Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds.
Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability. His characteristic 'Frantic Folk' style has resonated deeply with audiences up and down the UK, with the raw and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism sitting curiously over the delicate intricacy of his fingerstyle guitar and banjo. This unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts the calming, pastoral influence of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's second city.
Chris' critically acclaimed debut album 'Apparitions' sailed into The Telegraph's top 70 folk albums of 2015, while leading publications of the national music press 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 the stages of UK folk festivals such as Bristol, Looe, Moseley Folk and The Great British Folk Festival.
Chris can be seen touring the UK Folk Clubs, Arts Centres and Cafes with his dynamic solo live sound as well as part of a High Profile songwriting project, The Company of Players, which includes such rising stars of the national scene as Kelly Oliver and BBC Horizon Folk Award winner Sam Kelly.