Paul Cromford

Buxton, UK

I'm Paul Cromford; I was born in Wolverhampton, UK, in 1959. I play rhythm guitar and keyboards, and I like to tinker with all manner of virtual instruments & sequencers. I also enjoy devising musical arrangements despite having no relevant qualifications whatsoever.

Since the late 1970s I've sporadically amassed a huge backlog of self-penned material (i.e, I wrote it; clearly it didn't write itself), and I plan to get every last piece of it out there, eventually.

I live in Buxton, Derbyshire (UK), and wish fervently that civicidal busybodies would stop trying to turn my adopted town into a EuroDisney 'Experience'.

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Every second person in the world who owns a guitar thinks they should write songs, and I've been no exception. Since I wrote my first one in 1976 (that far-off land where people wore proper clothes and had longer attention-spans), they've continued to emerge: sometimes in purple patches of fecundity, but mostly a scrap of tune here, half a chorus there.

Despite my occasional flippant tone when I discuss my songs -- we English used to be very strong on self-deprecation -- don't be fooled: I'm very, very proud of most of the things I've written After all, I have made loving recordings of several of them (as you will discover).

However, my creative tendencies have always been highly eclectic, and they suffer because of that. In a world where everything and everyone must be easily categorised, where is the pigeon-hole for eclecticism? Time and again I'm asked what kind of music I make, and the honest answer to that can only be long-winded enough to test any listener's patience: it's often easier to pretend I didn't hear the question!

Of course, a much more efficient way to answer the question (and illustrate the dilemma) is to offer some recordings. So, if you're curious about this particular tortured artist's varied palette, stick around on this channel!

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I'm Paul Cromford; I was born in Wolverhampton, UK, in 1959. I play rhythm guitar and keyboards, and I like to tinker with all manner of virtual instruments & sequencers. I also enjoy devising musical arrangements despite having no relevant qualifications whatsoever.

Since the late 1970s I've sporadically amassed a huge backlog of self-penned material (i.e, I wrote it; clearly it didn't write itself), and I plan to get every last piece of it out there, eventually.

I live in Buxton, Derbyshire (UK), and wish fervently that civicidal busybodies would stop trying to turn my adopted town into a EuroDisney 'Experience'.

~~~~~~~~~~

Every second person in the world who owns a guitar thinks they should write songs, and I've been no exception. Since I wrote my first one in 1976 (that far-off land where people wore proper clothes and had longer attention-spans), they've continued to emerge: sometimes in purple patches of fecundity, but mostly a scrap of tune here, half a chorus there.

Despite my occasional flippant tone when I discuss my songs -- we English used to be very strong on self-deprecation -- don't be fooled: I'm very, very proud of most of the things I've written After all, I have made loving recordings of several of them (as you will discover).

However, my creative tendencies have always been highly eclectic, and they suffer because of that. In a world where everything and everyone must be easily categorised, where is the pigeon-hole for eclecticism? Time and again I'm asked what kind of music I make, and the honest answer to that can only be long-winded enough to test any listener's patience: it's often easier to pretend I didn't hear the question!

Of course, a much more efficient way to answer the question (and illustrate the dilemma) is to offer some recordings. So, if you're curious about this particular tortured artist's varied palette, stick around on this channel!