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:
Tues Apr 16, 2019
The Classroom, Lutterworth
With Rosie Palmer
Cropset: They Wear You Down, A Rock and a Hard Place, Can You See The World Go Around?, Written In The Heart, A Different Room, Heartbeats, Banana, Poor Little Man, Four Letter Word, Bullets 3, She's Like Pablo Picasso, The Maasai Mara, Property*. Big Sister's Clothes**, Mismatch***, Close Your Eyes****, Brown to Blue*****
All songs written by Anthony King except:
*Written by  Todd Rundgren
**Written by Elvis Costello
***Written by Harry Chapin
****James Taylor
*****Written by  G. Jones / J. Mathis / V. Franks
Fri Mar 29, 2019

The Three Nuns, Loughborough. #
Cropset: The Amorous Humphrey Plugg (Engel), Can you See the World Go Around? (King), Razzmatazz (King), Town Crier (Costello)

Sun Mar 17, 2019
Tap and Barrel Comedy Night
MC: Cropston Fairweather, Tony Cowards, Good Kids, Pete Prodge, Alex Green, Chris Phillips

Sun Mar 3, 2019
Tap and Barrel Open Mic Night 
Cropset: The Great Fire Of London, They Wear You Down, Stronger Stuff, Heartbeats, A  Different Room, Trick Sunrise, Bullets 3, Can You See The World Go Around?, The Prettiest Star*
All songs written by Anthony King except * written by David Bowie


Sun Feb 24, 2019
Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston 
MC: Cropston Fairweather with Craig Deeley, Scott Bennett, Richard Newell, Elliot Powell & David Luck.
Cropset: Valentine's Day, Who Owns The Bones? The Search for A King, My Pet Centipede, Porcelaine Lorraine.
Songs written by Anthony King. 

Sun Feb 24, 2019
Crop's Circle at The Tap & Barrel, Wigston
with Rosie Palmer, Craig Deeley and Rob Coleman
Cropset: Snowman, If I Was An Island
Snowman written by Anthony King, 
If I was An Island (music by Anthony King, lyrics by King, Palmer, Deeley and Coleman).


Sun Feb 17, 2019
Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston 
MC: Cropston Fairweather with Laura Lexx, Josh Pugh, Chris Jones, Jem Braithwaite and mark Row
Cropset: Elaine, Who Owns The Bones, The King & The Car Park
Songs written by Anthony King.


Sun Feb 10, 2019
Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston 
MC: Cropston Fairweather with Tom Taylor, Steve Day, Avtar Singh and Harry Sanders


Sun Jan 20, 2019
Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston 
MC: Cropston Fairweather with Gareth Berliner, Matt Bragg, Izzy Bromfield, The Fool Monty Jester and James Alderson.


Sun Dec 30, 2018
Tap and Barrel Open Mic Night
Cropset: The Maasi Mara, Too Many Decorations, Quick Dissolving Sugar, Snowman, Brown To Blue*, Not Driving Home For Christmas, Hushabye Mountain**, Porcelainie Lorraine, Shake Me When I'm Dead
Songs written by Anthony King except:
* G. Jones / J. Mathis / V. Franks
** Richard M. Sherman / Robert Sherman / Robert B. Sherman

Sun Dec 16, 2018

A Barrel of Laughs at The Tap and Barrel, Wigston

The 4th BoLs featured Ryan Gough as MC. Cropston opened proceedings followed by Rahul Somia, David Eagle and Ryan Mold. Brian Damage and Krysstal closed.

Cropston's set: Snowball, Not Driving Home For Christmas, Snowman, Can I Have A Football for Christmas?, Too Many Decorations, Wi-Fi Christmas.
All songs written by Anthony King


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
Cropston fairweather with guests: Tony Cowards, Rob Gee and Rosie Palmer
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.





The Covers Are Off!

at The Classroom, Lutterworth

This is a 'no covers' open mic for songwriters performing their own work in a lovely, cozy and supportive atmosphere.  It's hard to perform your own work on many open mic nights as you're competing against famous and classic songs. This is YOUR night. Contact Cropston at cropstonfairweather@gmail.com for a spot or to talk about how the night will run.  Next event: May 7th (Tues)

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.

  • 2019
  • Sunday 21st Apr - Stand-Up Comedy at The Tap & Barrel (5:30pm) 
  • Sunday 22nd Apr - Stand-Up Comedy at The Classroom (5:30pm)
  • Tuesday 7th May - The Covers Are Off at The Classroom                      Lutterworth.

Cropston's Twisted Christmas
Coming to Leicester Guildhall on Dec 13th, 2019


The songs of Cropston Fairweather:
Written in The Heart (April 2019)
Four Letter Word (April 2019)
A Rock and A Hard Place (April 2019)
Poor Little Man (Apr 2019)
Trick Sunrise (Feb 2019)
A Different Room (Feb 2019)
Heartbeats (Feb 2019)

Bullets 3 (Feb 2019)
Stronger Stuff (Feb 2019)
They Wear You Down (Jan 2019)
Do What You Want with Your Life (Dec 2018)
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