Chris Blackwood is a solo artist from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and currently based in Manchester.
Chris Blackwood has been performing acoustically around Manchester for the last three years resulting in the release of his debut single ‘Unwinds’, which was his first foray into electric music.
After this ‘Chris Blackwood’ went into the studio to create his self titled debut album ‘Chris Blackwood’ released in August 2017.
Getting a band together, Blackwood has begun to tour the UK including headlining the Indie Week UK Festival at Jimmy’s and future live events stretching out into Europe and America
The full band line up consists of:
Chris Blackwood – Lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Tom Rowbotham – Lead guitar
Nathan Wilson – Bass guitar
Ben Robinson – Drums
His brand new single ‘The Writings on the Wall’ was produced by Dean Glover at Vibe Studios and is released on 1 December 2017. Vibe studios is run by Martin Coogan, former frontman of The Mock Turtles and brother to legendary Manchester comedian, Steve Coogan.
Chris Blackwood’s influences include Oasis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, The Smith’s and Car Seat Headrest.
Chris Blackwood’s music has been described as “Modern indie-rock that combines the music of Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes with the more introspective lyrics of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Car Seat Headrest”.
Chris Blackwood’s self-titled debut album follows a music journey through the life of a young teen growing up in the 21st century. A concept album, every song fits into the grand narrative of a coming-of-age musical journey encompasses the early life of a small town boy.
The brand new single from Chris Blackwood is ‘The Writings on the Wall’ and is out now from all good digital stores.
25th January 2018 at The Art of Tea in Manchester. 7pm. A Tom Waits appreciation night, where all artists will cover Tom Waits songs. FREE ENTRY
16th February 2018 at Leeds Beckett University in Leeds. 6.30pm. A fund-raiser and networking event, with various artists playing during the night. Tickets £22