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About Craig

Funky, solid and impacting drummer with plenty of function, dep and agency experience. Looking for new opportunities! Feel free to message!
Drummer
Southampton

A professional, committed, versatile drummer focused on achieving a top performance every time. Playing professionally for 10 years in both Functions and originals bands. Have worked with UK agencies for hotel and cruise work. Proficient in playing to a click and can sight read to a good standard. Own professionally presentable equipment and gear with own transport.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, R&B, Soul, Funk, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Top 40, Tribute, Hip Hop, Americana, Covers, Karaoke, Vintage, Motown, Disco, Rock, Hard rock, Post rock, Synth rock, Power rock, Hardcore, Alternative rock, Britpop, Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Indie, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, African music, Afrobeat, Argentinian, Asian music, Australian music, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Caribbean music, Calypso, Flamenco, Italian music, Indian music, Hawaiian music, Latin, Mariachi, Polish music, Salsa, Reggae, Polynesian music, Samba, Scottish music, Tango, Ska, Skiffle, Greek music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Brian Adams - when you're gone, summer of 69, can't stop this thing we started
Kelly Clarkson - because of you, since you've been gone
Reef - place your hands
Lenny Kravitz - fly away, are you gonna my way
Pumped up kicks-
Don Henley - boys of summer
Jesse J - bang bang, price tag, domino
Katy perry - fire work,teenage dream
Oasis - wonderwall, don't look back in anger, all around the world, live forever, pretty. All of his most popular tracks
Hard to handle The black crowes
Michael Jackson - PYT, Billie Jean, don't stop until you get enough, smooth criminal, rock with you, wanna be starting something, beat it, the way you make me feel, blame it on the boogie
How come you don't know my name - Alicia Keys
Stevie wonder - superstition, signed sealed delivered, for once in my life, sir duke, master blaster, higher ground
Kiss from a rose - seal
Bye bye bye, pop - nsync
Caribbean queen - billy ocean
Rosanna - toto
Ace - how long
I saw the light - Todd Rundgren
I can go for that - hall and Oates
Night on broadway - bee gees
Why did you do it - stretch
Les stay together - Al Green
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears
The police - every breath you take
Lido shuffle - box scaggs
My girl - Otis Reading
Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson
September - earth wind and fire
Hit me with your rhythm stick
Rock star dust - jamiriquai
Stan Bush - Dare, the touch
Van Haley - jump, panama, you really got me, dance the night away,
Huey Lewis and the news - power of love
Bon Jovi - you give love a bad name, living on a prayer, it's my life, wanted dead or alive Addited to love - Robert Palmer
When you were young - the killers
RHCP - by the way, under the bridge, Californication
Jimmy eat world - the middle
Audioslace - consise
Foals - my number
Ne-Yo because of you
Outcast - ms Jackson, BOB
Dizzy rascal - fix up look sharp, jus a rascal, stand up tall
Naughty by nature - OPP
Return of the Mack - mark Morrison
Look at me now - Chris brown
Rage against the machine - bulls on parade
Beastie boys - fight for your right
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee whiskey, parachute
Justin. Bieber - what do you mean, sorry, baby
Shine - years and years
Real love - clean bandit
Money on my mind - Sam smith
Bruno Mars - finesse, 24k magic, treasure, locked out of heaven, marry you
Jason durulo - want to want me, talk dirty
Sean Kingston - take you there, beautiful girls
One direction- perfect
Maroon 5 - she will be loved, sugar, moves like jagger, payphone
Usher - yeah, caught up
Pantera - cowboys from hell, cemetery gates
Living colour - cult of personality
Green day - basket case, America an idiot
Magic - rude, little girl big world
All about the bass - Meaghan trainor
Pharrell williams - happy
Montel Jordan-this is how we do it
Figure it out - royal blood
Numerous Led Zeppelin tracks
Thin lizzy - boys are back in town
Uptown funk - mark Ronson
Feels like the first time - foreigner
Seventeen - winger
Footloose - kenny logins
My girl, ain't to proud to beg, get ready, papa was a rolling stone - the temptations
I can't help myself, reach out I'll be there - the four tops
Don't you - simple minds
Stand by me - Ben.E.King
Holding out for a hero
Destinys child's most commercial tracks
Never too much – Luther Vandros
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
PYT – Michael Jackson
Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
Come together – The Beatles
As – Stevie Wonder
All night long – Lionel Richie
Kiss – Prince
Good love is on the way – John Mayer
Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes
I want you back – Jackson 5’s
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Isn't she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Rock with You – Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Let's stay together – Al Green
Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
How will I know - Whitney Houston
Shackles – Mary Mary
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Young Hearts – Candi Staton
I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
I say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin
Somebody else's guy – Jocelyn Brown
Hungry eyes – Eric Carmen
Waiting for the stars to fall – Boy Meets Girl
Nothing gonna stop us now – Starship
Still into you – Paramore
Fascination – Alphabeat
How come you don’t call me – Alicia Keys
If I ain’t you – Alicia Keys
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Forget you –CeeLo Green
Finesse – Bruno Mars
Remember the time – Michael Jackson
How deep is your love – Calvin Harris
Return of the Mac – Mark Morrison
Poison – Bell Biv Devoe
Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Like I love you – Justin Timberlake
Crazy – CeeLo Green
I feel it coming – The Weekend
Teenage dream – Katy Perry
Fine China – Chris Brown
Juice – Lizzo
American boy – Estelle and Kanye West
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Don't be so hard on yourself - Jess Glynne
Ready or not – Fugees
Move on up – Curtis Mayfield
That's what I like – Bruno Mars
Pony – Ginuwine
No Scrubs – TLS
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
No diggity – Blackstreet
Guns and Roses night train and you could be mine
The Cult - lil devil
ZZ Top - Tush
Run to you - Bryan Adams
Judas Preist - breaking the law
Poison - Talk dirty me
Skid Row - 18 to Life
Def Leppard - Animal, photgraph
Gary Moore - Out in the Fields
AC/DC - let there be rock, shoot to thrill, shook me all night long
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Warrant - Cherry pie
Poison - Nothing buy as good time
Bon Jovi - living on a prayer, you give love a bad name,
Van Halen - aint talking bout love, dance the night away, hot for teacher
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Ratt - Round and Round
W.A.S.P I dont need no doctor
Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls, Kick Start my heart, Dr Feelgood, Same Ol Situation
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Happy to adapt to changes, as long as I'm given reasonable notice.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

