David Ford Live


Doors 7pm


Over 14s / Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show defined
by the British music press as “unmissable,” David Ford is essential
listening for anyone who gives a damn about music.

Ford's songs combine Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock
'n' roll, tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. His emotive
stories of social commentary, politics and love in a world going to
hell are powerful, engaging and hark back to an era of classic
songwriting. Think Tom Waits, Neil Young and Randy Newman. From
raw-throated passion to delicate piano balladry, Ford's music is
intelligent, witty and authoritative.

Hailing from the South Coast of England, Ford has been lauded by press
and public alike throughout his decade-long solo career. His debut
album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused, was
included in both The Times and Word Magazine's top ten albums of the
year and his latest album,Charge, was described by press as his “best
album to date. ” His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes
and in February 2014, a bizarre twist of fate saw him travelling to
Paris to receive the French Grammy award for song of the year. Ford
ended 2014 with a sell-out tour of the UK backed by a string quartet,
playing selections from his new mini-album, The Arrangement. Then in a
shift of direction that has come to typify his uniquely eclectic brand
of creativity, Ford toured the UK in May 2015 with a show he called
“The One-Man Full-Band Show”. This featured Ford playing an entire
stage full of instruments linked together by a home-made array of loop
machines and triggering devices that helped him produce a full-on rock
show played by one person.

A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford's
mesmerising live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides
of the Atlantic. As well as playing headline shows to his devoted and
loyal fan base, he has toured with and supported artists such as Elvis
Costello, Ray LaMontagne,Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Gomez, Aqualung,
Richard Ashcroft, Suzanne Vega, Augustana, Ingrid Michaelson and Jakob
Despite countless plaudits, the songwriter flies below the radar for
many, a subject he has documented in a book entitled, I Choose This –
How To Nearly Make It In The Music Industry.Yet Ford's exquisite
songwriting and powerful live performances ensure he remains one of
the UK's most important singer/songwriters in the eyes of critics and
genuine music lovers.

“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.” The Guardian

"One of Britain's best." The Times

"Genuine depth and striking authority." Rolling Stone

Smart, angry, witty, emotional songs, delivered with raw-throated
passion.” The Telegraph

“Puts everything into every word.” The LA Times

“David Ford is the eternal thrill of a young man going way too far and
pulling it off.” Word Magazine

“Sends a chill up the spine.” The Sunday Times

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Sneaky Pete's

73 Cowgate
United Kingdom

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