Tim Baker is a prolific wild-eyed dreamer. In 2022, he 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.
“Beautiful album…one that makes you feel better about being where you are as opposed to where you were.” – CBC Q
“It captures complex feelings in a big hearted way” – NPR
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.
Georgia Harmer has been making music since childhood, recording her own songs at age 10 and touring as a backing vocalist for Alessia Cara during her teens. She hails from an artistic family, including her aunt and label-mate Sarah Harmer; her parents, both professional musicians, met while playing in Sarah’s band.
Across her debut LP, Stay In Touch (Arts & Crafts), Harmer captures ineffable moments with expressive detail and musically spans everything from intimate folk and strummy country to sophisticated jazz and pop-kissed rock. With a wisdom and poise that belies her youthful age, Harmer has penned an emotionally resonant collection of songs that articulate the ways in which even the most fleeting experiences can forge bonds between strangers, create families out of friends, and one by one form the joys and sorrows that make up a life.