Team (formerly Team Hewitt) is not your average live music duo. Although the instruments are acoustic, the sound is more than you expect from just two performers. With the use of ‘live looping’ technology, a full band sound is created and all your favourite songs come to life, just the way you remember them, but like you’ve never seen before.
Perfect for events where clients and buyers might not think they can ‘fit or afford’ a band or live music, Team Hewitt is a party band that not only provides entertainment, but keeps the dance floor full as well. Available for your private party or corporate party, Christmas party and wedding reception or ceremony music (the best Vancouver Wedding Duo!). Return and on-going engagements from Vancouver to Whistler keep this duo in demand!
If you’re looking for the best Party Band Vancouver Duo Entertainment, you need our Team.
Tim Hewitt is the Vocalist / Guitarist of Team Hewitt. Performing professionally for over 20 years, he brings a wealth of experience to the stage. Previously a member of Canadian super groups such as; Trooper, Prism and Rymes with Orange, Tim now takes center stage with a wonderful voice and impressive guitar skills. Performing over 200 shows a year as a solo, duo or band performer, his repertoire and rapport are fine tuned.
Spring Burke rounds out Team with her violin, bringing beautiful melodies and solos, adding sparkle to Team’s sound. A consummate musician, she holds a master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Victoria where she studied under Sharon Stanis of the Lafayette String Quartet. The sound of the violin is a perfect pairing to Tim’s acoustic looping, adding another voice to the mix.
From Classic to Current hits, Celtic fun and more, they offer something for everyone. Return and on-going engagements from Vancouver to Whistler keep this live music duo in demand!
A talented singer and guitarist, Tim has been performing internationally for 25 years. He brings that experience to every event and loves to share his passion for music. Having performed with many of Canada’s greatest music legends, he has an intuitive sense of pacing for any event.
Though best know as a bassist, Timothy B Hewitt has worn many hats in the Vancouver music scene: Vocalist, guitarist, programmer, producer, engineer and mixer.
Beginning by picking up the guitar at age five, Tim moved on to the bass at eight. “I was in a band with too many guitar players, so I wanted the Gene Simmons’ parts.”, Tim recalls. “I loved the way I could make pant legs shake”. No longer the odd man out, Tim became in demand as a player among much older musicians in his home town of Saint John. This led to relocating to Halifax at age 17 and touring the Maritime circuit with some of the top bands of the time, performing both covers and original music. His debut shot at writing and recording an EP with his first touring act Fuze, scored a top 5 single on New Brunswick radio. Soon after, an offer from CBC Fame-Game winners, RazorBoy, found Tim performing in front of crowds of 2000+, at age 19.
Relocating to Vancouver in 1991, Tim quickly established himself on the west-coast. A short stint with local favourites, Nick Danger, turned into an long term association with John Stoltz, at that time a member of Trooper. It wasn’t long until Tim was moved over to join Canadian legends Trooper on many tours across the country in support of their come-back albums, “The Last of the Gypsies” and “Ten”. While enjoying the touring, he also kept active in the up and coming Vancouver music scene, working with the likes of; Damn the Diva, Edgar (Brand New Day), Vancouver Seeds winners WDC and Juno award nominated Rymes with Orange. While working with the former on their ground breaking “Crash”, Tim was part of the conception, writing and production of the album.
Playing on many national in international releases, Tim has recorded with; Lena, WDC, Heartland, Change of Heart, Rymes with Orange, WDC, Prism and many others. Along the way, he has offered his skills producing acts diverse as Sean Ashby (Sarah Mclachlan), Montreal punk legends Genetic Control, and his recently completed project, Oliver. Oliveris co-production with former WDC singer Chad Oliver. The pair has been recognized for their song writing, winning for Vancouver in the ‘Canadian Radio Star Songwriting Competition’ with the song ‘Find My Way’, (coincidentally the pair’s first composition). They were also named in the top three of December 2005 in the VH-1 sponsored ‘Song of the Year’. Their debut album “Every Red Light”, was co-produced, co-written, engineered and mixed by Tim.
Tim’s recent projects include; mastering a release for Hey Ocean, Music Producer for the web-series Múmú Ci and co-producing while engineering the latest PRiSM album.
Spring Burke holds a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Victoria where she mentored under Sharon Stanis of the Lafayette String Quartet. While studying at the University of Victoria, she was the String Chamber Music Teaching Assistant. Awarded the Muriel A. Raguin Scholarship for top graduate students entering a fine arts program at UVic. She won the People’s Choice Prize at the UVic Annual Solo Bach Competition. On scholarship, Spring has recently attended the Symphony Academy of the Pacific and the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival.
Completing her Bachelor of Music in Performance at Memorial University of Newfoundland where she earned the University Medal of Excellence in Music, she also received the Dr. Hugh O’Neill Prize in Violin; awarded to the top graduating undergraduate violinist. While studying at MUN she played with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the NSO Sinfonia. In the winter of 2007 Spring was a member of the Memorial University String Quartet that toured to Labrador and perform in rural communities.
Some of Spring’s principle teachers have included: Sharon Stanis, from the Lafayette String Quartet and UVic; Nancy Dahn, from the Duo Concertante and Memorial University of Newfoundland; and Dolores Vann from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. In the genre of folk fiddling Spring’s principle teacher was Calvin Cairns. She has also participated in master classes held by Mimi Zweig (Indiana University), Regis Pasquier (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris), Mark Fewer (McGill University), Jonathan Swartz (Arizona State University), and Sergiu Luca (Rice University).
