Timmy Knowles is an Australian recording artist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and professional actor. He has performed alongside some of the music industry's biggest names, including Zara Larson, Tove Lo, and Guy Sebastian, to audiences all across the world.
Along with multiple noteworthy career accomplishments, Timmy has one of the most incredible life stories. In 2004, he left Australia for the shores of Europe. He travelled with nothing but his voice and guitar for the next 10 years. Amongst his numerous unbelievable life-experiences, in January 2009, he was awarded a Commendation of Bravery award from the London Metropolitan Police Service for Outstanding Bravery. Timmy stopped a man from setting himself alight at a petrol station, potentially saving hundreds of innocent people in the process. In July 2011, he was the victim of a traumatic kidnapping. He was held hostage at gunpoint overnight before eventually being released. After the incident, he returned to Australia and restarted his life and career.
In 2016, Timmy Knowles successfully auditioned for The X Factor Australia in front of judges Iggy Azalea, Adam Lambert and Guy Sebastian. After several televised rounds, he made the top 9 and performed in the live finals. He was mentored by Australian singer Guy Sebastian. During the show, he made international headlines when the media focused on his relationship with recently-single rap-star, Iggy Azalea.