“Haunting” – The Sunday Times

“Impressive” – The Telegraph

“Any tune could warrant a mention” – R2  ★★★★

“Deeply meaningful” Maverick  ★★★★


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’. 

Keep posted for updates on the release next year!

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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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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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