On Friday, June 1, 2012, Suite101 had the pleasure to catch up with Jeff Timmons, the founding member of the acclaimed vocal group 98 Degrees, who is recording as a solo artist. A Grammy-nominated vocalist, Jeff opens up about his latest musical endeavors, his Las Vegas show “Wired,” upcoming album and book, marriage, as well as his charity, Camp Kesem.
The Details About “Wired”
On June 29, 2012, Jeff will debut his new Las Vegas show entitled “Wired” at Station Casino’s Green Valley Ranch Hotel and Resort. It is sponsored by Buzz Buddy and it will feature Jeff with a live band and many surprise guest artists. This eclectic show will consist of a blend of dance, hip-hop and Top 40 music, as well as several reminiscent 98 Degrees songs.
“It’s my second residency that I’ve had here in Vegas,” Jeff says. “I am super excited about it, since it’s a little bit different than some of the things I’ve done previously. I will be performing with an amazing live band and it will consist of up-tempo songs in the mix, ranging from old-school R & B and pop from different eras, as well day some modern day Chris Brown and Rihanna material. We have two incredible vocalists that will be on stage with me.”
Jeff Talks About his Chippendales Experience
In the summer of 2011, he was also a part of the “Chippendales” show in Las Vegas, which he dubs as “one of the best experiences” of his career so far. “The show was very well put together and I had a lot of fun. I only emceed it and did not do any Chippendales dancing in there, and it sold out the entire time I was here. The crowd was great and I’m definitely going to miss this gig,” he acknowledges.
In February of 2012, he also performed overseas in such countries as the Philippines (in Manila), Indonesia and Singapore. “It was incredible since it has been some time since I’ve been there. We played with some other boy bands [A1 and Blue] that were popular overseas and we had a nice sold-our run since we were playing for stadiums of people there, where sometimes there were 10,000-12,000 people a night. It was nice being in that atmosphere and the energy was great!” he exclaims.
He reveals that the ballad “Whisper That Way,” which he co-wrote and co-produced, is his favorite song from his first solo album that came out in 2004.