Chris Cleverley has emerged as a songwriter, performer and character who defies comparison. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, his innovative brand of 21st-century alt-folk music is characterised as much by his challenging songwriting as his blistering fingerstyle guitar technique.
Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material resonating deeply with UK-wide audiences. His thought-provoking words dissect themes as diverse as deteriorating anxious minds, damaging gender constructs, literary heroines and hospital beds, all the while reflecting a keen intellect and strong social conscience. The progressive and contemporary flare of his composition and lyricism reflect hours spent pouring over the work of great North American songwriters Elliott Smith, Anais Mitchell and The Barr Brothers.
Autumn 2019 sees Chris release his eagerly anticipated second studio album We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold, under the helm of BBC Folk Award winning producer Sam Kelly. Truly a record for the new millennium, this bold, challenging body of new work promises to be a ground-breaking fusion of varied musical genres, underpinned by the adventurous technicality of his guitar style. Join Chris throughout 2019 where he can be seen unveiling exclusive, stripped back glimpses of this new material at live performances.
Supported by Minnie Birch
Minnie Birch is a singer/songwriter from Hertfordshire. She writes dark, plaintive, beautiful music about life, love, adventures and fairy tales. Chosen as number 7 in Buzzfeeds ‘Brilliant British songwriters to discover’ this understated yet beguiling performer is winning over hearts one gig at a time.www.minniebirch.co.uk