’d be hard-pressed to define with traditional genre labels.
The multi-talented musician admittedly feels “naked” on stage without his guitar, but had no problem stripping down to his birthday suit and showing off his ripped body in a beautifully simple video for his single, ‘Til the End of Time’ featuring V. Bozeman. As the video generates buzz for Bloom and his debut album, ‘Life Without Music,’ set for a June 2011 release, he is no industry newbie. He released the EP, ‘The Budding Rose,’ earlier this month, won a Grammy for Ne-Yo‘s ‘Say It,’ and already has collaborations with the legendary Smokey Robinson and a production cred on Chris Brown‘s new album ‘F.A.M.E.’ under his belt. A seasoned vet, it’s now Bloom’s solo career that deserves the limelight.
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