When Tim Hauser passed away last week, the remaining members of the Manhattan Transfer vowed to go on as it is what Hauser would have wished.
On Thursday, the group will take the stage at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH with special guest Trist Curless. Curless toured with the Manhattan Transfer in late-2013 while Hauser was out after spinal surgery. He is a co-founder of the group m-pact and has worked as an audio engineer for groups such as Straight No Chaser and Take 6.
Tim Hauser’s family has posted a message to the Manhattan Transfer Facebook page on their wish to install a memorial bench in Tim’s name at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Arcadia, CA. They’ve started a gofundme.com page to help defray the costs which has already raised almost $9,000 of the $12,500 goal in its first day.
A Memorial Bench for Tim Hauser
Tim Hauser was a man who lived his life to the fullest every single day. Hundreds of articles, thousands of shares, posts and comments from all of the world in this past week, spoke to us clearly that he was loved by many more people than we could ever imagine. He was a father, husband, brother, cousin, founder and creator of The Manhattan Transfer, singer, producer, first baseman, lefty, visionary, historian, car geek and beloved friend, (just to name a few).
We are so honored to invite you to be a part of this loving memorial, whether you are a family member, friend or a fan. The outpouring of sentiments and love from all over the globe was so heartwarming for the family. We truly felt it and were so comforted by all the loving messages and stories about Tim.
We are celebrating his life by installing a memorial bench and plaque in his honor in the gorgeous, lush Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Arcadia, CA.
His final request was very simple, to return to nature.
You might also recognize this park because it was where the band actually filmed the video of one of their biggest hits, “Soul Food to Go” which featured Tim.
We hope you can, in the future, take the time to come visit the beautiful spot we choose for Tim’s memorial bench and remember him fondly. We know our family and friends will love spending time there.
The whole family thanks you for your support and loving involvement. We hope to reach our goal in a week and then place the order. No donation is too small. $1 will help and we appreciate anyone who wants to be a part of our tribute and lasting memory of Tim.
With heartfelt thanks and loving appreciation,
The Hauser Family