DOMINIC CRANE and friends - LIVE

Friday 05 May

Doors: 8pm Show 8.30pm

Tickets: £10 Available from

Here's what some people are saying about Dominic :

                        "American Tan, such a beautiful song" - Nell Bryden 

                        "Really lovely songs" - Boo Hewerdine

                        "Glorious, Magnificent" - Janice Long - BBC Radio 2

                        "Wow! what great songs. I was playing along at the side of the stage. A real treat to have him opening for me, my fans really loved it too". - Sharon Corr

                        "Excellent song writing with echos of Neil Finn and Lennon. Downbeat grown-up pop songs with knowingly wry lyrics". - Steve Balsamo - Actor/Musician ("Jesus Christ Superstar")

                        "Dominic Crane is the new Chris Difford...he makes intelligent, well crafted, sophisticated grown-up pop balladry that's designed to last longer than this weeks fad and to sound just as intoxicating and emotionally poignant in ten years time as it did when you first heard it" - Mike Davies (BrumBeat)


                        "There is something to be said for the moment where you realise that a performer of glorious musical intelligence is playing his heart out in front of of the most unlikely best support acts you are likely to hear in any year. Dominic Crane could certainly hold his own with some justification against some of the very best that Birmingham has had to offer the music world" -

 Dominic Crane 

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"He makes intelligent, well crafted, sophisticated grown up pop balladry that’s designed to last longer than this week’s fad and to sound just as intoxicating and emotionally poignant in ten years’ time as it did when you first heard it.” – Brum Beat 

Singer. Songwriter. Band member. The UK’s Dominic Crane is a triple threat who’s been honing his craft for years. His influences include such melody and lyric driven masters as The Beatles, Squeeze, Burt Bacharach, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Paul Simon. After sending a demo to Squeeze’s Chris Difford, Dominic was invited to spend a week with Difford at his exclusive writer’s retreat. 

Actually, Dominic Crane got discovered years earlier . . . his father was a professional reperatory singer who premiered shows in the U.K., including Annie Get Your Gun. The musical talent didn’t fall far from the tree: when Dominic Crane was 14, he was scouted by Mike Hurst, Cat Steven’s manager and producer. However, early stardom was not meant to be. Dominic’s dad let his own personal history with the music business cloud his judgment and prevented Dominic from creating a demo with Hurst. 

Nothing could keep Dominic Crane’s spirit down. In the early 80’s – when British post punk/New Wave/Pop-Rock was at its hottest – he formed The Boaty Man, a melodic, guitar-based band. The Boaty Man put out a demo produced by Stephen Duffy (of Lilac Time, early Duran Duran and Robbie Williams fame) and The Beat’s Ranking Roger, eventually leading to a publishing deal with Virgin. Other band projects, most notably Rumblefish (East West) and Low Art Thrill (Island) led to UK and US record sales and radio airplay, including college radio stations in the U.S. 

He’s currently working on solo material for a forthcoming album with producer Gavin Monaghan ( Robert Plant, Paulo Nutini, Elvis Costello, OCS, Nizlopi ). 

You’ve seen him at such top festivals as: 

The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain 

The Moseley Folk Festival 

Godiva Festival 


The Birmingham Lord Mayors Show 

Dominic Crane