Tim Christensen
Danish musician
Tim Christensen
Tim Christensen is a Danish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He debuted as the singer, guitarist and songwriter of the Danish band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. After the band's break-up in 1998, he launched a solo career. He makes rock music with pop and folk influences. In 2010, Christensen went on a reunion tour with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. His fourth solo album was released on 25 November 2011.
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Interview with Football Fan Pastor Who Cut Sermon Short So Fans Could Watch the Game
Yahoo News - about 3 years
A pastor in Butte, Mont. went viral for his seemingly unwavering love of the San Francisco 49ers – even if kickoff conflicts with the start of mass. The Rev. Tim Christensen preaches at Gold Hill Lutheran Church. He was born and raised in the Bay Area, and his parents still live in San Francisco. On Sunday, his 11 am mass started right when the 49ers kicked off against the Carolina Panthers; a game that would send the winner to the NFC Championship. What is a sermon-offering football fan to do? Apparently, the answer is to keep it brief. More specifically, the pastor hatched a last-second joke to condense the service to about a minute. Pastor Tim told his 18 year-old son to grab his Flip Cam, and off he went to the altar.
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Gun Buyback Day Is Sunday
Bradenton Patch - over 4 years
The Bradenton Police Department’s “Gun Buy Back” day with Bealls Department Stores is scheduled at two locations Sunday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The sites are: 1500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. E. 2004 14th Street West. This program allows citizens to turn in guns of all types while remaining anonymous. The goal of the program is to reduce and attempt to eliminate the threat and use of those guns on the streets of Bradenton. Anyone exchanging a semi-automatic gun will receive a $50 gift certificate from Bealls Department Stores. Anyone exchanging any other type of gun will receive a $25 gift certificate from Bealls. Guns must be functional to receive a gift certificate. Guns should be transported in a secure container, preferably inside the trunk of a vehicle. All guns should be unloaded of all ammunition and wrapped in a paper bag or newspaper. It is very important that you notify a police officer at the gun exchange if you have brought a loaded gun t ...
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Tim Christensen vil spille 12 minutter mere - Fyens Stiftstidende
Google News - over 5 years
Sangeren Tim Christensen giver sin støtte til Thornings plan om, at danskerne skal arbejde 12 minutter mere. Sangeren Tim Christensen giver sin støtte til Thornings plan om, at danskerne skal arbejde 12 minutter mere. Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
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Boat Man Love inviterer hemmelig gæst til Herning - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Boat Man Love, der er kendt som Michael Falchs liveband, og hvis sanger og guitarist Lars Skjærbæk også spiller med Tim Christensen, spiller i morgen aften på Fermaten i Herning. Bandet tager en af deres gode musikalske "legekammerater" med,
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Bradenton Police Name September Officer of the Month - The Bradenton Times
Google News - over 5 years
He was nominated by Lt. Tim Christensen for his persistence in determining the identities of a trio of burglars. On July 21, Officer Johnston investigated a case involving three individuals who entered a liquor store and stole several expensive bottles
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Unge sangskrivere får kendishjælp - Politiken.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Sangskrivernovicer kan de næste tre måneder ud over Kvamm også se frem til hjælp fra Tim Christensen i oktober, og Kristian Leth og Annika Aakjær i november. Tiltaget er en del af kampagnen 'Sanglyst', som er et treårigt samarbejde mellem DR og en
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Aarhus Festuge er i fuld gang - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Fredag aften blev Aarhus Festuge officielt skudt i gang, men allerede torsdag aften var der uofficiel åbningskoncert i Rådhushallen med det til lejligheden sammensatte par Tim Christensen og Gemma Hayes. Og weekenden over har der været stribevis af
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Odenseansk verdensklasse - Fyens Stiftstidende
Google News - over 5 years
... der er overmåde tight på trommerne. Og gudhjælpemig om han ikke også synger godt. Lyst og skrøbeligt, men hamrende lækkert på ”I Dont Know a Thing”. En Tim Christensen-lignende sag, men selvfølgelig med et ekstra lag ætsende distortion
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Tim Christensen og Gemma Hayes - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Som regel med musikere i usædvanlige konstellationer, og således også i år, hvor Tim Christensen optrådte sammen med den på disse breddegrader ikke voldsomt kendte irske sangerinde og sangskriver Gemma Hayes. Gemma Hayes debuterede i 2002 og har bag
