James Ford (musician)

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James Ford
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James Ford during Melt! Festival 2013
Background information
Born (1978-12-11) 11 December 1978 (age 39)
Leek, Staffordshire, England
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Years active 2000–present
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James Ford is an English musical composer, record producer and musician, known for being a member of Simian Mobile Disco and production work with the Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Haim, Gorillaz, and Klaxons.

Biography[edit]

Ford went to Manchester University, along with other members of Simian.[1].

Ford was a founding member of the group Simian and later a member the spin-off duo Simian Mobile Disco.[1]

He produced the Mercury Prize–winning album, Klaxons' Myths of the Near Future in 2007.[2] He also played drums on the album.[citation needed] Also, in that year he produced the Arctic Monkeys second album. He has done at least part of the production on each of the bands subsequent albums.[2] He plays guitar on Arctic Monkeys "Only Ones Who Know".[citation needed]

In 2008, he formed The Last Shadow Puppets with Miles Kane and Alex Turner, as both drummer and producer. Their debut album, "The Age of the Understatement", earned the group a Mercury Prize nomination and also charted at No. 1 in the UK.[2] Their second album, "Everything You've Come to Expect", was released in 2016. Ford once again produced, also playing drums, percussion and keys. The record earned the group their second UK No. 1.

Ford produced and played keys on Arctic Monkeys' fifth album, "AM", released in 2013. His work on the album gained him a further Mercury Prize nomination.[citation needed]

Ford has produced the 14th Depeche Mode album "Spirit" released on 17 March 2017.

Discography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Chadbourne, Eugene. "James Ford". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Doyle, Tom. "James Ford: Producing Arctic Monkeys". Sound On Sound. Retrieved 29 June 2015.