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David Ford | Stockton Georgian | 09/06/05

Ford Perfect

Gig Review by Dawn /
Photos (York, July 2005) by Dawn

Whether down to their mediocrity or your sheer impatience to see the main band, it's often all too easy to let support acts pass you by. David Ford, however, is an exception.

With an impressive, ever-increasing array of instruments at his disposal, his now infamous looping tricks, a backing vocalist and double bass player and a voice which can equally pierce the air and break your heart, the former Easyworld frontman is simply impossible to ignore;as his set's deafening climax fades to silence, the captivated crowd awake from their trance, close their gaping mouths and begin to ask around to discover the identity of musician in question.

Throughout his five song set, Ford moves effortlessly between some terrifyingly vicious guitar playing (Don't Tell Me) and some impassioned crooning atop a park bench (State of the Union) and raises a wry smile as he introduces a song written around the advice of a friend - Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck).

He alternates instruments (guitar, piano, harmonica, tambourine, maracas) at a dizzying pace, covering the tiny stage like a whirling dervish as behind the trio a video backdrop plays on.

And as State of the Union crashes to its stunning crescendo conclusion amidst layer upon layer of instruments and self-made vocal harmonies, one can only wonder how much more David Ford could add to his already grandiose set were he headlining the gig - and just how wonderful a show that would be...

David's album I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused is due for release on Fierce Panda in September. Visit www.DavidFord.mu for more info.

 

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