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"Lay Down Your Arms" gets a makeover
-August 22, 2022

Tim has announced he will be releasing a new single on Thursday, September 1,2022

"Lay Down Your Arms" (2022 version) is a remake of a track originally released on "In My Travels..." in 2003. The B-side is a cover of Gene Clark's "I'll Feel A whole Lot Better" which was originally recorded by The Byrds in 1965. 

"I was never really happy with the overall sound of this song when it first came out" Tim explained. "These days, technology has improved to the point where I can finally get this track it sound as I orginally had intended it to...the way it sounded in my head when I first wrote it."

Both songs were a complete solo project with Tim playing and singing all parts on both songs. The tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered at his home studio, Mellow Landings World HQ in Chicago. 

The songs will be available on all streaming platforms as well as on his site. You can order the track by clicking here.



"Love" is better the second time around!
    - January 2, 2022

Tim Gainer’s first-ever single release from his debut solo album is showing new signs of life and has re-emerged on the charts. 


The Homegrown Underground Sounds Show ('The H.U.G.S. Blast') on 93.7 WRGG-FM in Greencastle, Pennsylvania reports that "Love On The Line," originally released on 2003's "In My Travels..." album of is showing a strong presence on the weekly H.U.G.S. charts as well as receiving strong airplay based on requests from listeners. The show is currently heard online in over 40 countries.

The single had initially received chart placement in the summer of 2020, reaching a peak of #19. As of January 1, 2022, the song had placed in the Top Ten! 


H.U.G.S. host Cyrus Gray said he was "proud and excited to have Tim as a member of the H.U.G.S. Family and (we) are excited that his song is doing so well in the H.U.G.S. charts."

"Love On The Line." is available for streaming and purchase in digital format on many major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music and Napster. It is also be available here on the website's Store Page. 



Headin' east for H.U.G.S.

   -August 24, 2020

Get ready, P-A...Gainer is comin'.


Tim will be performing live in-studio for a special fundraiser for the Homegrown Underground Sound Show and it's parent radio station, WRGG in Greencastle PA. 

The "H.U.G.S. Live Drive" will be an 8-hour event on Wednesday, September 23rd in the form of a "virtual open mic night" featuring many of the show's top artists playing live acoustic sets to raise funds for the show and its flagship station to cover operational costs and maintenance. 

"After all the support and appreciation i've gotten from H.U.G.S., their listeners and the WRGG staff itself, the least I can do is return the favor" Tim said when asked about the event.  "I'm more than excited to be playing live again...and for a great cause, at that!" 

The H.U.G.S. Showcase (heard Tuesday nights from 8:00pm-12Midnight (Eastern)) and the H.U.G.S. Blast (Wednesdays from 9:00pm-12Midnight (Eastern)) is hosted by Cyrus Gray and Jeff Trish and highlights the best unsigned independent artists from around the world. It is currently heard in 16 countries and throughout North America. 

Other artists scheduled to appear include Steve Hawk, Megan Paulett, Yigga Digga, Hunter Root and Alan White.

For more information on the show and how you can donate, check out the show's website here.  To listen the H.U.G.S. or just show WRGG some love, give them a listen here.


Win your "Honor" on Tim's next move

- July 24th, 2020

   Hey, buddy...wanna win a signed copy of "Honor Among               Thieves"? 

   Tim's weekly YouTube show, "GainerWorld: LIVE," is giving you      a chance for you to do just that. 

   Tim will be moving from his current home address soon to a       new location but there's a holdup with the paperwork.  Your         mission: guess which date he will be leaving his current               apartment for the last time. The person who guesses closest     to the actual date will win a personally autographed 150g           vinyl copy of Tim's album, "Honor Among Thieves."

   Send your guess to: In the event of a       tie, BOTH winners will receive signed copies.

   Be sure to catch "GainerWorld: LIVE" every Friday night at           8:00pm Eastern/7:00pm Central on Tim's YouTube                         channel hereReplays of his shows and vlogs can also be           viewed by clicking on the VLOG tab above. 


Chicago show 'on hold'

 - May 28, 2020

    Tim's upcoming June 6th Chicago show has been 'put on hold.' 

     In a newsletter sent to his website subscribers and followers on         social media, Tim said the following: 



      I have an update regarding our June 6th show at Silvie's in                  Chicago. Unfortunately, the news isn't good.

      For now... 

      I have spoken with the promoters who informed me that due to            restrictions im place because to the COVID-19 virus, the venue            will be not be allowed to re-open in time. Therefore, they have              no other choice at the present time but to postpone the show.  

      In my 49 years of playing music professionally, I have never had          to cancel a show for any reason, so this announcement is                    particularly hard to make.  

      That's the bad news. 

       The good news is that I have also been informad that the show         WILL be rescheduled when things return to normal (whenever             that is and whatever that may be). So, although we may not be             able to get together now, we certainly will be able to (hopefully)           very soon! So, as they say on the radio, "stay tuned!"

       Thank you for your continued support and patience through                 these trying times. Stay safe and stay well! 


       Stay tuned....


 "Honor" love in The Great White North

  - April 27, 2020


       Dory Lussier, Program Director at Rockin' 'Round The Clock                  Radio, an online station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, recently                        informed us she has added tracks from "Honor Among Thieves"          to their station's playlist. 

