|Danny McCrum Band
Web site: http://www.dannymccrum.com
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Danny McCrum has been writing and performing for over seventeen years. He started young, spending his teenage years in recording studios and performing all over New Zealand and is now a highly regarded musician and entertainer. After playing in various bands, Danny put together the Danny McCrum Band early in 2006.
Some of the people Danny McCrum has worked with over the years include Jimmy Barnes, John Mayer, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, Tommy Emmanuel, Nora Jones, Katie Melua, Hello Sailor and more.
After a very well received set at the Saint James Theatre when supporting John Mayer, the band finished their show to an encore, which is quite unusual for a support act. This sort of thing continued to happen. While touring as support act for Tommy Emmanuel, Tommy asked Danny to sing with him during his show. This ended up happening for all of the shows and received a great response from the audience. When he opened for Katie Melua he sold all of his CDs and when Danny and Ben Jurisich opened for Bryan Ferry, many of the reviews said that they were better then the main act!
Danny has become recognized and respected for his intelligent writing, his memorable melodies, his impacting guitar playing (acoustic and electric) and his soulful performances. He has worked with bassist Matt Harvey since 2000 and guitarist Ben Jurisich and drummer Glen Child joined in 2007.
The band have just released their debut album ‘Awake & Restless’, which was produced by award winning producer Peter van Gent. Peter has worked with Hayley Westenra, The Topp Twins, Ardijah, Michael Barrymore, Tommy Emmanuel, Norah Jones, Little River Band, Don McClean and many more.