Tim Wedde (Piano)
“I grew up in the 70's when Fleetwood Mac totally dominated the radio. For those of us who did, these songs are fused into our marrow forever. Fortunately, they are truly great songs!”
Tim has had a stellar career as a pop/rock/country session musician, writing, recording and performing both with two of his own bands as well as some of Australia's best loved and most successful artists.
His songs, and the groups he has performed in, have found their way into the APRA and ARIA awards – among the most prestigious gongs available in Australasian music. His own group, The Mockers (NZ), had two Gold and one Platinum album. He co-wrote the song 'Forever Tuesday Morning' which made APRA's all-time Top 100 New Zealand songs and, with Kevin Bennett's The Flood, picked up the CMAA Golden Guitar for 'Best Group' at Tamworth in 2006 and an ARIA nomination for 'Best Blues/Roots Album' in the same year.
On the road and in the studio the collaborations for Tim have been many, varied and rewarding: Wendy Matthews, Goanna, Slim Dusty, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jenny Morris, Mental as Anything, Lee Kernaghan, Gina Jeffreys, Tim Finn and Dave Dobbyn as well as Irish superstar Mary Black have all called on his services.
Tim lists being invited to play on the title track of Slim Dusty's iconic 100th album 'Looking Forward, Looking Back' as one of his "most treasured moments".
If that is not enough, he has also delved into musical theatre both as a player and Musical Director, won international awards for his music scores and has written and produced many jingles, including the long-running current station jingle package and News Theme on Sydney's 2GB radio.
Tim is currently the Musical Director of singer-songwriter Graeme Connors' band.
“ Fleetwood Mac are the quintessential 70's pop/rock band. A 'band' in the truest sense of the word, rife with all of the personal and emotional excesses of five inextricably connected people – and equally brilliant. What a thrill to be able to recreate some of the magic and craft of arguably the greatest pop band of their era – an era when melody, song-writing and musicianship were paramount.”