      "The Sunrise Also Fell," "Hide n' Seek" and "Get Out of Denver"              are now included in the station's lineup. You can help keep them          in hot rotation by visiting the site here.


"Denver" sighting in England

 - March 7, 2020

How does a guy from the south side of Chicago end up on the charts of a site from eastern England? 

The LAAMB Art & Music Promotion website was started in 2017 and initially dedicated to musicians and artists in the Lincolnshire area in Great Britain. Since then, the site has gone global, centering on "everybody who contributes to the arts."

Recently, the site started a Top Ten chart, the criteria for inclusion on two sources: one being by Readers’ votes and via Plays on Drooble, the Social Media site for Musicians. Their premier chart placing showed Tim's cover of Bob Seger's "Get Out of Denver" placing in the Top Ten. 

You can check out the LAAMB Music charts and find out more about the site and organization by clicking here.


Making Top Ten 10 in '19 

 - February 7, 2020

"Honor Among Thieves" has been listed as one of the NW Indiana Times' "Top 10 Regional Albums of 2019", joining the ranks of releases by The Ides of March, Jim Peterik's World Stage, Jeff Massey and Switchback. 

Columnist Tom Lounges ranked Tim's second solo album at #10, calling it "enjoyable offerings (that) underscore the power of music." 

Lounges also featured one of the tracks from the album, "It's a Jungle Out There" during his Midwest Beat show on WLPR radio in Merrilville, IN on January 31st while he counted down the Top 10 albums.

You can check out the complete album ratings and comments here and listen to the countdown show here.


Getting airplay in the P-A

- January 16th, 2020

Tim's single, "The Sunrise Also Fell" and his cover of Bob Seger's "Get Out of Denver" was featured on the Hometown Under Ground Sounds show on WRGG radio in Greencastle, PA on Thursday, January 16th. Tim was also briefly interviewed during the broadcast. While there is no recorded audio of this show, you can show some Greencastle love by listening to the station here.


"Honor Among Thieves" under consideration for three IMA nominations

 - December 22, 2019

Tim's second solo album is under consideration for three Indepndent Music Award nominations, bringing the count up to six entries being considered!

"Honor Among Thieves" is under consideration for Album Of The Year nominations in both the Rock/Hard Rock and Folk/SInger-Songwriter categories. 

Along with this, producers Colin and Jim Gainer are being considered for Best Producers in the Rock/Hard Rock category.  

You can read more about it and can cast your vote for  Tim's entries for  "The Sunrise"Also Fell" in the Best Song and Best Lyric Music Video here.  Voting has been extended through January 31, get your votes in NOW!!


"One of the sincerest rock albums of the year" 

  - November 18, 2019

The above are just some the words Drooble's Alex P. wrote in his review of Tim's album, "Honor Among Thieves." 

You can read the full review here.


"Sunrise" under consideration for three IMA nominations 

 - October 1, 2019

Tim's first single, "The Sunrise Also Fell" is under consideration for up to three Independent Music Awards nominations - in the categories of "Acoustic", "Folk/Singer-Songwriter" and "Lyric Music Video." 

...and YOU can help! 

Fans can vote for the song and video by ​registering at to vote for one Vox Pop [Fan Favorite] Nominee in each Song and Music Video category. The top voted entrant in each Song and Short Form Music Video category becomes a nominee.

Your participation won't go unnoticed, either...

Fans are rewarded for championing Artists on The IMA site, and on their own social networks. The fan with the most points at the end of the voting period on May 24th becomes The IMA Super Fan and will win VIP seating and access at The Independent Music Awards ceremony at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center in New York City on June 22, 2020.

You can cast your vote for "Sunrise" here.


Honor Among Thieves Release Date Announced 


 - September 1, 2019

Tim Gainer’s highly anticipated new album, Honor Among Thieves will be released to the public on November 15th, 2019.  It is Gainer’s first album in 16 years, having released his critically acclaimed solo debut, In My Travels… in 2003.

The 10-track album was produced by Tim’s nephew Colin and oldest son Jim (both of whom are almuni of The Wires and Big Dog Eat Child) who, along with sons Matt (Atomic Dog, Damn Napolean!, Press A) and Erik (Wannabe Heroes, The Studs, Dethwarrant), contributed their musical talents and vocals on the album as well.  Appearances on the album also include The Studs' Zach Dunleavy and DJ OpM, one of North America's most renowned house DJs. 

The new album will include the widely praised singles, “The Sunrise Also Fell” and “Hide n’ Seek,” both of which were former Number One songs on Soundclick’s Acoustic Rock and Classic Rock charts respectively and have appeared repeatedly on ReverbNation's "Most Played Songs" list for the Chicago area.. 

Also included will be Gainer’s renditions of classic songs such as Bob Seger’s “Get Out of Denver,” and Uriah Heep’s “Lady in Black” (which also includes son Justin on drums, making this track the first-ever recording of Tim and all his sons together).

Orders for Honor Among Thieves in all formats including CD and vinyl LP are being taken here

Honor Among Thieves is distributed through Mellow Landings Records. 



Indies react to "Sunrise" 

 - August 24th, 2019

Tim's first single, "The Sunrise Also Fell" was reviewed on an episode of the Indie Musicians React show on YouTube. You can watch the episode here.


Tim gets Drooble'd

 -  July 15th, ,2019

Tim was recently interviewed for the music community website, Drooble. You can read the full interview here.

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