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Timothy Perez (Elio Quest) was born and raised in southern California. Growing up in church, he quickly found himself infatuated with the harmonies of the church choir and soon sat in to study rehearsals. Although, Timothy started playing his mother’s acoustic piano by ear at the age of 5, his complete love and passion for the drum kit would come shortly thereafter. At the age of 14, Timothy fell under the mentorship of church drummer’s, Michael Peters and Ricky Lawson. At 16, Tim was on his very first tour. Through networking and the tireless support of his family, he quickly started to perform with various bands across the country. Seeing every single stage and every single venue on Sunset Blvd before the age of 18. Venues such as The Roxy, The Whiskey, The Viper Room and The Key Club. All while closely being monitored before and after shows for being under age. In 2005, Timmy was hired to play drums for Pop / Rock band, Dirtie Blonde, and signed a major record deal with Jive / Zomba records. They would tour constant for over 3 years. Sharing the stage with humongous artists such as Rihanna, Nick Lachey and INXS. It was during this time that Timmy’s vocals had been introduced to the band in rehearsal and he began singing back up immediately. In 2008, after taking some time to mourn the death of his father, Tim was back on stage. This time serving as the musical director and drummer for hip hop artist and good friend, BLU, from Los Angeles. They toured for a year, and it was on that tour exactly that Timmy envisioned and created the ferocious band, KM. Thus, making the transition from drummer to lead singer. KM would take the country by storm. Dominating live shows from The House of Blues in LA to Piano’s in NYC. KM had headlined their own independent national tours as well their very own showcase at the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. KM was powerful. Most importantly, KM was original. In 2010, Timothy moved across the country to New York City. Consistently writing music. In 2019, Timmy found himself writing music that would lean heavily towards a solo approach. And needless to say, Elio Quest was born and the album “Harlem, CA” was created. With inspiration now stemming from both coasts, Elio Quest reached out to his very good friend and guitarist, Dave “Lethal” Sherman. Together, over the last couple of years, they have produced something very special. Elio Quest is ultimately refreshing. This debut record is a watershed of impactful melodies and genuine vibes. Star quality is exactly what you receive as you witness an EQ live performance. His energy is overwhelming unmatched!

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