John Ford Coley, an American singer, guitarist, classically trained pianist, actor and author, who is revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo, England Dan and John Ford Coley, will be appearing at The Historic Strand Theater in Jena Thursday, December 14.
Tickets for the one-night event are available on the Facebook page, Plan Z LLC.
John has created many memorable hits such as: “Love Is The Answer”, “Gone Too Far”, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”, “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again”, “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Sad To Belong.”
Born in Dallas, Texas, he grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and early rock and roll music. He also grew up singing church hymns and learning to play classical piano. When he was just 16 years old, he and a schoolmate, Dan Seals, joined the group Theze Few. Later, the band became Southwest F.O.B. and tourned the Texas music scene. They had one hit in 1969, “The Smell of Incense,” which hit number 43 on the charts and with the fame the band got to play on stage with Led Zeppelin and other acts.
Later becoming England Dan & John Ford Coley, the duo was signed by A&M Records and their first break came in 1972 with the song “Simone.” Later, after signing with Atlantic Records, they released the song “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight” and had four top ten hits and two top-twenty hits. Nominated for a Grammy Award, they received triple-platinum and gold records and released eight albums before disbanding in 1980.
John later formed another group with his sisters and also acted in a few films in the 1980’s while also writing songs for television and movies.
In 1999, he moved to Tennessee as he loved the Nashville music community. Today, he still loves music and performing on stages around the world. As part of the growing appreciation for smooth yacht rock music, John Ford Coley brings his Grammy winning style to the scene with love.
For more information about John, visit selakentertainment. com/artist/john-for-coley.