all styles, covers and original from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Arranging, Vocals, drums, percussion. kazoo details
[ Contact Info]
Past Shows (37)
Richard Fordham's Profile
Born and raised in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Richard started playing and writing music in high school. Since then, he's worked on an extensive list of projects covering many disciplines and styles. His musical skills include arranging, conducting, bass, voice, and percussion. His other interests include law, economics, psychology, history, political science, literature, film, and visual art. He now lives in Vancouver, where he writes and performs spoken word and music. He is also continuing acting studies, that he has pursued for some time.
Have the nucleus of a band. Will let you all know more as I know it.
Bass: Geddy Lee, Jaco Pastorius, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Bill Wyman
Guitar: Robby Krieger, Alex Lifeson, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp, Keith Richards, Brian May
Drums: John Densmore, Neil Peart, Bill Bruford, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Bill Ward, Charlie Watts, and the guy from the first King Crimson Line-up.
Songs/ Arranging: XTC, Prince, Frank Zappa, Lennon/ McCartney, Jagger/ Richards, Syd Barrett, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, David Bowie, Becker/ Fagen, Tom Waits, and pre-1974 Pink Floyd
Vocals: David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Warren Zevon, Burton Cummings, Kate Bush, David Byrne, Arthur Brown, Karl Wallinger.
Bands Past & Present:
The Falcons (1983) drums- cover band for weddings and such
Universal Juveniles (1984-5)- bass-original band with writing partner Steven Clare
The Genetic Method (1987)- bass-vox R&B/ punk cover band
No Sugar Tonight (1987)- bass-vox- Guess Who tribute act
Bridge of Sighs (1988-9)- bass- vox - 60's and 70's cover band
The Pulse (1990-1) bass- vox- cover band
This Thing (1991-6) bass- vox- conducting- arranging (originals/ covers)
The Fabulous Zambonis (1992-94) bass (jazz quartet)
Bartoc (1997) bass- synth- spoken word with music (Ken Dodds- words)
Concentric (1999) bass- synth - original band
Public Online Terminal (1999- 2000) bass- guitar- improvised live electronica trio
Arthur Ellis 2000 (2000- 2001) bass- vox- original prog/ 80's rock (Shannon Hallett- Peter Fisera - writers)
Uneven Steps (2000- 2001)bass- vox- electric folk/ hard rock (Evan Symons, writer)
Since then, I've been solo. I'm recording demos of tunes with the vision of playing them live. Currently seeking musicians.
|Variations in Asia Minor|
|Soul Food||guitar, vox, kazoo||1995-present|
|This Thing||vox, guitar, and anything necessary||1991-present|
Available for casual jamming
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons