THE COMPOSER BEHIND CRUSADERBEACH
All CrusaderBeach songs have been created and performed by UK-based composer Adrian Webster. Originally from the seaside town of Blackpool in England and now residing with his wife and two sons in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Adrian has been composing music for the piano and keyboards for as long as he can remember.
“I’ve been playing the 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 style of playing – discovering which notes sounded well together and working out my own melodies.”
Adrian releases his original compositions under the pseudonym CrusaderBeach and his simple, beautiful style of music has been compared to artists such as Ludovico Einaudi and Yiruma. CrusaderBeach is also a featured artist with renowned instrumental record label Halidon Music.
Thanks to over 10 million YouTube views, ½ million streams on Spotify and 11K sheet music sales, the CrusaderBeach sound is being discovered by piano music lovers around the world.
With a range of moods – happy, upbeat, sad, reflective – CrusaderBeach songs are popular as background music in short films and promotional videos, and many happy couples choose CrusaderBeach piano music as the perfect accompaniment to their wedding day. The CrusaderBeach album Wedding Piano Songs has been a #1 best seller on Amazon’s Easy Listening chart.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
“I grew up by the sea in Blackpool and would often go down to the shore to enjoy a stretch of sand known as Crusader Bank. It was named after a ship called the Crusader which was wrecked on the sandbank during heavy storms in 1839. The dunes at Crusader Bank stretch 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.
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 takes you to a place that’s personal to you. So sit back, relax and enjoy your time at CrusaderBeach.” Adrian