Gerry Cinnamon signed The Bonny Lyric book autographed
Authentic Gerry Cinnamon signed The Bonny Lyric book autographed. Signed in black marker adding his caricature.
Gerard Crosbie (born 1 October 1984), professionally known as Gerry Cinnamon; a Scottish singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. He sings in his local accent with “brutally honest” lyrics.
Crosbie was raised in ‘The Valley’, a residential area of the Castlemilk district of Glasgow. He has stated that as a child he listened to his mother’s music cassettes including albums by The Rolling Stones; Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles. He has also stated that he was a fan of Oasis, and has a particular admiration for the work of Bob Dylan.
Then again, having experienced problems in the local area and in school as a young teenager; he spent some time living in London with the father of a friend; finding himself with little to do “apart from watch cricket or play guitar”, he became proficient in the instrument (as well as the harmonica). On returning to Scotland he began writing songs; with his growing interest in creating and performing music proving a distraction in his attempts to hold down jobs in various industries over several years.
Also, While performing a solo gig at a college he met aspiring producer Chris Marshall, a neighbour from Castlemilk. Additionally, they began collaborating on a casual basis with Marshall arranging the songs and Crosbie the lyricist, and eventually formed a lo-fi band; The Cinnamons, along with Lori Duncan, Dave Bass and Gav Hunter; with Gerry as frontman; they released a five-song EP in 2010. Crosbie subsequently adopted the Cinnamon name as a solo performer and his later catalogue contains some compositions from the era, such as Sometimes.
Furthermore, An open mic night in a bar on Sauchiehall Street in central Glasgow; gave him an opportunity to perform his songs, and the event became increasingly popular.