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White Picket Fence
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Upcoming Shows

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Past Shows

Thu. January 28th 2016
Railway Club (No Minors)
This Thing
Wed. June 29th 2011
Railway Club (No Minors)
Super Robertson Supper Show featuring This Thing
Sat. November 14th 2009
WISE Hall (All Ages)
Break Your Band 2009 This Thing, Columbia, Heavy Jack, Elephant Train, Edgewise, Soldat, NIMBY, kilmore Place
Mon. September 7th 2009
@  The Tipper (All Ages)
A Night At The Tipper This Thing
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This Thing

Psychedelic Pop from Vancouver BC
Label: none
Un-Available: Seeking Musicians - Confirmed: Nov. 18, 2017 (Awaiting Update)

Contact Details

Richard Fordham
"jazz/ blues meets a somber new-age Andy Warhol."
This Thing started in 1991 in Nelson BC. it lasted until 1996. Their biggest claim to fame was placing in the top 20 for CFOX Radio's Demo - Listen Derby 1993. In 1995 they appeared on Project Demovision produced by Shaw Cable.

In 1998, songwriter and founder Richard Fordham, moved down to Vancouver. This Thing has been corporately downsized from 9 members to one. An expansion to 3 members is in the works.

In the meantime, Richard has studied acting, voice, and written bunches of new songs. A video for one of them is in the intitial concept stage.

Looking for a keyboard Player,a drummer, woodwinds, and brass, and two vocalists, as of 2013. If interested, write to me here.

In the meantime, here's a clip from This Thing's earlier phase...don't worry, I won't make you dress like this. Enjoy.

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White Picket Fence
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Current Lineup

Richard Fordhamvox, guitar, and anything necessary1991-present
Status: Un-Available: Seeking Musicians
Gigging as a soloist but seeking band. Need a keyboardist that can do left hand bass (on a seperate keyboard) and a drummer. Style you play is irrelevant. I like new things to come to my music. Need musicians who can speak music (name your chords,comprehend time signatures etc). Music not overly complex, but has some tricky changes. - Last confirmed Nov. 18, 2017