Tim Baker (of Hey Rosetta!)


Tim Baker rose to notoriety as the writer and frontman of acclaimed
Newfoundland band, Hey Rosetta!. The Juno-nominated singer is best
known for his intimate, poetic lyrics and powerful live vocal
delivery, garnering Hey Rosetta! multiple awards along with their
numerous sold-out tours. Tim formed the band in 2005, after graduating
from the creative writing program at Montreal’s Concordia University.
Armed with the editing discipline he’d acquired in poetry classes, the
St. John’s native returned home and began singing newly penned songs
solo, until realizing that this music needed more texture than just
piano and acoustic guitar. Newfoundland is known for its great musical
exports, but from the beginning, Hey Rosetta! was different. They were
a band that connected in an almost intangible, inexplicable way.
Baker’s haunting and distinctive voice and his writing, with a lyrical
sensibility that defines the band as one of the most poetic Canadian
exports; the rolling indie-rock precision meeting hooky pop
sensibilities, off-set by the delicate touch of cello, violin, and
french horn, that cuts through the most cramped club or across any
vast open air festival stage.

This special performance during Shivering Songs will be Baker’s first
solo performance since the announcement of Hey Rosetta!’s hiatus in
late 2017.

Performance Info

Saturday January 20th
Wilmot United Church
Doors 7:00 pm/Show 8:00 pm/ENDS at 10:30 pm

Supported by The Olympic Symphonium