Famous Last Words
Craig Byrne Born & raised in Sydney, Craig started playing music in his mid teens. Early influences included Arlo Guthrie, James Taylor and Neil Young and it was probably his liking for the more melodic styles that guided him in the early years. The west coast sound of the mid to late seventies played a major part in shaping Craig's musical direction and this has been enhanced by his great love of swing, blues and more recently, rockabilly. "For years now I have been circling what I thought I wanted to be musically, but then something would come along that would widen that circle again so it is very hard to say that I am specifically one type of performer when there can be so many things in the mix at any given time." In both his recordings & his live performances you will be treated to everything from tender ballads to straight down the middle country and on to a healthy mix of toe tapping swing & contemporary country songs. Craig has released six CD's to date, the latest being "Famous Last Words" which includes some of Craig's own works as well as material from some of the best Australian & overseas writers. Craig has traveled extensively within Australia and in more recent years has also made several trips to a number of festivals in New Zealand. A regular at major Australian festivals such as Tamworth & Mildura, Craig plans to extend his touring schedule to include the U.S., England & Europe where he has had a good deal of success with singles from his earlier albums.