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 66)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Associated actsThe Mekons, The Notting Hillbillies, Sally Timms

Brendan Croker (born 15 August 1953 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England) is an English musician, who has recorded albums under his own name and with occasional backing band; The Five O'Clock Shadows.[1] He was also a member of The Notting Hillbillies.[1] During the late 1980s, he was an auxiliary member of The Mekons and a full-time member of Sally Timms and the Drifting Cowgirls.[2]

He has recorded with Eric Clapton, Tanita Tikaram, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Coyne, and Chet Atkins.[1]


  • 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


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (2003). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music (Third ed.). Virgin Books. p. 134. ISBN 1-85227-969-9.
  2. ^ Brendan Croker biography from AllMusic

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