Hit Songwriter Bios—Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan live

FROM THE EXPO: Tim Fagan has been around the Expo a long time. If you click at the bottom of the page you can see what we mean. Tim is multi-talented and he has been a huge asset to the production of the Expo for many years. Including spiffing up our logo! Tim is one of the best live performers we have ever had. Tim's a star...and one of the nice people in music.

Two years touring the world as music director and lead guitarist for Colbie Caillat have given Tim Fagan a lot to be grateful for.

In between the long flights and pre-show warm ups backstage, he wrote several songs with Caillat, including the Jason Mraz duet "Lucky", a 2010 Grammy Winner.

"Finishing a song while on the road can be a fun challenge," Fagan says of the effort. "It was like musical ping pong - Jason, Colbie and I sent Garageband mp3s back and forth until all the pieces fell into place."

A similar process unfolded in Tim's collaboration with John Mayer on the soulful ballad "Deeper". Mayer published a batch of lyrics, eventually set to music written by Fagan. Upon receiving Tim's finished version of the song, Mayer commented in Esquire magazine, "his composition is a string of events laid out so that there's always something else to look forward to, namely a nice blues-guitar solo at the end."

Tim's passion for guitar playing began while growing up in Honolulu, listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and the other blues greats. His savvy guitar work and warm voice support Fagan's eclectic songwriting style, which bears a wide range of comparisons from Paul Simon to Radiohead.

Now based in Los Angeles, Tim is preparing to release a new album, and working with other breaking artists and writers through Sony/ATV.

See our first feature on Tim.