Brendan Croker

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Brendan Croker
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Croker performing at EBU open air festival in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), September 1989
Background information
Born (1953-08-15) 15 August 1953 (age 63)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Occupation(s) Musician
Associated acts The Mekons, The Notting Hillbillies, Sally Timms

Brendan Croker (born 15 August 1953 in Bradford, Yorkshire) is a musician from Leeds who has recorded albums under his own name and with occasional backing band; The Five O'Clock Shadows. He was also a member of The Notting Hillbillies. During the late 1980s he was an auxiliary member of The Mekons and a full-time member of Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls.[1]

He has recorded with Eric Clapton, Tanita Tikaram, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Coyne, and Chet Atkins.


  • Central Station Hotel (1985)
  • A Close Shave (1986)
  • Boat Trips in The Bay (1987)
  • On The Big Hill (1988) - soundtrack
  • Brendan Croker and The 5 O'Clock Shadows (1989)
  • Country Blues Guitar (1990) - instrumental
  • The Great Indoors (1991)
  • Time Off (1992)
  • Made in Europe (1993)
  • Redneck State of The Art (1995)
  • The Kershaw Sessions (1995)
  • Three Chord Lovesongs (1996)
  • Not Just A Hillbilly... More Like a Best of Brendan Croker (2000)
  • Life Is Almost Wonderful


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