Tim DeLaughter

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Tim DeLaughter
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Background information
Born (1965-11-18) November 18, 1965 (age 54)
Origin Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Alternative rock, choral, spiritual
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1990–present
Labels Good Records
Associated acts Polyphonic Spree
Tripping Daisy
Preteen Zenith
Secret Machines [ citation needed ]
Website thepolyphonicspree.com

Tim DeLaughter (born November 18, 1965) is an American singer and songwriter, known as the frontman for both Tripping Daisy and later The Polyphonic Spree. [1]

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  1. "Polyphonic Spree Frontman Tim DeLaughter Plans New Band, Solo Project, Lots of Single Releases". Pitchfork.