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Chris Wood - Handmade Life
CD Album

Chris Wood

Handmade Life


Released: 1st March 2010 | 10 track british folk album

Chris was invited by the Arts Council to put together a band for an album and a 2009 tour. The album is called Handmade Life – the band are…

  • Andy Gangadeen – drums
  • Barney Morse Brown – cello
  • Robert Jarvis – trombone

The band met while playing alongside Billy Bragg in The Imagined Village last year, Simon Emerson describing Chris's work as Bardcore!

If Wood is viewed by some as uncompromising then the songs on Handmade Life confirm this position. However, alongside the signature edgy and political material there are an equal number of personal stories, songs which are delicate and subtle and expertly realized by this unique line up.

This new material, both lyrically and sonically consolidate Chris Wood's growing reputation as a writer and composer of stature. Though now a long way from his folk beginnings he nevertheless continues to celebrate the ordinary with a rare gift for articulating the wonder in the commonplace. Handmade Life is a refreshingly celebrity free zone.

"It really needs to win an award. The band is a marvel ★★★★"
The Independent