Tim Gaze

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Tim Gaze
Born (1953-08-08) 8 August 1953 (age 61)
Genres blues, rock
Instruments guitar, vocals
Years active 1968–present
Associated acts Stonehenge
Tamam Shud
The Bushwackers
Stoned Ostrich
Kahvas Jute
Miss Universe
Rose Tattoo
Hoochie Coochie Men

Tim Gaze (born 8 August 1953) is an Australian rock and blues guitarist, songwriter, singer and producer. He was a member of several prominent Australian groups of the 1960s and 1970s including Tamam Shud, Kahvas Jute, Ariel and Rose Tattoo.[1][2]


Gaze joined his first major band, Tamam Shud, in late 1969, replacing founding member Zac Zytnic at the age of fifteen.[3] He played with Shud for about six months but quit suddenly around June 1970, just after the recording of their second LP Goolutionites and The Real People (which was released in October 1970).[4]

Gaze then joined a new band, Kahvas Jute and contributed his first compositions to their only album, Wide Open (released in January 1971). Soon after its release Gaze rejoined Tamam Shud, remaining with them until the band broke up in August 1972. During this period Gaze and the other members of Tamam Shud played on the sessions for the soundtrack of the landmark Australian surfing film Morning Of The Earth, which became the first Australian film soundtrack to earn a gold record award.[5]


  1. ^ McFarlane (1999). Encyclopedia entry for 'Tamam Shud' at the Wayback Machine (archived August 3, 2004). Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  2. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Gaze, Tim entry. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
  3. ^ Blackman, Guy: National treasures, The Age, 8 August 2008.
  4. ^ Moritz, Shane: Review: Tamam Shud – Goolutionites and the Real People, Mess+Noise, 2008.
  5. ^ Shedden, Iain: New lease of life for cult surf film Morning of the Earth, The Australian, 24 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 

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