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Preaching From The Pews – Blair Chadwick

For Fans of… Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, John Grant, Morrissey


Blair Chadwick is one man armed with words and guitars based in a kitchen in Central London.

On first listen, Blair Chadwick feels like a timeless troubadour stranded in today! Playing either his beautiful Les Paul guitar smashing like the waves against a cold coast or with his trusty parlour sized acoustic , Blair sings songs of love lost, remembered, gained, forgotten, trapped, misused, sold, built up and knocked down. Songs are worked at other time, and influences seep from the world through him and out into his music.

Music was always in the house growing up, and early memories including mum blowing his mind taking him to see Meat Loaf at the NEC and Dad really blowing his mind taking him to see Holst “’The Planets” at the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. Leaving home at 17 to study guitar in Guildford, a heavy acoustic cloud descended and Nick Drake, Cat Stevens and Bread were wonderfully inescapable at all times. Moving to Brighton afterwards, “Air” seemed to dominate with heavy and very heavy music alongside. All these influences make cameos and sometime take longer parts in his music. Most favourable wordsmith of the modern scene on Blair’s music would be John Grant, who gave Blair a life changing moment with his debut “Queen of Denmark”.

Playing guitar with south west rockers ‘The Grand Rose Band’, Blair and band released two videos, one album, sold out Moles in Bath and promptly split up after two years.
A solo acoustic album “Don’t Look Up” followed, with real strings and guest vocalists.
Time passed, Blair bought a house and had a dog with a long standing girlfriend. Everything changed after the snow of early 2012, and he upped the good life leaving for London to stay in a friend’s Kitchen temporarily in Covent Garden where he still resides

http://www.blairchadwick.co.uk/

Since being in London Blair has played all over, from Soho to Acton back to Leicester Square down to Clapham up to Hackney and many, many places in-between. Joined bands, left bands, found a new sound, fell out with the new sound and is now is on a country wave but where will it take him?
2013 sees Blair with eyes wide open with a hunger for collaboration. Lap steel players, fiddles, singers, guitarists, pianist, percussionists, beat merchants, are all lined up and ready to go.

Upcoming Gigs
One Man and His Dog Fundraising Event – Monday 28th January
The Camden Head – https://www.facebook.com/events/471316636238912/

There is also a gig at the Royal George in Charing Cross on Saturday 16th Feb- put on by James of the “Basement Sessions” no facebook event as yet!

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