Tim & Ra

Acoustic Duo - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Acoustic
  • Members 2
  • Price Mid-range

TIM SKEDDEN

Tim started school bands and playing gigs from as early as 16 years old, and after many combinations, Tim became the lead guitarist for renowned New Zealand band “The Feelers”. Tim played with The Feelers during their height of fame during the “Supersystem”, “Communicate”, “Playground Battle” and “One World” albums, throughout New Zealand and abroad. During this time, Tim started jamming with old school mates - this group quickly became “OPSHOP”. The Feelers & Op Shop would often tour together, and Tim would play two sets back to back as he was in both bands. Tim played with OPSHOP for the first album “You are Here”, but took time out to raise his daughter. While focusing on family commitments, Tim began writing in his home studio.

After writing 100’s of songs a little gem called “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” popped up. With the help of old school friend and fellow band member Jason Kerrison, Tim and “The Babysitters Circus” released the song which has become one of New Zealand’s most iconic and well known singalong songs .

“I am now stripping everything back and enjoying playing acoustic guitar to accompany my very talented singer friend “Ra Toia”.

RA CHARMIAN TOIA

Initially trained in Ballet, Jazz and Tap with formal qualifications from the Royal Academy of Dance, Ra has always had a passion for the arts.

Ra became heavily involved in the music scene in her early twenties. After being scouted by overseas agents, she left New Zealand at the age of 23 to perform as a professional vocalist in 5 star hotels in over 10 different Countries.

Some of Ra’s International Contracts include:

. Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
. Hilton, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
. Crowne Plaza, Shenzhen (China)
. Grand Hyatt, Bangkok (Thailand)
. Grand Hyatt, Seoul (South Korea)
. Hilton, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
. Grand Hyatt, Shenynag (China)
. Le Meridian (Abu Dhabi)

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Reviews

Ra was a pleasure to work with, highly professional (coming from a very tough customer!) and her voice was one of those very rare voices you hear – beautiful and moving. Highly recommend Ra. Thanks Jacob. So pleased with how it all went! Emma Lewisham - 20 January 2018

Ra and Hayden were AMAZING! I had spent a few weeks leading up to the wedding liaising with Ra on the various songs and accompaniments and she was happy to take all our changes and requirements on board. The day itself ran a little differently to your average wedding and they were both super flexible and happy to slot in where we needed. The guests and the couple loved them and commented frequently on how lovely they were both in sound, persona and look. I would happily book them again for another of our weddings. Danielle Esterman - 30 December 2017

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Audio Samples

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

Song List

Please contact the artist for a more comprehensive Song List. Tim & Ra’s repertoire has over 250 songs, and is updated regularly to include all of the latest hits.

I feel it coming - The Weeknd
Starboy - The Weeknd
Get Lucky - Pharell
Crowded House - Better be home soon
Blame it on the boogie - Michael Jackson
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Don’t Dream it’s over - Crowded House
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Give me one reason - Tracey Chapman
Let’s get it on - Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
What’s going on - Marvin Gaye
KISS - Prince
Hotel California - The Eagles
Natalie Cole - Route 66
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Could you Be Loved - Bob Marley
Feelin’ Good - Nina Simone
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Ain’t Nobody -  Chaka Khan
Sweet Love - Chaka Khan
Endless love – Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross
Ain’t no mountain high enough – Diana Ross
A thousand years – Christina Perrie
All of me – John Legend
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
I will always love you – Whitney Houston   Photograph – Ed shereen
I see fire – Ed Sheeran
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Hello – Adele  
Rolling in the deep – Adele  
Make you feel my love – Adele  
Say something – Christina Aguilera
Chasing pavements – Adele  
Titanium (acoustic guitar) – Sia
Someone like you – Adele  
Beautiful surprise – India Surprise
I’m Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
It Ain’t Over til it’s Over - Lenny Kravitz
Ain’t no way – Aretha Franklin  
Purple Rain – Prince
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin  
Flashlight – Jesse J  
Emotions – Destinys Child
Set fire to the rain – Adele
Latin/South American style
Infatuation – Christina Aguilera
Turn off the lights – India
Sway – Michael Buble
Route 66 - Natalie Cole
L.O.V.E - Natalie Cole
Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Like I’m gonna lose you – Megan Trainor & John Legend
Let’s Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth & Megan Trainor
Empire state (New York) – Alicia Keys
Rather be – Clean Bandit
Princess of China – Tori Kelly
Love on top – Beyonce
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
RESPECT – Aretha Franklin
Diamonds – Rihanna
Killing me softly – Lauren Hill
Long train running – Doobie Brothers
Love the way you lie – Rihanna
Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
Roar – Katy Perry
Price tag – Jesse J
Ordinary people – John Legend
Nobodys perfect – Jesse J
Mama knows best – Jesse J
Elastic heart – Sia
Chandelier - Sia
Bob Marley Medley
Love never felt so good - Michael Jackson
Rock with you - Michael Jackson
Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake
Sunday morning – Maroon 5
All about that bass – Megan Trainor
Wild horses – Adam Levine & Alicia Keys
Lean on – Major Lazer
Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
Let her go – Passenger    
Vallerie – Acoustic version Amy Winehouse
We found love – Rihanna  
Umbrella - Rihanna
Russian Roulette – Rihanna  
Long train running – Doobie brothers  
Turn your lights down low – Bob Marly  
Roar – Katy Perry
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder  
Just my imagination – Gwyneth Paltrow & Eric Benet     Titanium - Sia
Forget you – Gwyneth Paltrow   Impossible – James Arthur  
Bad girls/hot stuff- Donna Summer
Royals - Lorde
Suit and tie – Justin Timberlake
Chandelier – Sia    
Elastic heart – Sia
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
For your love – Stevie Wonder
Would I lie to you – Charles and Eddie
Whatta man – Sapphires
Earth song – Michael Jackson