Chris Tye is a singer-songwriter who makes beautiful harmonic pop music with roots in a folk and jazz tradition. He is a sublime guitar player with a complex sense of rhythm, and a talented and ambitious composer and arranger of his music. But perhaps what strikes the listener first is his hugely distinctive voice, expressive and versatile, veering from melancholy to ecstasy, which at times recalls such important musical influences as Nick Drake, John Martyn, Grizzly Bear, The Beatles and Paul Simon. He has supported artists including Amy Winehouse, Fionn Regan and Ben Howard and his new album – Stronger In Numbers is out now.
Stronger In Numbers features guest appearances Dan Whitehouse and Boat To Row front man Michael King, as well as a co-write with Jo Hamilton (No Sing). The album was recorded with producer and long-time collaborator Michael Clarke. In terms of the creative process and working withMichael again, Tye explains “we’re both big fans of the classic singer songwriter style, artists like John Martyn, Dylan, Neil Young … but we also love the big
sound created by bands like The Shins, The National and The Verve”.
Awe-inspiring vocals … this guy deserves to be heard far and wide