BULLRIDER is a four piece Rock and Roll project that began at the end of 2012.
Starting as a writing project between Ben Ferguson and Bobby Desjarlais, BULLRIDER slowly added members in 2014 and 2015 to bring this writing project to the stage. Based out of Winnipeg Manitoba, BULLRIDER evolved and took shape, with a strong emphasis on song writing and live performance.With each member having their own unique talents and distinct styles, BULLRIDER reflects a well rounded and more sophisticated style of songwriting, which shines through on 'Hidden Gems and the Love of Another'.
“Writing this record, from idea to completion, was like watching a picture come into focus. As different as we all are, it just makes sense. With this many compatible writers in one room, it’s exciting to see what we can make happen next.”, says lyricist, Bobby Desjarlais.
With a slew of notable show experiences (Canada Day @ The Forks Winnipeg, Harvest Moon Festival, Dauphin's Country Fest, ManyFest, Hoot Owl) on a wide range of stages, BULLRIDER draws on a complete pallet of emotions - from fun loving chorus’, dark and heartbroken versus, to haunting and even psychedelic bridges. BULLRIDER’s debut album, ‘Hidden Gems and the Love of Another’ was released in 2019.
“If you are interested in alt rock music, Bullrider is a rising band that you need to check out. They can write some of the most infectious hooks we’ve heard in recent memory.”- Eartothegroundmusic
BULLRIDER is Ben Ferguson (Ash Koley), Chris Peluk (Alverstone, Mad Young Darlings), Tom Sinnott and Bobby Desjarlais (The Bokononists, Attica Riots).