The composer behind CrusaderBeach

CrusaderBeach is the pseudonym of composer Adrian Webster – a self-taught pianist from the North West of England whose beautiful, original solo piano music has been compared to artists such as Yiruma.

Originally from the UK town of Blackpool, Adrian now resides in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and has been composing for as long as he can remember…

“I’ve been playing piano since early childhood. My family owned an upright piano which was kept in my bedroom, so for me it was like having another toy to enjoy for hours on end. I never took lessons but naturally developed my own playing style – discovering which notes worked well together and composing my own melodies.”

Adrian continued to compose privately for his own pleasure for many years, and it was only in later life that he began releasing his music publicly – initially posting original piano compositions on YouTube under the artist name CrusaderBeach.

Now, with over 11.9M YouTube views, 3M Spotify streams and 16K sheet music sales in over 50 countries, CrusaderBeach’s neo-classical / contemporary piano pieces are enjoyed by piano players and listeners worldwide.

CrusaderBeach piano songs are also a popular choice for TV / film projects and wedding music – the CrusaderBeach album Wedding Piano Songs has been a #1 best seller on Amazon.com’s digital Easy Listening chart.

The story behind the name

“I grew up by the coast in Blackpool and would often while away hours at a stretch of shoreline known as Crusader Bank (Beach) – named after the Crusader, a ship which ran aground during heavy storms in 1839. The beach at Crusader Bank stretches down to the town of St Annes and the remains of its fire-damaged pier jetty, a photo of which features on the cover of my first album, Piano Songs.

For me, this serene location was a great place for creative inspiration. So when I was choosing a name for my music profile, CrusaderBeach immediately came to mind. When you listen to my piano music, I hope it also takes you to a place that’s personal to you. So, relax and enjoy your time at CrusaderBeach.”

Adrian signature
St Annes pier jetty on Crusader Bank

Making a difference

It is well known that playing and listening to music has a positive effect on wellbeing and mental health. However, an often overlooked consequence of the music business is its effect on the planet’s climate.

Studies have shown that the production, distribution and consumption of music requires energy and resources that can impact on global CO2 emissions. Even activities as routine as streaming music on chargeable devices or printing sheet music on paper could be contributing factors.

That’s why CrusaderBeach has partnered with the environmental enterprise Ecologi to reduce its business footprint by funding climate initiatives. That way, you can enjoy the music in the knowledge that CrusaderBeach is helping to support a sustainable future.

Sustainability pledge: CrusaderBeach will donate an amount from all sheet music sales and streaming revenue to tree planting and carbon offsetting projects.