Saturday, May 10, 2008
TJ - Midnight Dreamer (2000)
Only 18 months after the very electronic "Darker Than Black" release "Midnight Dreamer" was released in July 2000, just weeks before TJs emigration to Ireland.
The "Midnight Dreamer" was very different to all predecessors because it highlighted TJs songwriting skills in an acoustic, "popballadesque" way and completely left out any electronic bits (almost anyway).
The album was only showcased once in his native Germany but got further promotion in Ireland. TJ was guest on Tallaght Radios "The Pulse" and performed in front of 260 people at Dublin's Gresham Hotel in December 2000.
Through "CD-Baby" the album received a lot of airplay in the States. More than once the"Midnight Dreamer" was featured on Americas "Radio stations for listeners".
2001 TJ organised the "Artists against Terror" event and in 2002 ...
... he performed at the famous Civic Theatre in Dublin.
The "Midnight Dreamer" certainly was a big departure from earlier releases and is looked upon as an "easy listening", "romantic pop" piece.