buddyboatforhopemomsphotoBuddy and the Scarecrow Roots and Blues Revue play popular rock, blues and roots cover songs from the 60’s to present day along with their own originals. Named in 2014 after a song they wrote in an earlier incarnation of the band, they are an assemblage of seasoned Vancouver musicians that have played around the city in various acts over the last three decades. They like to play at a reasonable volume, harmonize vocals and get people dancing. They usually customize a show to the surroundings they’re in and pick appropriate songs from their large catalogue. They always bring smiles to faces and spread good cheer.

available for bookings here.


The Team:

Gord Kushner is a singer/songwriter, originally from L.A. California. He has produced a solo CD “KUSH” and worked with earlier bands Sweet Potato, The Procrastinators, Noah’s Great Rainbow (cd released in 1995) and The Way. Together with other bandmate Brad Tidswell in the latter 2 bands, they shared rooms like the Commodore Ballroom alongside Tom Cochrane/Red Rider and Rhymes with Orange, The Town Pump with She Stole My Beer, the Starfish Club with Jazzberry Ram, with Jambay at the Hungry Eye, and the original Hempfest in the Kootenays. They performed on TV three times, once at the Variety Club Telethon with Stormin’ Norman and they played an outdoor festival in Golden Gate Park among at least a hundred other shows.
Kushner Photo Album

Brad Tidswell has played with The Way, Juice Co., Noah’s Great Rainbow, Sweet Potato, Beluga, Generation Who, Clapton’s Blues Power, Big Railroad Blues, Farside Band and others. Career highlights include playing shows with Nickleback, Jefferson Starship, Thor, Spin-Doctors, Catherine Wheel and having his full song played at a Canucks game during intermission at Rogers Arena.
Gord and Brad have played everything from boatcruises, house party’s , and benefits to weddings and barmitzvahs having fun wherever they go. Tidswell Photo Album


Stan Wardle has played mouth-harp with almost everybody in vancouver. He road managed Moist and joined them onstage at times in front of huge crowds over 120,000 people. He tastefully adds harmonica tones over any kind of music and can really get the crowd aroused with his energetic solos. He is truly the McGuiver of the band, fixing equipment malfunctions with his bag of tools and tricks. At times you’ll be transported by Stan’s cajun style playing to a swamp in New Orleans. Stan’s Photo Album


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Gary Bulloch has played bass with Gord and Brad in The Way, Clapton’s Blues Power, in Generation Who Tribute Band as John Entwistle , and played most venues in town including BC Place, Arts Club, The Lamplighter, The Venue, 86st Plaza of Nations, Fairview, Commodore Ballroom, Media Club, Jericho Army Garrison, Whiterock Outdoor Sea-Fest, The Boot Pub Whistler, Pemberton Pub, The Royal in Nelson, and Edmonton Cree Casino. He is steady as a rock and puts out a smooth bass groove that impresses everybody. Bulloch Photo Album

Noel Peters studied at Cap College and it shows in his masterful drumming and ability to play multiple instruments fluently. Noel joined Noah’s Great Rainbow during the hight of their career.  Noel’s Photo Album .Wolfchild brings piano and organ, acoustic guitar and bass to the table depending on what the palate requires. He plays in Generation Who, Clapton’s Blues Power, Noah’s Great Rainbow, Beluga, and Hard-on People.

Available for Parties, Weddings, Concerts, and Benefits they can put on specialty shows in the following genres: Blues, Roots/Reggae, Rock, Canadian-Content Covers, Grateful Dead/Phish Jambands, Rolling Stones, Clapton and Cream, Bluegrass/Country, Bod Dylan and the Band.
They feature different guest-star performers and occasionally invite members of the audience up to join in.Buddy and the Scarecrow is a travelling collective of musicians bringing the circus to you. Look us up on Facebook.

Black & White Photos courtesy of Tree Shepherd

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