FORD Live

FORD Live

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FORD's musical style can only be described as “Electro-New Wave”. With philosophically deep and thought provoking lyrics, whose meaning seems to unfold to a deeper level with every listen. This music truly is the convergence of Rock, New Wave, New Age, Pop, and Dance Music together as one.

Biography

FORD BIO

"New Wave is Back!", says Multi-Platinum music producer FORD, who has made a nice career producing and mixing records for the biggest stars in the world.

For 15 years FORD has been on the cutting edge of music production bridging the gap between underground electronic music and mainstream artists. "Preferred music styles run in cycles and the timing couldn't be more perfect to re-introduce the slick gothic-electro sound reminiscent of early 80's New Wave artists like Depeche Mode, The Cure, Bauhaus, U2, New Order, The Cult and others." FORD’s highly anticipated new album "Psychonaut", due at retail outlets around March 2010, is a totally astounding reinvention of the classic early 1980's sound with a very fresh Electro twist.

This is the first solo album of FORD's career. Over the years, FORD has developed countless dance artists scoring 7 Billboard Top Ten Dance Hits with 4 different artists, and he has produced countless other productions and remixes for the likes of Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Jewel, Rob Thomas, iiO, Natasha Bedingfiled, Ciara, Craig David, Ludacris, Twista and many others. With 19 Gold & Platinum Record plaques hanging on the wall and 13 million unit sales notched into his score card, FORD is ready to try something new and this solo project is it. "The truth is I'm turning 40 this year, way too old in the eyes of the music industry, but I don't really care. This is the best music I have ever written or produced, this is my Magnum Opus."

Aside from the lush melodic sound and mood that would make any Depeche Mode fan weak at the knees, what makes this album particularly unique is the subject of its lyrics. In 2005-2006, FORD took a hiatus from the music industry to write and publish a book on higher consciousness and self-realization, a subject at the heart of FORD’s life. This real life guru has become well known in the circles of expanded consciousness and enlightenment, and his book, Becoming God is seeing the same success as his music releases (at one time reaching the #2 position on the Lulu Best Seller list). "After publishing the book, I really didn't know what I wanted to do. The logical next move was to combine my too favorite loves together, New Wave 80s music and the topic of conversation that we all secretly love to ponder. It was simply the law of attraction that moved me into a universe where 80’s music was making a huge comeback." The lyrics of all of FORD’s songs are philosophically deep and thought provoking. Their meaning seems to unfold to a deeper level with every listen.

FORD has put a three-piece band together to introduce this sound to mainstream and dance club-goers in a psychedelic wonderland setting. In addition, since the
band has an overall “Electro-New Wave” vibe, Rock venues will happily embrace this very electro sound as well. This truly is the convergence of Rock, New Wave, Pop, and Dance Music together as one. "I've never had so much fun in my life. I feel like a kid again staying up all night rockin' out and programming weird cool sounds along with my original band mates from college. To have this music as the beacon for a such a divine subject is ridiculous, but it sure is fun!"

Lyrics

Logical

Written By: Davies, R;Hodgson, R

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
oh joyfully, oh playfully watching me.
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, oh responsible, practical.
And then they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world's asleep,
the questions run too deep
for such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am
I said now watch what you say they'll be calling you a radical,
a liberal, oh fanatical, criminal.
Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're
acceptable, respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable!
Oh Take it take it yeah!

But at night, when all the world's asleep,
the questions run so deep
for such a simple man.
Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd
but please tell me who I am,
Who I am x 3 !!!

Discography

FORD Discography
1994-2009:
Labels worked with:
Atlantic, Epic, Jive, Warner, Robbins, StreetBeat

Rob Thomas
"This Is How A Heart Breaks"
Additional Production & Remix
Atlantic Records / WB
•• MULTI-PLATINUM ••

Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott
"1-2 Step”
Additional Production / Remix
La Face / JIVE / BMG
•• MULTI-PLATINUM ••

P-Diddy
“Last Night”
Additional Production / Remix
Bad Boy/Atlantic/WB
•• PLATINUM ••

Jennifer Lopez
“Jenny From The Block”
Additional Production / Remix
EPIC Records / SONY
•• PLATINUM ••

Brandy
"Talk About Our Love”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WEA
Billboard 1 Singles Chart
•• PLATINUM ••

Jennifer Lopez
“I’m Glad”
Additional Production / Remix
EPIC Records / SONY
•• PLATINUM ••

Michael Jackson
"One More Chance”
Additional Production / Remix
SONY
•• GOLD ••

Jewel
“Intuition”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WEA
•• GOLD ••

Craig David
“Flava”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WEA
•• GOLD ••

Jewel
“Serve The Ego”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WEA
•• GOLD ••

