Timothy on the road to music success

He may be only 18 but already Timothy Clarke from Woodbrook is causing a bit of a stir on the local music scene.

The St. Joseph’s pupil will compete in the C Factor competition in Cookstown this weekend - performing ‘Cry Me A River’.

And while his soulful voice is sure to draw comparisons to local singers Damian McGinty and Ben Kelly, Timothy said he has his “own sound”.

“I like to take songs and put a different spin on them,” he said - “to make them my own.”

Timothy has been singing since the age of four - having trained with the MacCafferty School of Music. He has sung with school choirs in Nazareth House PS. St. Peter’s School and St. Joseph’s Boys’ School.

Two years ago - at just 16 - he competed in the first ever Drive Factor competition - finishing in fourth place.

“I just love music and I believe if you love something and work at it hard enough you can make a success of it.