Chris T-T has spent 20 years making and performing music under his own name, having released his debut 7” single at the end of May 1997. Since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism. He’s released ten solo albums to consistent praise and has played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner. He has released four albums with Xtra Mile: Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year’s 9 Green Songs.
Chris has announced that the upcoming set of ‘Best Of’ shows and the 2-disc collection will signal the end of the road for him in this guise for the forseeable future. There will be a final London show in the autumn. He will also play a show during Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings four-day residency at the Roundhouse.
Chris says: “Thank you so very much for continuing to support me over the years. You’re a small crew but you’ve been the most beautiful audience and become better friends I could’ve ever hoped for or imagined.
“From 1st June, I’m hoping to try some new projects. I like audio editing and podcasting, so I’m developing ideas there. Maybe I’ll write a book, I don’t know. I’ll always compose and play piano – but if I return to making music publicly at any point, I feel I need to start from scratch and create in a fresh, different way, though I don’t know what that is.”
Whatever comes next, Chris T-T’s body of work so far will continue to inspire, move and amuse listeners new and old.
Chris T-T 20th Anniversary ‘Best Of’ Concerts
Fri 28 TROWBRIDGE Town Hall Arts
Sat 29 WARWICK Wild Boar
Sun 30 BARNSLEY May Day Festival Of Solidarity
Fri 5 LEEDS All Hallows Church
Sat 6 MANCHESTER Anthony Burgess Centre – The Engine Room
Fri 12 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Fri 19 CAMBRIDGE Unitarian Church
Sat 20 BRISTOL Café Kino
Tue 23 BRIGHTON Komedia