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Variations in Asia Minor
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Upcoming Shows

no upcoming shows listed (solo, or for current projects)

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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Richard Fordham

Active / Available - Confirmed: Nov. 8, 2015 (Awaiting Update)
Age: 54 (estimated)

all styles, covers and original from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Arranging, Vocals, drums, percussion. kazoo details

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Richard Fordham

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.

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Variations in Asia Minor
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Current Projects

Soul Foodguitar, vox, kazoo1995-present
This Thingvox, guitar, and anything necessary1991-present

Past Projects

Transylvanian PolkaBass / Vocals2004-2006
Arthur Ellis 2000bass, vocals2000-2001
Available for paid gigs
Available for casual jamming
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons
Listing last updated/confirmed Nov. 8, 2015