Chris Difford

Grammy nominated lyricist and Double Ivor Novello Award-winning enigma Chris Difford has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

With his collaborator, 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', ‘Tempted’ 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 and Paul Carrack 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 handy work.

He hosts songwriting retreats and has done so for over 25 years, some in Prisons some in Rehabs, but mostly in Somerset with the Buddy Holly Foundation.

In his autobiography ‘Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze’, released August 2017 and nominated for Penderyn Music Book Prize 2018, Chris Difford charts his life from his early days as a dreaming boy in south London with a talent for poetry to forming one of Britain's greatest bands and beyond.

Squeeze returned with new album 'The Knowledge' in October 2017, followed by extensive world-wide touring into 2018.