“...........Troubadour Chris Millington's awe-inspiring rhythmic guitar and atmospheric self-penned songs, swept us up into the salty windswept world of wreckers, rugged cliffs and ghostly legends. On a tide of superb songs, thumping guitar and raw vocals this set couldn't fail to float our boat.
North Devon Joural
“WHAT an electrifying night! With 200 ticketless punters left outside, expectations were high to see Seth Lakeman.
Before the main event we were treated to a regrettably all-too-short set from Ilfracombe troubadour Chris Millington.
Chris' three songs were enthusiastically received by the audience with his new ballad Who Will Cut Me Down? being particularly poignant.
“WINDSWEPT waves smash the North Devon coast, surging with raw emotion and tempestuous tales from the past. You'll almost taste the salt-laden spray and feel the gusts against your cheek when you listen to the latest album by folk troubadour, Chris Millington.
The album, produced and recorded by Ilfracombe musician Mark Presland, demonstrates Chris' multi-instrumental talent. This man's fingers know their way around a guitar, mandolin, melodeon keyboards, bass, cello and cajon.
Chris' earthy, raw vocals are used to good effect on the album and the over layering of his voice in harmonies often gives the impression of a hearty singalong. That, coupled with his knack of writing catchy songs, means you'll soon be humming along with ballads that sound as familiar as any folk classic.
His folk music sees him playing at festivals such as Brampton Live and the Ireby Festival in Cumbria His skills as a multi instrumentalist keep him in hot demand for collaborations too.”
North Devon Journal
“There was an expectant, buzzing atmosphere about Ilfracombe's great music venue to enjoy London's very own Mohair.
First though, an excited gaggle of fans listened to local boy made good Chris Millington. Enthusiasts of this mans bruised yet soaring vocals will have noticed a bad cold clogging up his pipes yet even so, we were treated to a greaty set which surprisingly yet smashingly, covered Seth Lakeman's 'Ballad of Josie.'
Someone sign this acoustic hero now!
North Devon Journal / The Venue
".........We love the work of Chris and so do the punters. Cleverly crafted honest English folk tunes. The punters did love it. A captive crowd not usually used to original acoustic music."
Stocks and Powell
"Fiddlebix support Chris Millington for a night of fiery local folk music. If you haven’t seen Chris before you must check him out, we think he’s probably the best local young singer songwriter in North Devon, and are really looking forward to this one!"
"Chris Millington performing "Broadside" at North Devon Folk Festival 2008 and looking very handsome ...This song could very well explode your heart into a million little fireworks and set you free across the night sky in showers of turquoise awe. Well, it could happen. That's what happened to me anyway... "
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