About Ford Pier
Ford: v.t. to cross by wading (Webster)
Pier: n. a disappointed bridge (Joyce)
Having cut his teeth playing a variety of instruments in a host of bands in a panoply of styles throughout his youth, Ford Pier set his hand in earnest to writing and performing his own songs in Vancouver in the mid-1990â€²s. His stated objective was to effectively cage Black Flag and Richard Wagner in a pop song, but kept on thwarting his own design with a melodicism he was powerless to escape, and a deft lyricism which drew attention to itself. In a good way.