Chris While has earned herself a reputation of being one of the finest singers to come out of these islands. She has toured tirelessly over the last 35 years originally as a soloist and in 1991 she rose to the attention of the Folk Roots world equipped with an arsenal of original songs and her stunning vocals. She recorded her first three albums in quick succession Still on Fire 1991, By Request 1992, Look at Me Now 1993.
In 1994 she started touring with The Albion Band as lead singer alongside Fairport Convention’s Simon Nicol and Ashley Hutchings. Chris went on to record two more solo albums – In The Big Room 1996 and the critically acclaimed Rosella Red in 2007 She is now writing for the very much anticipated next one…
Since then, she has been recording and touring with Julie Matthews and together they have accrued 13 studio albums and two live albums They have been nominated 10 times in the BBC Folk Awards, winning best duo in 2009.
She is now ready to do some solo work again, bringing once more to the stage her very personal songs, her warm personality and of course her heart stopping voice. She will be joined by stunning guitarist Johnny Heyes who has worked with Chris and Julie on their last 3 albums.
Johnny is a revered teacher at the Royal Northern College of music with an impressive pedigree which includes playing with legendary artists such as Mica Paris and Tito Jackson. She rises from the ashes like an angel with a voice to match The Guardian.
Chris While & Johnny Heyes May tour dates are as follows
Saturday 6th, Bury The Met Studio
Sunday 7th, Sheffield, The Greystones
Tuesday 9th, Totnes, Music at the Farmhouse
Wednesday 10th, Birmingham, Kitchen Garden
Thursday 11th, York, Black Swan Folk Club
Friday12th, Cambridge, Cambridge Folk Club @ The Golden Hind
Saturday 13th, Wavendon, The Stables
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