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. BFT features acoustic rock as well as classic country and alt-country. He has since ventured into electric music in addition to acoustic guitar.
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.
Forward will be released sometime in 2019. The new album will feature both new material and some remakes as well as some new originals. Please check back from time to time to see updated mixes. Anything with an asterisk beside it means it's a work in progress. All others are final mixes (at least for now).
Sober Notes is BFT's latest album released in July 2018. It is unofficially dedicated to "Hannah C." It features a gamut of musical interests of BFT. It also features BFT's efforts to improve mixing his music. Enjoy and download the album if you like. It is available in Flac format in a zip file.
Download Full Album (MP3 -320bps) [249MB]
These are songs I recorded and mixed some years ago when I first started. They are not perfect but represent the best of what I have from that time.
Download Full Album [MP3 -320bps 420MB]
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 so keep that in mind.
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.