Chris Wood


Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official 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 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.

“Chris Wood might be the Ken Loach of songwriting. Very political, but at the same time full of compassion, and he grows sharper and more acute with each passing album. He’s good, quite probably the very best we have today, and we
need him more than ever.” fROOTS MAGAZINE

This is a seated gig

Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

Friday
23rd, November 2018
 doors @ 7.30pm
On the Door Price: £15
Advance Ticket Price: £13
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The Last Dinosaur + Sam Martin
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The Last Dinosaur + Sam Martin

February 23, 2018, 7:30pm

Jamie Cameron and Luke Hayden started The Last Dinosaur in 2006 after a bout of severe friendship. Shortly afterwards Rachel Lanskey joined and late night experimenting on a multi-track recorder produced the recordings that would eventually become 2010's Hooray! For Happiness, an album that The Line of Best Fit called "One of the most refreshing, creative and inventive records of the year". Shortly before Hooray! For Happiness was released Jamie began work on follow up The Nothing, a collection of songs about mortality and coming to come to terms with the loss of close friend James MacDonald after a severe car accident that happened during his teenage years. After seven years in the works the album was finally released in the summer of 2017 by Naim Records to critical acclaim. 'An extended meditation on life, death and memory' **** The Independent 'To say this is one of the best albums of 2017 doesn't do it justice' 91% Sound & Silence The Cambridge based band's haunting and evocative songs are reminiscent of Nick Drake, The Leisure Society and Sun Kil Moon. With support from singer/songwriter Sam Martin £9 on the door

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