Tim Callihan is the leader of Spectrum, one of the premier private bands in the St. Louis Area. I met Tim four years ago at a Spectrum gig at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series at Faust Park. I've been following them ever since.
Spectrum is so successful — they're booked well into the future — that they have no time or need to play public events — aside from their Faust Park summer concert which they've been doing for 17 years. That's great for corporate party planners and brides and grooms, but a shame for area music fans; the cohesiveness of the band as a unit, the musicianship of the members, their song selection, the arrangements, and their staging, lights and sound is top notch.
In this 80-minute interview we cover Tim's recording studio; his career and retirement from Boeing; his support of local music especially at Jazz at the Bistro, the history and makeup of Spectrum, his views on the importance of music education, and his motivation for doing free concerts.