Wokingham Music Club, in collaboration with Artree Music are delighted to announce a show featuring legendary Squeeze co-founder and songwriter Chris Difford at The Whitty Theatre, Wokingham on Friday 14th September 2018.
For over 40 years, Chris has been at the forefront of British popular music, whether as bass player, vocalist and lyricist with the iconic new wave band Squeeze, as a songwriter for other artists including Brian Ferry and Lisa Stansfield, a solo artist with three critically acclaimed albums to his name or heading up songwriting schools – he’s rightly been called a master of his art.
Squeeze rose to fame in the late 1970’s and over the course of their career – which is still going strong - have racked up numerous top 20 hits including Cool for Cats, Up The Junction, Tempted and Pulling Mussels From A Shell. Difford and songwriting partner Glenn Tilbrook were award the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music in 2008 – with the likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling all recognising the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words.
For his show in Wokingham, Chris will be performing many of the songs that made his name, as well as solo numbers. The audience will also hear stories from his time in music, which has inspired his recent acclaimed autobiography.
Joining Chris for this show will be the highly rated soulful folk trio Arcelia. Having performed for Artree a couple of times before, Arcelia are rightly forging a growing reputation on the roots music scene in the UK, which will no doubt continue with the release of their new album 'Building on the Land'. Comprising three musicians, all of whom have professional backgrounds in theatre, music and the arts – their close harmonies and outstanding songwriting have won them much praise.
Arcelia will be performing the main support spot of the evening, before joining Chris on stage to perform some of his songs with him.
Advanced tickets £18 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/wokinghammusicclub
Chris Difford website www.Chrisdifford.com
Arcelia website www.arcelia.co.uk
Venue The Whitty Theatre
Foyer opens at 7pm
Auditorium opens at 7.30pm
Show begins at 8pm