Teddy Thompson & David Ford
Thursday 10th February 2011
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £13 / £15
London–born, New York–based singer-songerwriter Teddy Thompson’s musical pedigree is undeniable.
The son of folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy developed his musical drive early in life and launched his first band while still in his early teens. By the time he released his self-titled solo debut in 2000, he’d served a stint in his father’s touring band and contributed guitar and vocals to his dad’s albums You? Me? Us? and Mock Tudor. He subsequently co-produced and played on his mother’s 2002 comeback disc Fashionably Late, and toured as a member of Rosanne Cash’s backing band.
The release of his widely acclaimed album Separate Ways demonstrated how much his songwriting, performing and record-making skills had evolved since his debut. It was followed in 2007 by Up Front & Down Low, a collection of personally charged readings of classic American country songs that demonstrated Thompson’s increased assurance as a performer and interpreter.
Thompson’s trademark blend of catchy songcraft, pensive emotional insight and good–natured black humor is once more witnessed through on his highly anticipated release, Bella. It is Teddy’s effortless pop sensibility matched by a playful sonic palette, which incorporates such aural surprises as careening brass band accompaniment and haunting orchestral rushes, that saw his last album, A Piece of What You Need, reach the top 10 of the UK charts.
Also performing is Eastbourne’s own David Ford, whose tours with the likes of KT Tunstall, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello, have deservedly won audiences through the UK.