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Aarhus Festuge er klar med musikprogrammet - GAFFA.dk
Google News - over 5 years
Oplev blandt andre Josh T. Pearson, M. Ward, Tim Christensen & Gemma Hayes og Charlie Sexton til årets festuge – Vi er stolte som paver over årets musikprogram, hvor kvaliteten er der, hvor man godt tør bruge ordet verdensklasse uden at misbruge det
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MEMORIES: 50 years ago - Marion County Record
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. Vernon Vogel entertained with a party Saturday afternoon in honor of Gregory's fourth birthday. Guests were Rhonda, Rodney, and Randy Richmond, Ann and Tim Christensen, Ronnie Ehrlich, Mrs. Ezra Vogel, Mrs. Ralph Richmond, Mrs. Morris Lee Ehrlich,
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Animal shelter faces challenges - Petaluma Argus Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Tim Christensen, a shelter volunteer and former animal advisory committee member, says that Fausone had a difficult relationship with some staff members and volunteers. “It's because of the way she treats people,” he said. Nancee Tavares, who preceded
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Historisk dårligt vejr på Grøn Koncert - Fyens Stiftstidende
Google News - over 5 years
Lørdag var den i Næstved og søndag afsluttede Dúné, Medina, De Eneste To, Tim Christensen, Kato & Friends, Kashmir og Nik & Jay i Valbyparken. Årets musikprogram var en satsning med blandt andre Kato fra den dansk club-scene og indeholdt desuden flere
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Hør fed musik til Grøn Koncert 2011 - Vi Unge
Google News - over 5 years
I år kan du til Grøn Koncert høre nogle af de bedste danske popsangere og rockmusikere, der består af Medina, Nik & Jay, TV2, Tim Christensen, Kashmir, Dúné, De Eneste To og Kato & Friends. Kato & Friends giver et hæsblæsende club-show, der afvikles
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Mads Langer - Behold - Festivalinfo
Google News - over 5 years
Met de hulp van bekende Scandinavische artiesten als Justin Hawkins(The Darkness) en Tim Christensen, die al vaker met Langer werkten, werd het derde album opgenomen. Behold is geen vrolijke plaat. De poprock van eerder is zelfs ver te zoeken
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NOBLES COUNTY REVIEW/Kathy Burzlaff - Nobles County Review
Google News - over 5 years
The AA program is in an upward swing for future years to come with the leadership of Athletic Director, Tim Christensen who has scheduled an excellent schedule for junior high, junior varsity nd varsity the past seven years
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Tim Christensen: Neil Finn er den store helt - DR
Google News - over 5 years
Tine Godsk Hansen // 17-06-2011 12:59 Tim Christensen har kastet sig over Crowded House. Både Tim og australierne har været Uundgåelige på P3. Foto: Robin Skjoldborg “Mange har tit sammenlignet mig med Neil Finn, så på den måde er det måske ikke skide
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Christensen
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 40
    On November 7, 2015, they performed at the Danish Grammy ceremony, where Christensen won the IFPI's Ærespris (Honorary Award), which is considered the most prestigious prize a Danish musician can be awarded.
    More Details Hide Details Christensen sees a clear distinction between his role as frontman of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and as solo artist, where for example his heavy guitar riffs do not fit in his solo work, while Crowded House covers do not fit in with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. Around the time Christensen worked on the album Superior, he co-wrote the song "Say No More" with Mads Langer, and on 28 February 2009, he performed with Danish indie rock band Figurines on the TV show DR2 Backstage.
    He had played with the orchestra on several occasions and was set to play with them again in 2015 before the announcement of the orchestra's disbanding was made.
    More Details Hide Details Christensen does not exclude going on to record and release a new solo album, despite releasing an album with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    After a four-year hiatus, Christensen wrote the abbreviation "DML2015" on his Facebook wall on October 20, 2014, suggesting another Dizzy Mizz Lizzy reunion.
    More Details Hide Details They resumed touring in 2014, and recorded their third studio album Forward in Reverse, due for release on April 29, 2016.
    On July 19, 2014, the EP Side Effects by Mads Langer and Tim Christensen was released.
    More Details Hide Details The first single off the EP, "Bringing Back Tomorrow", was released in June. The duo performed the songs during the 2014 Grøn Koncert tour together with bassist Søren Balsner of Carpark North and drummer Birk Nevel. The collaboration garnered them a GAFFA Award for "Danish rock band of the year", while Side Effects was awarded the "Danish rock album of the year".
