"I first heard Lili play at a songwriters night I was hosting when she was only 15 years old. I was blown away by her voice, guitar playing and songwriting. Lili Crane is incredibly hard working."
- Gareth Hudson, Hazy Cosmic Jive Studio
Lili Crane is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Newcastle, Australia. Developing her love for music at an early age; she began playing the guitar and wrote her first song at nine years old.
At age 15, Crane won Rural Aid Australia’s Rising Star competition; which saw the young songwriter travel to Nashville to work with Grammy-nominated producer Shane Adams.
In 2019, Lili Crane released her debut single Don’t Take My Mask Off. A song which pairs her Americana roots with a new Indie Rock sound; influenced by acts such as Sheryl Crow, The Band Camino, and Fleetwood Mac.
After selling out her first headline show, Crane set to work on her Debut EP. Recorded by Gareth Hudson at Hazy Cosmic Jive Studios; In My Head was released in February 2020 - with closing track ‘The Detour’ appearing on triple j’s Roots & All program.
Since turning 18, Crane has become an in-demand live performer; she packed out The Stag & Hunter Hotel for the launch of In My Headand has appeared at Bitter & Twisted Festival and The Cambridge Hotel’s Boxing Day Party.
"She’s the genuine article and is on the path to great things. A very gifted songwriter and musician and only 18 years old!"
- Grant Walmsley, founder and songwriter of The Screaming Jets