Chris Difford

Grammy nominated lyricist and Double Ivor Novello Award-winning enigma Chris Difford has brought us characters and sketches from every day life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years. With his partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as 'Up The Junction', 'Cool For Cats' and 'Labelled With Love', and many others. He is one of the country’s most respected songwriters and has co-written with a host of musicians and performers that reads like a veritable who’s who of the industry: Elton John, Trilok Gurtu, Marti Pellow, Lamont Dozier, Willie Mitchell, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland to name but a few.

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 and Glenn have released a new Squeeze album 'Cradle To The Crave' based on the life of Danny Baker, which also featured as the soundtrack to the BBC2 production of the same name in 2015. Squeeze returned to the live stage in September 2015, and will continue performing throughout 2016.