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John Ford Coley
John Ford Coley
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J O H N    F O R D   C O L E Y



and Special Guests

Ambrosia, Stephen Bishop, Player Lead Singer Peter Beckett, Walter Egan and Looking Glass 


There are songs you hear in your life that transport you to a certain time period or give you a special feeling.  You associate those good times to the group that made them famous.  Songs like “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer” have that kind of effect on people. Those songs and numerous others have made John Ford Coley a singing legend. He has spent decades touring, writing, recording, and producing.

John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold record hits for audiences around the world. Classically trained on piano and a n avid guitarist, John loves the craft and enjoys every audience he encounters.

Of late, John recorded a live album while he was on tour in the Philippines with many of the hits while also recording a CD entitled “The Best of John Ford Coley.” John’s most recent CD is entitled “Eclectic” and contains all new material for an acoustic/Americana album available now at amazon .com

 “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” appeared in the film "Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson and most recently his and England Dan Seals’ song “Simone” was featured in the new HBO Series “Vinyl” where two actors portray John and Dan in the studio singing the song.

Over the years John has shared the stage with many of the music industry’s famous hit makers.  Some of those include: Elton John, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Carole King, Bread, Loggins and Messina, Led Zeppelin, Carly Simon, Bill Cosby, Steve Miller Band, Randy Bachman, Jesse Colin Young, Air Supply, Ambrosia, Poco, Terry Sylvester (formerly of the Hollies), Orleans, Lou Gramm and Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Hill and Stephen Bishop, to name a few.

John’s television exposure crosses all demographic boundaries. He's hosted “The Midnight Special” and co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show”.   He's appeared on “The Tonight Show”, “Merv Griffin”, “David Soul and Friends”, “Dinah”, “American  Bandstand”,  “Hollywood  Squares”  (A  Special  Rock  Edition),  “Make  Me  Laugh”,  “Don  Kirshner’s  Rock Concert”, “Prime Time Country”, and the “Trinity Broadcasting Network.”

Some of John’s Television and Movie Theme Songs written or performed include: “Just Tell Me You Love Me”, “Dr. Pepper", “Major League, Back To The Minors”, “James At 16”, “Joe Panther”, “The Spy Within”  “Cold Case” and “Maxwell House Coffee” with Paul Newman in Japan.

John’s experiences stem from a broad background, since he is very eclectic in his interests.  Although John performed throughout high school and college as a classical and rock pianist, he chose to major in English Literature in his university studies and is an avid student of history.

In between the extensive road duty, John lives in the Nashville area as well as the Charleston, SC area with his family, where he's penned a book on his years in the music industry entitled “Backstage Pass.”


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This year’s illustrious crew — Ambrosia, Stephen Bishop, Player Lead Singer Peter Beckett, John Ford Coley, Walter Egan and Looking Glass — will be bringing a boatload of greatest hits on the summer trek which initially docks in such cities as Clearwater, Florida, Irving, Texas, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi beginning in July.

All aboard!



John Ford Coley @ FishStock

SUN, AUG 4 @ 7:00PM

FishStock, Fish Creek, WI


John Ford Coley @ Cape Cod Melody Tent

THU, AUG 15 @ 7:00PM

Cape Cod Melody Tent, Barnstable, MA


John Ford Coley @ South Shore Music Tent

FRI, AUG 16 @ 7:00PM

South Shore Music Tent, Cohasset, MA


John Ford Coley @ Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

SAT, AUG 17 @ 7:00PM

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Lake Charles, LA


John Ford Coley @ The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts

TUE, AUG 20 @ 8:00PM

The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ


John Ford Coley @ Broward County PAC

WED, AUG 21 @ 7:00PM

Broward County PAC, Fort Lauderdale, FL


John Ford Coley @ IP Casino Resort and Spa

FRI, AUG 23 @ 8:00PM

IP Casino Resort and Spa, Biloxi, MS


John Ford Coley @ Music Box

SAT, AUG 24 @ 7:00PM

Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ


John Ford Coley @ Tilles Center’s Concert Hall

SAT, SEP 7 @ 8:00PM

Tilles Center’s Concert Hall, Brookville, NY

Tilles Center at LIU Post & Capital One Present: Yacht Rock @ Tilles Feat. Ambrosia, John Ford Coley, Peter Beckett, Robbie Dupree and Elliot Lurie


John Ford Coley @ Misquamicut Beach

FRI, SEP 13 @ 7:00PM

Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, RI


John Ford Coley @ TBA

THU, SEP 26 @ 7:00PM

TBA, Dayton, OH


John Ford Coley @ Wildwood Springs Lodge

SAT, OCT 12 @ 8:00PM W/Orleans

Wildwood Springs Lodge, Steelville, MO


John Ford Coley @ Circle Square Cultural Arts Center

SAT, NOV 2 @ 7:00PM

Circle Square Cultural Arts Center, Ocala, FL