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 Electropop, 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. Known for being a member Simian Mobile Disco and production work with the Arctic Monkeys.


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 Artic 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 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.[2]

Ford also served as keyboardist for Arctic Monkeys' fifth album "AM, released in 2013.[citation needed]





  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.