Candy Craig
Gig Seeker Pro

Candy Craig

| INDIE

| INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

Apr
25
Candy Craig @ The Well

Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

Mar
28
Candy Craig @ Dawson Street Pub

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


This band has no press

Discography

I am currently working on my first full length album that will be released on an indie label, Hello Velo.

I have self released some EPs... nothing official.

Photos

Bio

I grew up with music all around me. My paternal grandmother is a songbird and at an early age she taught me all about harmony and how to find harmony. I also grew up with my brother playing the guitar constantly and with my dad spinning great records in the living room most nights. As a student growing up I sang in choirs and played the piano. My mom says I started writing songs as a baby while rocking my feet on the sides of my crib. Once I discovered my songwriting tool, the guitar, I suppose there was no stopping me.

I have always loved to sing and my earliest memories and obsession with music involved The Beatles, The Shirelles and Olivia Newton John (yes I wanted to be in Xanadu). I would sit for hours with my dad's record collection and try to sing every note I heard. I absorbed the songs of Motown and the British Invasion. I was not introduced to folk music in my childhood, this is something I had to discover on my own in my 20s. I think this is why I have such leanings towards writing pop-tinged songs.

I feel that in my songwriting I am most influenced by a few well known artists such as The Beatles, Neil Young and Woody Guthrie but mostly by independent/lesser known artists such as Lou Barlow, Mary Lou Lord, Elliott Smith, Mirah, Devendra Banhart, and Welsh musician Euros Childs. I think what all of these artists have in common is their ability of either writing a beautiful melody or really capturing an emotion and making the listener feel something (which is what I strive to do in my songwriting).

Most of my favorite musicians are considered "indie" or "lo-fi". I have a great love of lo-fi. I prefer analog recording and equipment if given the choice. I am currently recording my first full length album in an all analog/vintage studio.

I lived in Scotland for a year after college and feel that has been a profound influence in my writing. I started to perform and wrote my first songs while living there. So many of my songs are inspired by my time there. I often feel it's my true home. I also feel most connected to British music. My favorite bands are all from the UK; Super Furry Animals, Camera Obscura, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, and Belle and Sebastian.

Although I can still get the jitters before getting up in front of an audience, there is nothing I love more than sharing my music with people. I love intimate perfomance settings where there is the opportunity to connect with people (such as art galleries and house concerts).