Tim Retallack


Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer.


Music has been my hobby since I was in junior high school. When I was young and unattached, it was my life's ambition. Then, somehow, somewhere along the way I acquired a family, a home, a job, and all the responsibilities that go along with those. I actually walked away from the music for several years, but it turns out that quitting just doesn't work for me. My muse evidently never got the memo.

Several years ago, I realized that we really do only get one life. At the end of mine, there is one thing that I absolutely will not do, and that is look back and regret never knowing what I might have accomplished in music. I am now committed to take this music thing as far as my talents will allow and see where it goes.

I've written 17 original songs so far and I intend to keep on writing. I think they're pretty damned good and several people who can listen to them objectively believe that a few of them are future hits. I've never had anything but enthusiastic praise from anyone who's heard them. My problem is that I'm now writing music that I can't pull off instrumentally by myself, nor would I want to if I could. It's time to find some brothers and/or sisters in arms.

If you take a look at my influences, you'll see that the groups all have one thing in common....well, two things; the second is that they are all enormously successful. If you can tell what the first one is at a glance, you might want to talk to me, and I definitely want to talk to you.

What I'd like to put together is a band composed of singer songwriters. That means everyone in the band writes (yeah, drummer, I'm talking to you too. What, you never heard of Don Henley, Don Brewer or Phil Collins?) anyone in the band is a potential lead singer, everyone is a potential background singer, and everyone has artistic control over their own originals. This would mean that each member supports the other members in their vision for their songs. I'd like to eventually have a group in whose arrangements acoustic guitar and acoustic piano will make regular appearances.

Looking for people who are NOT looking to quit their day jobs immediately. Looking for casual, fun get-togethers to begin with and see where we can take it. There was a time when I said if I could play the Avalon Theater, I could die a happy man. Not any more. Now, it's Red Rocks!

One more thing; if my descriptions here don't match exactly with what you're looking for or want to do, contact me anyway. The first step to any of our destinations is getting out of our basements and bedrooms and playing with other musicians. I mean honestly, what's the WORST that could happen?

Screen name:
Tim Retallack
Member since:
Dec 21 2007
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Zach Brown Band. If you want to go way, way, waaaay back, basically the Folk Rock music that came out of Laurel Canyon in the 60's and early 70's.

(Note: These are my INFLUENCES; this is not the music I play or the music I write.)

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Acoustic Guitar:
Other Percussion:
Background Singer:
Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Lets just say this: A band could show up at my house carrying nothing but their Starbucks cups, and we could have a full rehearsal right now. Then we could load up and head to a gig without worrying about how to transport it all.