Si Cranstoun has been acclaimed by Bobby Brooks Wilson (son of Jackie) as “sounding so much like my father it scares me”.Si spent years struggling to make ends meet. He busked for years on the streets of London performing for passer-bys – including the then PM Tony Blair, who gave him 30 pence! Si was eventually spotted busking and landed his long sought-after break; a recording deal with music giants Warner Music UK’s label East West.
Now the singer-songwriter,and king of the vintagescene will follow his Radio 2 A-listed single ‘Caught in the Moonlight’ with his debut album ‘Modern Life’ which will be released on October 13th. He will follow the album’s release by playing a special headline show at London’s Borderline on October 14th. Tickets are available here: http://gigst.rs/SiCran.
Si Cranstoun possesses a vocal talent that has been compared to the likes of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, while his music offers an uplifting blend of northern soul, Motown and vintage pop. Brilliantly capturing the look and feel of soul’s golden era, Si Cranstoun exudes of all the energy and verve you would expect from the best of the genre. Chris Evans recently described him as combining “A squeeze of The Bee Gees, a bit of Billy Joel, a dash of Dean Freidman, and a ripple of Rodriguez.”
Pre-orders for the album will commence at iTunes and Amazon on August 8th, with the new single ‘Dance For Evermore’ available as an instant grat track.
A classy throwback to the classic sound of the early sixties, ‘Caught In The Moonlight’ success at Radio 2 was an astonishing achievement from an artist who had never previously released a song on a major label. Cranstoun wrote the song with the legendary Tony Macauley of The Foundations ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ fame. So far, Cranstoun has earned radio support from Radio 2, Magic and BBC London, and has been featured in the Daily Mail and the Daily Star, as well as appearing on BBC London News TV.
As the release of his debut album approaches, Si Cranstoun is confirmed to appear on Chris Evans’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show on August 8th to an estimated audience of 9 million people. He will also be performing a number of live gigs in the UK and Europe to celebrate the upcoming album release including Lounge on the Farm, The Bluesfest at The Royal Albert Hall and the massive London event Proms in the Park for Radio 2.
Full tour dates and further information can be found at www.sicranstoun.com.