The Dualers are street performing brothers Si and Tyber.
The Dualers perform a unique blend of ska, soul and reggae that appeals to all ages with members of their database ranging from 1 to 91. They have a fan base of approaching 10,000 members but have probably been seen by in excess of 4 million whilst busking around the south east and performing at private functions, for the last 8 years. They have sold over 35,000 copies of their first two cd's on the streets alone.
As children they were brought up on ska and soul, the music their father Bill Cranstoun was instrumental in introducing to London, with his Savoy Sound System at several locations in the 60’s including regular nights at the Swan & Sugar Loaf in Croydon, The King Alfred in Sydenham and The Bedford Arms in Balham. Their mother Jacqueline, born in Sierra Leone, who met Bill at the Locarno Ballroom in Streatham, was pulled into work the cloakrooms and to keep an eye on him!
Si and Tyber remember “Growing up in our house we were listening to The Blues Busters, Lord Creator, Stranger Cole, Bob Marley, The Skatalites, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to name a few”
The family lived all across the south east whilst the boys were growing up including Bromley, Canterbury, Croydon, London and Penge as such all these places feel like their home town. Tyber currently lives in Greenwich, London and Si in Caterham, Surrey.
Music has always been Si and Tyber’s first love and upon leaving school Simon pursued music as a career and he enjoyed some success. Tyber attended the elite Guildhall School of Music and Drama also attended by Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor and after some television success Tyber decided to join his brother singing on the streets.
Whenever they have performed they have had a phenomenal response whether on the streets or in clubs their lively and charismatic performance has blown audiences away.
Their debut single “Kiss On The Lips” entered the charts on Sunday 24th October 2004 at number 21 ahead of established artists such as Bjork and Slipknot and this has sent a shockwave throughout the music industry. Despite no national coverage or airplay, the single stayed in the charts for a second week at number 33.
Amazingly, they did this with only the help of a small group of friends. They had no record contract, no distributor, no agent, no manager and no promoter!
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