David Ford (Easyworld)

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2019

19.30 - 23.00

18+

David Ford is finally happy.
For the first time in twenty years, there is nobody trying to make him famous.
Ford’s journey through the many worlds of the modern music industry has not always
been an easy one to navigate. A succession of record labels seduced by his talents
have in turn, attempted to sell him as a pop star, a protest singer, an indie hipster, a
balladeer and a bluesman.
In reality he might be all of these things.
And none of the above.
It’s complicated.
These days, Ford feels much more at home operating on the fringes of the music
business, not trying to be famous, not trying to get rich. It might be an
unconventional way to conduct a musical career, but this is not a conventional guy,
as evidenced by his most recent album, Animal Spirits, a surprisingly accessible,
even soulful collection of songs about economics.
As an artist Ford still defies classification or comparison. Singer­songwriter doesn’t
begin to cover it. He writes and performs with fluency across multiple genres, plays
every instrument on the stage and even invents new ones to create truly unique
recordings and performances. Every live show is different. Ford’s trademark one­
man loop machine circus grows more complex and audacious every year, but then
he is just as likely to show up with a six­piece band, a string quartet, jazz drummer or
a choir and his most recent UK tour proved he can be equally compelling sat in an
armchair, playing acoustic guitar and telling stories. The result is a live spectacle
described by The Guardian as “unmissable”.
As well as playing sold­out headline shows on both sides of the Atlantic, he has
toured with and supported artists such as Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Ray
LaMontagne, Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Gomez, Aqualung, Richard Ashcroft,
Suzanne Vega, Augustana, Ingrid Michaelson and Jakob Dylan.
It is perhaps as a songwriter that David Ford is held in the highest regard. Often
praised for his lyrical dexterity and willingness to tackle matters of politics and
current affairs, Rolling Stone commended his “Genuine depth and striking authority”,
while The Telegraph described his work as “Smart, angry, witty, emotional songs,
delivered with raw­throated passion.” 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. His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes and
in 2014, he received the French Grammy award for best original song.
Ford’s masterful songwriting, powerful live performances and utter distaste for self­
promotion have helped cultivate a passionate, devoted fan base that exists
something like a secret society.
You are very welcome to join

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SAT 25 MAY 2019
MODUL3
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19:30£8.00
The Blue Arrow House Band
Hosted by Peru Eizagirre
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
The Rutles
Mono, Glasgow7.30 pm£20.00
We are not Devo
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pm 13.00
SUN 26 MAY 2019
The Rutles
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£23.00
MON 27 MAY 2019
Chris Cohen
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
TUE 28 MAY 2019
Mario Caribe: Fret
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
WED 29 MAY 2019
GWENNO
Mono, Glasgow8.00pm £14.00
FRI 31 MAY 2019
Emily Mae Winters
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
James Brown Is Annie
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SAT 1 JUN 2019
Bohemian Monk Machine
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 4 JUN 2019
Nekurro Hana
with Kundalini Genie + Pelican Tusk
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£5.00
THU 6 JUN 2019
Allysha Joy
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
Shakey Graves
Is Just Here For The Spice Girls Mini Solo Tour
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
TUE 11 JUN 2019
Lucy Dacus
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pmSold Out
WED 12 JUN 2019
Haru Nemuri
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
THU 13 JUN 2019
Hop Along
CCA, Glasgow19.30£15.00
Alex Hitchcock Quintet
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 14 JUN 2019
Aslan
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£26.00
SAT 15 JUN 2019
Hoojamamas Afterparty- The Blue Arrow House Band: Hosted by Kitii
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
THU 20 JUN 2019
Marbled Eye
Glad Cafe, Shawlands19.00£9.00
Lawrence Arabia
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£8.00
FRI 21 JUN 2019
Glasgow Jazz Festival : Skinny Pelembe
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£12.00
SAT 22 JUN 2019
Glasgow Jazz Festival : Nimbus Sextet
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£11.50
black midi
Mono, GlasgowDoors 8pm£12.00
WED 26 JUN 2019
Mac DeMarco
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow18.30sold out
THU 27 JUN 2019
Pietro Fauno Finizio's Pelagos
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
Gun, Terrorvision & The Wildhearts
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.00pm£36.00
Start To End-Vampire Weekend
Stereo, Glasgow8pm Doors£10.00
FRI 28 JUN 2019
Lola in Slacks
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
The Skids, Big Country and The Rezillos
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30 p.m.£35.00