“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

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.

‘Apparitions’ available for purchase

Pick up your copy of Apparitions through the official Chris Cleverley Bandcamp page.

Here’s what they’ve been saying:

“Meaningful and Enjoyable”– Maverick ★★★★☆

“Accomplished” – R2 ★★★★☆

“Impressive” – The Daily Telegraph ★★★☆☆

“Sheer Stylishness” – fRoots

“Album of the week” – Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster

Read More

Apparitions released 30/10/15

Apparitions is finally on sale!!!!

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:

Read More

‘Apparitions’ album release news

Album image 150kbI’m so happy to reveal that the long-awaited album release date is finally here.

The album, entitled Apparitions, will be released on Friday 30th October 2015 and will be available for online purchase shortly.

Keep an eye out in the live dates section for the Autumn album release tour dates – perhaps I’ll see you along the way.

In the meantime here’s a glimpse of the album cover, with beautiful artwork designed by the most spectacular of Birmingham based artists, Laura Tinald.

Read More

Christmas 2014 Gig Announcement – Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

2014 has been an astonishing year, and I’m happy to announce I’ll be rounding it off with one final full band show.

Come join us on Monday 1st December at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham City Centre.

As well as a host of new arrangements and an even bigger band, I’m massively excited to have the outstanding Manchester based singer Little Sparrow opening the evening. Cannot wait!

Tickets here:


A6 Flyer ChrisC-page-001-1

Read More