James Ellis Ford has been hidden in plain sight for his entire two-decade-long career. The composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter has worked with some of the biggest names in music, from Arctic Monkeys to Depeche Mode via Foals, Gorillaz and Kylie Minogue and as part of Simian Mobile Disco and The Last Shadow Puppets’ touring band. This year he takes centre stage with his debut solo album “The Hum”. The album, available May 12th, is a sprawling genreless ode to psychedelia both contemporary and nostalgic, entirely written, produced and performed by James. On stage, he’s joined by his four-piece band to recreate and riff on the original songs.