Chris Wood *

Chris Wood *

27th November 2017


Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity.

He cites his major influence as “Anon”. His eagerly awaited new album ‘So Much to Defend’ (officially released 27th Jan 2017) was previewed at Cambridge Folk Festival last summer and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.

“… at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing.”

The Herald 5 Stars
“As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity.”

THE IRISH TIMES 5 Stars
“Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird’s-eye-view.”

MOJO 4 Stars
“a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter.”

www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk

Tickets £13 / £12 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

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