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As the LA Times said in January 2007 ‘David Ford digs down deep in the heart-and-soul tradition: an English and male Lucinda Williams? He puts everything into every note, every word.’

David Ford recorded his debut album ‘I Sincerely Apologise For All the Trouble I’ve Caused’ on his own in his cellar flat in Eastbourne during 2005 thinking he was just “doing a bunch of demos”. However, the strength of these recordings led to magnoliaMAM taking him on for management and shortly thereafter licensing the ‘demos’ as a finished album to Independiente for the UK and then, in April 2006, to Columbia Records in New York for the USA and the ‘rest of the world’.

The album has now been widely acclaimed and featured in the best of lists for 2006 in the LA Times, The Sunday Times, The New York Post, The Word and The Toronto Star - who said ‘you have to go back to Dylan’s ‘Idiot Wind’/’Blood on the Tracks’ to find such an impressively sustained, bile-soaked round of invective’.

He has toured extensively in the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia during 2006. When performing live David makes use of a ‘looping pedal’ which allows him to build up layers of vocals, guitars, percussion and keyboards to create extremely powerful and beautiful layers of sound; most notably when playing the song “State Of The Union”. (live footage can be seen on both his myspace page and his old archived web site - & - current website is at


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  • thekillingspree

    I have to admire this guy's tendency for consistence: "Charge", though not my favourite album, is just as good as any of his previous releases. Gotta love the rockier soul of that "Every Time" tune, a cosy wink to the Easyworld days.

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    I was so, so lucky to have known a bit about him before I went overseas for the first time from the US, and low and behold on one of the three nights I was "couchsurfing" in London, he was doing a benefit not far from where I was staying. I must say it was a stunning performance. I one-man tour de force of looping music technology, instrumental versatility, and lyrical power. I'll never forget it.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ellie007100

    hahahah user below either really good troll or idiot.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    ...Because he spends too much time giving too much attention to a country who doesn't really care that much about his music instead of embracing his European nature. Douchebag!

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • locketelli

    outstanding singer. Why has nobody heard of this guy? He is as good as any folk singer around today

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • robSaint

    He's a lyrical genius with a unique voice! So underrated, the best Britain has to offer.

    1 Sep 2011 Reply
  • RickStarMusic

    He is probably the most underrated singer/songwriter.

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ColinWhiteside

    Anyone else pick up his book? It's made me listen to Songs For The Road in a different light, knowing its tumultuous production.

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    That was actually quite an entertaining story, thanks nineinchneals! David Ford is a tremendously underrated artist, sadly. But we who know him are definitely enjoying some of the finest music made in the UK.

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • nineinchneals

    The first time I heard anything by David Ford I was actually working at a bar in Southampton. It was late and quiet (some random Monday night) and, for some reason, the video for I Don't Care What You Call Me appeared on the TV. I watched for the full song and, not knowing who he was, scrambled at the end of the video to find a pen and paper so I could write down his name and find the track at home. I guess this was about four years ago and I've been listening to him ever since! As somebody stated below, he deserves much more credit and recognition; his music does what a lot of the other music I possess can't.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • cliffedge

    He is so sincere in his song,and every song is so amazing!

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    This guy could seriously use more public recognition, he truly deserves it.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Sazzy30

    Really loving the new album <3 What a talent this man is.

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • hazardchase

    Big fans in my house.

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • joseies

    Waiting for the Storm <3

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    I got my limited edition CD yesterday! Mine is #376 :) I must say it's a rather lovely book and I just found it adorable that the CD looks like a vinyl... OK, I'll stop all this gayness now.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply
  • thekillingspree

    "Let The Hard Times Roll" is a great album! It sure develops and cements David's reputation as currently one of UK's finest singer-songwriters. This man does not disappoint!

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
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