May22

Songwriters Circle: Greg Hancock, Alex Seel & Chris Cleverley

Cotleigh Brewery, Ford Road, Wiveliscombe, Taunton TA4 2RE

Greg is returning to one of Somerset’s top venues - Cotleigh Brewery - after a very well received songwriters circle last year with Alex Seel and Sarah Yeo. This year alongside Greg and Alex will be one of the very finest of the new generation of alt-folk singer-songwriters and guitarists, Chris Cleverley. You’ll be able to sample not only some of the best contemporary acoustic music, but also some of Cotleigh’s delicious ales!

Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material resonating deeply with UK-wide audiences. His thought-provoking words dissect themes as diverse as deteriorating anxious minds, damaging gender constructs, literary heroines and hospital beds, all the while reflecting a keen intellect and strong social conscience. Underpinning this songwriting flair is a powerful affinity with his chosen instrument. Described as ‘Impressive’ by The Telegraph, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful, inventive and unique fingerstyle players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes Nic Jones, John Martyn and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music.

www.chriscleverley.com