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Michael Chapman at Acoustic Roots

Michael ChapmanLegendary guitarist and song writer  Michael Chapman plays at Wigan Parish Church on 4th July as part of the Acoustic Roots series at that venue.

A favourite of John Peel, Chapman started his musical career playing for the price of admission to a folk club in Cornwall, because he wanted to get out of the rain.  That was back in the sixties.  He hasn't stopped since.

Over thirty albums have followed, both solo and band projects, with styles varying from acoustic to rock to a dabbling with the Memphis sound..  Often classed as a folk artist, Chapman doesn't see himself that way.

"I've never been fussy about where I play and that's what a lot of folky people can't handle about me, 'cos I will play anywhere, he says. I was one of the first people to go out with just an acoustic guitar supporting rock bands with 10,000 people a night, when folkies were terrified. I just love to play and I don't care.

Michael Chapman appears at Wigan Parish Church on 4th July with support from Fabian Holland and Louis Flamenco.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Tickets priced at 12.50 are available from Symphony Music Market St, Wigan, The Coven Restaurant, Hallgate, Wigan, by e-mail: or by visiting the link below.


Michael Chapman

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