Brendan Croskerry

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Brendan Croskerry
Born St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Pop,
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 2003 – present
Associated acts Honeydriver

Brendan Croskerry (born 24 July 1985 St. John's) is a Canadian singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Superman is on Holidays”, his first commercial release, was featured on the international selling compilation albums Disco Estrella in 2007, and Supermodelo 2007.[1] Both compilations reached number 1 in Spain, enduring a total of 8 weeks in the number 1 spot.[2]

In 2008 he released his debut album Goodbye Harrier. The album was produced by Paulino Lorenzo, Michel Andrés, and Leroy Quintyn of the independent Spanish label Contactados Factoría Musical.[3] He shared the stage with the Spanish artist Quique Gonzalez at the 2008 Actual Festival in Spain.[4] He also performed at the 2008 Popkomm Festival, in Germany.[5]

In 2009, Croskerry embarked on a 12-date tour of Germany with Paul Carrack, an English singer more commonly known for being a member of Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, and Roxy Music.[6]

An instrumental version of "Radio Love Song" from the album Passing Trains (2011) was featured in the Land Rover Freelander 2 television commercial.[7]

In 2012, Croskerry returned to Canada to pursue his music in the country he started in. He joined Toronto based marketing agency Ossington Creative as head composer and musical consultant for creative-commercial video and radio work. He performed at the 2013 North by North East music festival and was listed one of the "Best of the Fest" by The Huffington Post Canada.[8]

Brendan joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office as a special assistant in May 2013 focusing on communications.[9] Brendan left city hall to return to music, and recorded a free E.P. titled Live from City Hall[10] with producer David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Holy Fuck) inspired by his time in the mayor's office.[11] The promotional video[12] for the EP included a behind the scenes look in the mayor's office moments after being stripped of power on November 18, 2013.[13]

A full-length release, also co-produced by Newfeld is slated for early 2015.


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  1. ^ "Supermodelo 2007". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Noche de estreno en Actual para La Shica y Brendan Croskerry". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Se ganaron los Reyes | Ciudad del Hombre". Blogs 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  5. ^[tt_news]=4558&tx_ttnews[cat]=2&cHash=2abcd0dee8
  6. ^ "Home of Rock - Konzertbericht - Paul Carrack & Band - Lorsch, Musiktheater Rex, 22.08.2009". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ Riccardo Scandellari - (2 December 2010). "Intervista a Brendan Croskerry". Ufficio Stampa Ferrara. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ Huffington Post: Best of the Fest
  9. ^ Mayor Ford Staffer: Brendan Croskerry
  10. ^ "Live from City Hall EP". Soundcloud. 
  11. ^ "Former Rob Ford staffer records EP documenting time with Toronto mayor". The Guardian. 
  12. ^ "Mayor Ford Loses Power - Behind The Scenes (Live From City Hall)". Youtube. 
  13. ^ "Live from City Hall Info". Facebook. 

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