Timothy Jude Smith born 9 June 1982, better known by his stage name Timmy Trumpet, is an Australian musician, DJ, songwriter and record producer. He has become known internationally for playing the trumpet live and making use of jazz elements in the realm of global dance music.
He started playing the trumpet at an early age, taught by his father. At thirteen, Timothy was named ‘Young Musician of the Year’ before being granted a full scholarship to the Conservatorium of Music, where he was tutored by Anthony Heinrich of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Within two years he secured a position as the leading solo trumpet player in the Australian All-Star Stage Band. Timothy adopted the stage name Timmy Trumpet and began performing as a trumpeter alongside Australian DJ duo the Stafford Brothers at Australian nightclubs and music festivals. Timothy then taught himself how to DJ and began playing solo shows billed as Timmy Trumpet, incorporating live trumpet into his DJ sets.
Timmy Trumpet’s breakthrough single “Freaks” with New Zealand rapper Savage was certified gold by the RIAA, six times platinum by ARIA, and triple platinum by Recorded Music NZ. Timmy Trumpet is currently ranked the number 13 DJ in the world, according to the DJ Mag Top 100.
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Without further ado, Timmy Trumpet’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet – Party Till We Die feat. Andrew W.K.
4. Blasterjaxx & Timmy Trumpet – Narco
3. W&W x Timmy Trumpet x Will Sparks ft. Sequenza – Tricky Tricky
2. Timmy Trumpet – Oracle
1. Timmy Trumpet & Savage – Freaks
BONUS: Carnage x Timmy Trumpet – PSY or DIE