Tim Vesely

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Tim Vesely
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Vesely performing with the Rheostatics at Massey Hall 2007
Background information
Born (1963-12-10) 10 December 1963 (age 53)
Origin Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Instruments Bass, guitar, vocals, keyboard, mandolin, accordion, double bass
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Rheostatics
The Violet Archers
Great Aunt Ida
Website thevioletarchers.com

Tim Vesely (born 10 December 1963) is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is best known as the bassist for the indie rock band Rheostatics,[1] in which he shared vocal[2] duties with bandmates Dave Bidini and Martin Tielli. Vesely wrote much of the band's conventionally pop and rock-oriented material, including both of the band's most successful singles, "Claire" and "Bad Time to Be Poor".[3]

Vesely announced his departure from the Rheostatics on 8 September 2006. He played his final show with the band on 30 March 2007 at Massey Hall.[4]

He has also released two albums with his own band, The Violet Archers,[5] and plays bass with Great Aunt Ida.[6] Vesely was also a member of L’Étranger, appearing on that band's final album, Sticks and Stones, in 1986.

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  1. ^ "Rheostatics Biography". jam.canoe.ca. Jam!. 29 November 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ Bowman, Durrell. "Rheostatics". The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. The Historica Dominion Institute. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Bell, Mike (22 September 2005). "The Violet Archers: Tim Vesely and co. cultivate their roots". View: Hamilton's news and entertainment weekly. Hamilton, Ontario: Dynasty Communication Inc. viewmag.com. ISSN 1495-1738. OCLC 45058106. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Bryson, Scott (8 September 2006). "Rheostatics' Announce Their Final Concert". Chart. Toronto: Chart Communications. chartattack.com. ISSN 1198-7235. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Violet Archers Artist Page". radio3.cbc.ca. CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 2 December 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ Kenyon Hopkin. "Tim Vesely Credits". www.allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 2 December 2011.  External link in |work= (help)