2001 Mildura Indendent Finalist for Best Male Vocal and Best Independent Album 'MY GIRL'
2001 Top 10 Finalist Toyota Golden Guitar Awards Apra Song of the Year - Hasn't Been A Bad Life - from the MY GIRL album
2000 Galston Golden Saddle Awards finalist.
Tamworth Country Music Festival - NSW
Mildura Independent Country Music Festival -VIC
Gympie Muster - QLD
Launceston Country Music Festival - Tas
Riverlands Country Music Festival - SA
Katherine Country Muster - NT
Warracknebeal Rodeo & Country Music Festival - VIC
Central Coast Country Music Weekend - NSW
Galston Music Festival - NSW
Bungendore Country Music - NSW
Finley Country Round-Up - NSW
Sydney born and based, raised on the sounds of pop, Craig began playing in wine bars and pubs, singing mainly folk. Joining with a few friends he turned to the west coast country sounds of the Eagles, America, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, forming a five part harmony band in the late seventies.
The band worked the Sydney circuit and attracted interest from Festival records who were impressed with the original material written by Craig and the band. But as time would have it, marriage, travel and other guy things saw the band drift apart. Craig went back to singing solo in pubs and clubs.
It wasn't until the late eighties Country Music caught his attention, listening to Wily, George Stait and the like, Craig realised that was the music he really wanted to sing and so started to find out about country music festivals in NSW. In April 1993 Craig won the first of a succession of awards as a singer and song writer. This success continued on into 1994 and culminated in his winning "The National Capital Country Music Awards Champions of Champions, followed a week later by his winning the Australian Country Talent Seekers Quest" at Parkes in New South Wales.
With two major awards and many other wins to his credit, Craig moved towards the professional ranks and dedicated the last months of 1994 to this goal by travelling the eastern states of Australia promoting himself and his independent album "Concrete Canyon Cowboy."
In January of 1996, Craig was a grand finalist in the prestigious "Star Maker Quest" and as a result was picked up by the Southland label who released his second album, "If Only". The first single from this album entitled "F For Fool" has received good air play and has made it into a number of the independent country charts and in some cases reaching the top twenty and still climbing. 1997 saw Craig as a finalist in the Victorian Country Music Awards in the "Best Male Vocal" category.
It was the release of his 4th album MY GIRL that demonstrated Craig's true ability as a country singer. From the uptempo sounds of Angel Things and Kissing Distance to the soft love ballads of Hasn't Been A Bad Life and Lying Next To You plus the Australiana ballad No Place For A Woman. Craig has kept the album strong in country style making it one of the best albums released in 1999.
Increased recognition has meant an increased touring schedule with appearances in four states in the first half of this year alone. With the release of the albums second single and a number of major concert and festival appearances lined up for the second half of the year, there will be many more miles to travel before the year is out.