THE BFT STORY
BFT is the music stage name for Ted Manolatos. BFT as he calls himself started with a joke when someone related to the fried chicken chain KFC. BFT is an aspiring music artist who has been involved in music since 2005 when a close friend introduced him to his first acoustic guitar. He has since taken a new direction venturing into electric music using what he’s learned and learning more with the wide array of possibilities his electric guitar presents.
BFT has a wide and eclectic musical influences ranging from the blues to folk to classic rock and outlaw country and alt-country. He digs classical music too. Music was always in his soul from a young age. He likes to keep and open mind with it. Richmond, Virginia is where BFT calls home. He’s lived here since 1980 .
Ted likes to put his own face on the music he does. Sometimes it works, sometimes not but he feels the energy of an aspiring artist. BFT also enjoys writing, graphics and technology as well as sound production and photography when he’s not doing music. He writes and performs originals from time to time as well.
Here you will find songs that may make the final cut for my upcoming album "Sober Notes." These mixes are not necessarily the final mixes or versions but they are close enough to include in this section so you can see what I am working on for the album.
The mixes are likely to change and evolve so check back from time to time to see what has changed. Recent changes are noted with "*" or asterisk.
- Another Love Song (12/10/17)
- One Shot Fool (12/10/17)
These are songs I recorded and mixed during my time with the acoustic guitar as my sole instrument. They are not perfect (as always) but represent the best of what I have from those years.
The mixes here are just music I do for fun in the studio when I am bored or not quite in the mood to focus on my album work. I don't spend as much time mixing these or trying to achieve perfection so keep that in mind.
If something actually turns out really well here, I might move it somewhere else but for now these are just practice music and mixes.
These are some of my music videos as I make them from time to time. You'll find a playlist here. Click top left corner to see playlist.