Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

Keane Concert with Mat Kearney May 30, 2009

For Tim’s birthday, I treated him with tickets to the Keane concert!  I bought the tickets the moment they went on sale and we got terrific seats.  It was an AMAZING show!  Mat Kearney, whose new song Closer to Love is on the radio right now, opened for them and was really good — just good, chill music that’s easy to listen to.  On Mat Kearney’s tour blog, they said of the show, “The show tonight was the best one yet.  Mat and the band sounded amazing.”  Here’s some pictures and video we took of the show in case you missed it.

Mat Kearney opening:



I wanted to crop this man’s head… but I don’t have a cropping machine.

I was amazed at how theatrical Keane was in their performance style.  The singer, Tom, used his arms a lot — exhibit A!  And have you ever seen a keyboardist headbang?  Well theirs did!  And didn’t miss a note, amazingly!  They were absolutely amazing.  Kept us on our feet the entire time.


Here’s a video clip of Try Again:





If you aren’t familiar with either Mat Kearney or Keane, do yourself a favor and get acquainted!  It’s excellent happy music.  You’ll be happy you did.

All photos by Sarah.


Harmonautica, Tim’s band May 16, 2009



It’s finally summer again and that means that Tim is getting wrapped up with school for the semester.  It also means that he’s getting back into playing and has started back up with his band Harmonautica.  They have been playing off and on for the past couple of years, but this summer have already scheduled a bunch of up and coming shows.  The band consists of:

Eric Blood – Bass / Lead Vocals
Josh Francis – Keyboard / Trumpet
Jimmy Hendricks (his real name) – Guitar
Tim Funk – Drums / Cajon

Tim started playing drums when he was nine years old and has since played in music ranging from jazz to rock, with a band named PDEX which took him on multiple tours throughout the west coast.  Harmonautica came to be when Tim met Josh while working at Musician’s Friend in 2007.  Josh introduced Tim to Eric when looking for a good jam band trio.  Recently they adopted a guitarist named Jimmy Hendricks to add more versatility and depth to their soulful music.

They have played a few shows between then and now, but this summer are going to have a busy schedule with multiple shows lined up.  The first big show of the summer will be at the Tahitian Noni Center in the Riverwoods in Provo (5151 N. 300 W. ) on June 12 at 7:00 pm.  To hear their live album they have it posted on facebook and you can check that out by going to Harmonautica’s Facebook page.  Their goal this summer is to have a full length album recorded and up for grabs.  Hope everyone enjoys, and let the band know what you think of their music.

(Bravo to Tim on his first blog post on Sarah + Tim!!!)


Sheryl Crow & James Blunt Concert August 27, 2008

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Last night, Collette and I went to see Sheryl Crow & James Blunt at the Usana Amphitheater. James Blunt put on a great show! He ran took off his suit jacket, then joked that he would take off an item of clothing every song if the audience did, too. Of course there were people in the audience who were all for it. He ran through the audience, surfed the top of his upright piano, tipped over the bench (thankfully NOT the piano!) and switched seamlessly between piano and guitar. I was very impressed.

Sheryl Crow has an amazing voice & a great stage presence. All of her best songs, My Favorite Mistake, Leaving Las Vegas, Love is Free, Soak Up the Sun, The First Cut is the Deepest, are astounding live. Her hair has a life of its own. Gorgeous. Watching her shake her groove thing on stage, I began thinking about her triumphs with breast cancer and a momentous break-up, it’s impressive to see how far she’s come. Great show.


top 5 new tunes April 12, 2008

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It’s late but I can’t tear myself away from the computer and my new Enrique tunes. The oh so yummy Enrique Iglesias recently came out with a new album, Insomnia with new delicious tunes.

  1. new Enrique favorite – Stay Tonight.
  2. A new surprising favorite? Fergie’s Clumsy.
  3. Robyn, the Swedish R&B star’s You Can’t Handle Me
  4. Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop the Music
  5. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

There are my top 5 new tunes.  Would love your recommendations to check out for new music!


marriage and music March 22, 2008

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I love lounging on Saturday afternoons. However, recently Tim has reserved this particular day for his band rehearsals in our living room and has filled our usually peaceful home with the uncomfortable sound of live amplified rock music. I have banished myself to the furthest corner of our home to escape it and have earplugs in as we speak. While super hot that he was a drummer in a band when we were dating, now… let’s just say it’s a little too close to home. After a full two weeks, I need a day of peace and quiet dang it!!!

So in the meantime, Ginger and I are camping out on our comfortable bed, waiting for it to be over. If you know of a band practice space in the Utah County area, please let me know.


16 Favorite Albums March 19, 2008

Here are my top 16 favorite albums on iTunes in no particular order:

  1. Anna Nalick, Wreck of the Day – rock/popchantal_kreviazuk_ghost_stories_2006.jpg
  2. Josh Groban, Awake & Closer – easy listening
  3. Keane, Hopes and Fears – rock/pop
  4. Matchbox 20, Mad Season – rock
  5. David Gray, White Ladder – rock/pop piano
  6. Chantal Kreviazuk, Ghost Stories – rock/pop piano
  7. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me – jazz
  8. Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope – rock/pop piano
  9. Sarah McLachlan, Afterglow- pop pianofront.jpg
  10. DH, Utopia – dance (DH is a dear friend – listen online at
  11. The Carpenters, Christmas Portrait – Christmas
  12. Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas – Christmas
  13. Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas – vocal jazz/Christmas
  14. Denzal Sinclaire, Denzal Sinclaire – jazzjorge_seu_cru.jpg
  15. Esjborne Svensson Trio (E.S.T.), Viaticum – instrumental jazz (an astounding Swedish jazz trio that played the Vancouver Jazz Fest in 2006)
  16. Lucia Micarelli, Music From a Farther Room – instrumental (this firecracker opened up for Josh Groban)
  17. Seu Jorge, Cru – Brazilian

What’s on your iPod?  Look forward to expanding my horizons with your recommendations 🙂


Butter Chicken without the Butter? February 21, 2008

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I have been meaning to make butter chicken (my new favorite Indian dish) for weeks and have had the yogurt in my fridge to prove it. Tonight was the night and we finally prepared the incredible dish. After eating my entire meal, I realized I’d forgotten to add the BUTTER! Butter chicken without butter? That’s like caramel corn without the caramel. Butter is definitely better.

Here’s the recipe we used – watch out for the kick!

reginaI recently discovered an artist with an amazing voice and sensational piano chops have since been listening to her record over and over ever since. Regina Spektor is the genius behind “Samson”, my new favorite song. After I realized she was a pianist, I found we had something in common and decided to look up the chord progression to Samson on Much to my delight, I was playing and singing along to my favorite song within minutes.

Oh how I have missed the math of music! After teaching piano and hosting music clinics for six years, I flew away to Utah. Feeling encouraged, I looked up One Republic and Timbaland’s “Apologize” and was surprised at how ridiculously simple the chord progression was! After picking Tim up, I told him about my success and challenged that with my help, he could learn Apologize in 2 minutes. He did. I need to start marketing DVDs on eBay or something… 🙂

It was a good day. How was yours?