Professional Drummer Tim Steele in the past years has been privileged to record and perform in many diverse genres. With well over a decade of experience, Tim incorporates technique, consistency, and dedication to his well cultivated art of drumming. Tim began playing drums at the tender age of 2 along side his father, Gospel Legend Bass Player, Tim Linzy, who is best known for performing with Richard Smallwood, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Yolanda Adams and many more. Although Tim’s background is founded in Gospel, his love and sense of music was cultivated through his family’s musical roots. This development was also cultured through his mother, a successful solo artist, who has performed alongside the likes of Richard Smallwood, Charlie Daniels, and Aretha Franklin.
Tim’s growth in other styles of music such as Jazz, R&B, Classical and Opera matured by the age of 14 where he began his professional career within Washington DC’s lively music arena. By this age he had already secured a professional performance with Stellar Award winning artist, John P Kee and his Workshop Choir. It is also at this age he began to frequently branch into other genres to maintain diversity by grasping new inventive styles to incorporate within his skills.
As a freelance drummer, it is Tim’s hard work, dedication, creativity and expertise that has continued to earn him numerous recording sessions and a place on North American and World stages (Russia, Africa, London and Vienna just to name a few) with numerous mainstream artists such as: Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rick Braun, Phil Perry, Rachel Ferrell, Marion Meadows, Raheem Davaughn, Mya, and Lalah Hathaway.
Tim’s versatility and ability to recreate his sound has currently led him to professionally perform and tour with four time grammy nominated artist Ledisi.Whom he had the distinct honor of accompany at the White House for President Barack Obama 50th birthday celebration. Throughout his career one goal has remained constant: the desire to re-invent and improve his art and to remain in the steady move of musical growth.