The Soho Hobo is the name given to Tim’s alter ego of a wandering minstrel who chronicles London’s most famous square mile.
“The Soho Hobo is quite possibly the concept album that Ray Davies never wrote about Soho.” The Express
The Soho Hobo is also a stage show of the forthcoming album, featuring actors, spoken word, burlesque and of course, Tim’s songs about Soho.
Hobo is an unusual word to describe a man who looks like he was tailored by hawks of Saville Row, but the true meaning of the word ‘Hobo’ is literally ‘a worker who wanders’. Since his days as a Sony Recording artist, Tim has moved around Soho and is currently living in his 8th Soho studio flat. He’s independently released 13 albums in that time and also gone through the typical rock n roll rollercoaster of homelessness, dark days and recovery during that time.
One side of Soho ate him up and the other side of Soho: the community, brought him back to life. The Soho Hobo album he has made about Soho and it’s characters is Tim’s way of giving something back to the village that has supported him through his journey, and as Tim has said himself, it is Soho itself and it’s people who are the heroes and the stars of his new album. Not him.
Without big labels or hype, and nothing other than sheer determination, he has become one of London’s true chronicler of our times. And he’s living proof that Soho still houses Bohemian artists. Or it least one Bohemian artist. The album is available now.