Chris is a self taught musician. He learned to play guitar and piano with one purpose in mind. His total passion is writing songs, followed closely by a love of playing live. Based in London he has been the main singer and song writer of two British bands.
To find greater expression Chris decided to go solo and set about recording his debut album This Atlantic Low. Comprising of eleven songs and three instrumental pieces the album is based on characters from the Martin Amis novel London Fields. This Atlantic Low has enjoyed considerable critical success. Tracks such as "My Strength My Weakness", "Epitaph" and "The Morning Light" have also been heavily play listed on radio in Ireland, the UK and the US where Chris has a rapidly growing fan base. Having recently secured the rights Chris is also currently working on songs for a musical version of the John Osborne play Look Back In Anger.
All Caught Up is the second single taken from Chris Ford’s album of the same title All Caught Up. This follows on from the critically acclaimed success of his debut album This Atlantic Low.
When The Sun Grows Cold, the first single released from the album had a great reaction from radio around the UK and Ireland. Chris has subsequently undertaken extensive promotion which has included to date 19 radio sessions at stations including BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle, KCFM and Downtown/Cool FM in Belfast.
For the new single All Caught Up, Chris went back into the studio and re recorded the track, lifting the key, adding e bows and backing vocals. The track has kept it’s original rawness and intensity whilst adding the sweeping romanticism of elements of Nick Drake.
The story behind this album is best summed up in Chris’s own words. "Writing and recording these ten songs has been a spiritual and emotional road trip. I took the songs and stripped them down to their very core. The reason was that I wanted to return to a simplicity, directness and intimacy with the listener and myself”
Bruce Springsteen's album Nebraska was a guiding light for Chris. "Structured songs of this nature are rarely stripped down to their very essence and recorded with such honesty and immediacy. I wanted to make an album with the same kind of spirit as Nebraska...".
The songs are : 1. When Every Single Word is True 2. A Simple Truth 3. It’s All For Love 4. A Little Rain Must Fall 5. When The Sun Grows Cold 6. The Ever After 7. Insecure 8. Shine 9. The War Of The Worlds 10. All Caught Up