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My Playlist: Hey Rosetta!’s Tim Baker shares his favourite music

By
Carole Warren

Almost from the beginning in 2005, Hey Rosetta!, the latest go-to band from The Rock, had a certain buzz factor. Lead singer and songwriter Tim Baker created the band following a road trip, that left him with a suitcase full of songs.

St. John’s, Newfoundland is known for its great musical exports, but Hey Rosetta! was different. At seven members it's more shades of Arcade Fire than Great big Sea. The more traditional piano, bass, guitar and drums joined forces with cello and violin (and French Horn in the latest album). Baker’s voice and songs continue to provide the glue to create a sound that's part orchestral pop and part indie rock. Still with over ten years and four studio albums, plus a whack of touring across North America, Europe and Australia, that sound is continuing to evolve.

Baker's playlist includes tracks by Sufjan Stevens The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Feist, Postdata and Wunderstrands.