Chris T-T to lead Island of Culture music seminars

Chris T-T, who is to lead music seminars in the Isle of Man

Chris T-T, who is to lead music seminars in the Isle of Man

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Seminars are to be offered at secondary schools and at Soundcheck in Douglas and Ramsey this month with writer and music-maker Chris T-T.

For the past decade, Chris T-T has been one of the most consistently acclaimed artists in British underground music and a key influence for a generation of songwriters.

Emerging from late 90s lo-fi and psych-folk, Chris first gained acclaim for sarcastic, urban folk and has developed from that into an influential figure of UK song; crossing barriers between punk, psych-pop and English folk, inspiring a generation of successful home-grown artists.

Brighton-based Chris has played shows around the world with leading artists including Ben Folds, Elbow, The National, Divine Comedy, Bellowhead, British Sea Power among many others. He has also played piano for three generations of great British singer-songwriters; accompanying Tom Robinson, Jim Bob (Carter USM) and Frank Turner.

Chris’s current visit to the Isle of Man is as special guest support for Jon Gomm, weekend of January 25 - 26.

But alongside regular blogs, arts columns and touring activities, Chris leads seminars for all ages and abilities, working with schools, universities and songwriter groups across the British Isles.

As part of the Arts Council’s Island of Culture 2014 initiative, Chris will offer seminars at each of the island’s senior schools and at Soundcheck (the Department of Education and Children run project that provides a place for musicians over the age of 13 with a place to meet and practice music) in Douglas and Ramsey between Wednesday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 28.

Chris will also lead a special workshop for bands at Port St Mary town hall on Saturday, January 25, between 11am and 1pm. This event is free of charge.

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