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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Hey Everyone!!!
Thanks for visiting my site!
I am a professional guitarist/songwriter/composer.
I am looking to play in a band with some talented musicians. I have been a professional musician for over 40 years! I am an ASCAP Award Winning Songwriter!
I have been performing in various bands in Seattle since 1986. One of which was â??The Grand Delusionâ?? a tribute to Journey and Styx, which was very successful for over 6 years!

If you are interested in discussing further, please give a call/text at 425.269.9560

Thanks so much!!!

Thanks Ciao'
Craig


PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

Over 40 years experience in the musician industry as a musician, producer and songwriter and teacher. Working in many recording studios as a session musician and arranger.
Composed well over 200 songs with some being aired on local radio and cable stations. Having worked with some the greatest musicians, there is great understanding of professionalism and sincerity in his work.


SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Multi-Genre Guitarist
Accomplished Songwriter/Composer
Member of ASCAP
Music Teacher/Lecturer
Toured Extensively
Performed Internationally
Producer/Arranger


BIO

The music roots of this guitarist/songwriter/singer starts back at age 5 when he given his first guitar by his grandfather who loved music. Born in a small southern town in the state of North Carolina, he picked up the guitar at age 5 and never stopped playing!
A child of a single parent, his mother remarried at age 7 to a man in the armed forces. This allowed Craig to travel all over the world. While in Germany he started writing words and music to his songs on guitar. As a teenager he performed contemporary hits of the Rolling Stones and Beatles for friends at parties in Germany.

After moving back to the United States Craig found himself playing many different types of music such as rock, progressive jazz, folk, country, R&B and funk. This allowed him to be versatile and sought after guitarist.
In 1980 moving after to Seattle, he started playing a various local bands. In 1990 he founded his first band Nemesis, performing classis rock covers and playing venues such as the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater.
Craig produced his first solo album When All The Playing Is Done1995, which was very well received.

In 2004, with help of some great local musicians, Craig formed The Grand Delusion, which celebrated the music of the bands Journey and Styx. For 3 years The Grand Delusion was also hugely successful performing many shows at the Tulalip Casino.
After the dissolution of The Grand Delusion, he married a beautiful and extremely talented vocalist Nikk Coleman and formed together DoveLand which performs New Country music!

POINTS OF INTEREST

Mannheim American High School â?? Mannheim Germany
Chosen as one of the top vocalists to perform selections from baroque and classical
composers for a concert in Munich.

Education
Lincoln University
Music Theory & Composition

ASCAP Popular Songwriter of the Year (1996 & 1997)

Radio Airplay
1985 You Have Today â?? KEZX
1989 When All The Playing Is Done â?? KZOK
2001 Springtime In Caracas, Time Passage and Wyoming Wind â?? Cable Ch. 15 rotation
2001 Time Passages
National Video for EMT responders
2002 Collection musical vignettes for martial arts competition

Studio Work
Madera - Arranged and played Guitar on several tracks
The Music Source - Session work

Teaching
Created the music industry lecture called The Music Lecture Series which was taught at Lynnwood High School at part of their summer youth program.

Guitar Instructor at Palms Spring High School

Live Work
Pamela Moore
Roger Fisher
Bernadette Bascom
Performed too many live shows to count

Discography
When All The Playing Is Done

Screen name:
craig539346
Member since:
Jul 11 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tommy Shaw (Styx) Neil Schon (Journey) Walter Becker (Steely Dan Fogelberg, Carlos Santana, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jim Hendrix and Eric Clapton to name a few!

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

"Blackie" Fender Stratocaster/w Dimarzios, Paul Reed Smith w/ Seymour Duncans, Gibson Gold Top, Bugera 100 head, Marshall, , 2x12 w V30's, ADA 1x12 w V30 Orange 1x12, Sesmic Audio 4x12, Ibanez Led Paul and Martin Acoustic/Electric