Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-
Chris and Glenn wrote a new Squeeze album based on the life of Danny Baker, it was the soundtrack for a BBC2 production called ‘Cradle To Grave’ staring Peter Kay. All original music, it became the first Squeeze record in 15 years. ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ was a very exciting project for all concerned and it was so good to be back in the charts and on the radio again.
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 comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His ‘kitchen
Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British 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, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry.
‘Chris To The Mill’ a box set of his 3 studio albums came out in March 2017 on Edsel Records. Available also on Amazon. His forth studio album follows sometime in the summer, written with Boo Hewerdine it’s called ‘Not Only But Also’ and is a collection of songs written in their spare time over the last three years. It’s coming out on Boo’s own label.
As if that is not enough, Chris has a book released this August by Orion Books, an autobiography called ‘Some Fantastic Place’, he will tour the book in 2018 around all the good bookshops and small theatres of England.
We all at times look back at our past to a specific event such as a new relationship, or the starting point of our career and cherish those memories. How though do we view those times?
Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-
As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great
Divide before the formation of his much-
Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer (and Scottish national treasure) Eddi Reader (MBE) is the perhaps the artist Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with, as a songwriter, musician and producer. Together they enjoyed international success with the (Hewerdine written) hit single “Patience of Angels” in 1995 and Boo also produced Reader’s “Sings the Songs of Robert Burns” in 2003, an album now viewed as a folk classic.
Another great songwriter to call upon Boo Hewerdine is Chris Difford of Squeeze.
Difford and Hewerdine’s latest project, 2016’s “Fancy Pants” involved co-
It is expected some of the Fancy Pants songs will find their way onto a new Chris
Difford studio album in the future, several of their demos surfaced early in 2017
on the Edel Records released, Chris Difford 5-
All through Boo’s career of performing, of writing material for major artists such as Sia, K.D Lang, Kris Drever (Lau), Duke Special, David McAlmont, and Eddi Reader, being produced by Steve Earle or touring with Richard Thompson to name but a few, it is perhaps going right back to his childhood that gives us the best clues as to his motivation.