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Brandon Crocker’s music is personal and yet universal in his stories of exploration. His songs, in many ways, instill in the listener a memory of a simpler time…or as Maggie from the Beacon newspaper states, “His style is soft rock/acoustic, but his songs twist and turn around long-forgotten corners -- bends in the road we've long since passed. And surely, those are the je ne sais quoi that should not remain silent.”
Brandon is a master at taking the emotion of a personal moment in time and expanding it into a song that resonates with people everywhere. Add to that, his engaging, lyrical storytelling like that of Jason Mraz, soothing vocals like that of James Taylor, and his twists on chord progressions like that of John Mayer, and they combine to create a unique sound all his own.
Nowhere can this be seen more than in his debut EP “Lazy Day”, which was released in 2012. More than an album, Lazy Day questions contemporary beliefs while searching for simple truths in day to day life and relationships; or as one fan stated, “Lazy Day,” invites you to join him on a peaceful, sunny day floating on the water, leaving all cares and troubles behind.”
"I love to tell stories, says Brandon. Sometimes its a humorous event that sparks a song, and sometimes I like to write a song purely based on the feeling of a moment. I don't see myself as much of a musician as I do a writer."
Originally from Chicago, Brandon began is creative journey at a young age, studying theatre and music. Later, he attended Savannah College of Art and Design to study Film and Photography and would go on to live and work in Hollywood and New York City. His many experiences from living abroad in countries like France and Brazil, give his songs complexity and depth.
In 2009, after meeting is now wife Kim, Brandon settled down in Atlanta and began his professional music career, building his craft and working his way up over the years to make a name for himself in the southeast. He currently lives in Marietta with his wife and daughter and is working on his second album to be released next year in 2017.
Brandon has performed all over the US and Bermuda for venues such as:
Auburn University, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, The Biltmore, Grove Park Inn, Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Brandon has also been the opening show for Andy Grammer, Chubby Checker and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
He was also the winner of Red Clay Theatre’s Nationally known Original song Open Mic contest and went on to place 4th out of 25 in the Finals.
Q:Where did you grow up?
A: Evanston, Illinois. Cubs Territory!
Q: When did you start playing guitar?
A: I started playing when I was 14. I had been playing the cello for a few years and then my Dad gave me his old classical guitar, which I still have today.
Q: What was the first song you learned on the guitar?
A: Have you ever seen rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Mr. Jones by The Counting Crows
Q: Who are some of your (musical) influences?
A: James Taylor, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Queen, Jack Johnson, Louis Armstrong, John Denver
Q: Were you always a musician?
A: I started out graduating from college with a degree in Film and Photography. Started a photography company, which I still run today.