James Ford (musician)

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James Ford
Melt Festival 2013 - Simian Mobile Disco-3.jpg
James Ford (left) with Simian Mobile Disco during Melt! Festival 2013
Background information
Born Leek, Staffordshire, England
Genres Electro-pop, indie rock, dance, indie pop
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, musician, Remixer
Instruments Drums, percussion, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar
Years active 2000–Present
Associated acts Simian Mobile Disco
Arctic Monkeys
Mystery Jets
The Last Shadow Puppets
Test Icicles
Mumford & Sons

James Ford is an English musical composer, record producer and musician.


Ford was a founding member of the group Simian[1] and currently a member of their spin-off duo Simian Mobile Disco. He produced the Mercury Prize–winning album, Klaxons' Myths of the Near Future and every Arctic Monkeys' album post-Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

In 2008, he worked with The Last Shadow Puppets, with whom he played the drums and produced their Mercury Prize nominated and UK No. 1 debut album The Age of the Understatement.

As well as playing drums with The Last Shadow Puppets and on Klaxons, Myths of the Near Future he also plays guitar on Arctic Monkeys "Only Ones Who Know" and occasionally plays keyboards with the band live.




  1. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. "James Ford". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.