David Ford On-Board North American Tour With Gomez Beginning In May
'I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused,' The Critically-Acclaimed UK Debut Album Written, Produced & Performed By David Ford In Stores Tuesday, May 2
The critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter David Ford will provide support for the British rock band Gomez on the Mercury Prize-winning group's upcoming summer tour beginning in May. Ford opened for Gomez at a pair of sold-out shows at hip New York venues, Hiro and the Housing Works Bookstore, in late March. Prior to his upcoming concerts with Gomez, Ford is scheduled to open two shows for his Columbia Records labelmate, Aqualung (see tour itinerary following).
Independiente/Columbia Records will release Ford's debut album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused, on Tuesday, May 2.
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 Web site (http://www.david-ford.com/ )
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 US Tour Dates: April 30, 2006 Atlantic City, NJ Divinity at House of Blues (with Aqualung) May 1, 2006 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (with Aqualung) May 2, 2006 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre (with Gomez) May 3, 2006 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel (with Gomez) May 4, 2006 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (with Gomez) May 5, 2006 New York, NY Tribeca Film Festival Event (with Elvis Costello) May 8, 2006 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's Front Room (with Gomez) May 10, 2006 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo's (with Gomez) May 11, 2006 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre (with Gomez) May 12, 2006 Minneapolis, MN The Quest (with Gomez) May 13, 2006 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground (with Gomez) May 15, 2006 Kansas City, MO Grand Emporium (with Gomez) May 16, 2006 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre & Café (with Gomez) May 20, 2006 San Diego, CA House of Blues-San Diego (with Gomez) May 23, 2006 Hollywood, CA Avalon (with Gomez) May 24, 2006 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (with Gomez) May 26, 2006 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom (with Gomez) http://www.david-ford.com/ http://www.independiente.co.uk/ http://www.columbiarecords.com/
SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-5858, Benny.Tarantini@sonybmg.com, Tour press: Andy Adelewitz at
Little Big Man Publicity for David Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org,