Award winning songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to mesmerise audiences with 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 to only moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his fingerstyle guitar playing.
The critically acclaimed debut album ‘Apparitions’ sailed into The Telegraph’s top 70 folk albums of 2015, while national music press heavyweights such as Acoustic Magazine, fRoots, R2, Maverick and Folk Radio UK encouraged readers to keep a close eye. Since winning Bristol Folk Festival’s 2014 ‘Isambard Folk Award’, Chris’ national presence has grown exponentially, gracing BBC radio airwaves and the stages of top UK folk festivals.
A truly singular and innovative artist of the new British Folk Scene; Chris Cleverley is a name to remember.
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