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Sunday 23 April 2017

Chris T-T To Play 20th Anniversary Best Of Concert @ Komedia Brighton

Next month, May 2017, marks Chris T-T's 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he"d played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7" single.  

Shortly after, his home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse (years before this became commonplace) on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer. 

Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song Shit From All Angles on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show.

Over two decades 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 played over 2,300 shows worldwide.

Chris T-T at TEDxBrighton

So this May, Chris T-T celebrates twenty years of loyal dissent with a first ever career retrospective: the imaginatively titled double CD Best Of. 

For the first time Chris will also compile his song lyrics into a book, published to coincide.

DISC #1 focuses on Chris"s most loved songs from over the years and DISC #2 is a rarities collection of Chris"s favourite studio recordings that haven't been released on CD before.

Charlie Caplowe, MD of Xtra Mile Recordings says this about Chris T-T and the Best Of release:

"From the very start it"s been an absolute pleasure to work with Chris both in a business and social sense.  

"We''e really proud to have been along for the ride for at least half of his amazing 20 year career. Here"s to another twenty!"

Chris T-T plays Komedia Brighton on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. CLICK HERE for more info.
 

by: Mike Cobley




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