Seth Ford-Young is a bassist, composer and singer based in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with a dazzling cross section of artists, from Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Beats Antique to The Hot Club of San Francisco, Rocco DeLuca, and Barry Manilow. Ford-Young started his musical adventures as the lead singer of punk band Initial Reaction, which played many classic punk clubs around Washington DC. While it might seem like a long journey from DC Hardcore to what he’s doing today, Ford-Young gleaned a tremendous amount of information about life on and off the bandstand during his punk days that he’s still drawing from today.
As a composer Seth has two albums and a film score under his name along with many collaborations and co-writing credits. Recent projects include; Co-producing Gill Landry’s “Skeleton at the Banquet” album, several releases with moonie.moonie, and a new project called Phi-Psonics. Look for more from those projects in 2020.
Artists Seth has performed live or in the studio with include; Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Rodriguez, Beats Antique, Barry Manilow, John Vanderslice, Rocco DeLuca, Gill Landry, Alexander, Crash, Letts, Sean Hayes, Eric McFadden, Sasha Dobson, The California Honeydrops, Mohsen Namjoo, and The Hot Club of San Francisco.