A SINGER-songwriter who is this year celebrating 20 years of making music is set to play in Trowbridge as part of his forthcoming tour – which will be his final ever one.
He will play Trowbridge Town Hall on Friday, April 28, just weeks after shocking his loyal fans by announcing on social media that it will be his final ever tour, as he has decided to stop making music for the foreseeable future.
The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he’d played his first solo gigs and self-released his debut 7” single.
Shortly after, Chris home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse – years before this became commonplace – on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer.
Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song ‘Sh*t From All Angles’ on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show.
Over two decades since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism.
He’s released 10 solo albums to consistent praise and played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner.
He has released four albums with Xtra Mile; Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year’s 9 Green Songs.
Chris is also doing a short run of ‘Best Of’ concerts in the UK as well as playing his first appearance at the illustrious Cambridge Folk Festival.
He is also a popular public speaker, having spoke at TEDx, Louder Than Words, Great Escape Convention, SOAS, Boring Conference, Brighton Digital Festival, Interrogate! at Dartington Hall, AIM Music Connect, Leeds Uni, Falmouth Uni, Middlesex Uni and many others and is a contributor to publications such as The Morning Star (Sheffield) the NME, Louder Than War and was even the "blogger in residence" at Brighton's Royal Pavillion Museum.
For tickets, visit www.trowbridgearts.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=527&Itemid=273