Cropston Fairweather

Cropston

This is the page of Illwell's own troubadour.  

Singer, songwriter, poet and half-historian, Cropston is a fixture of the music scene in the town where you can often see him being on stage.

Songs such as Avenue Of Despair and Call Me The Blame have built Cropston a reasonable following and there are plans to release an album by the end of the century.

Cropston also dabbles in the world of comedy under a less realistic name but likes to keep his serious music separate to distinguish it apart from each other.

His songs are quirky, dark, uplifting, pugnant, melodic and mini social commentaries often 'punching across' and many that are sing-alongable to (if you know the words).

Past Dates:

Thu Dec 13, 2018
The Swan & Rushes, Leicester
Wi-Fi Christmas (x2), Snowballing, Not Driving For Christmas (x2), I'd Better Get What I Want This Christmas, Too Many Decorations, Snowman (x2), Can I Have a Football for Christmas?, Quick Dissolving Sugar, The Maasai Mara (x2), Kings & Queens.
All songs written by Anthony King


Sun Dec 2, 2018
Crop's Circle #1
Circus Time, She's Like Pablo Picasso
All songs written by Anthony King

Fri Nov 30, 2018
The Three Nuns, Loughborough.
Set List: The Maasai Mara, She's Like Pabo Picasso, I'd Better To Get What I Want This Christmas Time.
All songs written by Anthony King

Wed Nov 28, 2018
The Plough, Birstall, Leics
Set List: Circus Time, Down By The Beautiful River, She's Like Pablo Picasso.
All songs written by Anthony King

Sun Nov 25, 2018
Tap and Barrel Open Mic Night
Set list: Wigston Big, Pretty Lies from Dirty Lips, She's Like Pablo Picasso, I'd Better Get What I Want For Christmas, The Way Love Turned Out For Me*, Down By The Beautiful River, Circus Time, Can I Have  A Football For Christmas? Porcelain Lorraine, Fantastic Voyage**, Hold On***, Eccentric.
Songs written by Anthony King except:

* written by Quinton Claunch, Ry Cooder and Dave Hall
** written by David Bowie
***written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan 

Sun Nov 18, 2018
A Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston

Cropston aired new songs as he hosted an evening of comedy that featured Rob Coleman, Alex Hylton, Gina Overton and Will Collishaw. 
Cropston set: Sit Down In Your Trousers, I Don'T Want To Judge The Dude, Toilets In Hell,  Better Than The Punchline, Porcelain Lorriane, Roger, The Brazilian.
All songs written by Anthony King


Sun Oct 14, 2018

The Tap & Barrel Comedy Night with Cropston Fairweather.

Cropston aired new songs as he hosted an evening of comedy that featured Pete Phillipson, Sarah Johnson, Matt Hollins and Jinder Singh.

Cropston set: The One And Only, Porcelain Lorraine, Roll On, 2nd In Line, Sexist World.
All songs written by Anthony King

Wed Sep 12, 2018
The Tap And Barrel, Wigston
Set list: Blow Torch Song, Wigston Big, Shake Me When I'm Dead, Dog, Questions, My Pet Centipde, Brasilian.
All songs written by Anthony King.

Sat Sep 1, 2018
The Godstonebury Festival

Set List: Borderline, The Big Room, Rivals, Blow Torch Song, Corporate Man, Razzmatazz, Call Me By My Name, Everyone Except You Is Insane, Property, New Kid On The Block.
All songs written by Anthony King except 'Property', written by Todd Rundgren.

  
Mon Aug 27, 2018
The Tap & Barrel, Wigston, Leics.

"Very much appreciated down the Tap and Barrel sir an absolute joy thank you again for your time and energy." - Rob Ford

"It was a great set. Nice balance of songs." - Hugh Evans

"A true gent . Thank you so much for the extra long set . I loved your set. 

Could listen to you all day " - Lee Spencer

Set List: Borderline, Razzmatazz, Property, Everyone Except You Is Insane, The RiverCall Me By My Name, The Master Plan, Shape Shifting Conspiracy TheoriesCorporate Man, The Search For A King, Kings and QueensSorryRainbow.
All songs written by Anthony King except 'Property', written by Todd Rundgren.





A Barrel of Laughs at the Tap & Barrel
58 Leicester Road, Wigston, Leics LE18 1DR
Next Show @5:30 Sunday 16th December
Tickets £11 online (Includes booking fee)

Upcoming Dates:
Most dates are in Illwell but I try to break out on to the road when I can overcome my fear of travelling out on the road.

  • Sunday 16th Dec - Stand-Up Comedy at The Tap & Barrel (5:30pm)
  • 2019
  • Sunday 27th Jan - Crop's Circle at The Tap & Barrel (1pm)
  • Sunday 10th Feb - Stand-Up Comedy at The Tap & Barrel (5:30pm) 
  • Sunday 17th Feb - Stand-Up Comedy at The Tap & Barrel (5:30pm) 
  • Sunday 24th Feb - Crop's Circle at The Tap & Barrel (1pm
  • Sunday 24th Feb - Stand-Up Comedy at The Tap & Barrel (5:30pm) 


The songs of Cropston Fairweather:
Quick Dissolving Sugar (Dec 2018)
Snowman (Dec 2018)

Snowballing (Dec 2018)
Too Many Decorations (Dec 2018)

Wi-Fi Christmas (Dec 2018)
The Maasai Mara (Nov 2018)
Not Driving Home for Christmas (Dec 2018)

You Better Get Me What I Want For Christmas (Nov 2018)
Circus Time (Nov 2018)
My Love For You (Work in progress)
Down By The Beautiful River (Nov 2018)
Can I Have A Football For Christmas? (Nov 2018)
Pretty Lies From Dirty Lips (Nov 2018)
No One Will Ever Live Up To You (Work in progress)
She's Like Pablo Piccasso (Nov 2018)
Sit Down In Your Trousers (Nov 2018)
Toilets In Hell (Nov 2018)
I Don't Mean To Judge The Dude (Oct 2018)
Ghost (Oct 2018)
The One And Only (Oct 2018)
Porcelain Lorraine (Oct 2018)
Wigston Big (Sept 2018)
Blow Torch Song (Sept 2018)
The Big Room (2017)
Avenue Of Despair (2015)
Rivals (2014)
Johnny and Joan (The Master Plan) (2017)
Call Me By My Name (2017)
Everyone Except You Is Insane (2017)
The Narcissisters (2017)
If I Could (2017)
Borderline (2015)
Razzmatazz (2017)
Born On The Border (2010)
Hurting (2017)

all songs written by Anthony King