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.

Chris’ visceral lyrical style, akin to the American greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, 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 players on the UK Songwriting circuit.

Crowdfunding Page is now live

I’m pleased to announced my Indiegogo crowdfunding page is now live. I am raising funds to support the release of my forthcoming 2nd studio album ‘We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold’.

Head over to the page at to explore a range of exclusive gifts and experiences that can be purchased through the campaign until 25th July.

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Spring UK Tour

Hi Folks! After a 6 month break from live performance I’m really excited to get back out on the road for my Spring UK Headline Tour. It would be lovely to see you at one of these dates:

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Album #2 Recording

Hi there friends!

I’m excited to share that the tracking process for my long awaited second solo studio album was completed in November. We’re getting a bit of head-space now before mixing the tracks in Jan 2019. Here’s an action shot of The Chris Cleverley Trio; Kim Lowings, Kathy Pilkinton who joined me down in Cube Studios, Cornwall, for backing vocals duty. It was really inspiring to work with producer Sam Kelly (pictured far right). He has done an amazing job of building a vision for this album and creating a big band sound which I think shows a pronounced departure from my debut, ‘Apparitions’. 

Keep posted for updates on the release next year!

Hard at work

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Autumn UK Tour

The Autumn UK tour has gotten off to an excellent start with some wonderful shows up and down the country.

There’s still a few dates left – it would be great to see you at Aylsebury, Frodsham and Romford as well as two special shows with Minnie Birch in St Albans and Ostwaldtwistle (Lancs).

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Chris Cleverley Trio

I’m very pleased to reveal and ongoing live project, The Chris Cleverley Trio, featuring outstanding musicians Kim Lowings and Kathy Pilkinton (Said The Maiden).

We will be launching the project at our debut show on Wed 26th September 2018 at The Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham. 

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Spring & Summer UK Headline Tour

I can’t wait to get back on the road for some extensive touring this year. Hope to catch you at one of these dates! Particularly excited to be joined by the fabulous songwriter Minnie Birch at The Chapel Arts Centre in Bath on Friday 13th July.

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Christmas Concerts with Kelly Oliver

I’m super excited to be performing two Christmas Concerts with the amazingly talented Kelly Oliver!

The dates are:

Wednesday 13th December – The Sound Lounge, Tooting

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Sunday 17th December – The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham

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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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