Timothy de Monk
IN THE BEGINNING
Timothy De Monk discovered a passion for music in 2014, when he learnt how to play the guitar and found that he could not put the instrument down. “We were at a family gathering and my cousin was playing guitar and singing, and I thought it would be amazing if I could do that. He then asked me if I would like to play the guitar and I received my first lesson on that day says Timothy”. After grasping the basics of the guitar, he then began his music career by performing at various restaurants in Cape Town.
Timothy’s turning point came after a guest spot performance at a restaurant in Cape Town, when he was spotted by a music producer and was booked into the recording studio soon thereafter. Timothy recorded his debut EP, “Hazy Days”, which was released on 5 December 2015. He describes his EP as: “expressing myself through my music. It is about my emotions put into songs. It is about what I love most: the people in my life, life experiences and the things I enjoy most in life.”In 2016, whilst still in high school, Timothy was signed to David Gresham Records and spent the year writing and recording demo’s which would form the start of his professional recording career.
REACHING FOR MORE
He released his debut single “Everyday” on 3 April 2017, which became an instant hit on most of our local radio stations. The hit single was on the 5FM Top10 Pop Chart for 18 weeks. The release of “Start A Fire” on 12 May 2017 and “On Our Own” on 19 May 2017 followed suit. “I Never Want To See Her” was released on 24 July 2017, debuting on Jacaranda SA Top 20 on 6 August 2017 and remained on the chart for 14 weeks. It was No 1 for eight weeks on the 5FM Top 10 Pop Chart and remained there for 18 weeks. “No Stress Moment” was released on 18 June 2018 and is described by Timothy as no matter how much stress is being shoved his way, he will do his best and succeed, and “I’ll live life for the moment”. His latest single “See Me Soon” was released on 22 March 2019 and already playlisted on 18 radio stations.
“I’ve only known Timothy for just over a year now, but in this time he has shown exceptional character. He is friendly, engaging, courteous, confident and extremely talented. Timothy has performed monthly at our Friday Wine Down events as well as at our annual festival weekend in October. He is always punctual and energised for his sets and strives to entertain all guests.”– Stephanie Timm | Destination Manager at Durbanville Hills