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 clubs around Washington DC. While it might seem like a long journey from DC Hardcore to Parisian café music, Pop and Jazz, 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.
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, Alexander, Crash, Letts, Sean Hayes, Eric McFadden, Sasha Dobson, The California Honeydrops, Mohsen Namjoo and The Hot Club of San Francisco.
Film credits include;
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005) -Bass
Swing (2006) -Bass, Bass Coach
All is Lost (2013) -Bass
Bad Grampa.5 (2014) -Bass, co-composer
The Illusion (short) (2015) -Bass, arrangement
A Woman Like Me (2015) -Bass, arrangement
Coming Through the Rye (2015) -Bass, co-composer
Three Women (short) (2016) -Bass, co-composer
Mr. Church (2016) -Bass, co-composer
Television appearances include;
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with Edward Sharpe - "Man on Fire"(2012) and "Life is Hard"(2013)
with Crash - "Motion Animal"(2014)
with Alexander - "Truth"(2011)
with Edward Sharpe - (2011) and "Better Days"(2013)
with Edward Sharpe - (2012) , (2015)