Craig James is a multi-instrumentalist and has spent over twenty five years performing all over Australia and the world in various corporate and original bands. He has toured the U.K,all through S.E Asia on cruise liners,as well as many corporate functions as far away as China,Noumea and Fijifor groups like Ford Australia, Bunnings, Australia Post, Mitsubishi,BP Australia,and Little Heroes to name but a few.He has performed alongside The Australian Philharmonic, The WASO and The ASO, shared the stage with Shania Twain, James Reyne, Marcia Hines, Manfred Mann, The Drifters, Vika and Linda Bull, Mental as Anything, Brian Cadd and a host of others. Multiple television appearances include G.M.A. with Bert Newton and The Today Show.
Craig has performed numerous times at The Sydney Opera House, Crown Casino and Palais Theatre in Melbourne, The Burswood Casino in Perth, The Thebby and Entertainment Cnt in Adelaide, countless corporate and pub gigs from Darwin to Launceston, from Grand Prix Balls to Outback Balls, Weddings, Birthday Parties and everything in between.
He spent eight years performing as George Harrison inThe Fab 4-The Australian Beatles Show. The first Australian Beatles Tribute act to be invited to the prestigious “Beatlefest” in Liverpool in August 2001. This is an annual event where the top Beatle shows from across the world come together for a week to celebrate The Beatles. Playing to over 20,000 at Chavase Park, The Royal Court Theatre and the infamous Cavern Club and while in London was invited to record one of his own compositions at Abbey Road Studios.
Craig is an award winning session guitarist, producer, songwriter and arranger. Besides performing he’s also spent many years teaching music, in colleges as well as privately and is also busy recording and producing up and coming local artists. He is based in Adelaide South Australia.
Besides performing his own songs he also has a huge catalogue of unique covers from Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Ed Sherrin, Diesel, Dire Straits, Powderfinger, Eric Clapton, U2, Jason Mraz, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Murray, James Taylor, Tom Petty, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Greenday, Oasis, Snow Patrol and a whole host of others. He also has a duo and a trio that are available as well.
Act Type(s): Soloists