“Any tune could warrant a mention given the accomplishment displayed on Apparitions” – R2  ★★★★☆

“A deeply personal, meaningful and enjoyable debut album from a promising British artist” Maverick  ★★★★☆

“An impressive debut album from the Midlands musician, who has a neat fingerstyle technique and a sweet voice” – The Daily Telegraph ★★★☆☆

Whispers have been spreading far and wide around the new British Folk Scene about Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’ winner Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.

Chris’ trademark solo live sound is at times likened to the magnitude of a full orchestra only to moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his fingerstyle guitar playing.

From touring the UK festivals to sharing the bill with such heavyweights as Spiers & Boden, Martha Tilston and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman,  Chris has built up a formidable reputation and an enthusiastic reception for his debut album ‘Apparitions’.

Autumn UK Tour Dates

I’m really excited to announce the following dates over October and November.

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Cornish bank holiday dates

Setting out on the road this August bank holiday, down to Cornwall. See you there folks!

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UK Headline Tour 2017

I’m super excited to be heading out today for my UK solo headline tour, kicking things off at Dartford Folk Club.

Hope to catch you at one of these dates

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Chris Cleverley with Minnie Birch @ The Stables, Milton Keynes – Saturday 4th March 2017

Pre-tour warm up show announcement

I’m really excited to be playing at The Stables in Milton Keynes for my next solo headline show with the incredible songwriter and Company Of Players bandmate, Minnie Birch opening the evening. Advance tickets are available for £10 – click here

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The first gig of 2017 is on the horizon…

I’ll be headlining the opening night of a fantastic new Birmingham event the ‘Nights At The Circus Folk Club’.

I’ll be performing with my live band and the evening will open with very special guests, and my bandmates from The Company Of Players, the Hertfordshire based threepiece Said The Maiden.

Advance tickets available at http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/nights-at-the-circus/10042791?ref=let_aft


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Spring 2016 Tour

My spring tour kicked off with a fantastic show at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green.

I’ll be looking forward to catching you at one of these dates over the coming weeks, or perhaps with my new Folk Supergroup project, The Company of Players

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‘Apparitions’ available for purchase

Pick up your copy of Apparitions through the official Chris Cleverley Bandcamp page.

Here’s what they’ve been saying:

“Meaningful and Enjoyable”– Maverick ★★★★☆

“Accomplished” – R2 ★★★★☆

“Impressive” – The Daily Telegraph ★★★☆☆

“Sheer Stylishness” – fRoots

“Album of the week” – Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster

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Apparitions released 30/10/15

Apparitions is finally on sale!!!!

You can pick up the digitial download from any good online retailer like iTunes of Amazon, and make you way over to the Shop section of the site to pick up the digipack from the official Bandcamp page.

And in the meantime have a peek at the first official single, The Dawn Before The Day, released on Youtube:

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‘Apparitions’ album release news

Album image 150kbI’m so happy to reveal that the long-awaited album release date is finally here.

The album, entitled Apparitions, will be released on Friday 30th October 2015 and will be available for online purchase shortly.

Keep an eye out in the live dates section for the Autumn album release tour dates – perhaps I’ll see you along the way.

In the meantime here’s a glimpse of the album cover, with beautiful artwork designed by the most spectacular of Birmingham based artists, Laura Tinald.

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Christmas 2014 Gig Announcement – Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

2014 has been an astonishing year, and I’m happy to announce I’ll be rounding it off with one final full band show.

Come join us on Monday 1st December at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham City Centre.

As well as a host of new arrangements and an even bigger band, I’m massively excited to have the outstanding Manchester based singer Little Sparrow opening the evening. Cannot wait!

Tickets here:


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