Presented by FolkAndRoots…
“Chris Fox is the best singer songwriter I have heard in a long time” Steve Jackson BBC Cambs
“Tip for 2020. Poised to break through in 2020 ….Chris Fox could well conjure something special in the future” RnR magazine Jan/Feb2020
A genre defying Folk troubadour Chris made rapid progress through the UK folk and roots scene with his song writing, utilising a variety of styles across the roots lexicon of traditional & contemporary folk, Americana, Country and Blues. Audiences are enthralled by his rich vocals, complex guitar playing, and loop pedal alchemy finding Chris to be humorous & thought provoking in equal measures. His naturally laid back, unostentatious style creates the perfect ambience for an intimate and inclusive live experience drawing listeners in with tales of both the everyday and the unexpected.
Born and raised in Cambridgeshire, Chris Fox cut his teeth playing for pints in local drinking establishments along the river Great Ouse in 2014. Fast forward to an award-winning singer songwriter, Chris has performed at Folk Festivals, Clubs and Theatres in the UK as Headliner, in Double Bills and as support for major acts on the UK Folk Scene. Runner up in the Bury St Edmunds song competition he went on to win the Sheringham Showcase to open for Fairport Convention at Folk on The Pier 2018 and the Lichfield Folk Festival song writing competition 2019. Chris has played Cambridge Folk festival 3 times including a packed out set in The Den. Now playing headline gigs Chris supports some of the greats including Peter Knights Gigspanner Trio, Peter Knight & John Spiers, Jim Moray, Trials of Cato, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Grannie Attic, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Edwina Hayes and Ange Hardy. Chris released his first studio album ‘From the Shadows’ and the single ‘Bird of Paradise’ in 2019. Both were well received.
This year, despite the carnage Covid created in the music industry of the last 2 years, Chris has a busy festival season ahead playing Black Deer, Costa del Folk, the Main Stage at Ely + a song writing workshop, headlining at 2 smaller festivals; Mad Hatters and Birch & Stock, and is also playing Bury St Edmunds and The Smoke and Fire Festivals. In the Autumn following the Album Launch in Cambridge September 9th Chris will take it on tour to venues around the UK playing from the south coast to the North West.