Si Cranstoun’s story is inspirational. Coming from humble beginnings, the former busker’s tale is capable of helping aspiring artists believe that the illusive big break could be just around the corner. Hailing from the historic city of Cambridge, a rather rapid ascendency saw Si go from street performer to major presence on the UK’s underground vintage circuit. These days the talented crooner is signed to a major label (Warner Music), having come to their attention while supporting Little Richard in 2013. It’s hardly surprising that the singer-songwriter got the deal he deserved after winning over Warner’s A&R man by demonstrating an almost effortless knack for writing infectious music.
Joined by an impressive group of session musicians (including friend of Resident and talented trumpeter/composer, Patrick Hayes), Si swung by on Wednesday to record two brand new original tracks. Bringing a distinctive blend of Motown, northern soul and vintage pop to our flagship recording studio, we’ll be the first to confirm that the next offering out of the Cranstoun camp is already sounding mighty fine!
Here’s a taste of what Si does best to whet your appetite: