MP3 Timothy Harada - Acts of Sedition; Classified CIA Files
Soulful acoustic rock with souring melodies and moving lyrics.
18 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, FOLK: Political
Timothy Harada has been moving hearts and minds with his emotional and inspirational acoustic rock music for years. Currently Timothy is kicking off the first leg of his international tour in Sendai, Japan.
See https://www.tradebit.com for more details.
Timothy is playing with Richie Gill, and Take as "daDoodz".
He is also working with bass player from Tokyo, Takumi "Bill" Wada and drummer from Miyagi, Mitsunobu "Mi" Sato on a new band to feature his original songs called "Southern California Sunshine".
Their debut performance was at the Jozenji Dori Music Festival on Sept 10th, 2006 in Sendai City (See Concert Schedule for more details). Hopefully, they will be releasing a debut CD soon, of the many new songs Timothy has written, which have yet to be recorded.
Timothy''s newest CD, "Love: The Only Proven Way to Fight Terrorism" is a great departure from Timothy''s two previous CDs of sad and introverted songs. (Listen to those CDs at https://www.tradebit.com )
With his marriage to Junko Harada, he has finally put his sad song days behind him.
Stay tuned for his next CD, which goes way beyond love to address world issues and issues of human happiness and self empowerment.
Born as Timothy Gianakos in the mountains of Big Bear, California to hippy parents, who were escaping the civilized world, Timothy Harada grew up surrounded by music. His mother''s love for classic rock and especially David Bowie, gave him the dream at a very young age to be a singer/song writer and musician.
His mother joined Soka Gakkai International (SGI-an international lay Buddhist organization, which focuses it''s activities on promoting peace, culture and education) before he turned 1 year old, against his father''s wishes (which eventually led to their divorce 2 years later)
Timothy and his older brother were raised for 7 years by their courageous single Buddhist mother, from whom they both developed their strong practice of Nichiren Daishonin''s Buddhism.
Timothy had his debut musical performance with the SGI Junior Pioneers (an SGI kids organization) where at age 6 he was scheduled to perform on the recorder at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (However, he lost the recorder at a practice before the show and had to go on stage playing air recorder. Luckily he survived the stage fright to continue his music career).
Growing up too poor to get private music lessons, Timothy learned to play music in the SGI Brass Band, where at age 10 he began playing the trumpet and performed his first parade in Washington DC at age 11.
It was at this young age, when he first read an essay by Daisaku Ikeda, written for the SGI brass band that he confirmed his dream to be a musician for world peace and to, as Daisaku Ikeda wrote in the essay, "spread [his] music to all corners of the world [for the sake of peace]."
In Junior High School, he joined the symphonic band, where he learned to read music and play the saxophone at age 13.
On his own, he later picked up the guitar, piano (no, he didn''t literally "pick it up", it was too heavy), and French horn at about age 16.
In the SGI Brass Band, he performed in many world peace cultural festivals: in Hawaii at age 14, in San Diego at age 15, in Seattle, Washington at age 17. (He was scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden''s in New York, with the brass band at age 16, but he wasn''t able to get the money together, even though he practiced the music and routine with the brass band up until the week before they left to New York).
In high School and college, he sung and played in many musical groups (jazz bands, rock bands, a gospel chorus, a salsa band, chamber singers, symphonic bands, marching bands, and more) and he began writing his own music about 11 years ago.
He has thus far, written over 30 original songs. His song lyrics reflect his Buddhist belief in the unlimited potential of each human being to change their life and the world in a positive way.
Outside of school, he was a sax player in a hippy, trippy, funk music band called Zumbuladelic, where he did many shows in Hollywood and throughout Southern California.
One of the songs on his first demo tape, "Song of Triumph" was featured on Orange County, California''s KSBR Radio''s "Local Artist Spot Light".
The highlight of his Orange County, California music life was for 3 years he played throughout Southern California, Big Bear and on Catalina Island in a 3 piece original and classic rock/acoustic band called "Stranger''s Milk," where he gained his confidence to eventually start playing solo original gigs, singing and playing piano and guitar.
After doing a study-abroad program in Japan, where he played his first concerts in Japan and where he met his wife, and after graduating with honors in the 1st class from Soka University of America in Orange County, California, Timothy packed up his bags and moved to Sendai, Japan to give the Japanese audience a taste of his music. There he changed his legal name, which was Timothy VanCampen to his Japanese''s wife''s last name, Harada.
After just 1 year in Japan, he has already played many duet concerts with his new act "daDoodz", featuring guitar virtuoso, from New Zealand, Richie Gill. They have played at the 16th Annual Jozenji Street Music Festival, LLL (Love, Listen, Laugh), The Izumi Park-town Golf Resort Restaurant, Antre Lounge, The Green Shamrock Irish Pub, Club Shaft and Charly''s Lemon Country, all in Sendai.
"With You; With Me", the second song on his new CD, "Love; The Only Proven Way to Fight Terrorism" had its first playing on the largest FM radio station in Sendai, Japan, Date FM, 71.1 on Honma Chan and Chicka Chan''s Friday Air Jams Show, February, 2006.
His newest recording, "Will You Be My Wife?" will play on NHK FM, Sendai on Sept. 29th 2006, from 6PM to 6:50PM.
Stay tuned as Timothy Harada''s music spreads throughout Japan and the world, and eventually makes it''s way back to Southern California.