Tim Kubart found his love for children's music while volunteering at an NYC homeless shelter for women and children during college.
He won the 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album, for his independently released and fifth album for families, HOME.
For nearly 15 years he has been on a never ending tour playing concerts for kids and families and has performed thousands of times in every situation imaginable. Venues include at capacity shows at The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, The Smithsonian, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg, an opening slot for a tour with "Kool & the Gang," as well as headlining spots on the family stages of Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. His original songs are on constant rotation on SiriusXM KiDs Place Live, and New York Family describes Tim as "Kindie's Breakout Star."
Tim spent 2013-2017 as Host/Writer/Producer of the twice Emmy Nominated SUNNY SIDE UP, the only LIVE morning show for pre-schoolers, on NBCUniversal's Sprout Channel (now UniversalKids). He logged over 400 hours of on air hosting experience, out of 30 Rock, while also writing and producing the daily age-appropriate content, including songs and sketches alongside special guests; some favorites being Julie Andrews, Pentatonix, Tim Gunn, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2017 Tim won a Kidscreen Award for his hosting, and Tim's Sunny Side Up videos on YouTube have millions of views. Tim has also appeared on NBC's longstanding PSA campaign THE MORE YOU KNOW.
Tim can currently be seen in music videos on the Emmy nominated SPROUT HOUSE, a new show on UniversalKids. He worked as Music Director for Sprout House's development and launch.
As a Songwriter/Composer, alongside his production team Bfast Studios, Tim works on music for other children's properties, most notably SESAME STREET. Compositions include "We Can All Be Friends", the introductory song for Julia, the first muppet with autism; and "C is for Cloud", a duet between Elmo and Ellie Goulding. Tim also wrote and performed "Growing Together" for the Sprout float at the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bfast Studios other credits include songs for NETFLIX FAMILY and PBS Kids.
Tim is potentially still best known though as "Tambourine Guy," a longstanding cast member of the viral music collective and internationally touring POSTMODERN JUKEBOX. His clowning around with PMJ have helped them gain over 4 million YouTube subscribers and one billion views, and the number one spot on the jazz iTunes charts for 12 consecutive albums. Performance highlights include New York's Radio City Music Hall, LA's Greek Theatre, Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater, London's Roundhaus, Paris' L'Olympia, Moscow's Crocus City Hall, and the PBS special "The New Classics."
2018 has already been marked by the release of his first picture book, OOPSIE-DO! alongside HarperCollins publishers, and the debut of HIGHLIGHTS HANGOUT, a new podcast for kids created by Highlights Magazine and the team behind NPR's Wow in the World.
Along with extensive touring, 2018 will also see the release of his sixth album, BUILDING BLOCKS as well as work with SUPER SIMPLE SONGS, and the release of POSTMODERN JUICEBOX, preschool content living in the PMJ universe.
Tim bounces back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City. He voices things on TV and the radio, plays the bass on TV shows like America's Got Talent, rides his bike a lot, and loves animals.
Continuing to donate his time to children who need music most, Tim's career highlight has been a Nigerian tour alongside the US Embassy's Cultural Arts Exchange Program.