Timmons, better known as "OT," was born in Harlem USA, in the heart of New York City. And turned professional at the age of nine while singing in the Boys Choir of Harlem prototype at the Church of the Intercession. He was a part of the beginnings of Hip Hop and later was booked annually in the Jazz Mobile of New York City as well as Harlem Week Celebrations. OT has worked the local New York Circuit, and was formerly billed as 'Ali', as a bass player in about every landmark music house in the City. His credits range from the rock houses like SOB's to the Blues/Adult Contemporary houses like McKell's. He has also performed in the more selected environment of Avery Fisher and CAMI Hall to Clubs like The Blue Note. He could also be seen in the New York Club scene working in clubs like Dangerfields, (In Harlem) The Showman, Disco Fever and The Roller Rink. OT took a break from the entertainment life to raise his sons but has now returned to music. This new OT who exploded out of the old is an experienced, multi-instrumental personality prepared to take entertainment to new heights. Timmons is not only an accomplished and confident natural entertainer, but knows the music business. He has worked as an executive as Vice President of Marketing and Promotions with Unique Records and as manager for a variety of groups including Cecil Creis and Burning Bush. He was co-founder of the band Freshwater, working as head of productions for another company. His experience has broadened his talents as a producer as well as writer and artist - and created in him a stronger more evocative and forceful musicianship.