    Christensen's first two solo albums, Secrets on Parade and Honeyburst, were re-released on vinyl on 19 April 2014 through Parlophone.
    More Details Hide Details From October 21, 2014 onwards, parts of the song "If You Wanna Talk" were revealed as part of the "Knæk Cancer" (Break Cancer) campaign. A short documentary with interviews was released on October 27 via YouTube. Christensen performed in the tribute concert for the DR UnderholdningsOrkestret (DR Chamber Orchestra) on October 26.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On 17 December 2012, Christensen released The EP Series, Volume 1: Acoustic Covers, a 6-track album with only Christensen singing and playing acoustic guitar, and one duet with Gemma Hayes.
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    On 18 June 2012, Christensen with Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham and The Damn Crystals, played a Paul McCartney tribute concert at Vega in Copenhagen, in celebration of McCartney's 70th birthday that same day.
    More Details Hide Details The show included the entire album Ram, as well as several post-Beatles songs. The show was recorded and released on 12 February 2013 as Pure McCartney.
  • 2011
    Age 36
    This formation has contributed to Superior and its tour, and went into the studio in early 2011 to work with Christensen on his next album.
    More Details Hide Details They took on the name The Damn Crystals prior to the release of Tim Christensen and The Damn Crystals. Tim Christensen solo Tim Christensen and The Damn Crystals Tim Christensen and Mads Langer Dizzy Mizz Lizzy Tim Christensen solo Tim Christensen and Mads Langer
    As a result, the band remained nameless until 2011, although fans and Christensen would sometimes refer to it as TeamC as a near-homophone of TimC. The subsequent studio albums Honeyburst and Superior were not recorded in formation, although current and former band members would contribute on select songs.
    More Details Hide Details Because the recording sessions for the fourth solo album were done in a band setting and the band members contributed importantly to the album, the band received an official name: The Damn Crystals. This name was introduced on 21 October 2011 with the preview release of the single "Surprise Me". The band with whom Christensen recorded Secrets on Parade consisted of Lars Skjærbæk from Inside the Whale on guitar, keyboard and Mellotron, Fredrik Damsgård on bass and Laust Sonne on drums. After the completion of the album, Sonne was offered a position as drummer in the hard rock band D-A-D, after which Christensen thought it impossible to find a proper replacement, nor could he find one right away. As a result, his record company EMI-Medley placed an ad in the June issue of GAFFA requesting applications for "a drummer for an established Danish rock artist." Since the album had already been recorded, it asked for an experienced, energetic and technically good drummer between 20 and 30 years old that enjoys both hard and melancholic rock, and is available for a year ahead starting July 2000 for a domestic and international tour and related promotional activities. This call did not remain unanswered, as Christensen explains: "I spent endless difficult nights listening through the applications, but before I had to decide, one of my friends told me about a drummer who had just left his Norwegian band BigBang, which seemed a fantastic opportunity to me.
    Christensen's fourth studio album was released on 25 November 2011.
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    In the fall of 2011, In October 2011, Christensen participated as a mentor in the DR project Dr.dk/Sangskriver, which aims to get children and teenagers to sing more.
    More Details Hide Details Each week, he would provide feedback to three of the songs that were uploaded to the project's website.
    Christensen performed a show with Gemma Hayes on 25 August 2011.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, she also sang a duet with Christensen on the song "A Way to Say Goodbye", released on The EP Series, Volume 1: Acoustic Covers.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    Christensen played guitars for Heidi Svelmøe Herløw's second album Talisman (2011, Playground Music), among others on the single "Angerholic" which was released on 29 November 2010, and the song "Shame on Us" on which Christensen features with vocals and guitars.
    More Details Hide Details As a contestant for X Factor in 2008, she sang Christensen's song "Whispering At the Top of My Lungs" in the first live show.
    About the relation of this album to the 2010 reunion and tour of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Christensen said: "I have not tried to suck juice from the Dizzy-reunion and use it on my next solo project.
    More Details Hide Details To me, Dizzy has been extremely separated from my ongoing development as an artist, musician, or whatever you call it. The reunion was a pit stop to celebrate music. But already one week after the last concert - and I am not lying here - Dizzy was already completely out of my system again. Weird huh?" The album's first single "Surprise Me" was previewed to the fans for 48 hours on 21 October 2011 and officially released on 24 October 2011. During its first week, DR P3 chose it as "Single of the Week". According to Christensen, "the single might be the most classic rock-track of the bunch." On 14 - 24 July 2011, they were in the line-up of the Grøn Koncert tour, as in 2002, 2005 and 2009. At the 2011 Danish Music Awards, they performed "Surprise Me" and "Get the Fuck out of My Mind". From 26 January through to 7 April 2012, they held 27 performances throughout Denmark, and performed many more dates on international legs of the tour, including Japan.
