Chad Tetford

Chad Tetford

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Chad Tetford’s songs are infused with Country, Pop, Rock and Celtic from his Cape Breton roots. Chad’s live shows are full of great stories, catchy songs, lots of laughter and harmony that warms your heart. You’ll find yourself singing along and you’ll be singing and smiling long after you’re gone.

Biography

Chad Tetford is a songwriter/singer from Mira, Nova Scotia.
He has been singing and writing for as long as he remembers.
Years ago while living in Cape Breton he and a group of friends started playing pubs in the local area and this was the starting point for Chad. Growing up he got to witness first hand the talent of Cape Breton artists. Local boys like Gordie Sampson, Bruce Guthro, Green Eggs and Jam, Real World, and Natalie Mac Master where playing all over the Island.

His debut album "Between Us" was recorded by Mike Sheppard at Lakewind Studio.
Freddy Lavery produced and many of Chad’s neighbors and friends pitched in and played. Chad’s uncle Bruce and Shane Timmins were instrumental in providing the support he needed to get this project off the ground. His songs are infused with a little Country, Pop, Rock and Celtic from his Cape Breton roots.
In a Press release written by Dan MacDonald of the Cape Breton Post, Dan writes, "Tetford's writing reminds me of early James Taylor or even Gordie Sampson and a dozen or so other influences that make the distinctive Tetford sound".

He has been featured on various radio stations on the East Coast. His song "California Morning" has been receiving radio play on CBC throughout Canada. CM hit number one on the popular internet radio show eastcoastcountdown. He performs regularly in Halifax, Cape Breton and around the Maritime's. He performs solo, duo as well as in a trio.
In every show you can be sure to hear great stories, great songs and lots of singing.
Visit www.chadtetford.com www.myspace.com/chadtetford www.sonicbids.com/chadtetford for a sample of his music and to buy Between Us online.

Lyrics

California Morning

Written By: Chad Tetford

California Morning

Walking around the streets of Montreal
With nowhere left to go waiting on a call
Wishing that you were here by me standing by my side like a dream

Chorus
Like in a photograph I once had we were by the ocean
Your smile was warmer than the sun on a California morning

Cursing at this rain above my head
It's flowing like a fine wine through my veins tonight
I try to think of everything you said
When you called you that last night I played a fool I bet

Chorus Like in a photograph I once had we were by the ocean
Your smile was warmer than the sun on a California morning

Bridge
Hey maybe in another life I'll know what it feels like
And I will take your good advice if I get a chance to take
Maybe I will learn from my mistakes

I wish I saw that look upon my face
When you told me you were leaving you were going away
I guess I said all I could say we are so set in our ways were so the same

Chorus x 2

Kickin Tiny Stones

Written By: Chad Tetford

Kickin Tiny Stones 2006

When did it happen
When did you find know
You were in trouble
You had to get out
When did we get there
When you discover
You’re colored in pictures
Were painted by numbers

Chorus
All those things feel like something
You could lay your money on
Our signal was strong then there was nothing
On purpose you lead me down some long worn out road

How did you lose your
Balance and friction
When did we lose our sense of direction
How do we get back
Through all of that bitterness
I gathered all the facts
I calculated every risk

Chorus

Bridge
Im spinning tires
Watching wheels roll
Im kickin tiny stones

Chorus

Nothing Here will Grow

Written By: Chad Tetford

Nothing Here Will Grow 2001

I got a wife and kids with them comes bills to pay
Just got off the back shift next week I work days
I will lay to rest my head this I guarantee
Throwing money hand over fist to enjoy the finest of company

All I can do is live and wait for the day to come
The kids grow up so big that they won’t want my love
When their off on their way having all their fun
Will they remember their old dad and mom

Chorus
I heard the weatherman say earlier this morning
Tides are bound to change cause the waters so warm
Tell me what does he know
Has he ever fished for soul
They say the grounds so much stone
Nothing here will grow

Well the wintertime has gone and the ice has left the bay
It has been so long since I kneeled down to pray
I hope the boys do OK
And get a decent catch this year
Well keep our fingers crossed till they haul in their gear

Chris has a baby boy and another one just born
He has always watched on deck
Waiting for the storm
He worries about his boys as I’ve done the same
Is there anything left to catch or will they sail away

