'Ford shares with Sinatra a gift for
timing and thoughtful phrasing which
adds new colours to the songs and
gives them a freshness'.
'He demonstrates will ease and skill
how a well-crafted song should be
'Ford is the archetypal crooner in
the mould of Sinatra and Crosby '
Award-winning vocalist Matthew Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, building an enviable wealth of experience, performing with the Halle, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC and RTE Concert Orchestras, as well as the BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Matthew works regularly with acclaimed conductor John Wilson, making multiple appearances at the BBC Proms, touring the UK with the John Wilson Orchestra in
2011,2013,14, 15, 16 & 17, and appearing with them at the Aldeburgh, Harrogate,
Cheltenham, Hampton Court Palace and Grafenegg festivals.
Matthew features on the 2014 Award winning JWO album 'COLE PORTER IN HOLLYWOOD'
recorded at Abbey Rd studios, and the brand new JWO album 'GERSHWIN IN HOLLYWOOD' recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015.
Matt's made his US debut in 2013 performing at Royce Hall in Hollywood,
and in 2016 made his French debut, performing his own show on St Valentines Day in
Paris for Radio France.
Matt has also performed in Berlin's Philharmonic Hall with the JWO, a concert streamed worldwide on the Digital Concert Hall. Recently Matt recorded 'Merry Christmas Everyone' for the 2017 Tesco Christmas Advertisement. So far in 2018 Matt has made his Barbican debut, once again performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 (FNIMN) and BBC Radio 3.
Photography: G Stavrou