    On 12 November 2010, EMI released the compilation albums Big-5: Tim Christensen and Big-5: Dizzy Mizz Lizzy as part of their Big-5 series, containing their artists' five best tracks.
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    The only solo performances with a full set Christensen played in 2010 were held in the Netherlands on 4 - 7 November, for which he received the Inner Ear Media Award for Best Live Show 2010.
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    On 10 October 2010, Christensen was the closing act at the annual Ken Gudman Prisen award ceremony, where his guitarist Lars Skjærbæk received that year's award.
    More Details Hide Details He played the songs "Surfing the Surface", "Tell Me What You Really Want", "Jump The Gun", "Isolation Here I Come", "Superior", and "Whispering At the Top of My Lungs.
    Between 18 March and 29 September 2010, Christensen went on a reunion tour through Denmark and Japan with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.
    More Details Hide Details During the final two concerts in Japan on 28 - 29 September, Christensen played the solo songs "Love is a Matter Of " and "Surfing the Surface" acoustically as a precursor to a select few solo shows in Japan later that year. After this, they disbanded amically, though they appeared one more time in public at the film festival CPH:DOX, where a documentary about the band entitled Lost Inside a Dream premiered. Here it received the Politiken Publikumspris (people's choice award).
    In 2010, he played there again with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy (on his 36th birthday), as he previously had done from 1993 through to 1996.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    Besides touring through Denmark and the Netherlands, he also performed in the German city of Bonn on 25 March 2009 for Rockpalast.
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  • 2006
    Age 31
    On 16 August 2006, Christensen briefly reunited with his Dizzy Mizz Lizzy band mates for a 5-song performance at the charity event Brandalarm (Fire Alarm).
    More Details Hide Details After Christensen noticed that the cycle of releasing records and going on tours became repetitive, he started diversifying his work. He split his solo career into full-band and acoustic settings, played with the reunited Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, started collaborating with other artists such as Mads Langer, the DR UnderholdningsOrkestret, Gemma Hayes, Mike Viola and Tracy Bonham, and presented a radio show on DR P6 Beat. During work on his third solo album, entitled Superior, the success of its predecessor Honeyburst and the expectations that followed, laid a burden on his shoulders. It was released on 24 November 2008. He again played almost all instruments himself and experimented with several uncommon instruments such as a baritone guitar and a dulcimer. Olaf Olsen and Laust Sonne played drums on selected songs.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Christensen was officially asked to write the people's gift to the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Elizabeth Donaldson on 14 May 2004, but he turned it down: "It was flattering, but I thought it sounded a little too corny.
    More Details Hide Details The task was much better placed in the hands of Erann DD." Crown Prince Frederik has attended many shows by Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, and Crown Princess Mary is known to love Christensen's solo work.
    In 2004, Christensen used the pseudonym Charlie Dinsdale when co-writing the song "Haunted Honeymoon" with the Danish musician Gunnar Mikkelsen.
    More Details Hide Details Although it has never officially been confirmed that this is a pseudonym of Christensen, he was explicitly named as being the songwriter by the Dutch rock band Di-rect, who covered the song under the title "I Forget Your Name" on the live-cd Live & Acoustic (2008) and released it as a single, which failed to catch on. Christensen has never released a recorded version. Charlie Dinsdale is also credited as co-author of the song "Lille Søster" on the album Søs (2000) by the Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist Søs Fenger.
    The concert was released on DVD/2CD and 2LP under the name Live at Abbey Road Studios 2004, and includes the documentary "Tim Christensen: From Roskilde to Abbey Road".
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, several key figures at EMI-Medley departed from the label and started Copenhagen Records to give artists more artistic freedom. Christensen had been signed with this label since the start from his career, but the people he used to work closely with at EMI had been replaced by new people he did not know, so he joined them in 2005 after his contract with EMI expired. When his long-time friend and producer Nick Foss started Mermaid Records together with former EMI-colleague Mik Christensen, Christensen switched to their label prior to the release of Superior. Sony Music Denmark later bought a part of Mermaid Records.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    He got another wake-up call when over 60.000 people attended his concert at Tivoli Gardens on 30 May 2003; the only time a greater number of visitors attended one of the amusement park's live shows was when Sting performed there.
