David Ford’s ambitious one-man show

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Having completed a hugely successful UK tour accompanied by a string section, timpani and tubular bells, award-winning songwriter David Ford takes to the road again but down a distinctly different track. The one-man full-band show sees Ford take the stage alone for what he claims will be the most ambitious one-man show ever attempted.

the show will be stopping off at the Empire Music Hall on Sunday May 10.

David Ford has a fine reputation as a loop machine expert, stretching back to 2005 when his solo performances, layering multiple instruments and sounds to build full arrangements, caught the attentions of the music industry and the imaginations of audiences around the world. In 2008 Ford’s one-shot loop machine video of his song “Go to Hell” became a YouTube sensation, picking up over half a million views in its first week and cementing his position as one of the leading exponents of this exciting performance technique.

Now he takes the stage version into uncharted territory playing electric and acoustic guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, harmonica, vocals and all manner of percussion, seemingly all at the same time. While tour preparation for most bands will be done in the rehearsal room, Ford has been spending his days in a garage surrounded by power tools, building the new and unique machinery that will make this show possible.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets, priced £12.50, are on sale now from all usual outlets.