to the world of Geoff Ford, Photojournalist

As one who is passionate about all things Derbyshire, it has been a real privilege to report on local news, events and sport for local publications over many years.

Derbyshire is a wonderfully diverse county with its beautifully inspiring countryside, unique customs and traditions and the cutting edge technology that continues the legacy of Derbyshire’s history at the heart of Britain’s industrial revolution.

I am excited to be able to share my passion through my website and hope you will enjoy my articles and photographs. Here you will find many examples of my coverage of news & events, feature writing, press releases, motor racing, cycling and other sports coverage, music interviews and concert photography. I was delighted to be the official photographer for the 2017 Jenson Button Trust Triathlon and continue to work with local sporting event organisers.

My other passion is music and I have established good relationships with a number of publicity agencies. It is a privilege to be able to interview the stars of the industry, many of whom have been heroes of mine for many years together with new and upcoming stars of the future together with concert reviews. Please see below for quick links to all my musical interviews and concert reviews and images.

For a selection of my work in printed media, please visit the About Me page.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists and a UK Press Card holder.



My work has been published in the following newspapers, magazines and websites:

Birmingham Post

Burton Mail

Buxton Advertiser

Derbyshire Guardian

Derbyshire Life and Countryside

Derby Telegraph

Derbyshire Times

Dluxe Magazine

Hertfordshire Life

Mail on Sunday

Northern Life

Nottingham Post

RunABC Midlands

Stoke Sentinel

South Wales Evening Post

The Guardian

The Progressive  Aspect

The Wee Review

Vintage Rock

Wiltshire Life

Yorkshire Life

Yorkshire Post

Geoff Ford Photojournalist

Music is a major part of my life, so it has been a great honour to develop closer links with the industry through my writing and photographs. Below you will find quick links to many of my interviews and concert reviews of some of the great names in music.

Ben Bowers (Michael Jackson tribute): Interview (October 2019); Michael Starring Ben review, Stoke-on-Trent (November 2019)

Beverley Knight: Interview (September 2019); Concert review, Sheffield (October 2019)

Birmingham’s Night of Stars – Carl Palmer, John Lodge: Concert review, Birmingham (April 2019)

Black Lace: Interview – Party time in Tenerife (April 2019)

Boyzone: Interview with Mikey Graham (August 2017); Concert review, Derby (September 2018)

Cliff Richard: The Story Of The First Appearance Of ‘Cliff Richard‘: 60th Anniversary Concert Review, Nottingham (October 2018)

Colin Blunstone (Zombies): Interview (March 2016); Concert review, Derby (April 2016)

Dave Berry: Interview (April 2019)

Dennis Lyxzen (Refused): Interview (September 2019)

Eagles: Concert review, Birmingham (June 2019)

Elton John: Concert review, Derby (June 2017)

Fisherman’s Friends: Interview with Jon Cleave (February 2018); Concert review, Buxton (February 2018)

Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, DBA, Buggles): Interview (November 2019)

Graham Gouldman (10cc): Interview (September 2017); Concert review, Buxton (October 2017) 10cc Tour Preview (January 2019) 10cc Tour review, Nottingham (March 2019)

Hazel O’Connor: Interview and concert review, Buxton (November 2017)

Heaven 17: Concert review, Sheffield (October 2019)

John Lodge (Moody Blues): Interview, tour preview (March 2019) Album review (September 2019)

John McLoughlin (Johnny Mac And The Faithful): Interview (July 2019)

Jools Holland: Concert review, Buxton (May 2019)

Justin Hayward (Moody Blues): Interview (September 2017) Concert review, Birmingham (October 2017) Concert review, Birmingham (September 2019)

Lea Salonga : Interview (June 2019) Concert Review, Nottingham (July 2019)

Lemar: Interview (April 2019)

Let’s Rock, The Retro Winter Tour: Concert review, Nottingham (November 2019)

Lewis Capaldi: Concert review, Scarborough (August 2019)

Lulu: Interview (October 2017)

Mark Kingswood: Interview (May 2019) Concert review, supporting Jools Holland, Buxton (May 2019)

Martin Barre (ex-Jethro Tull): Interview (September 2018)

Martin Turner (ex-Wishbone Ash): Interview (March 2018); Concert review, Derby (March 2018)

Mike Peters (The Alarm): Interview (September 2019)

Nightwish: Decades World Tour concert review, Birmingham (December 2018)

Paul Carrack: Concert Review, Nottingham (February 2019)

Paul Young: Interview and concert review, Leamington Spa (May 2016)

Pete Agnew (Nazareth): Interview and new album review (October 2018)

Queen Machine Symphonic with Kerry Ellis: Concert review, Scarborough (August 2019)

Robert Berry: Interview about his new album and his work with the late Keith Emerson (July 2018)

Rod Stewart: Interview (May 2019); Concert review, Sheffield (June 2019)

Solid Silver 60s Show: Concert review – Vanity Fair, Brian Poole, Dave Berry, Peter Noone, Nottingham (April 2019)

Squeeze: Glenn Tilbrook interview (October 2019); Concert review, Sheffield (October 2019)

Steely Dan/Steve Winwood: Concert review, Birmingham (February 2019)

Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis): Interview (September 2018); Concert review, Nottingham (October 2018); Tour Preview (September 2019); Interview (October 2019); Concert review, Birmingham (November 2019)

The Musical Box: Genesis – The Black Show: Concert review, Leicester and interview with Sebastien Lamothe (October 2017)

The Overtones: Interview/tour preview (November 2019)

Tim Bowness (no-man): Interview (October 2019)

Van Morrison: Concert review, Nottingham (October 2019)

Will Young: Concert review, Sheffield (October 2019)

Yes: 50th Anniversary Tour concert review, Sheffield (March 2018)

Album Reviews: A Swarm Of The Sun The Woods, Beast In Black From Hell With Love, Evi Vine Black Light White Dark, Hank Marvin Gold, Holiday Ghosts West Bay Playroom, Hootie & The Blowfish Imperfect Circle, Joe Jackson Fool, John Lodge B Yond – The Very Best Of, Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, Marvin Gaye You’re The Man, Stereophonics Kind, Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited – Band And Orchestra: Live At The Royal Festival Hall; Van Morrison Three Chords And The Truth




Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard

Paul Young

Paul Young

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett

Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi