West Malvern Social Club is delighted to announce that Chris Wood will be playing at the club on 16 September.
Chris Wood, acclaimed as an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English-speaking people, weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.
A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Wood is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak is evident in everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song-writing has been lauded for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.
His most recent album So Much to Defend was released to wide critical acclaim and includes reflections on minor league football, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce, empty-nest syndrome and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.
Hollow Point, his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, won a BBC Folk Award (he’s won six) and definitively secured Chris’s place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England.