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.

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.

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


“Breathtaking…Wood is a musical documentarian of immense complexity and subtlety.”

**** 4 Stars THE GUARDIAN
 

“Unique… what makes the album so compelling is the power of his lyrics”.

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.”

***** 5 Stars R2 Magazine

 

 

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