Craig Ramsey

Craig Ramsey

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandPop

The music of Craig Ramsey blends the best aspects of music from the 60s and 70s to create a sound that is very scarce these days. With influences like George Harrison, The Zombies, and The Beach Boys, it is easy to see why listeners of all ages have been so receptive to the music of Craig Ramsey.

Biography

Craig Ramsey is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer based in Cleveland, Ohio. As one half of the indie-pop duo Bears Craig has toured the country behind three critically acclaimed albums, sharing stages with likeminded groups such as Camera Obscura, Tilly And The Wall, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. On his stunning solo debut, Parting Gift for a Party Girl, he crafts hopeful odes and bittersweet goodbyes chronicling the late autumn of an ill-starred relationship. Fans of chamber-pop classics by George Harrison, The Zombies, and The Beach Boys will immediately recognize the colors on Craig’s palette. But while the instrumentation suggests sweetness and light, there’s a shadow running across the face of the album’s sunny-seeming pop. It’s this contrast that initially grabs your ears and ultimately catches your heart. Resigned melodies fight the uplift of lush arrangements, cooing harmonies wrap themselves around biting lyrics, recriminations leave their mark in major keys, the door slams—gently. The effect gives the self-produced album a rare immediacy and maximum intimacy that may well prove as timeless as its musical influences, if not its inspiration.

Discography

LP - parting gift for a party girl - Local college radioplay, and streaming online @ www.myspace.com/craigramsey

Set List

Right Back Where We Were
We Are Crashing
Love Knows No Age
If You Won't Try
Now We're Here
I Want You There
On Your Own
Some Days
Some Things Never Change
Going To Bed
You'll Please Them All
I'm Making You Think

Other songs incluce Bears songs, and Beatles songs.

Set list typically ranges from 30 minutes to one hour.