Crabb Releases 1st Single From Wham & Manic Street Preachers Producer’s Final Album

Get ready to find your new favourite artist. Crabb is your favourite musician’s favourite musician who is stepping into the spotlight with the release of the single ‘Mykonos’ 25/01/23. The single is the first to be released from the album ‘English American’, which will cap a legendary musical career spanning Wham, Freddie Mercury, and Elton John, from the late, great producer Steve Brown. Additional artistic direction following Brown’s passing comes from six-time Grammy winner Steve Lillywhite CBE (U2, The Rolling Stone, The Killers).

‘Mykonos’, and its accompanying music video, are a love letter from Crabb to his wife. The acoustic adult contemporary track boasts a stripped back texture, confident in the emotional resonance of Crabb’s guitar and powerful vocals. On it, Crabb plants a flag in the feelings of falling in love in your late 20s, marking that point for return across a relationship spanning decades.

Its video pairs Crabb’s musical performance with that of contemporary dancer Tess Howell, in London’s stylish Langdon Centre. Owned by the Downs Syndrome Association, the venue was chosen in part in support of the daughter of Mykonos’ engineer’s daughter, a wonderfully talented performer in her own right with Down’s Syndrome.

The album English American is due for release on with the single on 25th January, after 20 years in the making. Beginning in the mid-90s, Crabb met and became close friends with producer Steve Brown (Cult, Manic Street Preachers) while at Sony EMI. For two decades the collection of songs that Brown would come to refer to as ‘old stock’ came together, taking influence from the musical styles it outlived.

English American is Brit Pop’s hedonistic daze meets the stripped back acoustic Blues and Folk/Alt

Country, with modern production from one of the best.