GoldFord

GoldFord

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandPopSoul

There’s something wonderfully original about Goldford. Beautifully blending classic and modern styles into a catchy cocktail of pop and soul. He is one part Sam Smith, one part Bruno Mars with a splash of Sam Cooke.

Biography

It all starts with a voice. And after hearing the emotive, gritty and always soulful sound of GoldFord, it is clear that a voice like this is rare.

There’s something wonderfully original about Goldford. Beautifully blending classic and modern styles into a catchy cocktail of pop and soul. He is one part Sam Smith, one part Bruno Mars with a splash of Sam Cooke.

GoldFord’s debut album “Shed a Little Light,” released in the fall of 2013, received immediate recognition by Pandora naming him a 2014 Artist To Watch. And much of the music industry did just that. Goldford has landed several impressive licensing placements with Netflix, Jeep, HBO, Belk, etc. and has recently shared the stage with the American Authors, X Ambassadors, The Mowgli’s, and Michael McDonald.

GoldFord’s new single “Style Like You" (http://bit.ly/GoldFord_NewSingle) was just released and fans can expect an evolved sound of feelgood soulful swagger. Keep an eye out for a new album and tour dates coming in 2016.

Lyrics

Ray of Sunshine

Written By: Jeffrey David Goldford

By Jeffrey David Goldford
ASCAP Silverchevy 2012

Shadows are following me,
I don’t need sunglasses
Ain’t no sun without you baby
Ain’t no sun without you

Hands shoved down in my jeans
I dont gotta dolla
I can’t even holler at you
I can’t holler at you

Wont you just be my ray of sunshine

I just want my ray of sunshine
Get away from this rain for a minute baby
I just want my ray of sunshine
Lord knows that I deserve
Oh now wont you give it to me

My job’s gone got no one to blame
Here with this guitar
Nothing but my heart on my sleeve
Got my heart on my sleeve

One smile I’m warming up sweet
Standing on this corner
I just wanna know your name
Baby tell me what’s your name

Wont you just be my ray of sunshine

I just want my ray of sunshine
Get away from this rain for a minute baby
I just want my ray of sunshine
Lord knows that I deserve
Oh now wont you give it to me

Every dog has his day
I’ve been here in the shade
For my better days
I’m not trying to complain
Trying to make my way
Here in the sunshine
I just want my ray of sunshine
Get away from this rain for a minute baby
I just want my ray of sunshine
Lord knows that I deserve
Oh now wont you give it to me

Shed a Little Light

Written By: Jeffrey David Goldford

By Jeffrey David Goldford
ASCAP Silverchevy 2012

V1:
Shed a little light on this, the stars are gonna help you see
I am going to do my best to welcome you peacefully
Honey you should get some rest, tomorrow’s going be a long day

Shed a little light on this, everything is meant to be
We don’t get the things we want, but we get just what we need
Faith can be a walking dream; thankfully I’m here to hold you all day

We’re not supposed to understand this grand old story right form these here pages
While were zoomed so close we presume to know that our time is defined by our age

CH:

I will wear you love around my neck
Put your hand over my heart
Its darkest just before the dawn.
Then the sun comes up and hope is here
I will pray for you my dear, I’ll pray for you my dear

V2
Shed a little light on this, the moon is going to help you see
We don’t need our lips to kiss; we don’t need our lungs to breathe
Honey if I get one wish, I wish that should you have to leave
You’ll leave your peace with me

Shed a little light on this, life can be so beautiful
I’ll give you my final breath, trade it for a miracle
Faith is just the thing we need, hope is going to help us see the sunlight shine on you

We’re not supposed to understand this grand old story right form these here pages
While were zoomed so close we presume to know that our time is defined by our ages

CH:
I will wear you love around my neck
Put your hand over my heart
It’s darkest just before the dawn.
Then the sun comes up and hope is here
I will pray for you my dear, I’ll pray for you my dear

Upside Down

Written By: Jeffrey David Goldford

Sometimes I need a light when the moon is low
sometimes I need some loving when my feelings show
Although I never found the way to let you know
I also never found a way to let you go

And now I see that look shining on your face
Your smile warms me up just like a sunny place
My worries disappear and all my fears erase
You’re my happy place

When do we ever know dear what’s in front of us,
Until we’re looking back here and we see the dust
I know you lift me up when I am feeling rough,
Right now I’m feeling rough

So where can you be
You’re the only upside now
So baby let your sunshine down
On Me
You know me from the inside out
You’re the upside down for me

I lean into your kiss for my sanity
So give me all your lovin for my vanity
The phone is gonna ring and we’ll just let it be, come settle in with me

It only takes the two of us
To clean this mess in front of us
To beam like lights that break the dusk
Here and now is just enough
For me to believe

Discography

Album: Shed A Little Light 2013
Single: Style Like You 2015