Chris T-T

One of the most consistently critically lauded UK artists of the past decade, radical underground alt-folk singer Chris T-T has developed from fiery psychedelic roots into a key influence over a generation of homegrown artists.

Since 1999 Chris has released eight albums and toured internationally, sharing bills with the likes of Elbow, Ben Folds, KT Tunstall, The National, The Divine Comedy, British Sea Power, Bellowhead and many others.

Based in Brighton but restlessly mobile, Chris writes a column on the arts for left-wing daily newspaper The Morning Star and has contributed to Dark Mountain, Tooting Free Press, New Public Thinkers, Huffington Post, Louder Than War and NME. He has composed on commission for the Natural History Museum, World Health Organisation and The Halloween Society amongst others.

Chris is an outspoken, playful voice on social media: in 2010 he instigated the #IAmSpartacus global meme in support of Paul Chambers and #TwitterJokeTrial. More recently, his critique of the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony has brought 65,000 readers to his website in three days.

In 2011 Chris developed a family-friendly show for Edinburgh Fringe; setting the 1920s children’s poems of A.A. Milne to new music. The grassroots success of this show has led to Chris rethinking his approach to creativity, in the light of a much broader cross-generational audience responding to his work.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @christt