Guess who is coming to Southampton on 16th June? That’s right, David Ford.

Award-winning songwriter David Ford tours the UK this summer with his forthcoming album Animal Spirits. Recorded in the US with producer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon), Ford’s fifth solo album perfectly showcases his rare ability to glide between musical styles without compromising authenticity or commitment. This collection of songs continues his fine tradition of classic lyric and melody song writing, eloquent social commentary and skilled manipulation of the heartstrings. But who is David Ford, I hear you ask?

“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.”  The Guardian

David Ford is a brilliant, renowned musician who was born in Kent. He first found fame with the indie band Easyworld, who released a total of three albums before disbanding in 2004. After this, David decided to try his hand at being a soloist, and thank God he did! He has released four albums so far; fingers crossed for many more.David Ford

His debut album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused, this included the fan favourite ‘State of the Union’. After the success of his first album, David went on to release a second one entitled Songs for the Road. This is included great hits such as ‘Go to Hell’ and ‘Train’. David then gave us album number three called Let The Hard Times Roll. This contained fantastic songs such as ‘Nothing at All’ and ‘Panic’. And finally, he gave us album number four – Charge. For me, this is the best album. I love every single song on it. My favourites being ‘Every Time’ and ‘Pour a Little Poison’.

All of his songs combine English melodicism and Americana while also mixing in a little rock ‘n’ roll. Add finely-crafted lyrics to this and what do you get? Why, David Ford of course.

“Genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

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

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 Dylan.
David Ford

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.

“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

Be sure to get tickets to this tour, as it is going to be fantastic! Buy your tickets here.