Craig is a drummer, keyboardist, bass player and guitarist who writes mostly instrumentals in many styles, from Funk and Rock to New Age and Jazz. He's lived all over the country and assimilated many influences in his writing. He's played in original Punk, Rock, and Fusion groups, as well as cover bands in every style -- including Country, New Wave, Pop and Metal.

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I recently finished working on the soundtrack to the movie "Rage". It should be due to release this year some time. I will be posting songs from the movie here soon. One song in the movie actually came from the CD "Yop!". That song is "Space Hop".

Influences

Pink Floyd, Nektar, The Cure, Jesus Jones, Aerosmith, Stones, Beatles, Led Zep, Roxy Music, Oystein Sevag, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Prince, Dave Brubeck, Tangerine Dream, Smithereens, Gap Band

Bio

Craig D. Smith is an Indianapolis-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. At age 16 he helped pen his first song "Breakout".

Craig attended DePauw University as a Music/Business major. During a 1-1/2 year break from college, he played drums and did vocals with the Long Branch, NJ original punk band Fatal Rage, which was signed to the Mutha record label. The band played in New Jersey and New York, including Club A7 and CBGBs.

Upon graduation, Craig continued to play music; first in Indianapolis and later in San Diego. Some of the bands he performed with are listed below:
• Anderson Council, an original Indianapolis band heavily inspired by early Pink Floyd. He was the trio’s drummer.
• Strange Behaviour, an original San Diego band, in which he was the chief songwriter and drummer.
• Doghouse, another original band from San Diego, in which he played guitar (a first), percussion and harmony vocals.

Returning from San Diego, he played keyboards for the first time with the Indianapolis-based hard rock Christian original/cover band, The Brotherhood.

After The Brotherhood disbanded, Craig converted his basement rehearsal space into a recording studio, recorded and produced the CD EP, "Yop!" and is currently working on material for a new CD.

  • Member Since: 2004
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