At times we see artists who have crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a songwriter, performer and character who defies comparison.
His innovative brand of 21st Century Alt-folk is characterised as much by his challenging songwriting as his blistering fingerstyle guitar technique. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful, inventive and unique players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of heroes Nic Jones and John Martyn the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable songwriting and energetic traditional arrangements.
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’.
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.
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