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 https://igg.me/at/chrisclev to explore a range of exclusive gifts and experiences that can be purchased through the campaign until 25th July.
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.