as JIMMY PAGE
Born on the 9th day of January (the same as Jimmy Page), in Detroit, Michigan.
Craig is the founding member of Swan Song, way back in 1999.
His love for Led Zeppelin began at an early age. A fan long before he could even play guitar, Craig would play Zeppelin 8-track tapes until they were completely worn out. He took up guitar at 16. The first song he ever learned was Bring It On Home.
In his spare time, he likes roller-blading, ice-skating, softball, computers, watching movies, and hockey games.
Best Thing about Swan Song: “The fact that we get to play a lot of cool shows, the fans, and me bandmates. That, and I can play the role of my idol and mentor.”
Top 5 Zeppelin songs: Since I’ve Been Loving You, Dazed And Confused (live version), The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song (live version), Custard Pie, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.
Favorite album: The Song Remains The Same.
In addition to Jimmy Page, some of his influences are: Mr. Lucky, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, old Aerosmith, Ronnie Montrose, and Bad Company.
Craig plays: Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Reissue, Gibson Tribute to the 50s Les Paul Studio, EDS-1275 double-neck, Danelectro DC-59, Fender Custom Shop Baja Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Martin D-28 acoustic, Johnny Winter pinky slide, violin bow, Jimmy Page-style Theremin unit.
Amplification: Marshall 2061x 20W head, Marshall 4x12 cabinet with WGS Reaper HP speakers.
Effects: Area 51 Wah-wah, Boss CE-2 Chorus, MXR Phase 90, MXR Carbon Copy delay, Maxon OD808 Overdrive.