Danny McCrum has released his forth album Hustle Bustle. The new album was recorded in Auckland and L.A. and showcases Danny’s unique and sophisticated songwriting and musicianship. Hustle Bustle is a wild ride; a mix of funk, pop, rock and jazz fused together to create it’s own sound. The lyrics are poignant and bold, the emotions are broad and the musicianship speaks for itself.
"Danny has created a beautiful album of finely-tuned, soul-searching, gut-wrenching rock songs that just drip with mojo and lessons learned! Bang your drum, McCrum!" Tommy Emmanuel
“Fave tracks Full Speed Ahead and Mine All Mine… your guitar playing is killer!” Greg Johnson
“Danny has managed to craft a collection of songs that demonstrate musicality mixed with pop-esque sensibilities that is not often seen.” Bobby Kennedy (Opshop)
Hustle Bustle features many great musicians including Jayden Lee (Alae) on drums, Alistair Meffin (Alae) on keys and Dan Antunovich on bass. The album was mixed by Nick Poortman and mastered by Chris Chetland.
Throughout his career Danny has kept great company, working with and supporting many top artists and producers including Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, John Mayer, John Butler Trio, Jeff Beck, Norah Jones, Jimmy Barnes, Simple Minds, Alex Burke (US), Lizzie Marvelly, Peter van Gent, Magnolia Memoir (US), Georgia Lines, Phil Edwards Band, the Michael Jackson tribute show 'King Of Pop, The Legend Continues’ and AutoMatic 80s.
Along with Opshop drummer Bobby Kennedy, Danny co-hosts the podcast series Don’t Give Up Your Day Job where they talk to creative professionals about their experiences in the entertainment business. Their guests have included Tommy Emmanuel, Sylvia Massey (Prince, Tom Petty), Bob Reynolds (John Mayer, Snarky Puppy), Scott Page (Supertramp, Toto, Pink Floyd), Allison Quigan (Shortland Street), Guy Massey (Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney), Karl Steven (Supergroove), Lucy Graves (CeeLo Green, Black Eyed Peas), Mark Hughes (Dave Dobbyn, Tim Finn, Bic Runga), Nathan Haines, Bryan Bell (Jordan Luck Band), Malika Tirolien (Snarky Puppy, Bokante) and Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B.).