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.

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


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Spring 2016 Tour

My spring tour kicked off with a fantastic show at The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green.

I’ll be looking forward to catching you at one of these dates over the coming weeks, or perhaps with my new Folk Supergroup project, The Company of Players

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‘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

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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:

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‘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.

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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:

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