A classic rock one-man band and a Vancouver favourite
9:00pm | Saturday July 19, 2014
Originally from Kelowna, B.C., Tim Brecht moved to Vancouver in 1976 to join the popular rock band “Weather”. In 1980, Tim embarked on a solo career using backing tracks of himself playing the missing live instruments. Tim was one of the first local artists to use this technique. With the advent of computer-controlled synthesizers in the mid-1980′s, Tim put together one of the first one-man synthesizer shows and was a huge hit at Expo 86 in Vancouver. Since then, Tim has performed countless shows at pubs, clubs, and corporate events from Spain and Mexico to the Yukon and back. Tim’s unique blend of state of the art technology, refined musicianship, and comedic timing will have the crowd “dancing on the tables” one minute and “rolling in the aisles” the next.
“If you are at all familiar with the local entertainment scene, you’ve probably heard the name Tim Brecht. Tim is a solo musician who has become famous for his unique style, which combines state-of-the-art technology with refined instrumental technique and razor-sharp wit for a great performance that can best be described as “totally fun.”
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“Tim Brecht combines talent, a wicked sense of fun and technology to please crowds. His guitar can synthesize any instrument, including drums, and he achieves life-like horn sounds by blowing into a black tube called a “breath controller.” When he sings, Brecht utilizes a “pitch transposer” which harmonizes three-part vocals for him. The only drawback with this gadget, Brecht says, is when he forgets the words, the machine does, too. Brecht plays an astonishing variety of music, taking everything he covers and making it uniquely his.”