Tim And Ra

TIM SKEDDEN

Tim started school bands and playing gigs from as early as 16 years old, and after many combinations, Tim became the lead guitarist for renowned New Zealand band “The Feelers”. Tim played with The Feelers during their height of fame during the “Supersystem”, “Communicate”, “Playground Battle” and “One World” albums, throughout New Zealand and abroad. During this time, Tim started jamming with old school mates - this group quickly became “OPSHOP”. The Feelers & Op Shop would often tour together, and Tim would play two sets back to back as he was in both bands. Tim played with OPSHOP for the first album “You are Here”, but took time out to raise his daughter. While focusing on family commitments, Tim began writing in his home studio.

After writing 100’s of songs a little gem called “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” popped up. With the help of old school friend and fellow band member Jason Kerrison, Tim and “The Babysitters Circus” released the song which has become one of New Zealand’s most iconic and well known singalong songs .

“I am now stripping everything back and enjoying playing acoustic guitar to accompany my very talented singer friend “Ra Toia”.

RA CHARMIAN TOIA

Initially trained in Ballet, Jazz and Tap with formal qualifications from the Royal Academy of Dance, Ra has always had a passion for the arts.

Ra became heavily involved in the music scene in her early twenties. After being scouted by overseas agents, she left New Zealand at the age of 23 to perform as a professional vocalist in 5 star hotels in over 10 different Countries.

Some of Ra’s International Contracts include:

. Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
. Hilton, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
. Crowne Plaza, Shenzhen (China)
. Grand Hyatt, Bangkok (Thailand)
. Grand Hyatt, Seoul (South Korea)
. Hilton, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
. Grand Hyatt, Shenynag (China)
. Le Meridian (Abu Dhabi)

Videos

Tim and Ra - Ordinary People
Tim and Ra - Aint No Sunshine
Tim and Ra - At Last
Tim and Ra - Thinking Out Loud

Selected Songs

The Weeknd
I feel it coming

The Weeknd
Starboy

Pharell
Get Lucky

Better be home soon
Crowded House

Michael Jackson
Blame it on the boogie

Gnarles Barkley
Crazy

Crowded House
Don’t Dream it’s over

Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon

Tracey Chapman
Give me one reason

Marvin Gaye
Let’s get it on

Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing

Marvin Gaye
What’s going on

Prince
KISS

The Eagles
Hotel California

Route 66
Natalie Cole

Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered

Bob Marley
Could you Be Loved

Nina Simone
Feelin’ Good

Cee Lo Green
Forget You

Chaka Khan
Ain’t Nobody

Chaka Khan
Sweet Love

Mariah Carey & Luther Vandross
Endless love

Diana Ross
Ain’t no mountain high enough

Christina Perrie
A thousand years

John Legend
All of me

Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud

Whitney Houston
I will always love you

Ed shereen
Photograph

Ed Sheeran
I see fire

Sam Smith
Stay with me

Testimonials

Ra was a pleasure to work with, highly professional (coming from a very tough customer!) and her voice was one of those very rare voices you hear – beautiful and moving. Highly recommend Ra. Thanks Jacob. So pleased with how it all went!
EMMA LEWISHAM, EMMA LEWISHAM
Ra and Hayden were AMAZING! I had spent a few weeks leading up to the wedding liaising with Ra on the various songs and accompaniments and she was happy to take all our changes and requirements on board. The day itself ran a little differently to your average wedding and they were both super flexible and happy to slot in where we needed. The guests and the couple loved them and commented frequently on how lovely they were both in sound, persona and look. I would happily book them again for another of our weddings.
DANIELLE ESTERMAN, WEDDING

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