Singer-songwriter Chris Cleverley will be coming to Alexander’s in Chester on Wednesday, July 20 to promote his new album Apparitions.
Apparitions is as much about hauntings as it is about memory and the fine line that can separate the two.
For some time now, whispers have been spreading far and wide around the new British folk scene about Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.
November 2015 saw the release of Cleverley’s eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed debut full length album, which captures perfectly the essence of his highly individual and deeply thoughtful approach to songwriting.
Great reviews spread across such publications as fRoots, R2 and Maverick magazines, while the tracks themselves were aired on numerous national BBC radio stations.
Primarily a guitar player, Cleverley has honed his skills over the last two decades, gaining justifiable comparisons to the likes of Martin Simpson, Nic Jones and Chris Wood.
He has gone from strength to strength since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 Isambard Folk Award, joining the ranks of previous winners such as BBC folk award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker.
2015 tours have taken these songs around the UK for sold out dates and further afield on to the Continent too, all the while showcasing his trademark solo live sound.
Chris can also be seen performing at several dates throughout 2016 as one tenth of an exciting folk super group, The Company of Players. This songwriting project was orchestrated to commemorate the 400 th anniversary of William Shakespeare and includes such nationally renowned musicians as Sam Kelly and Kelly Oliver.
Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com for details.