David Ford Debut
David Ford perform several US gigs in March - April including support spots for Gomez, Richard Ashcroft, and KT Tunstall (see itinerary following).
Originally released in the UK late last year, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused was written, produced and performed in its entirety by David Ford, who recorded the album between October 2004 and February 2005 at home in Eastbourne and Lewes, Sussex, UK, using an Apple G4 computer. Ford, who plays virtually all the instruments on the album, is joined on select tracks by Frances Law (additional vocals), Franco Bidanco (tenor saxophone), and his local football club, Team Sundry (choral voices).
Ford's do-it-yourself approach to his music is captured both in his original artwork for the album and in his self-directed video for the album's first UK single, "State Of The Union." Working live in front of a single camera, Ford lays bare his creative process as he performs "State Of The Union" in his basement studio, generating a full-on version of the song loop-by-loop and layer-by-layer in a one-take extended tracking shot filming his impassioned vocals and razor-sharp studio prowess. The London Sunday Times (October 2005) praised "State Of The Union" as a "...furious, polemical...tour de force of snarling agitpop."
Ford's DIY second music video, "I Don't Care What You Call Me," deploys an even more emotionally audacious use of single-shot one-take camera work, creating a scathingly self-deprecating moral tableaux enacted in a subterranean car park.
Both videos may be viewed at David Ford's website (www.david-ford.com)
Ford began his career as an incisively passionate and introspective solo artist in August 2004 following the dissolution of his indie rock band easyworld.
David Ford and I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused have garnered universal praise from the UK music press corps.
Q (November 2005) called the album, "Bewitching" in a four star review while The Sun (October 2005) said "...his music hooks you and keeps you coming back for more."
Uncut (November 2005) called David Ford "One to watch" while the Daily Express (Friday, November 18, 2005) maintained that the artist "...deserves to be huge."
The Derby Evening Telegraph (November 2005) wrote that Ford had achieved "A debut of astonishing quality, it paints passionate portraits of intimacy through an endlessly engaging plateau of atmospheric pop."
The Manchester Evening News (October 2005) observed that Ford's "...real passion and fiery talent...sets him aside from any of his contemporaries and even more seasoned performers....Instead, he goes right up there alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and early Tom Waits."
DAVID FORD TOUR DATES:
4/30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Divinity at House of Blues
5/1 - NYC - Bowery Ballroom
5/2 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre
5/5 - NYC - Tribeca Film Festival ASCAP show at Canal Room
5/6 - Minneapolis, MN - Cims National Retail Convention
5/8 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's Front Room
5/10 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo's
5/11 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
5/12 - Minneapolis, MN - The Quest
5/13 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
5/15 - Kansas City, MO - Grand Emporium
5/16 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre and Cafe
5/17 - Park City, UT - Suede
5/19 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
5/20 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
5/23 - Hollywood, CA - Avalon
5/24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
5/26 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
5/27 - George, WA - The Gorge - Sasquatch Festival