    More Details Hide Details Christensen also discovered his fame as a solo artist was different from the time he headed Dizzy Mizz Lizzy: "There is obviously much more attention being directed towards me than before. It is not something I have worked towards. I had not experienced it before, not even with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy; we were just a band - we were three long-haired guys who looked like all the others, and it was actually pretty anonymous. Now, 10 years later, there is a face to me, while I am also the face that people associate with the band that was big once, and no longer exists." A downside to his public image was that he received more direct criticism: "Most people that come over say sweet things, and then there is someone who just can't keep his mischief to himself. Annoyingly, after a while it is the negative things that hit the hardest. I don't get why I didn't just push that aside and think of the good, but that one negative thing tends to overshadow everything else." Especially some fans of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy could not appreciate the change in musical style: "they do not understand that I sit down with an acoustic guitar and a hat on, and sing love songs; then I am suddenly a faggot and so on." Christensen thinks this can be explained to some extent: "Now that I sing more ballads, more girls are starting to like it, so the boys get extremely envious.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    By the time Secrets on Parade was released, some songs were seven years old, and Christensen was eager to move on from this transition album. A year ahead of the release of his second studio album, in 2002, the song "Right Next to the Right One" became a national hit when it was used as the theme song for the Emmy Award winning DR1 drama series "Nikolaj og Julie".
    More Details Hide Details Christensen picked this song from the demos he had ready for Honeyburst when the producer told him what the series were about. It is a quiet ballad; one Christensen considers a masterpiece of his own, but it is entirely different from the power rock of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. In 2007, this song was covered by Celine Dion, for which Christensen provided the instrumental tracks. After his successes with two ballads, the general audience for a time got a rather awkward impression of the music he was making: "I sense that the entire general population knows about Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and about Nikolaj og Julie, but nothing of what's in between. That feels very strange because Secrets on Parade after all did sell nearly 60,000 copies and I even scored several hits." It did help him attract a far wider audience than he had before: "I get stopped on the streets by everything from five-year-old children to 60-year-old ladies."
  • 1998
    Age 23
    He performed three songs on Mellotron with Kashmir at the 1998 Roskilde Festival, and would continue to perform there as a solo act in 1999, 2001, 2004 (on his 30th birthday), 2009, and 2016 (on his 42nd birthday).
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    He was a stand-in guitarist for the Danish Led Zeppelin cover band Led Zeppelin Jam and co-wrote the Inside the Whale 1998 hit "Hvor Er Tiden Der Ta'r Os" ("Where Is The Time That Takes Us").
    More Details Hide Details This was the start of the ongoing collaboration of Christensen with Inside the Whale singer and guitarist Marcus Winther-John, who contribute to each other's solo albums to date. Christensen furthermore played Mellotron and Wurlitzer electric piano on Kashmir's 1999 album The Good Life, and Mellotron on Mew's 2000 album Half the World Is Watching Me.
    When Christensen met with his band mates from Dizzy Mizz Lizzy on 10 March 1998 at the Rosenborg Castle Gardens, they decided to split up because they were fatigued.
    More Details Hide Details Because Christensen was "bitten by a mad Mellotron" and was involved with several music projects, critics speculated he would come up with something before too long. Due to the break-up of Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Christensen became even more introverted than he usually was, while his girlfriend could not handle him being in a crisis. Christensen considers the time after his break-up with the band and then his girlfriend to be the deepest low point in his career. He had not seen it coming, as he was living in a dream: "We believed that we were still down to earth, but that was very unrealistic. Only afterwards did we learn we were skating around on a silver platter. Since day one, we had solely tasted success, and it is very unhealthy for such a young band to have so much going for them from the start." Nevertheless, he was deeply grateful about the way his career had evolved, but describes it as "a typical example of how you don't know what you got till it's gone." Christensen became involved in various projects.
  • 1997
    Age 22
    Christensen also produced Rosendahl's 1997 demo Dream Away, and wrote arrangements for and played several instruments on some of Swan Lee's earlier songs.
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    The band decided to take a year off in 1997, during which time Christensen performed in a television show with B.B. King, and helped with the start-up of Swan Lee, the band of his then-girlfriend Pernille Rosendahl.
