"Audacious, liberated indie-opera music is among the most original being made in LA today."
"Nastily seductive, dangerous"
"A beautifully haunting voice. Timur is a brilliant architect
"Words fail to capture the magnificence and contrasting glory and weirdness"
"Operatic voice talents buttressed by a quality troupe of rockers" NeatBeet
"A fusion of Tiny Tim and Enrique Caruso for the new depression" Hits Magazine
Alas, it was America's Got Talent that brought us together, where we ended up performing a Klaus Nomi cover "Total Eclipse" with legendary songwriter Kristian Hoffman joining on keys. The appearance on TV was very short-lived, and thus Timur and the Dime Museum was born to fuse sounds with fierceness and theatricality. Originally an acoustic outfit of operatic voice, clarinet, viola, cello, guitar , accordion and banjo, we morphed into electric bass, electric guitar, keys and drums. We still miss our viola though.
After our official debut on the prestigious ALOUD series in LA, T&DM toured around the U.S. and opened for bands Tiger Lillies, Mucca Pazza, The Red Paintings and DeVotchKa. Discovered by Beth Morrison Projects during Crescent City, the first project of the Industry LA, the band went on to perform "Artaud in the Black Lodge" by David T. Little as part of LA Philharmonic's Liederabend 21c, op. LA at Walt Disney Concert Hall; Redcat Theater Gala with Jack Black; NYC’s Joe’s Pub; Operadagen Rotterdam and the Krampus LA Festival’s Ball.
The band mostly performs songs and operas by our member Daniel Corral, including "Zoophilic Follies" at NOW Festival at Redcat Theater; and COLLAPSE, an environmental Requiem, produced by BMP in collaboration with Victor Wilde of the Bohemian Society and video artist Jesse Gilbert. Commissioned by Redcat Theater, COLLAPSE has been performed at Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam Festival, Showcase@CSUSB and the renowned BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival.
At this point, every member of the band is actively pursuing a busy solo career, which makes it extremely hard to join hands, tour, play gigs and sing our little hearts out. So while we are still active, our focus has shifted into specific theatrical projects. Does it makes us a band?... Fuck yes, and we are currently developing The Great Soviet Bucket for Miami Light Project and David T. Little's Black Lodge, now reborn as a feature film by Michael McQuilken, both produced by our love bug Beth Morrison.
Well, you'll find us somewhere in this universe. One of us just might be around the corner, softly breathing down your neck.