Ted Kim

2021 Award Nominee

About The Artist

Located in chilliwack

Ted Kim, known by his alias Dear Father, is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Ted is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums, bass, piano, synths, and trumpet. In addition to his solo career, Ted drums for the Chilliwack punk/ska/alternative band Like Bears.

Ted’s musical influences include contemporary folk and alternative rock artists Dallas Green, Anthony Green, and Andy Shauf. His melancholy sound is often compared to bands City and Colour and Band of Horses.

Since his solo debut, Ted has released two records, 100 Years (2017) and Away from Home (2021), a Factor funded project. Ted is a 5 time FVMA nominee and has entertained for audiences across the country, completing his first nationwide tour in 2019.

In the absence of live performances during the global pandemic, Ted has expanded his musical portfolio to include recording and producing. Ted currently writes and records from his home studio in Chilliwack.