Chris Rudolf on guitars, lead vocals and keyboards
His musical interests are wide and diverse encompassing many genres of rock, jazz, classical, choral and various ethnic musics. Modern progressive metal bands and also groups representing glory days of progressive rock in the 1970's influence his approach to music, composition and performance. He also finds inspiration from French impressionist era pianists, choral ensembles, finger-style acoustic guitarists and the explorations of jazz improvisers. Chris is one of the principle composers in Timelight. In 2012, he released his self-produced solo album titled, Chris Rudolf. Timelight performs many of the compositions from this recording in their live shows.
Stevie Williams on bass guitar and keyboards
Stevie actually started with piano lessons at the age of 10. After playing several brass instruments in high school he began playing bass his senior year. Stevie takes inspiration from just about anywhere musically, but most of his direct influence has come from the likes of Rush, Genesis, Yes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Michael Manring, who not only turned him onto a multilateral approach to playing bass, as well as alternative tuning, but most importantly, he turned him onto the belief that when in search of new frontiers on your instrument, plenty can be found within your technique and approach, new instruments and gear aren't really necessary; but of course, always appreciated. There are many bands he follows, and most have inspired his creative muse, but he's always believed good music is where you find it, and he's never grown tired of the discovery.
Steve Lauer on drums and backing vocals
Steve has been playing drums since he was 13. He grew up in the Midwest and was first inspired by big progressive rock bands such as Rush, Yes, Styx, and Kansas. While studying graphic design at Purdue University he got more into the jazz/fusion side of things and helped form a 4 piece instrumental group called High Bias. He moved to the Northwest in 2004 and has been in blues, heavy rock, and progressive instrumental rock bands, each helping to develop his melodic yet solid approach to drumming. Steve performed all the drums for Chris' 2012 solo album. Steve's drumming philosophy is that the drums should keep the beat but should remain an interesting and entertaining instrument on their own.
Ron Murvihill on keyboards, vocals, and flute
Ron is the newest member of Timelight and brings significant musical talent and compositional abilities to the band. Ron's first passion is the prog. Throughout his 35 year musical journey he has composed, recorded, and performed hundreds of musical works ranging from renaissance brass music to experimental electronic music. He has composed and recorded with big bands, played thrash jazz on keyboards, played trombone with an authentic Puerto Rican salsa band, composed and recorded new age piano, composed incidental music for the theater, performed original folk music with guitar and voice, recorded dozens of electronic works, and performed extended original classical piano pieces in the style of the great prog rock pianists. With Timelight, Ron returns to the music that drives all of his musical endeavors, bringing with him the energy and creativity of his rich experience.