Evan Cranley is a Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec. He records with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene, although he considered joining the band Metric before finally joining Stars.
Early on, Evan was in the band The Universe of Forums. In the 1990s, he was the trombonist for the Toronto based band Gypsy Soul (later Gypsy Sol). He was also a part of Big Rude Jake's back-up band in the late '90's (he later quit, stating there are only so many shows one can do dancing around in a flesh-coloured zoot suit with a trombone).
Cranley was one of the original line-up of Broken Social Scene after the band was expanded from the core members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. One of the songs on their first release, Feel Good Lost, is named after him ("Cranley's Gonna Make It"). He is a contributor to all Broken Social Scene albums in various capacities. In live performances with Broken Social Scene, he usually plays trombone or guitar. He was also a contributor to the original lineup of Canning's pre-BSS project Cookie Duster.