TIM SLACK - BASS
Tim grew up in Central Illinois where at the age of nine he began three years of piano lessons followed by three years of saxophone. This would set the foundation for his musical career.
Tim first picked up a guitar after a good friend showed him how to play a power chord. He immediately took that knowledge and rocked out some Scorpions’ “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” Heavily influenced by the hard rock/heavy metal music of the early 80’s, Tim desired to learn an instrument that would allow him play the stuff he so loved. Tim bought his first bass guitar at the age of 15 in order to join some buddies and their garage band.
As a junior in high school, Tim joined an original band by the name of Foxx that eventually gave him his first taste of playing live. He loved the adrenaline of playing live and was hooked. Unfortunately, Tim had to retire from this band when he moved away for college.
After one year as a music major at Western Illinois University, Tim moved to Hollywood, California as a student of the Musician’s Institute desiring to become a studio musician. After a short time in California, Tim transferred to another highly sought after music school, the University of North Texas.
Tim moved to Texas in 1993, but it wasn’t until 2008 that he met bandmate, Bart Van Bemmel, giving him a chance to jam with a true professional. This really stoked the flames to play live again. He and Van Bemmel would stay in touch throughout the years and in March of 2016, Tim was asked to join Lithium. His response, “Hell yeah!”