Chris Difford + Support

Fri 24th Mar 2017
Doors: 7.00pm
Chris Difford + Support

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of london’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘cool for cats’, ‘up the junction’, ‘lablled with love’, ‘hourglass’ and ‘tempted’.

Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it come to smart, pithy lyricism. His ‘Kitchen sink-drama’ style has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, while his influence is keenly felt today. The likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Felling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glen Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney.

Chris first learnt to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruits in the 1998 Britiah comedy film’Still Crazy’, for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry. Chris has somehow found time during all this to release three solo albums to date – 2003’s ‘I didn’t get where I am’ and ‘The last temptation of Chris’ in 2008. Cashmere if you can was released in 2010.

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Think Crosby Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, America, James Taylor and you’re in the right ballpark. Arcelia has recently supported Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Jon Gomm, Mawkin, Michele Stodart, Maddie Prior & regularly joins Chris Difford of Squeeze on his solo UK tours.


CJay is a singer/ songwriter based in East Lancs writing songs with lyrics from the heart and melodies from the soul. He draws on influences from many genres  but slips quite nicely into an acoustic indie/ folk category. Performing for 20 years locally, CJay has been the front man for bands and acoustic duos.




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Friday 24th March
Doors: 7.00pm
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  • Advance£15.00
  • Door£18.00

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