Tim Hockenberry has been a local San Francisco Bay Area favorite for almost 2 decades. An accomplished jazz trombonist growing up in the mid-west, Tim made a big musical change in the early 90s when he moved to California and committed himself to learning to play piano and sing.
He enjoys a formidable career playing and singing across the country. He has performed as a lead vocalist with the world famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He is a soloist on multiple tracks on their most recent platinum recording (Night Castle) and was also a featured lead singer for 4 consecutive arena tours starting in 2008. In 2011 he was hired to be the lead male vocalist on Mickey Hart's (of the Grateful Dead) most recent CD entitled, "Mysterium Tremendum". Hockenberry not only wrote and composed many of the tracks on that recording, but was also the frontman and keyboardist for the band for no less than 100 dates in 2011/2012.
In February 2012 he auditioned for the NBC hit TV show, America's Got Talent, and was immediately pushed onto the Vegas rounds of the show. He continued to compete as "the favorite singer" of all three judges, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, and Sharon Osborne, and was at the top of the competition up until the last semi-final show in September of 2012 where he was unseated by 5 dogs, a sand artist and a comedian. He was the last singer standing up until the week before the final episode. Hockenberry was featured on the NBC morning talk show, The Today Show, the day after his final performance on AGT.
He is now in the process of recording his next album and continues to perform in some of the Bay Area's finest venues, The Great American Music Hall, The Rrazzroom, and the Throckmorton Theater, to name a few.