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. The band is currently recording new material and will be touring throughout 2020 and are looking forward to a summer filled with festivals!
MEDIA AND LINKS
Throughout the year, for individual concerts, festivals and private events.