Colorado songwriter, Tim Hanauer, has always been fascinated with music. He experimented with the piano, the drums, and the saxophone before picking up a guitar. “When I was 16, my little sister got a guitar for her birthday. I was extremely jealous. I played it until it broke,” Tim says. He finally received his own guitar when he graduated from high school. He wrote his first song that same day. “I took a year off after high school and did little but write and play guitar,” he says. Tim studied Creative Writing at Colorado State University, earning his bachelors in 2001.
Tim recorded his first record, Boomerang, in March 2006. Since the independent release, Tim has earned back-to-back Folks Songwriter mentions from the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and an International Songwriting award. He has performed live on Denver's 9 News, at the Larimer County Fair, A Taste of Colorado, and at numerous colleges and venues in the region.
Boomerang was named “Favorite acoustic-style CD of 2006,” by Rosalie Howarth, KFOG, San Francisco. While Tim has received airplay coast to coast on specialty shows like KFOG’s Acoustic Sunrise and Sunset and WTYD’s Playing in the Tide Pool, his biggest successes have been on the small screen. Tim is gaining international success through songs featured on CBS's The Ghost Whisperer, CW’s Joan of Arcadia, Lifetime’s Army Wives, ABC’s Lincoln Heights and Canadian Television’s Whistler.
Tim’s 2009 release, Time for Change, has been featured on the CW’s One Tree Hill and 90210, CBS’s The Ghost Whisperer, HBO's How to Make it in America, ABC's CASTLE and Jane by Design, USA's Necessary Roughness, in the made for TV movies, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, and The Blue Eyed Butcher, the film, I Hate Valentine's Day, in a GMC Terrain ad and most recently in ads for ADRIANNA PAPELL clothing and Piedmont Healthcare. Chances are, you've heard it, even if you didn't know it.
In 2011, he released the EP, Wind Up Toy. Songs from the EP have been featured on 90210, The Lying Game, and in the trailer for the film, Jeff who lives at home.
Shape Shifter dropped digitally December 2012. The new record features 15 new songs and a variety of sounds from lap steel to french horn. You've got to check it out.
"Yellow Raincoat," The Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006
"Mountain," Army Wives, Lifetime, 2006
"Yellow Raincoat," Joan of Arcadia, CW
"Hello," Lincoln Heights, ABC
"Yellow Raincoat," Whistler, CTV
"Hello," Harper's Island, CBS
Time for Change
"In Repair," The Ghost Whisperer, CBS, January 9, 2009.
"Miss," One Tree Hill, CW, January 12, 2009.
"Dream a better way, "I Hate Valentine's Day," FILM, July 3, 2009.
"I can't hold on to my heart," Peak Season, CTV, October 2009.
"Dream a Better Way," Castle, ABC, January 25, 2010.
"Go," How to make it in America, HBO, March 14, 2010.
"Dream a Better Way," GMC Terrain ad, June 2010.
"Dream a Better Way," Adrianna Papell website, July 2010.
"Making it better," Necessary Roughness, USA, July 6, 2011
"Just the Way," 90210, CW, October 4, 2011
"Dream a Better Way," 90210, CW, October 4, 2011
"Go," 90210, CW, November 1, 2011
"Out of my arms," 90210, CW, January 24, 2012
"Dream a Better Way," Jane by Design, ABC Family, February 7, 2012
"Go," The Blue Eyed Butcher, Lifetime Movie, March 3, 2012
"December Days," Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, June 16, 2012
"Dream a Better Way," Piedmont Health Care TV ad, August, 2012
Wind Up Toy
"Metal Boy," The Lying Game, ABC, August 30, 2011
"Candy Heart," Adrianna Papell, website, September 7, 2011
"This is," 90210, CW, September 27, 2011
"This is," (Instrumental) Shameless, Showtime, January 15, 2012
"Metal Boy," 90210, CW, January 24, 2012
"This is," (Instrumental) Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Film Trailer, January 25, 2012
"This is," Jesus Henry Christ, Film Trailer, April 16, 2012
"Your heart in mine," TV ad for Piedmont Health Care, September, 2012
"Drive me home," 90210, CW, January 24, 2012