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David Ford

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Wed 27 Nov 2013 Price: £12.00 Doors Open: 20:00

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7 years into his career as a full time recording and touring musician, David Ford will release his fourth solo album ‘Charge’ in March 2013 and in the time honoured tradition of the troubadour he will tour the backside off of it throughout the UK, Ireland and the USA between March and June 2013.

The album, which has been co-produced by New York based studio wizard James Brown (who is more usually to be found making Grammy winning albums with the likes of Foo Fighters), will be the third to be self-released on David’s own label.

‘Charge’ reflects the familiar musical and lyrical themes of Ford’s work: a healthy shot of Americana, a sprinkle of English melodicism and a touch of rock n roll, all tied together with finely crafted lyrics that observe Ford’s estrangement from the world of modern rock and his commitment to keeping it just that way. This is best indicated in the album’s pivotal track, ‘Every Time’, in which Ford declares of his idiosyncratic career path “I choose this mother f***er and I’d choose it again”.

However, the anger and passion of songs like ‘Every Time’ are balanced by the witty and self-deprecating lyrics of ‘Pour A Little Poison’ where Ford describes himself as ‘just a whiny little English boy singing the blues’.

Ford’s passionate live performances and his exquisite songwriting craft have won him a devoted and loyal fan base across the USA, Canada and the UK. The epitome of the ‘cult’ artist, David Ford is loved by everyone who has ever heard him and yet remains a complete unknown to the majority of people.

His fan’s devotion is typified by the American ‘hotel executive’ who has made it his role to sort out a decent and free hotel room for Ford in every town he plays in throughout the USA and for no other reason than “it’s the least I can do for an Artist as great as Ford…”

Seeing that David Ford doesn’t feel at all comfortable using the fashionable ‘fan funded’ style of financing for his recordings, David has opted to make his living for the past seven years through old fashioned hard work; touring, doing house gigs and playing at fans’ weddings from Oklahoma USA to Tyneside UK, no journey is too far if there’s a gig and hot meal at the end of it.

The troubadour tradition lives on. And you can see it in action at these forthcoming gigs