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Preston Guild City

Chris Wood

Date Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP
Cost £14 advance / £16 on the door
Website newcontinental.net/whats-on/event/chris-wood-0

Chris Wood

An uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people...

With gentle intelligence Chris Wood weaves 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.” - Acoustic Magazine

How to book

Tickets are £14 advance or £16 on the door. To buy tickets online visit See Tickets - Chris Wood.

Map address for the Continental

The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.