Veteran singer-songwriter Michael Chapman set for Doncaster show

Michael Chapman plays Doncaster's Roots Music Club on Friday, November 27.
Michael Chapman plays Doncaster's Roots Music Club on Friday, November 27.

Veteran singer-songwriter Michael Chapman brings his “gritty brand of guitar-based songs” to Doncaster for a special gig this week.

The 74-year-old Yorkshireman – he was born and raised in Leeds – has released more than 40 studio albums, with his latest long-player, Fish, released at the end of October.

In recent years, he has seen his classic Harvest records from the 1970s reissued by Light In the Attic, and toured with Bill Callahan, Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

And now he is bringing to renowned musicianship to perform at Doncaster’s Roots Music Club on Friday, November 27.


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A club spokesman said: “Michael was never just a singer-songwriter – his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues.”

Guitar & Bass magazine said: “When Michael talks don’t be fooled by the twinkle in his eye; he’s not a man about to pull any punches. A loner who cares not a jot what anyone thinks about him, he’s one of those brusque Yorkshiremen who would never call a spade a shovel and a man who knows without any shadow of a doubt that his way is the best.

“During the heady days of the 70s,Michael was certainly one of the most influencial characters on the contempory acoustic music scene

The club is being held at an alternative venue this week, with Michael performing at the Doncaster Brewery Tap, Young Street, Doncaster town centre.

Doors open at 7.30pm and support comes from Paul Sutton.

Tickets are priced £10 on the door, or £8 in advance from the Roots Music Club website at


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