Chorus

I Dont Mind At All

Written By: Chad Tetford

I Don’t Mind At All 2003

I like when the world is calm
I like when you go but you’re not gone so long
I wait for your return
Calculate the distance
Question my existence our faith
Of god to all that we are

Chorus
Those little things we do
Make each other smile
Sometimes I say something
Makes you feel small
But when love comes around again
It comes around full swing
Then I don’t mind waiting
No I don’t mind at all

I feel I been over come
By something or someone
So much bigger than
That’s why I run
Im thinking I am different
I wonder why I can’t fight the system
Lay it down in front of me
So everyone can see

Chorus
Bridge
How I keep rearranging and saving my best sides
At times Im a stranger alone in the danger
Trying to set my sights

Chorus

But I Never Did

Written By: Chad Tetford

But I never did

I like to figure things out on my own
Gives me good reason keeps me going
When I find I’m in the center of the storm I just let go
I got myself a little baby boy
He’s looking out the window and its snowing
I hope he and his mother know that I love the both of them

Something’s are better left unsaid
Hopefully I can keep this ball rolling
The only thing else I should said
Was to tell the both of you that I was going but I never did

I sent money and pictures from the road
Now talk about hard to keep going
When your driving cross this country all alone
Its hard to find a phone kid
Many things crossed my mind
I’m working to much in this life of mine
If I had a saved my nickels and my dimes
I’d of had a better time

Something’s are better left unsaid
Hopefully I can keep this ball rolling
The only thing else I should said
Was to tell the both of you that I was going but I never did

Its your daddy at the end of the line
Too many long hauls across the border made him blind
He musta been a lover in his time
I use to see him smiling
You know how the years keep rolling by
Maybe you and me should get together sometime
We had a coupla really great nights
We stayed until the sunshine

Something’s are better left unsaid
Hopefully I can keep this ball rolling
The only thing else I should said
Was to tell the both of you that I was going but I never did

Between Us

Written By: Chad Tetford

Between Us

I don’t know where to start
Or how I would even end
I could tell you had a broken heart
I don’t wanna see it breaking again

I don’t think I’d of ever made it
To where I was going by myself
I really meant it but I never say it
You should hear this from me and nobody else

Let everything around us fall to pieces
Crumble like a stone between my hands
I will stand beside you like Jesus
Through the seasons I will love you best I can

I wonder what our future brings
Hard to tell nobody knows those kind things
Its like we set a fire to curiosity
I hate to see that fire burn out

Hate to see you disappointed
This boy would have a broken heart
I spent 100 nights thinking bout you
I walked 1000 miles to where you are

Let everything around us fall to pieces
Crumble like a stone between my hands
I will stand beside you like Jesus
Through the seasons I will love you best I can

Still Doesnt Matter

Written By: Chad Tetford

Still doesn’t matter 2004

Found the number for the girl down stairs me and you are finally through still can’t imagine myself being without you dialing numbers for some information I couldn’t get through I was wondering if you were feeling crazy could you come with me and have a few

Chorus
And talk of years gone by
In this life what went wrong what went right laugh out loud in this crowd being alone didn’t matter then and it still doesn’t matter now

I know I am a thorn in your side
I been calling all night I was just looking for your companionship
To make me feel right
Sitting down here at this old table
Starring through the window through the city lights
Drinking wine from this bottle
Forget about tomorrow and you coming here tonight

Chorus
To talk of years gone by
In this life what went wrong what went right laugh out loud in this crowd being alone didn’t matter then And it still doesn’t matter now

Bridge
I’ll bet your bed is made and you’re on your way
To your sisters place
I know you have a lot to say
As you watch that morning train pulling away

Beautiful Colors

Written By: Chad Tetford

Beautiful Colors 2002

You can tease me if you want to
It really doesn’t matter to me
Your gonna do what you got to
Your no different than me
Did you think that you had to be
I knew you when you didn’t know me
That’s just cause you didn’t want to

Chorus
You got a long way to go
Before I start falling
Look who cam e knocking on my old door
I knew you would come calling

Thanks for pointing out
I guess the jokes on me
Some day’s I’m the real thing
Some days’ I’m make believe

Chorus
You got a long way to go
Before I start falling
Look who cam e knocking on my old door
I knew you would come calling

Your life is all of these beautiful colors
Each one different than the rest
Often I hurry and get so discouraged
I may miss out on the rest
Of your beautiful colors

