Ever heard the expression nothing in life comes easy? Or seeing glitter from dust?
This certainly rings true for performer Chris Woolf. Despite many traumas in his past, he turns to music to help him out. With no family there for him, this ‘lone wolf’ supports himself with a part time job and frequently enjoys performing in various open mics like LEAF.
When asked where his lyrics come from, he said: “Life tragedy. A lot of it I guess is a way of trying to refrain past events and transform trauma into positivity.”
Chris Woolf enters another world when he performs and takes to the stage with ease. Often with nothing but his guitar to accompany him, he captivates the audience, making them cling onto every word he sings, bringing the folk genre back to life.
With a twinge of old time 1920s jazz, Woolf looks up to successful artists like Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain. I think it’s safe to say that this man lives and breaths his dream to sing, however, he fears a lot of people may not understand his lyrics.
He said: “A lot of the time with music people don’t get all the lyrics straight away, just because of how things are pronounced phonetically.”
When asked about his music connecting to his fans, he stated: “I’ve always felt people can connect to it musically because I play through feeling rather than shouting chorus sequences.”
This talented performer has been doing what he loves for over 20 years and was playing the saxophone from just 7 years old. However, the style in which he performs now, he has only been experimenting with it this past year. From a very young age, this performer has connected with words. He said: “I liked to read a lot. I was really into poetry and inspiring artists like Bob Dylan so I was really into people who were characters with their music rather than just song writers.”
Chris Woolf is by no doubt going places. With a beautiful voice and ability to play instruments what’s to stop him? He recently got discovered during an open mic event a short while back and is currently in the studio recording an album. His life has definitely started turning a corner. When you want something bad enough you will achieve it and in the words of Bob Dylan “People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.”