Spring’s performance experience consists of: public solo recitals; gigs in classical, folk, flamenco, and klezmer music; playing in BC Ferries’ On Board Entertainment program; playing at fairs and festivals across BC; Professional Clowning; playing with B’ys in da Shtetl, a Klezmer band in St. John’s NL; playing in Spanish Passion, a Flamenco music and dance theatrical show; and numerous symphony and chamber music recitals.
Currently living in Squamish BC, Spring is teaching both in Squamish and at Oakridge Music Studio. Playing violin for over 25 years, she has spent the last eleven years teaching violin to children and adults of all ages and she is well equipped to help a student through all levels of exam preparation. Striving to find the best approach for each individual student and not relying on any one particular method of teaching, Spring prefers to draw from several methods of teaching to provide a complete course of study tailored to the needs of her students. She enjoys teaching classical music and European and North American fiddle music.
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Although Team Hewitt has only been together since December of 2012, the Vancouver Duo’s list of clients and appearances is growing quickly. They have performed for Weddings, Fundraisers, Corporate events, Casinos, Festivals, Business Associations, Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs. Below is a list of some of our friends we have entertained:
And the list of happy clients keeps growing. If you are looking for a live music duo or band for your event in Vancouver, Whistler or anywhere in the Lower Mainland – Team Hewitt will be a perfect fit.
I cannot recommend Tim and Spring highly enough! They played for our wedding reception at Seasons in the Park restaurant and were absolutely fantastic. I have had no end of positive comments from our guests about how awesome they were. From our beautiful First Dance, to the very last song, we couldn’t have asked for more. They kept the dancefloor full, were a pleasure to work with all the way through and were genuinely one of the highlights of our day.
Michael & Liz
August 28, 2014
Dubh Linn Gate has been booking Tim Hewitt in the pub for over two years and would be happy to recommend him to any venue. With his ability to read any room Tim keeps our varied clientele entertained and keeps them in the pub. From traditional Celtic to the most current radio hits he manages to appeal to everyone. We showcase live music seven nights a week yet only book a handful of musicians. We are recognized as a room which has top talent and Tim is one of the musicians who help us maintain this reputation.
As a manager it is a pleasure to work with Tim and to have him perform as both a solo artist and in Team Hewitt with the incredibly talented Spring Burke.
Manager - Pan Pacific Whistler
We had Tim and Spring play at our wedding at Enrico Winery on Vancouver Island last month. We listened to his music clips on his website and booked the whole thing with him via email. Tim was incredibly professional on all levels, prompt in replying to our emails and just as excited about playing as we were. We had relayed to Tim what kind of music we liked and we talked about him playing to the crowd and they did just that! What we didn’t know was that we were going to be completely BLOWN away at how good they were! His two piece band sounded absolutely incredible! We cannot express how many people asked us where we hired them from, and still four weeks later, people still asking. They had everyone on their feet from the moment they started playing until the very last song — where we were amid the packed dance floor and every single person left at the wedding was still dancing; the memory of it still makes us smile!! Their energy was contagious!! It was precisely how we wanted our day to go; surrounded by our friends and family and everyone dancing and laughing! Thank you so much for being such a huge part of our incredible day!!
Mitch & Jocelyn
Sept 14, 2014
Katt and I would like to thank you both for the amazing job you did at our wedding. The music during cocktail hour was exactly what we wanted, nice and mellow and everyone was talking about how nice it was. The first dance song was perfect and the evening reception music was incredible. Being an east coast themed wedding, we could not have asked for better song choices and you were extremely accommodating in performing the songs we had requested.
People were talking about it for weeks after and how impressed they were that you were able to get the sound of a full band with just the two of you. We are truly thankful that we found you and you were able to deliver a memorable night for us and our guest.
If you are looking for a high energy and fun band to play at your wedding…..book Team Hewitt now!
Katt & Oli
September 6th, 2014
Tim did an AMAZING job at our wedding ceremony and reception. We truly couldn’t be happier. He played music for all age groups and entertained for the whole night. Our guests were shocked that Tim could sound like a full band all on his own. 2 weeks later, guests are still talking about Tim and his “crazy looping pedals”. Between sets, he had prepared and set up the music so he handled every bit of music for the night. Having Tim as the musician for the wedding and ceremony, we were able to unload all of the musical duties and he took care of it all with such ease. From nailing requests, to entertaining some wondering children, Tim is an amazing musician and a great personality to have at the wedding.
Jason & Nicole
August 24, 2012
Manager - Gateway Casinos
Just wanted to say thank you to you for such a great job at our wedding! You were so awesome and I can’t even tell you how many comments we have gotten on how great you are at what you do. When you were on break you were sorely missed since you are so awesome.
Thanks again and I will be sure to refer your services whenever there is an opportunity to do so!
July 7, 2012
Fiona & Rob
July 10, 2015
Your Big Day should start with knowing all the details are covered and finish with the perfect music. Be it Ceremony Music, Cocktail Entertainment or Dancing fun with your friends and family at the Reception - Team can supply everything you need, leaving you to enjoy your day knowing everything will be perfect. A duo of classical music or light versions of popular tunes for your Ceremony Music. Jazz Standards and Instrumental Versions of popular music for the Cocktail Hour. Up-tempo, high energy fun for the Reception. Team does it all.
Great things come in small packages!
Planning a wedding and not sure if you can fit or afford a band? This Vancouver Wedding Duo is perfect for all sizes and budgets! We’ve played weddings from the Sutton Place Hotel to Granville Island Brewery, The Rowing Club to The Vancouver Club, The Fish House in Stanley Park to a Private Home on Pender Island. We know weddings and love to entertain you on your Big Day.
Music for your Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception are all possible.
We can handle all the logistics for the day:
Tim has organized for 100+ weddings and is well versed in the art of ‘yes’. We are here to make the day the best it can be.