Hull born Michael Chapman remains one of Britain's most underrated artists. A superb and very individually styled guitarist and talented songwriter, he embraced jazz & the skiffle boom of the 50’s before encountering players like Wizz Jones and Davey Graham who encouraged him to turn professional. His own confession to ‘Out-miserying Leonard Cohen’ is swiftly nullified by humorous anecdotes and stories. Michael's name sits comfortably alongside others of the same genre such as Bert Jansch and Davey Graham but the Fully Qualified Survivor has that extra something that gives his playing that extra buzz.
This self-styled old white folky-blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated heroes of our time. With his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style he deserves wider recognition. Think of J.J Cale gargling gravel, mix in some Alabama backwater, a few pints of Hull, some slow burning, soulful lyrics and virtuoso guitar work and you have the swampy brew that is the essence of Michael Chapman.
MIchael Chapman is a very popular performer on the circuit and this event WILL sell out - be sure to get your ticket in advance by calling 01539 528 808.