Fabolous
"Baby" (Konductor Mix)
Additional Production / Remix /w George Acosta
Lava / Atlantic / WB
•• GOLD ••

Jaheim
“Never”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records
•• GOLD ••

Danity Kane
"Show Stoppin"
Additional Production / Remix
Bad Boy/Atlantic/WB
•• GOLD ••

Michael Jackson
"One More Chance”
Additional Production / Remix
SONY
•• GOLD ••

Brandy
“What About Us”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic / WEA
•• GOLD ••

Lil' Kim
"Lighters Up"
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WB
•• GOLD ••

Natasha Bedingfield
"These Words"
Additional Production / Remix
Epic Records / SONY
•• GOLD ••

Shinedown
“Save Me”
Additional Production/Remix
Atlantic / WB
•• GOLD ••

Ryan Cabrera
"True”
Additional Production / Remix
Lava / Atlantic / WB
•• GOLD ••

Jaheim
“Never”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records
•• GOLD ••

Latin Allstars Feat. Cali Aliman, Tito Puente & India
“Everybody Salsa”
Producer / Arranger
Fuego Records / Warlock / Quality
Billboard-No. 33 Dance Chart

Robin Fox
“I See Stars”
Producer / Writer / Arranger for StreetBeat Records / RED
Billboard Club Chart 1
Billboard Sales Chart 7 ** on chart for 52 consecutive weeks
DJ Times Chart 1
DMA Chart 1

Robin Fox
“It’s Gonna Be Okay”
Producer / Writer/ Arranger For StreetBeat Records / RED
Billboard Club Chart 20
Billboard Sales Chart 26
DJ Times Chart 3
DMA Chart 1

Decapo
“My Heart Will Go On” (The Dance Mixes)
Producer / Arranger For Groove / Almighty U.K
Billboard Club Chart 1
Billboard Sales Chart 22
Billboard Hot 100 54

Tito Puente, Jr.
“Oye Como Va”
Producer / Arranger
Hot Entertainment Group / EMI
Billboard- No. 1 Club Chart
Billboard- No. 4 Sales Chart

Nate Butler
“Booty And A Blenda”
Additional Production / Remix
Funky Records

Mick Jagger
“Charmed Life”
Additional Production / Remix
Rhino Records

Gym Class Heroes
“Clothes Off”
Additional Production / Remix
Lava / Atlantic

Nicole Feat. Mani Fresh
"On and On"
Additional Production/Remix
Mega Music / Universal

Sir Ivan
“For What Its Worth”
Producer / Remixer
Peaceman

C-Note
"Forgive Me"
Additional Production / Remix
Transcontinental Records / EMI

FORD featuring Jori
"Pure Imagination"
Additional Production / Remix
Pandisc /Koch Records

Vanessa Williams
"You Are Everything"
Additional Production / Remix
Lava / Atlantic / WB

Kassi
"Threw It All Away”
Writer / Producer / Mixer / Remixer
Robbins Entertainment / BMG

iiO
"Runaway"
Additional Production / Remix
Made Records

FORD Vs. Ludacris
"Stand Up”
Additional Production / Remix
White Label

Twista
"Overnight Celebrity”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Recordsl

FORD Vs. Ludacris
"Splash Waterfalls”
Additional Production / Remix
White Label

Rupee
"Tempted To Touch”
Additional Production / Remix
Lava / Atlantic / WEA

The Corrs
"Summer Sunshine”
Additional Production / Remix
Warner Bros. Int.

Plummet
"Cherish”
Additional Production / Remix
Big 3 Records

Sugar Ray
“It’s So Easy”
Additional Production / Remix
Atlantic Records / WEA
Paul Oakenfold
“Starry Eyed Surprise”
Additional Production & Remix
Maverick Records / WEA

Robin Fox
I See Stars: The Trance Album
Writer / Producer / Arranger For StreetBeat Records / RED
Produced & Wrote All 12 Tracks

FORD: Trance Anthems
Full-Length Mix CD
Producer / Arranger For StreetBeat Records/ RED
Mixed Compilation / Produced & Wrote 5 Tracks

Plummet
“Damaged”
Producer / Arranger For Nebulous Records / Atlantic
Billboard Sales Chart 10

Nichole McCloud
“One Good Reason”
Remix 247 Records / Artimus
Billboard Sales Chart 5

Nichole McCloud
“Don’t You Want My Love”
2 Remixes 247 record

Set List

Full Set List (About 45 - 60 Minutes):
"Perfect as I Need to Be"
"Serenity and Bliss"
"Clear"
"Love I Need"
"Rabbit Hole"
"Logical" (Cover)
"Never Comin Down"

Short Set List (about 20 - 30 minutes):
"Logical"
"Rabbit Hole"
"Never Coming Down" or "Love I Need"