20 mins

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Absolutely

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

As long as I have a reasonable time-frame to do so, I'm more than happy to learn new tracks. I tend to pick things up relatively quickly anyway.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The energy and passion I bring.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Portsmouth Guildhall Fiddlers Elbow -Camden O2 Islington Joiners - Southampton

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Bonham Tony Royster Jr Ray Luzier Dennis Chambers John Fred Young Thomas Lang

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Victorious Festival in Portsmouth

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500

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Debbie C, 1 year ago

I'm so grateful for the recommendation I received when I was looking for a dep drummer a few months back. I have used several deps for my band in the past and Craig has become a valued asset to my covers band as he regularly steps in for us. Craig was thrown in at the deep end having to learn 2 hours worth of material in a few days and he did an excellent job. He is great to communicate with and always arrives early to the gigs, always lends a hand with loading and unloading gear and is just a really nice guy to have around and his professional attitude is just the icing on the cake. I would recommend Craig to anyone!

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Mark P, 1 year ago

Craig is a very rare person, in that he's a unbelievably nice person and a fantastic drummer. This also paired with his reliability and attention to detail when it comes down to learning a song at short notice. This is why after half of a set with my band, we agreed that Craig was now our number one dep for all future gigs. This type of person is hard to find in a musician and I don't want Craig getting any gigs as I need him on call just incase. These are selfish reasons but 100% true so for this reason - DO NOT HIRE HIM AS I MIGHT NEED HIM.

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