Tim's first band City Edition - photo taken 1976

 

TIMELINE

 

1961- Tim Armstrong born in Birmingham, England.

1961- Paul Alderton born in Hamilton NZ

1962- Alan Grady born in NZ

1967-  Don McClumpha born in Hamilton 1967.

1966- Tim immigrates with parents to New Zealand to Taranaki.

1968- Moves to Tokoroa

1970- Nigel Sanderson born in NZ.

1971- Tim gets into Beatles Music

1972- Armstrong Starts playing guitar and singing

1974- Tim’s First serious professional band - City Edition-Lant Harris (drums)Doug Pepperell drums)

1975- Armstrong learns Piano and classical guitar and Bass.

1977- Tim Joins band Metric (playing bass) with Pete Utinga on Guitar,City Edition folds!

1978- Form band Emanon with Willy Barrett and Greg Samson. Alan joins first band.

1979- Form band Longshot,Chris Morrison(guitar)Steve Mills (drums)Adrian Ellis (bass)

1980- Tim Works in music shop-The listening post, moves to Auckland to play with Oasis

Plays with Gisborne band, Panic for very short time. Longshot break up.

1981- March 5th- Tim forms The Politicans with Wa kupa(bass) Doug Pepperell (drums)

becomes Fulltime musician. Alan Judd becomes Manager!

1982- Doug leaves , replaced by Paul Alderton(drums) Paul VanWearing joined band.

Alan Grady forms Knightshade in TePuke.

1983- Recorded first single Down in Baghdad/Looking for you

1984- WA left Politicians replaced by Campbell Hapi (Bass) Donna Armstrong joins on

Keyboards. Paul Alderton leaves band, replaced by Jeff Downey.

1985- Politicians Tour south island, perform on Shazam special and record single

energy/Polar bear, Adrian Ellis joins on bass.

1986- Tim leaves The Politicians and forms the 1st Tim Armstrong band. Paul Alderton (drums)

Campbell Hapi(keys and guitar) Lance Healey(bass), play at Zaks nightclub and release 2

Singles, Photograph/Hope it don't rain today and Christmas day/Feel like a child.

Knightshade get a top20 single, Out for the Count. Don McClumpa forms Fury with Paul Martin.

1987- Resident band at Roxoff in Hamilton, Darryn Karitiana joins on bass. Band goes to Europe and

The United States renamed as The Kiwi bandits. Lance Healey leaves.

1988- Darryn and Campbell leave - Lance rejoins and Pete Mathews comes in on Guitar.

Resident at the Forge Niteclub begins...lasts 3 years.

1989- Pete Mathews leaves and John Clarke joins Kiwi Bandits.Tim visits England and USA.

1990- Various line ups- Murry Fergusson joins -Band goes on Ship Fairstar as resident band in Dec.

1991- Don McClumpha joins on Bass, First Tim Armstrong solo album Relationships released.

Tim teams up with Alaister Riddell and Paul Dunningham to play in David Bowie tribute band.

1992- Single Grantham street/Elenore, Rik Bernard’s plays guitar on Grantham street.

1993- Album Breaking Hearts released. featuring various Hamilton musicians. Tim gains top Waikato vocalist award

and wins best recorded work with My new house featuring Stu Edwards.

1994- NZ Beatles tribute band formed with Simon Elton (bass) and Alan Grady (drums) Chris Baillie

Knightshade release CD on Hark records.

1995- Wondering why CD released on hark records, Here comes the sun/Lost without your luv, single.

1996- Paul Alderton leaves Kiwi Bandits, various drummers fill in...Thomas Bryce/Grant Pukeroa!

Knightshade break up.

1997- Alan Grady joins Band. Tim visits England and plays various gigs in London’s east end.

1998- The Kiwi bandits renamed back to The Tim Armstrong band.

1999- Disconnected CD released. Acoustic album by Tim.

2000- John Clarke joins NZ Beatles show.

2001- Marinating your soul CD released, The original Kiwi bandits visit Europe to play gigs.

2002- Words of truth Original solo CD released

2003- Covers 1 and Palm trees in Greenland (solo) released on Cd

2004- Liberty (solo) Released on Cd

2005- Covers 2 released on Cd - Monday club recording project formed with Neil Nooyen.

2006- Covers 3 and Days of Black Leather released on cd, Tim tours Europe and the USA.

2007- Listen to the heart released on Cd. Resident at Kaz Bar begins. Tim begins recording covers 4.

2008-Alan Grady leaves band, Nigel Sanderson joins-covers 4 released. Simon and Alan leave

Beatles show, replaced by new members...Don McClumpha and Nigel Sanderson.

2011- Tomorrow Cd released on CD baby.

2012 – Tim Armstrong band travel to San Francisco to perform.

2014- Howie Casey (saxophonist) from England joins Tim and the boys for Beach hop 2014 and other shows.

2014 - Jordan Armstrong (Tims son) starts playing drums with the band at many of the gigs.

2016 - Tim Armstrong performs in Liverpool with Howie Casey

2019 - Band perform at wedding awards. Nigel back on drums.

2020 - Elton John Tribute formed.  Roll up album released on all digital stores.