David Ford

David Ford

Leah Ray Mendez

Wed, June 19, 2013

8:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

David Ford
David Ford
David Ford’s new album ‘Charge’, released March 2013, is his 4th and follows the wide spread acclaim that has greeted his previous three releases; including having his first two albums both named as UK ‘albums of the year’ in The Sunday Times and Word Magazine.

Since quitting his successful UK band ‘easyworld’ to go DIY solo in 2005, Ford has managed to bring his unique and passionately memorable live show to the USA & Canada every year and consequently has built a devoted fan base from Edmonton to New Orleans.

nothing short of outstanding – New Jersey Shoreworld, May ‘12
unmissable…stuns the crowd into silence – The Guardian UK Oct ‘07
…greatest performance of the whole weekend – Toronto Star ‘V Fest’ Sept ‘06

The new album ‘Charge’ has been co-produced with James Brown who is more usually to be found engineering the recordings of artists like Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon. Brown’s experience has brought a bigger, stronger and more American feel to Ford’s sound and yet the album still features the usual trademarks of Ford’s songs; self-reflection, anger at the cynicism of contemporary life, an unshakeable belief in the value of romance despite its fallibility and as ever, they are all delivered with the craft and soul of a rock based singer songwriter, rooted in both English pop melody and the great American art of popular song.
Leah Ray Mendez
Leah Ray Mendez
Dripping with bittersweet and open-hearted beauty, Leah Ray Mendez's music brings listeners to a place of intimacy, honesty and romance. The earthy modern folk sounds of Leah's arrangements are intricately woven together by plucked guitar and harp, droning harmonium, syncopated percussion, and soaring, vulnerably sweet vocals. "Leah Ray Mendez's debut EP is a creative folk masterpiece and she deserves to be celebrated as a top indie folk artist." -IAE Magazine
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/