Timo Somers (born December 15, 1991) is a Dutch guitar player, songwriter, producer and singer. He is also known as the founder of Tri-Head and member of symphonic metalband Delain, legendary rockband Vengeance, Hardt and Arrow Haze.
Timo started exploring the world of guitar on his own, without any lessons or whatsoever when he was 12.
"Music is the ultimate form of self-expression," Timo says. "I could not possibly imagine a life anymore without it, whether I am sad, happy, confused, crazy, I always find a way to express my feelings through my guitar, a life without a guitar is like a life without a soul, for me."
Timo joined Vengeance when he was 17. When he was not touring Europe with them he was producing and recording songs for his own song library. In 2011 Vengeance recorded the album Crystal Eye in name of his late father. Timo appears on 2 songs: Crystal Eye and Promise Me. In 2013 he co-produced and played all guitars on their album Piece of Cake.
At the age of 18 Timo started studying at the Rockacademie, which he quit a year later because he joined succesfull dutch symphonic metalband Delain. He currently tours the world with them and played on their albums; We Are The Others, Interlude and The Human Contradiction.
Timo is currently working on his debut instrumental album together with Atma Anur (Journey, Richie Kotzen, Greg Howe, Jason Becker, etc), Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian, Vengeance) and specials guests. This project is called Timo Somers' Tri-Head. Their Studio album will be released in early 2015.
Next to Delain, Vengeance and Tri-Head, Timo is also a very well sought after session player, playing on different recording projects all over the world, playing live with his own projects, doing clinics and working on a series of singles with his band Hardt, in which he handles the vocals, guitars and main songwriting.
Delain – We Are The Others (2012)
Delain – Interlude (2013)
Delain – The Human Contradiction (2014)
Vengeance – Soul Collector (2009)
Vengeance – Crystal Eye (2012)
Vengeance – Piece of Cake (2013)
Zylver – Van Verre (2012)
Various Artists - Jason Becker Not Dead Yet LIVE (2012)
Arrow Haze – Distant Place (single) 2013
Tri-Head (debut instrumental solo album ft. Atma Anur & Barend Courbois). (TBA 2015)
Hardt – Album 1 (2014)
LEAH – tba (2014)
Rock Emporium - Society of Friends (tba)
As a guest player:
Amadeus Award – Time of the Equinox (2012)