MOST OF US WILL NEVER DO GREAT THINGS, BUT WE CAN ALL DO SMALL THINGS IN A GREAT WAY.
Formed in Derby, England, The Newcranes quickly became a popular band on the early 90s touring circuit. They signed with French label Musidisc Records and recorded their debut album Frontline which garnered critical acclaim and won the band many followers. They subsequently supported The Mission, Stiff Little Fingers, Bob Dylan and The Saw Doctors and went on to release several more EPs. The band disbanded in 1996 after several line-up changes. In 2018 guitarist Mark Simpson, along with bass player Bob Rushton and drummer Marcus Carter decided to reignite the band after a campaign by fans. They recruited Jonny Wallis and Julian Butt and, in March 2019, played a well-received reunion show at The Venue in Derby. The Newcranes have gone on to play gigs and festivals throughout the UK, including Bearded Theory, Wickham Festival and Boomtown. Lockdown intervened, but the band kept busy by recording music and videos from home, culminating in the release of the lockdown album “See You Next Tuesday” this year. Back out into the live world, and with new drummer Giles Henshaw in the seat, the live show continues to delight audiences around the country.