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Tim Ford's Brantford Music History

May 5, 2022

The Sadies, Final Answer.

I must say, what I’m asked most often is “What was your favourite performance at the FP?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself a hundred times, changing my mind more than making it. If we’re going by favourite band, I think I would have to say The Constantines. Or Andre Ethier. No! Wait! Zefangus! Maybe I’ll go with Kepler.

Apr 3, 2022

From Brantford to Bodhi - Jeff Healey's Tale

Recently, whilst on my bi-monthly pilgrimage through the holy trinity of Swayze movies - Point Break, Dirty Dancing and Roadhouse - it was during the latter, in a pivotal bar scene, that guitarist Jeff Healey was rip-rockin’ the stage on my screen.

Feb 23, 2022

Up On The Roof Of The Esquire

Historically significant buildings. Habitable, necessary buildings. They felt like a forcefield or moted castle walls keeping us safe in our little corner of downtown, hidden away from the rest of the city.

Jan 14, 2022

Fordeus in the Underworld: Digging Up Diamonds In Brantford

Over the years I have committed most of my paycheque, lower back, square footage and passion to gathering as many records as I can. These currently reside in my very patient, numbingly cool wife and I’s, basement. At every chance, I buzz the thrift stores, flea markets, creepy crawl spaces and abandoned houses for any piece of music scarred onto vinyl. 

Dec 17, 2021

Putting The "B" In Brantford

Putting The "B" In Brantford Tim Ford looks back on how The Bicycles became one of Brantford's most endeared "hometo...

Nov 30, 2021

Grand Schemes

This is a story of scoundrels, deceit, a swashbuckling of finger pointing and is ultimately just another embarrassing paragraph half written in the Brantford diaries but is also a delicious piece of historic click bait.
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