Crispin Halcrow is a songwriter from the small town of Kendal, on the fringes of the Lake District. Despite having written songs since the age of fifteen, it was not until he swapped the Lakes for the historic city of York, back in 2015, that he started playing his songs publicly.
Now twenty, this indie/folk singer-songwriter is “quietly cultivating a reputation for intimate, moving performances, captivating audiences to pin-drop silence within just a few lines”. This has caused many to draw comparisons to folk artist Seth Lakeman, along with the likes of Johnny Flynn and Damian Rice.
As is often the case, it was his parents’ collection of Eva Cassidy, Billy Joel, Springsteen and Dylan records that featured heavily from a young age. This, combined with the later discoveries of John Martyn, Nick Drake and John Smith, has lead to the musical style you hear today.