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Uk born singer songwriter Craig Freeman released his debut single ‘Hookers and Thieves’ in June 2012, receiving airplay all over the country. It was taken off his debut EP ‘Any Other Day’ recorded at Misfit studio’s in Los Angeles in December 2011. It’s a mellow indictment of wasted time and could have, would have, should haves people say to themselves about pivotal moments in their lives. “Live For Today” and “Shadow Room” are especially telling, in which Freeman urges, “Don’t waste your time” and “Take it all/It’s gone too soon.”

From Sydney’s Annandale Hotel to The Solbar on the Sunshine Coast and all the way to Perth, Craig is building his fan base from the ground up by getting out on the road playing impressive shows and winning people over with his smooth and powerful voice,one town at a time. It’s this grass roots attitude that ensures Craig maintains a personal connection to his fans, just how he likes it. Not that this stops him reaching further afield. Craig is also growing a health international fan base through the internet radio station Jango.com.

From the surf to the stage, Craig also works as a Professional Lifeguard and sometimes draws similarities between the Ocean and his songs, in that there are deep calming lulls to overwhelmingly intense moments, fuelling the emotions of his listeners.

As a child growing up in the UK there was always music in the house, if it wasn’t being played on guitar or piano it was in the form of the Beatles, Dire Straits or Queen played on Craig’s father’s record player. Throughout his teens Craig DJ’d house music and also played Bass in a Britpop band, as well as listening to everything going. So, to name McCartney, Clapton, Lennon and Damien Rice as influences is only scratching the surface.

 

This is a review of my EP by L.A based promotions company,  Brian Farrish Promotions.

Any Other Day , Craig Freeman

Hailing from Australia, UK born Craig Freeman’s vocals are invitingly smooth, exactly what one anticipates hearing when tuning into a singer-songwriter with a soulful gaze and an arsenal of instruments to support him. Freeman’s debut EP, Any Other Day, is a mellow indictment of wasted time and could have, would have, should haves people say to themselves about pivotal moments in their lives. “Live For Today” and “Shadow Room” are especially telling, in which Freeman urges, “Don’t waste your time” and “Take it all/It’s gone too soon.”

Freeman, who has cited Paul McCartney and Damien Rice as some of his inspirations, really hits a nerve in the second track, “Hookers and Thieves.” It is the darkest song on the EP, aided by a somber piano that guides the guitar and drums through the shadows. The speaker has strayed from his original life plan. He has given up, suffocated by all the madness. “It’s all pulling me down,” Freeman sings. “Just leave me here with the hookers and thieves/ I’ll drift away in a haze of bad dreams.” The song seems to echo the inner conflict during a wrong turn. It is too late, we tell ourselves. Ah, but have no fear. There is tomorrow. There is today. There is Any Other Day.

 

 

 

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