The FATEA Magazine’s Male Artist of 2019, Chris Cleverley is set to grace the Upstairs@TheGather for a magical night.
The artist described as being born under a solstice moon, in an aura of honeysuckle mysticism, as ‘impressive’ (The Telegraph), and ‘haunting’ (The Sunday Times) will be performing on Friday November 25.
His collection of award-winning independent releases have earned him a robust and loyal, grassroots following on the New British Folk Scene.
Emma Shepherd who coordinates the activities at The Gather said: “We have developed a reputation for the quality of the artists we feature Upstairs@TheGather.
“Chris is another in that long line of great performers.
“We offer tickets to come live to the venue or to watch, and rewatch, the live stream of the event.
“If you come at 6, why not pre-order a pie, peas and a pint supper all for only £5, great value.
“A truly memorable night-out in Ennerdale Bridge”
With a visceral lyrical style,inspired by the American-Indie greats Elliott Smith & Sufjan Stevens, his ambient Dream-Folk songwriting explores the place of acoustic-driven music within the 21st Century emotional landscape.
Shining an honest light on diverse, arresting themes from pervasive artificial intelligence to disquieting climate emergency, it is no wonder Folk Radio UK have called him “One of the most vital voices of his generation.”
As a student of Nic Jones and Joni Mitchell records, his blistering guitar technique is infused with the hazy, dreamlike essence of the 60s Folk Revival, while his ambient synth-laden production reflects his well-earned position as a true innovator within the world of UK acoustic music.
Cleverley is a performer whose presence occupies the room effortlessly – taking his audiences on a journey deep into the self and unpicking our place within this increasingly head-spinning modern age.
Chris’ critically acclaimed 2019 album We Sat Back and Watched it Unfold released to rave reviews, with RnR Magazine describing it as “One of those rare albums that can genuinely be called important”, while earning him the position of FATEA Magazine’s “Male Artist of 2019”.
Peter Maher, the event organiser said: “In these difficult times, a night out at The Gather is great value, supper included for £20 a head.
“If you can’t join us in Ennerdale then you can watch the live stream from wherever you are.”
Cleverley’s highly anticipated 4th album, Broadcast The Secret Verse is scheduled for release in November 2022.
Produced by the visionary John Patrick Elliott (The Little Unsaid) the project promises to take his vision of contemporary acoustic music to enthralling and uncharted places.