2nd February – David Ford

INDEPENDENT VENUES WEEK

Award-winning songwriter David Ford returns to tour new album Animal Spirits, his most ambitious record to date.

Having gained a reputation as one of Britain’s finest songwriters and one of the very few with the willingness and expertise to tackle matters of politics and current affairs, Ford presents Animal Spirits, a new collection of songs regarding Economics and the part it plays in 21st Century life. Having spent two years researching for the project, Ford has managed to seize this important, but admittedly dry, complex subject and deliver an album of accessible, emotive and engaging songs that try to make sense of an increasingly confounding world. Showcasing Ford’s impressive sonic range from heavy-stomping rock and raw-throated passion to delicate piano balladry, Animal Spirits represents a highlight in a celebrated career.

A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford’s mesmerising live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides of the Atlantic.

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 and his fourth album, Charge, was described by press as his “best album to date. ” His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes and in February 2014, a bizarre twist of fate saw him travelling to Paris to receive the French Grammy award for song of the year.

“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.” The Guardian

“One of Britain’s best.” The Times

“Genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

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

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