I am a pop and MOR singer/songwriter. My influences include ELO, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, and many from Abba to ZZ Top.
Lately; I've received tons of VERY nice compliments on my singing (after karaoke primarily); including from the guitarist from Sweet! (Seven top 10 hits in '70's.) "You really DO have a good voice!" Many thanks also to the good people of St. Anne's Church for being so estatic and offering to pay money for my (nonexistent at the time) "album" whenever I soloed there several years ago.
What sets my music apart is that it was born directly and solely out of very UNIQUE and heavy experiences (with girls). With these songs, I wasn't trying to fit any mold nor writing for anyone else at the time. I wasn't even trying to please myself then. All the music just came pouring out very authentically:
As it happened; Throughout my schooling years, girls (who I actually had love at first sight with) WAITED for me through my extreme shyness and incredible lack of response to them. They waited (with incredible signals and signs) through my coldness to them; and waited, and waited,
and never stopped waiting.....
with the sensitivity that slowly blew me away . . . .
My songs are a tribute to them,
STRAIGHT from the heart.
The story of my life is being just extremely shy
I would NEVER EVER respond to girls (no matter how deep the attraction; or how much they waited) or either EVER express so many feelings and (such) EXPERIENCES ever.
THEY CAME OUT IN MY SONGS.
"Where Am I" received an Honorable Mention from the 2007 Billboard International Song Contest.
More recently, in a submission of a few songs for the December Song of the Year contest; I was named one of "December's Top Songwriters" and a "Suggested Artist" in 2009.
I was interviewed by Junior's Cave Online Magazine May 25, 2010. I was their "New Music Spotlight" for the June Edition.
I performed live monthly at a Rehab Center in the Los Angeles area in 2011. For 2 hours- some songs standing with backing tracks, and some at the piano.
Craig DeMetz - Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Bass,
and all Lead and Background Vocals.
David Snow - Lead guitar on "Marianne"
Mike Ski - Bass on "On And On"
Also at www.myspace.com/craigdemetz
On And On
Standing In Line
The X5 B. (2nd part)
bestThrough And Through
Someone I Can Hold Onto
Radio interview on WQRZ
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I was interviewed on 103.5 FM WQRZ in Mississippi for an hour and 15 min. with several of my songs p...I was interviewed on 103.5 FM WQRZ in Mississippi for an hour and 15 min. with several of my songs played within in 2003. Copies are available!
Music Now Artist Spotlight Interview
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Singer/Songwriter Craig DeMetz speaks candidly about growing up being extremely shy and unable to tr...Singer/Songwriter Craig DeMetz speaks candidly about growing up being extremely shy and unable to truly express who he is especially when it came to the opposite sex. Now, the artist passionately is able to express who he is through his wonderful music that will leave music lovers breathless. Check out our recent online conversation that our Webzine completed with the artist. Here is what developed. Enjoy!
I've written 64 AC/pop songs.
I actually do covers much better than (singing) my own songs. But I've improved as time has gone on, and I sound better now than on some of these demos which were done back in 2000 & 2001.
("Where Am I" was recorded in 2007. "Cry" was recorded in '08.)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.