Ken Tizzard


Ken Tizzard - writes songs and play music... 

Be a part of Ken Tizzard's new record -  “No Dark No Light”

With your help over the next 45 days (Sept 15 - Nov 1st) Ken will be able to achieve his goal of recording and releasing "No Dark No Light"

Current release date - Valentines Day 2015...

Watch the video to learn more about this campaign and travel back through Ken's musical history...



All "Perks" past and present are listed on the PERKS page...





























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Check or Money Order payable to Ken Tizzard at:

Ken Tizzard

Box 1101

Campbellford, Ontario

K0L 1L0


My name is Ken Tizzard and I write songs. I have been writing songs, making records and touring throughout my life with memorable bands, such as The Watchmen and Thornley, along with various solo endeavours including Ken Tizzard and the Variety Show Players and Ken Tizzard with Bad Intent.  During the last year, I dedicated myself to writing a new solo record based on songs containing characters and stories which when combined form a larger piece of work which I have tentatively titled, “No Dark No Light.”  


While writing this record, I visited memories bad and good; faced demons head on and visited with old friends. At times the self-destructive nature of this exposure was telling, at other times the overwhelming sense of hope and comfort ran true. I have come through this experience with a better understanding of who I am and a new focus on my music - this result of this journey has born the creation of 12 new songs I need to record the way I hear them in my head.  


Recently I have been exploring different musical arrangements within this new genre, steeped in roots and classic country storytellers. This new record deserves a fresh skin - covered in acoustic instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, strings, horns, etc.) transparent vocals, engaging lyrics and memorable melodies.  My goal is to record at SlyFi Chapel (a church in Trenton, Ontario) with Brent Bodrug behind the console and include a host of great musicians that I currently share stages with and have worked with in the past. 


So here is where you come in… I need your help to see this record come to life.  The music industry has changed a lot, as I a sure you all have heard, and getting funding for records has introduced many new approaches.  The crowd funded "gift in Kind" model seemed the most intriguing for me as it is consistent with part of my core values to both give and receive. The money I am hoping to raise will allow me to share more widely the vision I have for that which until now...remain only "voices in my head". If we exceed our initial funding of $8000; additional monies ($12,000 total goal) will be directed into marketing and promoting the record.  Once I have the product - exposure is key.  


There are many elements that go into releasing a record, here are a few…
-Studio Time
-Producer Fees
-Musician Fees
-Mixing and Mastering Fees
-Manufacturing and Shipping Fees
-Website Design
-Press and Promotion
-Travel Expenses
…there are plenty more expenses but these are the main objectives I wish to control with this record.  


If you are unable to invest financially that is cool… Please share this initiative on any social media you are connected with to help spread the word...

Watch videos below of stripped down versions of the songs from "No Dark No Light."


Available Valentines Day 2015 the meantime here are some live performance videos of some of the new tunes... 

Ken Tizzard - "Mud On My Boots (Ode To Frank Meyers)"


 No Dark No Light #6 "Cover Me" Filmed at the Carriage House in Savannah in the Summer of 2014.

No Dark No Light #5 "All Gone" Filmed at the Carriage House in Savannah in the Summer of 2014.

"Pale Blue Sky" is the third video in the No Dark No Light series.

 "Fare Thee Well" is the second song in the No Dark No Light Series.  

The Devil - No Dark No Light #1


"One Frost Away" is the fourth in the No Dark No Light series...this is a photo/lyric video for the demo which was made available for download last Christmas...

In his more than 20 years in the music industry, Ken has performed on the big stage of Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to the dark cabarets in northern Russia, received numerous Juno nominations and MuchMusic Awards, six gold and platinum records, and licensed songs to such TV shows as CSI and Fashion Television. He has also appeared on everything from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing

Ken Tizzard, the unique low-to-the-ground bass player for gold-and-platinum selling Canadian rock bands Thornley and The Watchmen, continues his thriving and ever-exploratory solo career with his fourth album, The Goodness Of Bad Intent.

Recently, Ken has been touring and playing bass alongside Newfoundland singer-songwriter Ron Hynes.  When not on the road with Ron, Ken is passing his time at his snowed in studio in Campbellford, Ontario writing for a new record.  Below is a link to one of the current demos...  

Download MP3 - "One Frost Away."




Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent - "The Goodness Of Bad Intent" 

Recorded by John Whynot at The Woodshed studio...






“Lost in Awe” is a collection of 15 songs inspired by real people and events from Ken Tizzard’s Life. Conceived and written while on a summer tour in 2007 Ken found himself newly motivated by the awesome nature of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and Montana.






Recorded on a hung over New Years day, "Live at the Acoustic Grill" captures the live antics that make up the Variety Show Players. Featuring songs by Ken Tizzard, Dave Mowat and Ken Layton.





"Between The Lines" was written and recorded with Ken Layton and Dave Mowat - "Modern Old Style Country Rock."







"Quiet Storey introduction." is Ken Tizzard's first solo CD. With Ken's primary passion being the bass guitar it took him some time to discover the unique sonic textures that he would use to create music using the bass as a primary accompaniment.



"Mud On My Boots" recorded for Frank Meyers and the Save Franks Farm campaign...




 Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent

"A Pedal Steel Rock and Roll Experience."

Videos from 'The Goodness Of Bad Intent"

"This Town Of Mine" 

"The Other Side Of Wrong"

"Time To Remember"

(Born - St.John’s, Newfoundland – 07/05/69) Musician – Father – Husband – Tall – Teacher – Traveler – Student - Addict – Writer – Singer – Bassist – Friend – Storyteller – Believer – Lover – Listener – Owner – Sinner – Aging – Performer – Liar – Thinker – Fighter – Driver – Optimist + more