Theatre of Magic: The Original Cast Recording
After years of ground-breaking original rock opera performances on the gritty stages of downtown New York City's club scene, The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece unleashed the fire-breathing culmination of their efforts with "Theatre of Magic: The Original Cast Recording."
Drawing upon the time-honored themes of good vs. evil, inspiration vs. perspiration and rock vs. roll, this medieval tale is a sonic journey for the mind as well as the ears. And above all, it ROCKS. In short, the Brave Knight Brinsley LePour (Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Maytor), the Prince of Pan (Ken Tuckitt of Montreal, Canada) and the evil Warlock (Sonny D. from Devil's Eyeland) take the listener back to the times of yore--when sword fights and dragon dances were performed with Les Paul guitars, Marshall stacks, very large drum sets and a well-stocked arsenal of sound effects CDs.
Boasting a full spectrum of stereophonic wonder, "Theatre of Magic" has everything you need in a rock opera: From sparkling grand pianos to soaring lead guitars. From the grizzled old growl of the Wizard to the lush vocal arrangements of the Fensley Chorale. From the sweetly chirping birds of Fensley Forrest to the ground-shaking thunder of the Warlock's dungeon. From the acoustic-tinged melodious beauty of "Gotta Be Brave" to the eight-minute epic splendor of "Theatre of Magic (Reprise)." From the evil pounding drums of Sonny D to the effervescent string arrangements of bassist Ken Tuckitt to the Voice of Mr. Tim Heidecker. A voice that can go from the sweet falsetto of a tender balladeer to the banshee wale of a brave and valiant knight all within the span of an unforgettable chorus.
The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece
Recalling his roots in the legendary Ft. Lauderdale, Florida rock scene of the late-80s, Tim Heidecker recalls, "Those were good times. Hard work that paid off big time...The Masterpiece was always there like a spark in my mind's eye."
After subsequently honing his skills with acts including Legend and various incarnations of The Masterpiece in cities like Cincinnati and Philadelphia, Heidecker made the move to New York at the dawn of the new millennium (early 2000). Once in the Big Apple, he re-established contact with kindred spirits drummer Sonny D (an old Florida running buddy from Tampa's renowned Fool's Gold) and bassist Ken Tuckitt (a long time Masterpiece session man from Philadelphia by way of Canada). The trio has been wowing audiences and sound men at NYC's premier venues ever since with their bold performances, unprecedented rock operas and highly memorable songs like "Guns & Money" and "Pussy Lady."