Gaynor Crawford — of Gaynor Crawford Presents — has a passion for music that runs deep. She chooses to work with artists with whom she connects and truly move her.
Passion for music is one of Gaynor’s greatest qualities, and this emotion dictates every decision she makes. This is a very personal journey. And Gaynor has achieved a rare double: she’s both a highly successful tour promoter and a peerless publicist.
Some of the artists with whom Gaynor has chosen to tour and break into the Australian market include, Glen Hansard and the Frames, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Martha Wainwright, Joan As Police Woman, Rufus Wainwright, Eric Bibb, Ruthie Foster, Joe Henry, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Jimmy Webb, Patty Griffin, Aimee Mann, Jackie Leven Ben Sollee, Krystle Warren, Loudon Wainwright 111, Bruce Cockburn, John Murry, Bobby Long, Blair Dunlop, Lunasa and Richard Bona.
Each and every one a musician of the highest calibre and unquestionable integrity.
And Gaynor can be evangelical when it comes to spreading the word. The Sydney Morning Herald’s Bernard Zuel is one of many people who listen closely when Gaynor calls. ‘
What is astonishing about Gaynor,’ said Bernard, ‘is how often she is so right so early. Gaynor not only sticks to artists she respects but has an eye for talent and depth that identifies all the people we’re going to be talking about in two or three years. She convinces you with her passion, her understanding and her track record.’
Now you know why Jimmy Webb, the man who wrote ‘Galveston’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, ‘The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress’ described Gaynor as ‘utterly terrific . . . an inferno of a promoter and publicist’, an associate and friend who’ll ‘always be on my team’.
No-one in the Australian music world connects with the best artists in quite the same way as Gaynor Crawford.
“Over the past 4 years, I have developed a wonderful working relationship and friendship with Gaynor Crawford. Gaynor Crawford owns and directs her own business, Gaynor Crawford Presents, as a touring agent and promoter throughout Australia for select artists. Gaynor is also an expert in promotions and media liaison and nurtures an extraordinary network of local and international stakeholders.” Kirsten Siddle Head of Programming Melbourne Recital Centre.