Tim the Lion Tamer is a Swedish singer/songwriter whose indie folk inspired sound draws comparisons to Iron & Wine, Josh Ritter and The Tallest Man On Earth.
Bittersweet, romantic and often times painfully introspective, Tim’s songwriting style is the result of his formative years, where he immersed himself in the unfiltered, confessional works of authors like Charles Bukowski, Albert Camus and Jack Kerouac. Although initially striving to become a novelist himself, Tim had a change of heart when he heard Bob Dylan in his early teens, and subsequently taught himself how to play the guitar.
He started performing at local bars and small stages in and around his native Malmö at the age of 20, lifting his moniker from a Damien Jurado song. In 2015, he released his own take on the traditional folk song Hang Me, Oh Hang Me, and shared the stage with American singer/songwriter Josh Rouse shortly thereafter.