Tim Baker brings "The Festival" over to the Netherlands in February23-11-2022
Tim Baker is a prolific wild-eyed dreamer. In 2022, Baker has returned with "The Festival", a sonic embrace, a call in for love, and a cry out for connection. Baker wants us to bring our pain and suffering, and align it all with melody. The Festival is a kaleidoscopic view in these complicated times.
When we were all separated from our friends, family and familiar strangers, Baker was dreaming of us gathering at The Festival. An album written, recorded and co-produced in isolation with Marcus Paquin at the remote Fogo Island Inn. Despite the bleakness of the state of the world, there’s an intrinsic sense of community, connection and togetherness woven throughout The Festival.
Best known as the writer and front man of Hey Rosetta!, a Juno-nominated, Polaris-shortlisted, and multi award-winning band based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. With over 15 years of performing their high-energy spectacle in stadiums, clubs, theatres and major festivals all over the world, Hey Rosetta! called it quits in 2017.
Baker has since transitioned from being the leader and songwriter of a major indie rock band, and ascended to a profound songwriter and producer. His solo LP, Forever Overhead (Arts and Crafts), garnered him a Juno nomination for Songwriter of the Year, three East Coast Music Awards (and several nominations), and a Polaris longlist. In 2019, he released The Eighteenth Hole Variations EP, the Side Door Sessions LP in 2020, and that same year, he released the Survivors EP.
With The Festival, Tim Bakers comes to the Netherlands for two shows: