A plumber is flush with success after he landed a record deal when a music mogul heard him singing – while fitting his bathroom. 49-year-old Kev Crane spent six weeks installing a new suite at the home of Paul Conneally – completely unaware that he was the owner of a record label. Crane sang as he worked and was taken by surprise when Conneally wanted to talk about his singing voice; he was more than surprised when the record label owner offered him a deal to record an album. Crane had been in a cover band called "The Reprise" in the 1990's, covering bands like Depeche Mode, as well as writing his own music. But after two unsuccessful auditions for the popular UK tv shows Fame Academy and Stars in Their Eyes in the early 2000's, he decided to give it up. Now the first tracks from his album are being released weekly and Crane is holding the whole thing lightly. "I'd love to do it full-time, but at the minute, I'm just going with the flow. It's my dream. If it ends next week, I tried."

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