In life, you can either accept what you are given, or you can take life by the reins and make it what you want it to be. Singer-songwriter and actor Timorris has taken heed of this advice, working diligently and tirelessly toward his goal of becoming the number one international Pop/R&B artist. Forsaking many of life's luxuries, Timorris takes everything he has to work toward this dream.
Since childhood, music has been at the center of this Cleveland, Ohio native's life. From the age of eight, after realizing his love of the piano, his parents began his classical training. Simultaneously, he began his ten-year career singing and performing with the Cleveland Boy's Choir. As a dedicated member, he performed at many prominent venues, including the White House. He also performed the National Anthem at Cleveland Cavalier's basketball games and Cleveland Indian's baseball games. Throughout middle school and high school, Timorris also played piano for his church. Here he learned to express emotion through music by playing for the one he loves most, God.
After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School, Timorris enrolled at Kenyon College, a liberal arts school in Ohio, where he began his language studies of Japanese, French, Spanish and Arabic. "I always figured that if I wanted to be an international artist, I would have to really connect with my fans on a deeper level, and to me that meant doing so in their own language." Here he also began his acting career, playing the leading role of Oedipus in the musical, The Gospel At Colonus. After receiving his college degree, Timorris continued toward his dream of singing. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn the ins and outs of the music industry.
He often attributes his tough skin to Atlanta saying, "It's there where I got my tough skin because it's full of singers and if you're not SANGING, they let you know it. Today, I am proud to say that I can sang." Once in Atlanta, Timorris began recording Youtube videos with his brother, Stephen Lane. After receiving high numbers of views, they decided to form the R&B singing group, Lanes. Lanes released a mini album entitled, "Lanes (Mini-LP)" on iTunes and they began performing at many venues throughout Georgia, including weekly performances at P. Diddy's restaurant Justin's. Lanes even received radio play in European countries such as Croatia, and Austria letting them know that international opportunities were viable.
With Lanes on the rise, Timorris was able to express his artistry in other ways, through acting and modeling. He starred in the independent film, Misconception and had a role in Why Am I Not Married. He also did runway for Sean John, Jordan, Kontrol Magazine, and many others. Because of these experiences, Timorris chose to make the move to Los Angeles, California.
Today, Timorris is hard at work on the release of his first solo mini album entitled, "Timorris EP," which contains songs such as his popular piano ballad, "One Day," his emotionally powerful, "Unwanted" and his motivating anthem, "Holding On." "I am really excited to release and perform these new songs," Timorris says. "Now, I'm even more inspired and back in the studio recording even more. I believe my fans should always see progression and growth in anything and everything that I release."
Aside from performing, writing, and recording, Timorris believes in the importance of giving back to those in need. He often performs for local hospital patients and nursing home residents. He volunteers at local homeless shelters, and he also coaches aspiring youth in their pursuits to become singers.
One of Timorris' coined quotes is, "There is always something you can be doing to push yourself toward your destiny." Timorris, with an international edge and endless drive, lives by this never stopping, and always persevering toward the mark, the extent of which he only knows.