“We want to make ‘good’ music in every sense of the word,” said Timmy Whiting, frontman of WHITING, in a feature interview on NPR.
Phoenixville-bred rock sensations Coastalrise, now known as WHITING, and Morgantown’s 3 Shades of Blue, semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent 2015, will share center stage at Phoenixville’s Frog Hollow Farm on Nov. 20 to debut a hometown concert. The farm sponsored concert marks the beginning of an era by showcasing musical talent from the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Timmy Whiting established his musical career at the age of 13 when receiving news that he had won a competition to play at Bonaroo, a popular U.S. musical festival that is host to more than 85,000 concert-goers. Because of his age, they denied him the chance to play but gained him industry exposure by selling his album on-site paired with VIP access to meet main performing act that year. Since exposure, Timmy Whiting has led Christian rock band, Coastalrise, since age 15.
Coastalrise gained merits of “Best Indie Performer” at Creation and Fandana Festivals; features on NPR, WXGN New Jersey and WSTW Delaware; and toured nationwide. At age 20, Coastalrise turned WHITING; the band approaches fandom featuring the listed merits and experience of Timmy Whiting. WHITING’s single release, “Fools Rule,” is available on Nov. 10 through all major music distributors.