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So fun to hear Jeff interviewed again across seas!
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
by GUO WEI HO
By Maridol Rañoa-Bismark
98 Degrees founding member Jeff Timmons admits having mixed feelings about performing again in the Philippines on Saturday, Feb. 25, when he mounts a show with pop vocal group Blue and dance-pop band A1 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“I’m very excited because of the pretty girls,” he told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! in a phone interview.
But he feels jittery, even if it’s his fifth time to perform in the country.
Jeff recalls the first time he went to the Philippines. Jeff and fellow 98 Degrees members Nick and Drew Lachey decided to try out a bar where a house band was performing.
“Everybody in the whole restaurant sings! They were singing Mariah Carey, Cristina Aguilera, everything! I was so nervous! We were sitting in the room and I was so nervous! They know they have talent so they make me all the bit more nervous.”
Jeff’s memory about rehearsing with a Filipino band also makes the butterflies in his stomach fly even faster.
“I’ve been with a Filipino band before,” he recalls. “I had an album called ‘Whisper That Way.’ I was rehearsing with the guys. Everything better than me. I’m nervous. Those guys are the best background singers!”
The butterflies vanish, however, when Jeff sees how much the crowd takes to his music.
“But I also know I’m embraced there, and the group’s embraced there. It’s not that bad a deal for me.”
Filipino back-up band
The guy is not just paying lip service to Filipino talent. Jeff chose a Filipino band to back him up in “The Greatest Hits Tour with Blue, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and A1.” So Jeff is not letting his guard down.
“The promoter tells me there’s supposed to be an extremely talented band and I’m almost nervous (Jeff chose Jay Durias as his musical director),” he admits. “Believe it or not, I’ve performed with Bryan McKnight and Mariah Carey (but) I’m nervous about the Filipino band. The Filipino bands can rock the house!”
Jeff vows to give the fans what they want -- good old 98 Degrees staples like “Invisible Man,” ”I Do (Cherish You)” and “The Hardest Thing,” among others. But he also promises to do “new stuff” he’s crossing his fingers the crowd will enjoy.
Dealing with disappointments
Sure, he’ll feel let down “if I see one sad face in the audience,” if he sings an up tempo jam and “somebody’s not feeling it.”
But Jeff will not back off. He will still give it a shot. At 39 and with two children, the eldest of whom is almost 13, Jeff has learned that disappointed is part of the deal.
“My kids are always disappointed,” he reveals. “They didn’t get the right Nintendo or Wii of whatever. I’m used to that now.”
No wonder Jeff doesn’t let anything bring him down, especially in his music.
“You should believe in yourself. I know it’s a corny cliché. But you gotta believe in yourself and if you’re 100 percent confident you can achieve success.”
That success, he goes on, doesn’t have to spell big bucks.
“I would rather you check out my new stuff and go, ‘Wow!’ I’m kinda feeling this guy!”
That’s why he’s pulling all the stops to get as close to the crowd as he can in his upcoming show in Manila.
“I’ll watch the audience and do what they do. I’ll go down the stage ad interact. I will give it a different flavor. 98 Degrees was very structured.”
Now, they like the Jeff Timmons they see, he will “peddle my music” and strike it out on his own, minus the 98 Degrees tag.
Being on his own
“I think it’s better being on my own,” Jeff muses.
If not, he always has his 98 Degrees background to fall back on.
“For now, it’s Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees,” he reveals.
Whether or not will be just Jeff Timmons after the Big Dome show is something he is humble enough to leave to the crowd.
After all, a crowd who can make Jeff Timmons nervous must be a crowd worth paying attention to.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Nick Lachey poses with guests at the "Festival After Dark" With Special Performance By Robin Thicke at Sugar Park City during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
The New Paper
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
US pop singer Jeff Timmons, a founding member of the once popular 90s US boy band 98 Degrees, counts wife Amanda as the stabilising force in his life. They first met while she was on holiday in Los Angeles three years ago. They were married the day before Thanksgiving in 2010 and held another wedding in Las Vegas last September.
The couple had a daughter two months ago.
The 38-year-old told The New Paper over the phone from Las Vegas: "We're going to get married again every year.
"When I first talked to Amanda, I was absolutely smitten. At that point, I was very sceptical when it came to love.
"With Amanda it's totally different. I admit I didn't really know what I was doing in my first marriage (to ex-wife Trisha Sperry).
Timmons shares custody of his two children, daughter Alyssa and son Jeffrey Jr, with Sperry.
He gushed: "Amanda's really accepting of all my idiosyncrasies and craziness. It really helps that she's totally into my music as well, because artistes need support, period."
He continued: "For example, in the middle of the night, you might get a surge of creative inspiration and have to get up to get it down on paper, otherwise you'd forget it.
"Amanda understands that and the fact that I won't ever have a nine-to-five job."
From May to September last year, Timmons was a guest star with the Chippendales male song-and-dance strip act, which performs nightly at the Las Vegas Rio Hotel and Casino.
Timmons said: "Amanda was there to see me perform every night. "I was feeling quite shy about being topless on stage, but her attitude could not be more different than mine.
"She really encouraged me to be sexy and spontaneous, and helped me be disciplined enough to stay in shape for the show."
Timmons will perform with British-Norwegian boyband a1 and British boy band Blue on The Greatest Hits Tour concert here next month.
It's the first time Timmons is in Singapore as a solo act.
98 Degrees was last here in 1998 to perform at the Culture Club.
He said: "I've never met either band, but obviously I know them by reputation... I think it will be great performing with them."
Timmon's journey from his 98 Degrees heyday has been long and often painful.
The quartet also comprised brothers Nick and Drew Lachey and Justin Jeffre.
He admitted: "I'd been stumbling, more or less, in the past 10 years.
"When the era of boy bands came to an end in the early 2000s, there was a very big backlash, and 98Degrees got caught up in that, despite the fact that I considered us to be more of a vocal group."
98 Degrees last performed together live in 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York for the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special. He said: "We've talked very much about getting back together, but it's difficult to fit everybody's schedules in.
"Nick had become a star (on reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica) in 2003, and we were all busy doing our own things. "In fact, between 2004 and 2009, I was doing a whole lot of nothing.
"I wasn't really succeeding musically and I just wasn't in a good place." He added: "The Chippendales gig gave me real confidence. The Greatest Hits Tour is the perfect opportunity. I feel like my identity has evolved. I've got my own distinct sound and writing style.
"I'll definitely be performing a whole lot of 98 Degrees hits (which include I Do, This Gift and My Everything).
"Now that I'm singing solo, I'll just carbon copy Nick, Drew and Justin's voices on stage," he joked.
Timmons nevertheless confessed to having nerves about performing 98 Degrees songs live on stage after so many years.
He said: "Can I carry it on my own? Maybe not like how we used to do it as 98 Degrees, but I'll give it my best shot.
"Blue, a1 and I guarantee a show that will knock the audience's socks off."
What: The Greatest Hits Tour: Blue, a1 and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: Feb 28, 8pm TICKETS: $168, $148, $128, $108 and $88 from Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg or 6348 5555)
"I was feeling quite shy about being topless on stage, but her attitude could not be more different than mine." - Jeff Timmons on the support he got from his wife to guest star with the Chippendales
This article was first published in The New Paper.
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