Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
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Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Richmond, Western Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Richmond, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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"Perth's version of The Band, with uber-talented musicians surrounding Craddock, complementing his poignant storytelling perfectly" - The West Australian

With Perth having a resurgence of psych-rockers, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles strike up a victory for song writing with the immaculate Going Home. More please Mr Craddock." X-Press Magazine, Perth

Named in Americana blogs Post To Wire (Sydney) and Sun 209 (Nashville) top releases of 2013.

"A storyteller of extraordinary talent," RTR FM feature album review

"Off on a more alt.country and rootsy tangent, from the wilder west of Fremantle Davey Craddock & The Spectacles also has members from WAMi-winning combos or renown (Split Seconds, Abbe May’s band) who settle into relaxed grooves behind Mr Craddock in a sometimes Dylanesque, sometimes The Bandesque, sometimes suprisingly Monkeesesque, and sometimes even early Wilco-esque, manner across their Going Home EP. A bit of wit goes with the obvious musical ability and it all ends up well-pleasing.” Drum Media, Sydney

“This really should be a local hit” Niall Lucy, ABC 720 Perth

"Instantly the sound of this recording captures the listener’s attention, and offers something more fluid and organic than the usual over-produced auto-tuned Pro Tools recordings that seem to be quickly driving tape towards extinction. Keep On Waiting is accompanied by Ruby St, a tune that’s better than most band’s a-sides." Drum Media, Perth

"The great harmonies show up again through out the song as the twangy electric guitar chugs along and saloon style piano shows it’s face every so often. Plus a killer harmonica solo comes in to just put a bow on the whole thing – it’s mighty enjoyable" Yankee Calling blog, Kansas

"A brilliant mid-tempo swinging country track that conjures up wide open spaces and the sweet vibe of summer. Craddock has a fantastic voice, pitched high and possessing a lilting swoon that suits his melodies perfectly. The rest of the EP shows they can play sparse and achingly beautiful on Ruby St and kick up a quick-fire country shuffle on Right Brain Holiday.” Post To Wire Blog, Sydney -


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Western Australia’s wide open landscapes, ever-changing skyline and boomtown growing pains are the backdrop to Americana artist Davey Craddock’s acclaimed songwriting. And like the city he’s based in, Craddock’s profile has also steadily grown in the past 18 months. Craddock and his band The Spectacles debut EP has seen them nominated for WAMi Awards (Folk Song Of the Year and Best Country Act), WA Country Music Awards (Best Songwriter, Best Act), added to the bill of the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival and named in Americana blogs Sun 209 (Nashville) and Post To Wire’s (Sydney) yearly best of lists. In 2014 the charismatic troubadour was also invited to play two sell out shows supporting WA folk icons The Waifs between putting the finishing touches on his debut album which is due for release this year.

Born and raised in WA’s Southwest, Craddock writes bold, intricately-worded, ‘widescreen’ alt-country and folk stories inspired by acts like The Band, Wilco, Tim Rogers and Bruce Springsteen. In latest single Better Alone, released in February 2015 as a preview to the band’s debut album, Craddock delivers a cutting, left-of-center take on the classic country breakup ballad. Backed by WA songstress Felicity Groom, the track is a perfect example of his ability to create vivid atmospheres and draw the listener into the lives of the characters in his songs.

 In full-band format and in the studio, Craddock is backed by some of WA’s most lauded players. Coined The Spectacles, the band is made up of drummer Todd Pickett (Kill Devil Hills, 2013 WAMi Multi-instrumentalist of the Year), guitarist Luke Dux (The Floors, 2013 WAMi Guitarist of the Year), bassist Pete Stone (former Abbe May & The Rockin’ Pneumonia) and pianist Mo Wilson (Mo Wilson & The Drivers).

Better Alone Out February 1 from Daveycraddock.com, Bandcamp and iTunes

 “Memorable and personal... Davey Craddock is a class act” – The Music

“A storyteller of extraordinary talent” – RTR FM

“With Perth having a resurgence of psych-rockers, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles strike up a victory for song writing with the immaculate Going Home.” – X-PRESS MAGAZINE

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