Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Chris T-T performed at Walk The Line Festival 2009

Chris T-T performed at Walk the Line Festival 2009, alongside bands such as Aspen Sails and Post War Years.

Brighton based Chris T-T is has made five albums, the latest of which is called Capital, released in 2008 on Xtra Mile Recordings. His songs are vivid, outspoken and inventive, with occasional bursts of withering sarcasm. Fiercely literate, brimful of unique perspective and underpinned by a strong sense of place.

“Chris T-T is a man that we would trust with our lives. If he was standing for Mayor of London, I’d vote for him” - Steve Lamacq.

Chris has played radio sessions on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3, XFM and BBC6Music. He has extensively toured the UK mainland Europe and the United States including shows with Ben Folds, British Sea Power, The Divine Comedy, Elbow, Bellowhead, The National, The Walkmen, Quasi, Tom Robinson, Brakes, Frank Turner, Electric Soft Parade, KT Tunstall, Emma Pollock (Delgados), Carter USM, The Broken Family Band, Jim Bob, author Iain Sinclair, Madrugada, Hefner, Robyn Hitchcock, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) and many others.

In 2004, Chris joined the Tom Robinson Band as pianist for Tom’s annual Castaway Party. Since 2006, Chris has been Jim Bob’s piano accompanist and in 2008 he also played piano at UK festivals and on tour in Europe with label-mate Frank Turner.

Chris is a columnist for national left-wing newspaper The Morning Star and has written pieces for several books and magazines. He has composed a live re-soundtrack to cult Japanese movie Battle Royale, performed at Soho’s Other Cinema, and composed music for an exhibit at the Natural History Museum. He has also taken part in debates and panels at SOAS and for Brighton Live, read short stories on Resonance FM, written childrens’ poetry for the BBC’s Jackanory website and curated an evening of political documentaries at Greenwich Film Festival.

In 2006 and 2007 Chris presented a live Saturday afternoon radio show for Phoenix FM in Essex and, during the same period, was house DJ for Brighton’s Be A Ham club nights. As DJ he played alongside Dinosaur Jr, Okkervil River and Efterklang, amongst others.


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