“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’.
2017 GIG ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
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: