Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts
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Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts


Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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""Local heroics""

"Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts: "Everything that ever was.

Long-running Indianapolis musician Tim Brickley worked on 'Everything' until he got it right. Opening track 'Reckless with love' explodes as a modern descendant of Bruce Springsteen's 'Rosalita' and "Tom Petty's 'American Girl' so that track can keep a listener occupied for some time before he or she moves on to the rest of the album. What follows is both cosmic and grounded, alternately poignant ('We were hig') and quite funny ('Without you I'm just screwed'). In terms of 'heartland' rock, no Hoosier made it better than this in 2005.' - Dave Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star


"Rock The Ripple" sampler (1994)
WTTS-FM "Overeasy Christmas" (1994)
Be apart. (1995, Liberal Artists)
Local artist. (2003, Hit City)
Everything that ever was. (2005, Hit City)
Songs about my mistakes (in D). (2008, Mirliton)



Tim Brickley has been writing songs with David Rheins since they first met in Indianapolis as teenagers. The Bleeding Hearts have been performing, in various incarnations, since the mid-90's, playing the Brickley/Rheins songbook and selections from other songwriter influences.

Rock critic Dave Lindquist of the 'Indianapolis Star' calls Tim's 2005 release with the Bleeding Hearts, "Everything that ever was."..."some of the best grown-up rock and roll of any era." and says the single “Reckless With Love”....”explodes as a modern descendant of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Rosalita’ and Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl.’”

Tim and/or the Bleeding Hearts have performed with artists as diverse as The Beach Boys, Delbert McClinton, Warren Zevon, Squeeze, Aimee Mann and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

The band has a full 2 hours of original material, and has a working repertoire of over 150 covers that span the history of modern rock/pop: from Beatles/Stones/Kinks, thru 70's singer-songwriters, thru new wave, alternative and current artists.

Tim is also a noted recording engineer/producer and his studio, Hit City Recording, has been the creative home for countless independent musical artists since the mid-80's. In the past few years he has produced and engineered critically-acclaimed recordings by Louisville's danny flanigan and the Rain Chorus and Detroit's Rosetta Pebble.

Tim won an Emmy Award in 1998 for his score to the internationally-aired documentary, "Hoosier Hoops: The Golden Era". His song "Tangled and Tempted" was featured in the Polygram Films release "Going All The Way" starring Ben Affleck. He has composed and produced the theme for the Emmy Award-winning weekly WFYI-20 series Across Indiana and is an Addy Award-winning composer of music for television and radio commercials. Since 1986, he has also been principal composer/musical director for the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, including productions of "The Three Penny Opera" and "Bat Boy: The Musical".

Called a "hip jazz vocal stylist" by Nuvo Magazine, he has performed regularly with his jazz Quintet since 1990, singing standards, original material, and rearrangements of current pop. In 2001, he formed his 16-piece jazz Big Band, which has appeared at the nationally-recognized Indy Jazz Fest, where the band was praised by jazz critic Jay Harvey of the Star for their "spirited and quirky resusscitations of classic Nelson Riddle arrangements."