Music Connection Magazine
@ Whisky a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
"Timothy Craig has the voice, sound and charisma of a future star",
"Craig has a voice that cuts forcefully through the instrumentation with just the right blend of smoothness and roughness", "They play off each other with thrashing chords and gunfire rhythms, much to the delight of the audience".
Timothy Craig was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Southwest, Florida. His passion for music undoubtedly stems from his father, who put himself through college writing songs and fronting a five-piece Rock n' Roll band in the 60's. Surrounded by vintage guitars, classic drum kits and tube amplifiers, Timothy formed his first rock band in seventh grade. The CT2Express played lots of gigs, though never outside his living room.
While in college in Gainesville
Florida, inspired by Tom Petty,
John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffett, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Bryan Adams, Timothy began writing his own songs. Realizing that the closest music biz town was Nashville, he moved there, put a band together and spent years playing his original Roots Rock / Americana brand of music in clubs and festivals including: Summer Lights, Fall Fest at the Belle Meade Mansion, Bellevue Music Fest and opening for Cheap Trick and Nashville's Riverfest. The Timothy Craig Band (TCB) also played several shows at the Tennessee State Women's Prison!
January 2000, Timothy moved to
Los Angeles, put a new band together and sang his songs in all the legendary LA clubs like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy, Club Lingerie and the Hard Rock Cafes. The TCB also performed between the Hollywood All-Star baseball game and the Los Angeles Angels baseball game at the Angels stadium. After landing various acting gigs, including the role of Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers on the NBC television series 'American Dreams' and the role of a police officer alongside Emmy Award winning Kim Delaney on an episode of the ABC television series 'NYPD Blue', Timothy joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG / AFTRA).
September 2005, Timothy moved
back to Nashville and spent time
co-writing songs for his fifth studio album, released in 2008. He was invited to perform at the Star Spangled Festival in Wisconsin
and several CMA Music Festivals in Nashville. He also became a Sterling Member of the Country Music Association (CMA) and a Grammy
Recording Academy / Artist Voting Member.
In 2009, being an avid Florida Gator fan, Timothy released
his Gator Fight Song called
"Not Done Yet". The song quickly took off around campus in Gainesville and was featured in the Gainesville Sun newspaper along with other Florida newspapers. He performed the song live on Fox News TV Morning Blend and was interviewed by WINK TV, both in Ft. Myers, Florida. In 2011, The University of Florida radio station invited Timothy to perform "Not Done Yet" at the Orange & Blue spring game in Gainesville. The event was broadcast live on both Country 103.7 - The Gator and WRUF AM Sports Radio 850. In 2013, The Post Game and Yahoo Sports based in Los Angeles ran segments on college football fans and their loyalty. They contacted Timothy to represent the Florida Gators and on September 19th, they filmed the segment at his home in Nashville. Read More (About Section)
In 2015, Timothy released his sixth studio album 360°, which sparked two singles: "One Small Miracle" and "State Line". In 2016, "State Line" (written by Timothy) was added into 'heavy rotation' at Radio A1A in the Florida Keys and made it to No# 6 on the Trop Rock Top 40 Chart. The song was the most requested and went to #1 at WNY Shore Life Radio in New York.
In 2017, "You Got It" (written by Timothy & Billy Falcon) reached #2 on the UK (Europe) Hot Disc Chart. "One Small Miracle" (written by Timothy) from his album 360°, peaked at #5 on the Hot Disc Chart and hit #1 on the UK Radio Indie Alliance Chart. The "You Got It" and "One Small Miracle" music videos were both added to several video networks. Heartland TV included "One Small Miracle" to their Christmas programming.
March 2018, Channel 5, home of the award-winning KTLA 5 Morning News, the #1 local morning news show in Los Angeles, aired three song clips promoting Timothy's album 360°. "Flesh 'n' Blood",
"One Small Miracle" and "Can't You Feel My Heart". Learn more about Timothy's Songs.
April 2019, The EP Semi Gloss was released and "Which Way Did They Go" (written by Timothy) hit #1 on the UK Radio Indie Alliance Chart.
January 2021, Timothy's single
"Forever in Your Arms" (written by
Timothy Craig & Billy Falcon) hit #1
on the Radio Indie Alliance Chart in
the United Kingdom. Billy is best
known for all his co-writes on several Bon Jovi albums through the years.
Currently, Timothy spends time in Nashville, Los Angeles
and Ft. Myers, Florida. He has released five Albums, two
EPs and several Singles. He worked with producers / engineers Peter Coleman and Richard Dodd on his most recent projects: the Album 360°, the EP Semi Gloss and
both versions of his single "Forever in Your Arms". Peter is best known for his work with Pat Benatar, Blondie "Heart of Glass", The Knack "My Sharona", Lady A. "Own the Night" and Jason Aldean. Richard has won several Grammys, including one for Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" album.
"Timothy Craig has the rare talent to concisely write a song
and get you to volunteer to come along for the ride.",
"Crisp writing, great vocals, good story lines and superb players and production make Craig stand out.",
"He is worth a good long listen."
Ocean Beach Radio - Newport, OR
on Timothy's EP Semi Gloss.
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