It Wasn’t You

Written By: Chad Tetford

It Wasn’t You 2005

After working downtown in a bar and playing gigs
I was wondering what the hell I was doing this for
This song is comedic look at the life I was living at the time

Numbers and letters first and last names
A paper plane came to take you away
Take you away they took you today
Before bad turns to worst I want to say

Night time makes this place look good
The moon shines down over our neighborhood
I couldn’t go with you like I wanted to
So I’ll stay here and think of you

Chorus
Cities and towns well their all the same
I walk to the corner I walk in the rain
I though I heard you calling my name
But it wasn’t you no it wasn’t you

I got your message I missed your call
It’s good to hear your settled and all
I hope the big city ain’t wearing you down
You give em hell girl you spin them around

Im working two jobs breaking my back
Should have got my degree should have listened to dad
Im mopping the floor now slinging the booze
Saving my money for winter shoes

Chorus
Bridge
I laugh when I think of the old days
Can’t help but think of my old ways
And the ones who wait around for life to change

Christmas comes early it always did
I went down home to stay for a bit
I was hoping I’d see you out at the bar
But I didn’t so you must have stayed where you are

Chorus

As Far As I Can see

Written By: Chad Tetford

Far as I can See 2004

What do you see when you see me standing there
Do you see any other tell to me my dear
I can barely believe I’d be searching for another
Though I finally found peace with you like I had with no other

Chorus
When you dream is it all in black and white is there any shape and color torn down worn down again inside flowers on the ground they don’t make a sound as far as I can see this was not bout me

I drive in the car alone on this ol highway its almost dark and im gonna do this my way

Bridge
The north wind really blows cold through this town
I want to sail upon an open sea
with just the sky up over me
and never look back again

Chorus
When you dream is it all in black and white is there any shape and color torn down worn down again inside flowers on the ground they don’t make a sound as far as I can see this was not bout me

We Are One

Written By: Chad Tetford

We Are One 2005

It’s this rotation that keeps killing us and those days in between
There isn’t any spending time anymore for you and me
We walk around each other with a lion by our side
Wondering will we make it another day another night

It’s this fear of not knowing what our days may bring
Are we strong enough to forget the smallest little things
Someday we spend it searching we spend it running out of time
Living for the moment we are bound to get it right

Chorus
Moving towards each other I felt like the rising sun
We are one that’s all we are
We are no one until we are one

I think of things to think about
To get me through my day
How your laughter mixes with your tears to take my breath away
We need to be so clear so we don’t go astray
So we don’t keep on breaking down like a worn out Chevrolet

Bridge
Will I be will I be reborn again
In a gentle fall like a summer rain
Kinda though we did
Looking back on it anyway

Chorus

Sweet As Can Be

Written By: Chad Tetford

Sweet As Can Be 2005

The streets are empty in this town tonight
The rain falls blind along the roadside
A stranger stands beneath the street lights
As I rush by to get to you

The rains been falling now for hours
Maybe it’s gonna wash away my soul
I know that you’re waiting on me
I hate to leave you all alone

Chorus
Little pieces on the surface
Only go so deep
Sometimes words can be so dangerous
Sometimes they are sweet as can be

I love to talk with you about anything
Hear about your crazy crazy day
When we sit out on the stairway
Suns gone now were gonna be ok

Who cares who is on the outside looking in?
You and I we both know what’s right
Most days were walking in a blind light
It’s all that walking that makes this right

Bridge
Im a lucky man when you found me in the storm
I was sinking like a stone
You want me in your world that’s more than I can dream of
All alone I was waiting on you

Chorus

Discography

BETWEEN US was released in December 2007
His song California Morning has garnered airplay nationwide on CBC radio as well as reaching number 1 on the popular internet radio program www.eastcoastcountdown.com
Chad has been a featured guest on
89.7 The Coast, C.B. 94.9 The Cape, C.B 101.5 The Hawk, C.B. CJFX, Antigonish, N.S. Q104.3 Halifax, N.S. FX101.9 Halifax, N.S. CBC Atlantic Airwaves
and CBC Mainstreet, C.B.
Currently his new single, kickin tiny stones hit #3 on the www.eastcoastcountdown.com top 10
He is receiving airplay throughout the Atlantic provinces, Ontario, Alberta, British Colombia, and the Northwest territories. visit www.chadtetford.com to buy the compact disc.

Set List

Original material recorded and unrecorded as well as cover songs.