Tim Christensen is a Danish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who experienced remarkable success during the 1990s in the alternative rock band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
before making his solo album debut in 2000.
Born July 2, 1974, in Copenhagen, Denmark, he started playing guitar at age seven. In 1988 he co-founded the band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
, a trio comprised of Martin Nielsen (bass guitar), Søren Friis (drums), and himself (vocals, guitar). After winning the Danish Rock Championship in 1993, the bandmembers used the prize money to record a four-track demo CD that garnered airplay on Danish rock radio and secured the band a major-label recording contract with EMI. Produced by Nick Foss, the eponymous album Dizzy Mizz Lizzy marked the band's full-length debut. The album was a remarkable success, spawning a long string of hit singles ("Barbedwired Baby's Dream," "Love Is a Loser's Game," "Waterline," "Silverflame," "Glory"), winning four Danish Grammys (including Best Danish Group), and going five-times platinum. While the follow-up album, Rotator (1996), failed to rival the success of its predecessor, it was fairly successful nonetheless, spawning a few singles ("Rotator," "11:07 PM," "When the River Runs Dry"), winning the band additional Grammys, and going two-times platinum. Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
disbanded in 1998 and Christensen in turn embarked on a solo career. In association with EMI, he made his full-length album debut in 2000 with Secrets on Parade, a Top Ten hit on the Danish albums chart. His second album, Honeyburst (2003), was an even greater success, reaching number one in Denmark and the Top Ten in Norway. His third album and first release in association with Sony Music, Superior (2008), was similarly popular, reaching number two in Denmark and spawning the Top Five hit "Superior" and the Top 20 hit "Wonder of Wonder." ~ Jason Birchmeier