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Craig has been actively engrossed in the world of beats, percussion but mainly drum kit from the age of 10, after 4 long years of begging and pleading his parents finally caved in and purchased an old rusty Pearl kit for $150.00 and this would be the start...

While in Auckland New Zealand Craig studied Jazz percussion for 3 years with well respected Frank Gibson Jr, Drum City AK- (Lady Hawks step father) and soon became one of his favourite students. Making a move to Sydney 2001 proved to be a busy one, touring and recording with a number of local bands and artist.

Always looking for the next step Craig headed to the UK in 2008 for 2 years of gigging, touring Europe, tour managing and drum teching. Upon his return in 2010-11 a promo video of Craig playing found its way to Trizo (Guitarist for Thousand Needles in Red) at the time the band were in need of a new drummer, the two meet, had a few beers, jammed a few times and it was decided Craig would be welcomed to the family.

Since joining the heavy rock outfit they have released their first full-length album Empires (Sept 2011) to success as it rocketed to number 4 on the Australian iTunes chart. Followed by a successful National Tour, seeing them headline some the country’s greatest venues.

Influences- John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Eric Moore, Jason Bowld, Lucious Borich, Eloy Casagrande, Frank Gibson Jr, Stewart Copeland, Igor Cavalera... anyone with Groove & Power