Mike Ford is a Juno-nominated artist whose concerts and recordings are
garnering critical and popular acclaim coast-to-coast. Known to many as 1/4
of the eccentrically successful folk-pop-vaudeville band Moxy Früvous
(with whom Mike has entertained countless festivals, theatres, clubs across
North America and Europe and recorded 7 acclaimed albums), Mike is immersed
in a whole new career phase with his rollicking Canada In Song project.
In June of ’08, he released his most accomplished album to date, the sonically
vibrant and thematically charged Canada Needs You, volume two - a 12-song
musical journey through 20th Century Canada. His three solo albums, stars
shone on toronto (featuring musical homages to Jane Jacobs, The Oak Ridges
Moraine & Tooker Gomberg among others), Satellite Hotstove, and the MapleMusic
Recording Canada Needs You, volume one (a Juno-nominated romp through pre-1905
Canadian History) are filled with provocative original compositions delivered in
a multitude of styles. He performs to sell-out club crowds and festival mainstages
across Canada. He has also recently graced festival stages as a ‘swing’ member of
The Arrogant Worms, and has teamed up of late with multiple Juno-award-winning singer
David Francey, writing and performing new ‘Great Lakes’ songs for their Laker Music Project.
Canada Needs You, volume two is available through www.maplemusic.com, and will
soon be found on iTunes and in stores across Canada via Fontana North distribution.
Mike lives in east Toronto with his wife Therese and step-daughter Jacqueline.
He has worked in or visited every region of this incredible country and is dedicated
to sharing his enthusiasm for Canada’s land and history with people of all ages.
For further info, visit www.mikeford.ca