David Ford is a British singer-songwriter that currently resides in Lewes. David Ford was born on the 16th of May, 1978 at Dartford, Kent. David Ford is currently signed under Columbia Records for the U.S. release of his records. David Ford’s music is influenced by artists such as Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, and Micah P. Hinson
David Ford began showing interest in a musical career during the time that he attended Manchester University with drummer Glenn Hooper. David Ford and Glen Hooper formed the band Beachy Head during the late 1990’s and was eventually joined by bassist Jo Taylor. David Ford’s Beachy Head recorded several demos and eventually renamed the band “easyworld.” David Ford and easyworld enjoyed respectable prominence and was able to release a mini-album called Better Ways to Self Destruct in 2001and two full-length albums This is Where I Stand in 2002 and Kill the Last Romantic in 2004. The second full-length album did not quite meet the expectations of the group and David Ford expressed his desire to disband easyworld privately. David Ford and easyworld’s final public performance was at Staffordshire’s V Festival on august 22, 2004. David Ford and easyworld officially disbanded in September 2004.
After easyworld disbanded, David Ford embarked in his pursuit of a solo musical career. David Ford started to record singles and played them in intimate gigs which eventually ended up in his debut solo album I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused. Ford says “I will love this record to my dying day,” about his first solo album. "It's so liberating to make a record when there's no label involved, when there's no pressure to reach any commercial points, when there's no producer, saying, ‘Well, if we edit that to three and a half minutes, we can get it on the radio.' ” There's no compromise on this record. Every second of every song is there entirely because I wanted it there." David Ford’s I Sincerely Apologise For All the Trouble I’ve Caused really caused quite a stir.The Album’s single "Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck)" has become a t-shirt slogan, much to David Ford’s delight. When asked about the song, David Ford says “the title's probably as good as the song,” Ford expounds “The song is not really about people who are militantly miserable, it's not a song about Morrissey, and it's not a song about people who think it's cool to be sad. The chorus line is ‘Let us not be lonely,' and it's about accepting imperfections. It's a coming-together song, which is why we got the football team to come in and sing at the end of it. Rather than being about misery, it's about hope and acceptance. It's celebratory!" David Ford’s I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused carrier single “State of the Union” refers to the annual presidential speech. It discusses the turmoil, deceit, outrage and hypocrisies of the political arena. David Ford’s “State of the Union” never fails as a show-stopper. David Ford’s I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused was releasedon the 3rd of October 2005. David Ford’s I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused is a 9-track album and contains the songs:
- "I Don’t Care What You Call Me"
- "State Of The Union"
- "What Would You Have Me Do?"
- "Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck)"
- "A Long Time Ago"
- "Don’t Tell Me"
- "If You Only Knew"
- "Laughing Aloud"
David Ford is so talented that he has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Damien Rice, Jeff Buckley, Kurt Cobain, David Gray and Bob Dylan. David Ford’s passion for music is very apparent as he was quoted to say "I always want to write songs as if no one's ever written a song before, I certainly try not to be influenced by other lyricists. You can take musical influences, but lyrical influences you should only ever take from yourself. My editing process is about having a very serious, stern talk with myself and saying, ‘This is your legacy. When you're dead, people will judge you on this and this alone.' "