    More Details Hide Details Rosendahl was a major support for him when recording Dizzy Mizz Lizzy's second album Rotator in London as the other band members did not share Christensen's enthusiasm, nor could they appreciate the unique symbolism recording in these legendary studios as much as Christensen. This meant Christensen had no one to share his palette of emotions with, causing him to turn to Rosendahl in and out of the studio. This further added to the crisis and caused Christensen to become increasingly estranged from the band. Nielsen and Friis even went as far as labeling the couple as "John and Yoko", referring to the supposed detrimental influence of Yoko Ono on John Lennon that contributed to the break-up of the Beatles. Christensen and Rosendahl entered the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack contest by writing a song of the same name. The contest was won by Sheryl Crow. It was around that time Christensen first bought and experimented with a Mellotron, which would continue to feature on many of his songs.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    The 1994 performance at Roskilde, which was held shortly after their big breakthrough and on his 20th birthday, is named by Christensen as a special highlight in his career.
    More Details Hide Details Christensen used songwriting as a form of therapy to overcome his break-ups with both Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and Pernille Rosendahl, with whom he was involved for five years. Although he had originally been writing these songs for a possible new band, he ended up starting a solo career, which gave Christensen the added benefit of being fully in control. By this time, Christensen had attained a new outlook on his future. The money he earned with living his boyhood dream was largely spent, shifting his ambitions to starting a stable and ongoing career to earn his living, while being able to develop himself both personally and musically. The circumstances had also changed his approach to songwriting. In 1994 he considered music as having first priority and words coming in second, as he is a composer and not an author or a poet, but by 2003 he put equal emphasis on lyrics and music, where his songwriting borrows from his own experiences, thoughts and feelings, making the lyrics more direct. With his approach being comparable to writing a diary, the title of his first solo album Secrets on Parade was explained by a reviewer as: "instead of lying hidden in a drawer somewhere, his secrets are literally on display."
    Their eponymous debut album, released in 1994, has sold over 250,000 copies in Denmark and 100,000 copies in Japan.
    More Details Hide Details The band toured through Denmark, Europe and Japan, recorded the album Rotator at the Abbey Road Studios, released it in 1996, selling 100,000 copies in Denmark as well as in Japan, followed by another extensive tour.
  • 1988
    Age 13
    Dizzy Mizz Lizzy was founded in 1988 by Christensen, his classmate Martin Nielsen whom he had become friends with on the first day of school, and drummer Søren Friis, who was recommended to them by a friend.
    More Details Hide Details Nielsen took on the bass guitar because Christensen already played electric guitar. Critics would explain: "From the outset it was clear that Tim Christensen was the group's undisputed center, but the band benefited significantly from the collective dynamics." They initially played glam rock but were inspired by Nirvana's music to switch to power rock. They got signed with EMI-Medley after winning Denmark's largest rock talent contest DM i Rock in 1993.
    Crep disbanded when Christensen's family moved from the village of Espergærde to the Valby district of Copenhagen in 1988.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 7
    He arranged that Christensen was allowed to play in the basement of the recreation center and start the children's rock band Crep, which he formed with some friends in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details They released a three-track recording in 1985 called En aften i fredagscafeen (An evening at Friday Café) and recorded a 4-song demo.
  • 1974
    Born
    Christensen uses two Vox AC30 amplifiers from the 1960s on top of Marshall 4x12 G1275 cabinets which he got from his parents for his 18th birthday, and plays among others on a 1974 Gibson Hummingbird, an old sunburst Fender Telecaster, a white Fender Stratocaster, a red Gibson ES-330, a deep red Gibson ES-125, and three Rickenbacker 480 guitars from 1973 and 1974 in white or black.
    More Details Hide Details He also uses Henning Hansen guitars, and had a worn red Fender Telecaster body revised by them in 2008. In his living room, he keeps a Höfner bass guitar. The Damn Crystals are Christensen's backing band, both in the studio and on tour. The opening track of the album Tim Christensen and The Damn Crystals is named after them. Christensen had put together a band in order to record his first solo album, Secrets on Parade. This was "decidedly a solo album" but the band would support Christensen during nearly every live performance. This is why around this time, Christensen did consider resuming in a band formation like with Dizzy Mizz Lizzy: "We actually spent a lot of time finding a band name, for a band that in reality does not even exist!" It is likely that Secrets on Parade established the name Tim Christensen sufficiently so that there was no longer a need for naming the band.
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