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Tim Harries at the Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2013.

Tim Harries (born 1959) is a British bass player, who has played with various folk rock and jazz bands in his career.



Harries studied music at the University of York, graduating in 1981 before going on to study double bass with Tom Martin at the Guildhall School of Music. He was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks from 1989 to 1993, during his time with Bruford he performed with a band billed as Yes on TV program Kathy Lee and Regis, the musicians, consisting of Steve Howe (guitar, vocals), Bill Bruford (drums) and Harries (bass, backing vocals), performed the first two verses and chorus of Roundabout, this performance was later described as a "car-crash" by Loudersound in 2022. [1] Harries was a member of folk rock band, Steeleye Span from 1989 to 2001, he contributed bass, keyboards and vocals and later guitar after the departure of Bob Johnson. Since leaving Steeleye Span he has worked as a session musician for Brian Eno, Katie Melua, Film Composers David Holmes and Stephen Warbeck, writer Alan Moore, on the audio CD version of Moore's comic book novel Angel Passage (2001), and others. He can be heard on the soundtracks of films including Heart (1999), Quills (2000) and Perrier's Bounty (2009).



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  1. updated, David Westlast (10 August 2022). "Revisiting the car-crash moment Yes inadvertently performed as a power trio on live TV". loudersound. Retrieved 15 November 2022.