Perhaps it is Chris Cleverley’s eternally restless, whirring chasm of a mind that leads him to constantly innovate and re-imagine his unique interpretation of 21st Century Alt-folk music. And so Autumn 2019 sees Chris hit the road, armed with a brand-new album to bolster this reputation. With a visceral lyrical style, inspired by the American Greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, Chris shines a light on diverse, arresting themes from deteriorating anxious minds, via damaging gender constructs, to mystical tales of the occult.
Possessing a guitar fingerstyle steeped in the lore of the UK Folk Revival, the essence of John Martyn and Nic Jones pulses through his veins. With a blistering yet delicate technique, described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast becoming one of the standout musicians on the UK Songwriting circuit. Chris’ eagerly anticipated 2nd studio album, ‘We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold”, releases in October 2019, 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 a ground-breaking fusion of varied musical genres, underpinned by the adventurous technicality of his guitar style. Join Chris in Kingskerswell on his album release tour where he can be seen unveiling exclusive, stripped back glimpses of this new material.
“Meaningful and enjoyable”Maverick★★★★
“Haunting”–The Sunday Times