Tim Rutili

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Tim Rutili
Tim Rutili in 2004
Background information
Birth name Temistocles Hugo Rutili
Born 1968/1969
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments guitarist
Years active 1988 to present
Labels Sub Pop
Flydaddy Records
Road Cone Records
Perishable Records
Thrill Jockey
Associated acts Red Red Meat
Ugly Casanova
Website [1]

Tim Rutili (born Temistocles Hugo Rutili) is a singer, guitarist, and keyboardist, and frontman/lyricist for the American rock band Califone. Originally from Chicago, Rutili now lives in Los Angeles. He was raised in Addison, IL. After moving into Chicago in 1988, he found success with the band Red Red Meat. The band was signed to the Sub Pop label, where they received high praise and moderate success. He was also a member of the Indie rock supergroup Ugly Casanova, which included Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock, producer and former Red Red Meat bandmate Brian Deck, and others. He also appears on Joan of Arc's album Guitar Duets, performing a duet with Jeremy Boyle.

Rutili directed his first feature-length film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers in tandem with the creation of Califone's 2009 release of the same title. The film was accepted for competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. He is also a Soundtrack composer.


Friends of Betty

  • Blind Faith II

Red Red Meat

Loftus (collaboration with Rex) (Perishable Records, 1999)


Ugly Casanova

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