Hello and welcome to The Timmerman!
The brainchild of Tyneside musician and music promoter Steve Willis, Timmerman Music is committed to supporting our local artists and provides first-class live entertainment for the people of Tyne and Wear.
But what's with the name? Our founder Steve, who loves nothing more than to have a tinker on his guitar, wrote a song called Timmerman inspired by a cycle ride through the forests of Holland in 2014. Steve likes to think of it as a fine slice of rock 'n' roll and it's all about being the guardian of the woods.
Like a fine Oak Tree, his interest in local music soon sprouted into something strong and beautiful and the mighty Crossing of The Tyne Festival was born. The event has gone from strength to strength in recent times and is the go-to festival for thousands of music revellers from around the region.
Steve is also proud to be a regular selector panellist for Evolution Emerging, the region's longest-standing festival dedicated to unearthing North East talent.
As part of his ongoing dedication to local music, Steve has also enjoyed arranging the Mouth of The Tyne Fringe Festival for the last two years and has some big plans afoot for this and many other live events in the region. Watch this space, people!