Chris Wood

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

Doors 7:30pm

£15.00

Over 18's
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.

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



Praise for ‘So Much to Defend’:

fROOTS MAGAZINE
“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.”

ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE
“Steeped in tradition, yet always striving for a new day, this is a glorious album proving that Chris Wood is a bit of a national treasure.”





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Hug & Pint

171 Great Western Road
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G4 9AH

Venue Details



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WED 30 JAN 2019
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THU 14 FEB 2019
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FRI 15 FEB 2019
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SAT 16 FEB 2019
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TUE 19 FEB 2019
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Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£9.00
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THU 21 FEB 2019
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