Melting Vinyl presents: David Ford + JP Ruggieri
Bar from 5:00pm. Doors 7:30pm to 11:00. Show starts approx. 8 to 8:15pm.
Standing Tickets £16.50 + booking fee / £20.50 on the door
Tickets here www.seetickets.com or from Union Music Store or the Con Club bar
Award-winning songwriter David Ford presents an intimate evening of rummaging through his illustrious song catalogue. When David Ford goes on tour, it’s always different. His ever-evolving one-man loop machine show has become the stuff of legend and he has absolutely no fear of over-complicating matters, turning live music into some elaborate performance art. But what underpins a David Ford show, whether he’s throwing down a wall-of-noise solo stomp, backed by an elite jazz trio or a string quartet, is the quality of his songwriting.
His fluent melodicism, lyrical dexterity and willingness to tackle complex and controversial subject matter have won him two decades of plaudits. So for 2023, Ford has taken the rare decision to keep it simple, leave most of the crazy machines at home, play some of his favourite songs and share stories about where they came from. The result will be a rare opportunity to see “One of Britain’s best” (The Sunday Times) singer-songwriters… singing songs.
JP Ruggieri is a Nashville-based singer, songwriter, producer and virtuoso guitarist whose broad range of abilities have made him a much sought-after session player in Nashville and beyond. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, JP continued his education on the New York City singer-songwriter scene while earning his living as a side-man for a variety of international artists. As performer in his own right he has written and recorded two albums, the latest of which is due to be released in 2023.
JP has played pedal steel and guitar on Tony Award winning Broadway show “Oklahoma!” and has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians and artists such as: Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers), Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers, Gabe Dixon Band), Viktor Krauss (Bill Frisell), Charlie Hunter, Penny & Sparrow, David Ford, Jarrod Dickenson (Decca Records) and Rainee Blake (Nashville TV Series) to name a few.