Everhald Hyme Purdy also started his musical career on guitar although he had been working with various bands and artists for 30 years before he met David Verney. When Everhald heard Verney's music, he instantly understood the latter's musical tastes and knew how to create music of an incredibly high standard that fitted Verney's style entirely.
The pair don't only have musical tastes in common. They are both visually impaired. Everhald is registered blind, and David Verney is partially sighted. They understand each other's abilities and this is another factor that builds the musical awareness between the two.
The name Krannaken originally came from the Scottish pudding, Cranachan. David Verney apologises to any Scottish people for his disastrous spelling, but after a few drams of your Scottish whisky, anything can be spelt like anything.