Tim works with a multitude of projects, musical, theatrical and educational. Here are his most notable.
Psychedilic Turbo Folk
Don Kipper are the multi-award winning ensemble led by the formidable Greek-Serbian singer Dunja Botic. Driven by an explosive rhythm section they create a powerful sound drawing from modern electronic Romani club music and bone-deep rural folk traditions. Together, their unique sound has become both a blazing homage to the folk cultures they love, and a fresh take on global dance music.
From their beginning in 2013 as a Klezmer band, Don Kipper have always been propelled by the deeply rooted music traditions of the Balkans and Mediterranean. Today, they are super-charging these traditions, steeping their music in bass heavy beats, electronic sounds and synths.
Since 2013, we have performed as the BBC Introducing act at WOMAD released our first three albums, been featured on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands. They have also been nominated for Best Fusion Act in the Songlines World Music Awards 2019.
Storytelling and Music
Every time we tell a tale, we are stirring the embers of our ancestors.
The Embers Collective is a London based storytelling and live music group. Formed by three friends; a writer, an actor and a musician in 2016. Driven by a passion for the art of sharing stories we wanted to put on events with a focus on community and connection.
We adapt world mythology, weaving stories and songs into a live, evolving musical landscape. We put on regular events in venues, festivals, forests and fields all over the UK and beyond.
Welcome to our warm embrace.
Roaming Acoustic Party Band
A portable roaming outfit, perfect for any Wedding, Corporate event or party where you want the guests singing at the top of their voice, shaking their bums or simply tapping their feet. The band will roam around the guests breaking the ice, warming the voices and tickling the funny bone.
Taking bookings right now for any occasion! Be it an acoustic set up in your front room or in a big Banquet Hall, Super Tenants are at your service! Delivering 4 part harmonies and fun filled funky performances the guys will transform your occasion into a party atmosphere that only high quality musicianship can provide.
Open Acoustic Jam Session
Music Tree invites all musicians to be with one another and express the music that is in them. No set genres, songs or preconceptions. Only trust in the musical flow of the moment
Tim's love of this music inspired him to bring the energy of Brazil to his hometown with the band Beringela, compiling of some of London's finest musicians.
A London based group who play the music of Brazil, including Samba, Forro, Baião, Choro and more.
Cap'n Yoshke and the Runnin' Bowlines
Tim and some great friends embarked on learning sea shanties form the British Isles and beyond which culminated in a wild immersive Pirate band where he plays double bass and sings.
Past and present projects of Tim Karp
Guitarist and Actor
Tim was the lead guitarist and played a roaming vagabond for the critically acclaimed 3 month run of Secret Cinema's take on Baz Luhmann's classic film, "Moulin Rouge".
West One Music
Composer, Performer, Arranger
Tim released the "Brazil Carnival" album for "West One Music" where he composed, arranged and performed.
He has also assisted other projects as an assistant recording and mixing engineer.
Live Music Now
Workshop Leader and Performer
Tim currently works with music charity Live Music Now where he leads workshops and performances in special needs schools, care homes and hospitals.
The Cabinet of Living Cinema
Composer, Multi Instrumentalist
Tim spent 5 years performing with this incredible group who rescore music for classic cinema and original animations.
The Scoring House
Composer, Recording engineer, Editor, Mixer, Producer, Performer
Tim released the "Afro Vibrations" library album where he oversaw all writing, recording and production. The album was released on "The Scoring House" record label part of "West One Music". Tim continues to work closely with the label.