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Carmon, Tim

 Tim Carmon was born and raised in Washington, D.C. His career eventually took him to Los Angeles.

In addition to playing keyboards, Tim Carmon is also a drummer, vocalist, and producer. He is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of Arts. A few of the artists he has worked with include Mary J. Blige, Babyface, Gladys Knight, Kenny Lattimore, Vibe, and Eric Bennet. He has a number of production credits to his name including Vybe’s “Knock Me Off My Feet” and Solid Rock Christian Choir’s “Live in D.C.”

Other projects include arrangements and playing (piano and keys) for the film version of Dreamgirls where he worked with the production team, The Underdogs. His Phunky Boy Productions is also working with a variety of artists on upcoming releases and projects for film and television.

Tim worked with Eric Clapton on MTV’s Babyface Unplugged and joined Eric’s touring band for the 1998 Pilgrim Tour. Additionally, he joined Eric and B.B. King in the studio for the Riding With The King sessions in February 2000.

Tim re-joined Eric’s touring band briefly for some US dates in 2004 when he substituted for Billy Preston, who was ill. More recently, Tim was on the road with Eric for the 2006 / 2007 World Tour and re-joined EC’s band for the Spring 2009 Ireland and UK dates.