Date: Saturday 21st March 2020
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 songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does.
Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity.
He cites his major influence as “Anon”.
His most recent album ‘So Much to Defend’ has received wide critical acclaim 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.
Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he’s won six.) and emphatically secured Wood’s place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England.
Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others.
On stage, Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art.
Without any apparent effort, he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.
“… at art school, they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia like it was a bad thing.”
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