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Chris Wood

Sunday 26th May 2013

With: Christine Cooper

At The Basement

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £12 / £14

Date Change:
The Chris Wood show has been moved to the 26th May 2013 at the The Basement, Brighton.
All original tickets will remain valid for this rescheduled performance.
For those unable to make this new date, please contact your point of purchase.
For those who haven’t got tickets yet, tickets are available

Melting Vinyl are thrilled to welcome back rising folk star Chris Wood performing at The Basement in May!

Self-taught on guitar and violin, Chris Wood is a lifelong autodidact – and his independent streak shines through in his composition and studio work. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity.

Throughout his career independence has been balanced by collaboration. The artists he has worked with include Billy Bragg, Andy Gangadeen, Andy Cutting, Jean François Vrod and Hugh Lupton (Wood and Lupton’s “One in a Million” won Best Original Song at the BBC 2 Folk Awards in 2006). Recently he has worked alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy and others in The Imagined Village: “Cold Haily Rainy Night”, performed by Wood and Eliza Carthy, took the award for Best Traditional Song at the Folk Awards in 2008.

Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. They played 51 cities and Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting the poetry of recession. His response is, None The Wiser, a fourth solo album to be released in Spring 2013. With humble hymns and sweeping statements from Alzheimers to William Blake, Wood lovingly takes the pulse of his homeland in what could be his best album yet.

“Chris Wood has developed into an exceptional songwriter …venturing into areas that few artists would dare tackle.”
The Guardian ★★★★

“Wood’s tongue is truer than most.”
The Times

“I love this album, my album of the year.”