Born in Minnesota, Fuller has resided in California,Seattle, Vancouver, the Turks and Caicos Islands and New York City. He started singing in church choirs as a child,
and went on to study classical piano during his teenage years. Simultaneously,
Tim began to play the drums and over a period of seven years,
developed into a very skilled percussionist. Once he pursued a post-secondary degree in vocal jazz at Vancouver Community College in British
Columbia, success as a musician came almost immediately.
In the early stages of his career, Fuller had a record deal with his funk/R&B outfit
Vote of Confidence, known to fans as VOC. Since then, Tim has fronted several
successful bands, performing funk, soul and R&B, though he’s best known
across the West Coast for steaming up the stage as lead vocalist for the live
funk band ‘Soulstream’, which holds a longstanding residency at Vancouver hot
spot Bar None. Meanwhile, Jazz aficionados, will recognize Fuller as a member
of vocal quartet ‘The Melloyds”, which over period of seven years, recorded two
albums, toured internationally for A&M Records, performed for the King and Queen of England,Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana,and many provincial,federal and international dignitaries.
While greatly inspired by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and
fellow Minnesota native Prince, once turned on to the work of Frankie Knuckles,Inner City,
Tony Humphries and Massive Attack, Tim set his sights on house music to bed his writing and singing
abilities. Making use of the influences he acquired throughout his career and bringing
them into the studio, Fuller teamed up with Vancouver producers DJ Ali and
Sean Dimitrie to great effect. Their varied backgrounds and talents resulted
in a fresh new sound, giving house an equally raw, sophisticated and funky edge.
Ali and Dimitrie’s ”disco dubbed techno” paired with Fuller’s soul drenched style
began making motions on charts and dance floors alike.First out of the gate came the beguiling,infectious,underground classic",U DON'T KNOW";this track seems to have a life of its own,residing on numerous compilations,(A CLASSIC DECADE-TEN YEARS OF THE CLASSIC MUSIC COMPANY,GROOVE ARMADA-ESSENTIAL SUMMER GROOVE,etc.)and remixed by house legend Jacob London and most recently, Matt Tolfrey;Next came "The Release"on Manali;then "Show You Right",another Manali imprint that still continues to attract new converts,with sick remixes first from super funky Llorca, then later on, the brilliant SPIRIT CATCHERS.Party favourite,"GO"on Bombay followed;then the sexy, saucy,"SO HOT"on Odori.In 2006 Fuller released his first full length album"THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH"on BOMBAY RECORDS;Co- produced and Co- with Sean Dimitrie,with contributions from DJ ALI and NAV BHINDER.the album spawned a double remix package;Chuck Love,Miguel Graca,Fred Everything,Chicken Lips,Spirit Catchers and Ilya Rudman all made incredibly inspired appearances.The title track"SLIGHTEST TOUCH" remixed by the fabulous"CHICKEN LIPS" was huge in the UK and a fav of BBC-ONE.
Fuller and Dimitrie soon embarked on delivering their live show to venues all over the world,rocking delirious house heads from Seoul to Miami with vocal improv and live production wizardry. The previous works attracted the attention of some world class dj's and producers;one of them being west coast house king MIGUEL MIGS.Fuller co wrote 3 tracks with Migs for the monster "THOSE THINGS"album(SOMETIME,CANT GET THRU,BODY NEVER LIES)and toured North America with Migs and Lisa Shaw.Fuller then became a member of "PETALPUSHER"a Miguel Migs live project,with Shaw and a stable of 8 extremely gifted and inspiring musicians.Another tour followed,leaving happy audiences in its wake.Soon after Fuller got a call from GROOVE ARMADA-one of his heroes.He soon found out why.Even though only a small appearance on SOUND BOY ROCK resulted from the sessions, Fuller gained incredible knowledge and inspiration after being locked away with house genius ANDY CATO.IAN POOLEY soon came calling;Fuller co wrote a track with Pooley (WHAT I GOT)for his release "IN OTHER WORDS"-with a remix provided by the legend DERRICK CARTER.
Then came the track called"STAY"
Co written on a cold Montreal afternoon,Fuller and Fred Everything created an old school banger,destined for Everything's album,"LOST TOGETHER".The track was a
single with remixes from LAWN CHAIR GENERALS,DOZA,AND HOME AND GARDEN.It was one of the TOP TRACKS FOR MONTHS on multiple charts,including BEATPORT,AND found a home on numerous compilations and club mixes.
As of late,Fuller has continued to pad his discography- Sacha Dive released a Dimitrie/Fuller creation,"CAUGHT"(a naughty tale of witnessed inhibition) on his label DEEP VIBES;a collaboration with Aussie house kings RANDOM SOUL(aka YOGI AND HUSKY)resulted in the track" LET LOVE FLY " with remixes by DUTCHICAN
SOUL,RANDOM SOUL,and SEAN DIMITRIE.
While this introduction to one of Canada’s most in demand singer/songwriters comes seemingly late, Fuller’s unique vocal style, musical ability and stage presence break down walls and infuse dance music with a new warmth and
humanity. Vancouver’s Tim Fuller is on track to become one of music’s next
great, multi- genre performers.