Tim Lancaster is an extraordinary individual whose skill with the drums has carved a unique niche for him in the music industry. From jazz to rock, Lancaster’s musical adaptability has continually captivated fans and fellow musicians alike. Born and trained in the diverse and bustling music scene of New York City, he quickly made a name for himself, playing in various gigs alongside notable NYC-based musicians like Tony Malaby, Frank Hauch, Steve LaSpina, Jason Shattil, Dave Demotta, and more.
His unparalleled skill with the drumsticks, coupled with his eclectic musical taste, led to the birth of the rock-based recording project – “The Tim Lancaster Conspiracy.” This project was a breath of fresh air in the rock genre, with the eponymous album quickly skyrocketing to the Top 100 on college radio. The music video for “Bad Sex Face,” a single from the album, was not only a fan favorite but also a critically acclaimed piece, garnering several awards and being showcased in multiple film festivals.
So, what’s next from this versatile artist? Lancaster is currently working on a follow-up album to “The Tim Lancaster Conspiracy,” titled “Counterpunch.” This album is nearly complete, with post-production stages underway. Fans of Lancaster can expect the same high-energy, genre-blending style that they’ve come to associate with the artist, but with fresh influences and innovative approaches that promise to take his music to new heights.
However, that’s not all. A new jazz album is also in the pipeline. Given Lancaster’s background and mastery in jazz drumming, this will likely be a return to his musical roots while incorporating the new musical ideas and concepts he’s explored in recent years.
Beyond his work on the drums, Lancaster is a multi-instrumentalist, a capable vocalist, and a prolific composer. His musical oeuvre is varied, covering pop, rock, psychedelic, punk, modern jazz, and even electronic music. With over a hundred original compositions, he persistently pushes the boundaries of conventional genre definitions, proving that music, like art, is a fluid and evolving entity.
Listeners who enjoy modern rock should not miss his latest release, “The Tim Lancaster Conspiracy.” This album is a cornucopia of musical elements, with a rich overlay of vocals, guitars, organ, and keyboards. The album hit its peak at number 73 on the College Charts in January 2018, bolstered by the highly successful “Bad Sex Face” video. The video was officially selected for eight festivals in the 2018-19 film season and won the Platinum Award at the Independent Shorts Award, Los Angeles, CA.
The future is bright and exciting for Tim Lancaster, and his musical journey is one worth following. Whether you’re a rock enthusiast or a jazz aficionado, keep an eye on Lancaster. His unique, genre-bending music promises to surprise, entertain, and, most importantly, remind us of the unlimited potential of musical expression. Want to learn more about Tim? Check out his interview with DCR.