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In Conversation with Chris Difford of Squeeze

Highlights of a Rockarchive evening with Daniel Rachel, author of 'Isle of Noises' in conversation with Chris Difford, lyricist and Co-founder of Squeeze.


Filmed at the Olympus Image Space gallery in London with unique acoustic performances of 'Up the Junction' and 'Cool for Cats'.

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music, despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handywork. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday and for 41 of those years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook, very much the Odd Couple. When Squeeze take a break from the road, Glenn and Chris have been touring their ‘At Odds Couple Tour’.

Chris also hosts songwriter workshops and has done for over 20 years. In 2014 he formed a partnership with ‘The Buddy Holly Foundation’ to run a week of writing at Glastonbury. In 2016 the event moves to Nashville and Lubbock, Texas. Other writing events include Guardian Master Classes held in London. Chris is currently completing his book, a biography called ‘I Never Thought It Would Happen’ which should be on the bookshelves by the middle of 2016.

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