Arriving Home – A Look Back At My Joint Tour with Thom Morecroft

We’re home again. My national tour with Thom Morecroft concluded in Manchester

Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft. A Promotional Photograph For The Long Way Home Tour 2017
Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft. A Promotional Photograph For The Long Way Home Tour 2017
The Long Way Home Tour is complete. We started in London on 20th October at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell and played our last show on 26th November at The Castle Hotel in Manchester. Popping in to Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Market Drayton and Liverpool. I booked the venues way back in February this year and I am blown away with the results we achieved.
I would like to thank all the photographers, reviewers, sound engineers, merch stand attendants and most importantly, everybody who came along to a show. This was by far the most successful tour I’ve been a part of and it was a joy to perform for you all. We have been genuinely humbled by the support at every show along the road.
Among our tour story highlights include a last minute jaunt to Leeds, Thom’s tumultuous mega bus trip with no toilet and my night spent in a room with 4 cats in Newcastle. But perhaps I’ll save those for another blog…
To say a few words on my touring compadre, Thom Morecroft, he is truly a delight to spent time on the road with. There hasn’t been a single dull moment working with him, he’s a naturally funny man and watching him perform his set of brilliant and moving songs every night has been a pleasure and a privilege.
I would highly recommend that you visit Thom’s website and listen to his work. He is one of the finest songwriters in the North West. – thommorecroft.com
I’ve uploaded a gallery of images from the tour alongside quotes from reviewers who took the time to comment on our shows. Find yourself in the crowd or make sure you’re there for the next tour!

 

20th October – The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, London
Lineup: Fabia Anderson, Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft
“I loved Chris’ lyrics, and thought about how amazing it is that songwriters like him can take everyday life situations and create art like his music. The ease with which he got the audience entertained and participating in his performance was just incredible. I was instantly hooked” – Bucket List Music UK – Click here for the Full Article
“I’ve seen Chris on several occasions now, however this has to be his best set to date. His comic timing is phenomenal and his ability to say very little but express a lot is a skill that has obviously been refined over many years” –  Rocket Fuel – Click Here for the Full Article
Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft Live In London
Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft Live In London
Chris Tavener Performing at The Slaughtered Lamb. Photo by Jack Stanley
Chris Tavener Performing at The Slaughtered Lamb. Photo by Jack Stanley
Introducing Thom Morecroft on Stage. Photo by Jack Stanley
Introducing Thom Morecroft on Stage. Photo by Jack Stanley

 

21st October – Shakespeares, Sheffield
Lineup: Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft
Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft Live In Sheffield
Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft Live In Sheffield

 

26th October – Arch Sixteen Cafe, Newcastle
Lineup: Kieran Taylor, Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft
Chris Tavener Live In Newcastle
Chris Tavener Live In Newcastle. Photo by Thomas Jackson
Thom Morecroft Live In Newcastle. Photo by Thomas Jackson
Thom Morecroft Live In Newcastle. Photo by Thomas Jackson

 

27th October – The Black Swan, York
Lineup: Harrison Rimmer, Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft
Thom Morecroft Introduce Chris Tavener On Stage. Live In York. Photo by Flaming Pint Photography
Thom Morecroft Introduce Chris Tavener On Stage. Live In York. Photo by Flaming Pint Photography
Chris Tavener Performing Live In York. Photo by Flaming Pint Photography
Chris Tavener Performing Live In York. Photo by Flaming Pint Photography

 

11th November – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool
Lineup: Ellie Rose Smith, Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft

“Following Ellie is the other half of my touring duo, Chris Tavener. And I have to say, he is an exceptionally hard act to follow. His songs are hilarious, and he has the audience eating out of his hand and singing along before he has even got to his first chorus” – Thom Morecroft

Chris Tavener Performing Live In Liverpool. Photos by Susanne Hodder
Chris Tavener Performing Live In Liverpool. Photos by Susanne Hodder
Chris Tavener Performs Live And Takes A Photo Of The Liverpool Crowd
Chris Tavener Performs Live And Takes A Photo Of The Liverpool Crowd

 

26th November – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Lineup: Kieran Taylor, Chris Tavener and Thom Morecroft
“Chris Tavener is a sensational performer, everything from his stage presence to his songwriting is second to none, and having known him for years and years, I can confirm that his personality is no different. He’s one of the hardest working musicians I know” – Sam Lyon Music, Click Here for the Full Article

More reviews and photographs from Manchester coming soon!

Thom Morecroft Introduces Chris Tavener Live In Manchester
Thom Morecroft Introduces Chris Tavener Live In Manchester
Photograph Of The Crowd During Chris Tavener's Set Live In Manchester
Photograph Of The Crowd During Chris Tavener’s Set Live In Manchester