Hello Everyone!

 

No matter what line of work you're in, at some point you've probably had to write a bio about yourself. And if you're like me you kinda hate doing it. So I'm gonna talk more about my music than the details of my career history, experience or what kind of breakfast cereal I like. Here are the basics. My name is Steve Craig. I sing and write songs. I play rhythm guitar mostly but also track bass, drums, piano and harmonica on several of my studio recordings. 

 

Often times musical people have their PR folk write up a press release (hype sheet) in an effort to entice you to listen to (and hopefully buy) their music. That's not the case here. It's just me writing my own hype for my independently released albums. Buckle up. 

 

My latest effort is called "Earth and Sky." It's a collection of eight delightfully listenable folk/pop/rock catchy little numbers with emphasis on vocal harmonies and lyrical nuggets of whimsical joy and pain that, when welcomed invite thought, rhythm and mirth into your experience like a fireside hootenanny on the beach of your heart. And yes, I just wrote that blast of hyperbole to illustrate the silliness of trying to tell you why you will like my songs. Let me put it to you this way- If you like Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon or Tiny Tim, you will probably like my music too.

 

Surely it would be neat if you and a million other nice people would listen to, like and buy my music. This could lead to touring the world! Touring the world by way of sold out shows and the adulation of music loving strangers would be an awesome thing. Conscious that awesome isn't always a good thing, I would welcome the experience nonetheless. But I'm getting ahead of myself. 

 

Did I mention I live in Hawaii and used to be a world class John Lennon impersonator who played over 3,000 ticketed shows in just under a decade at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas? And that our show was the longest (consecutively) running, most successful Beatles tribute show to date? And that The Beatles are my favorite band ever? Well I'm mentioning it now. So at this point I think I'll stop writing this bio. The PR department in my brain is eye rolling about now. 

 

I care a lot about my art. I pour my heart into everything musical that I create. I hear it in these recordings. I hope you do, too. 

 

Peace, love and buy my songs. 

 

Steve Craig

 

P.S. Corn Flakes, Cheerios and Captain Crunch.

 

 

 

As John Lennon


John Lennon (and all the rest of The Beatles) have been an inspiration to me since I was a child. I remember, when I was very young, playing around with a tape deck; recording myself singing Beatles tracks - recording back and forth so I could do both lead and back-up. And then, playing it back, thinking "I really sound like them." Doing that kind of set the stage for everything that followed.


Lennon was one of my heroes. His philosophies were so beautifully simple to me; and his music was filled with such talent that when I listened to it, I could only dream of being half as good, because anything more seemed completely insane.


Now I have the honor of playing John Lennon in B: BeatleShow Tribute, formerly Fab Four Live, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. I've been Lennon in over two thousand shows on the Strip, and we've also done a lot of charity work, and taken the show on the road. I love being able to share the stage with such talented musicians who are all Beatles fans. When I'm on stage doing the show, I really feel like I'm connected with the audience - like we've all come together (rimshot!) feeling love for this one particular thing. And it's such a rarity to feel so in synch with such a big group of people.


If you haven't seen it, please do come by the show and check us out. You can get tickets here. And if you need a dedicated Lennon who loves The Beatles, drop me a line in the Booking section so we can spread the message of love around. Because, after all, all you need is love.

© 2010 Steve Craig