Tim Baker (musician)

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Tim Baker is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[1] The longtime lead singer of the indie rock band Hey Rosetta!,[2] his debut solo album Forever Overhead was released on April 19, 2019 on Arts & Crafts.[3]

Baker was educated at Concordia University, where he planned to study piano but came down with a case of tendonitis that prevented him from being able to play for his admission audition, and thus studied creative writing.[4] Following his graduation, he returned to St. John's, where he began performing locally as a solo artist before deciding that his songs needed a fuller band sound and forming Hey Rosetta![4]

In 2016, Baker debuted his first solo song, "Spirit", on the CBC Radio news program The Current as part of a special series on the economic challenges of life in Newfoundland.[5] The song appears on Forever Overhead.[3]

In June 2019, Forever Overhead was named to the initial longlist for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.[6]


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