Release of Tim Hockenberry's Back In Your Arms is Celebrated with a Live Video Shoot and Appearance at The Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco June 16th

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Tim Hockenberry's stunning solo debut recording, Back In Your Arms (About Records/Artist Garage/Fontana/UMD), was released on June 3, 2008. On Monday, June 16th the music will be the focus of a live video shoot for digital streaming at San Francisco's Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko.

Tim Hockenberry-Rrazz Room Video Shoot June 16, 2008

If people come to see me -- it's my belief that I can make them feel some kind of intensity and go somewhere different in their heads -- feel something differently.

Tim Hockenberry will round off a three month stint at the Hotel Nikko's Rrazz room with a live video shoot headed by Emmy nominated videographer Lawrence Shore.

Tim's About Records/Universal Music Group debut album "Back In our Arms", where members of Bonnie Raitt's band and Sting's band join him, showcases Tim's performance acumen as a singer and player but also as a songster -- and he takes the responsibility of entertaining seriously. "If people come to see me -- it's my belief that I can make them feel some kind of intensity and go somewhere different in their heads -- feel something differently."

With a new million-dollar environment and with sound and lighting designed by Broadway veteran Matt Berman, The Rrazz Room, located in San Francisco's upscale Hotel Nikko, is the perfect place to document Tim's powerful presence as a performer. Director Lawrence Shore will lead a multi-camera video shoot to be released on Tim's (http://timhockeberry.com) and About Records' (http://aboutrecords.com) websites.

Recently Tim, who was invited to be the first performer to open the elegant Rrazz Room, has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and Steve Miller -- all whom recognize and praise his musical gifts. His smoky and passionate voice delivers a breath of life into a song -- whether a Broadway torch song, jagged-edged rock tune or a quite ballad testimony to the human experience of pain, joy and love -- he has the gift of transforming that tune in to his own.

There's nothing like touching an audience to its core, and as the first About Records' artist to launch, Tim Hockenberry is already well known to San Francisco Bay Area audiences to do just that. Honing his skills over the years in show rooms, bars and hotels, he has a growing reputation as an inventive singer/songwriter with an unusually emotive voice. Tim's fame as an amazing talent for caressing songs with hot-blooded care and delivering desperately sexy tones that remind you of Joe Cocker, David Grey or Tom Waits is quickly spreading. He has many influences in rock, R&B and jazz. But it's his raw emotional voice that sends chills to the spine

Raised in a small town in Michigan, he picked up the trombone at the age of 8 and began a journey through school performing in jazz bands and eventually parleyed his trombone prowess into a seat in trumpeter's Clark Terry's jazz band, a coup for a jazz musician while becoming an accomplished piano player along the way.

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