Main image Photo by Ella Melville-Shaw
NEWS & FEATURES
Craig has officially joined the Bristol & UK based band The Terraplanes Blues Band. Also recent winners of the UK Blues Awards for Emerging Act Of The Year 2023. Craig joins on guitar at a very exciting time for the band and is very honoured to be on board and to continue the journey with The Terraplanes.
Craig has been fronting and causing a reverberation with Craig Shaw & The Excellos (formerly The Excellos) for a number of years now. A rompin & a stompin vintage beat blues combo based in the UK. Who have already played many top Rockabilly and Roots Music Festivals around the world including Viva Las Vegas - USA, High Rockabilly – Calaffel - Spain. Get Rhythm - Italy. Hemsby Rock n Roll - UK. The Excellos have been featured on BBC Radio 2 - Mark Larmars Gods Golden Jukebox. They have also recording with 60's Blues/Mod Legend Chris Farlowe.
Since his days as front man & guitarist with top London Rockabilly band the Bopshack Stompers. Craig Shaw Spread His Musical Wings into the local community and co-founded and became a musical director Of Fujam Ltd. An urban music project running music work-shops with socially excluded young people and in young offenders prisons. This was also during the time he has spent with Core Arts as a freelance music tutor. A music & arts based charity based in East London using Music and the Arts as way and means of helping people and artists who have endured severe Mental Health issues. Also during this period Craig worked for two years in many prisons as a musician with The Irene Taylor Trust.
Craig has many years experience of gigging and touring the UK and abroad as a solo and band member including: USA, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia - Norway - Finland - Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Australia
Craig is also part of London & Bristol based Reggae - Jah - Punk - Blues - Rap - Rock musical outlaws Legacy Outernational & The Phony Kings. Legacy Outernational are a UK based reggae rock band with a distinctive crossover sound inspired by reggae's golden era and fashioned in the deeper shadows of London's concrete jungle. Their debut album 'Outsanity' heralds an overdue return to conscious reggae & rock vibes in Britain. This studio based album is an observation of the past, present and future rolled into the now. The songs tell the stories...
FIND MY WAY (2007) - Craig Shaw & The Illuminators CD Album Features the wonderful talents of Evan Jenkins - Drums. Wayne Hopkins - Double Bass. Andrew Prince - Trumpet. Boz Boorer - Co-Producer & guest player on Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica on Run & Hide. An eclectic mix of styles, genres, beats & grooves from Blues, Funk, Garage Rock & Roll, Ska, Reggae, Ballad with the unmistakable sound of Craigs all round musicianship.
"Music Is My Compass" Craig Shaw - Reel Roots Rocker...
Legacy Outernational are a UK based reggae rock band with a distinctive crossover sound inspired by reggae's golden era and fashioned in the deeper shadows of London's concrete jungle.
Their debut album 'Outsanity' heralds an overdue return to conscious reggae vibes in Britain.
"There are youths out there today who don't even know that real music once existed." - Reggae Gad.
Multi-instrumentalist Craig Shaw, also of The Excellos, established the Purple Patch studio and record label in Bristol after witnessing first-hand the systematic gentrification of London's once thriving music scene.
"Tin Pan Alley will be next, mark my words." - Craig Shaw
Craig's spiralling guitar riffs and Reggae Gad's layered vocals set Legacy Outernational apart.
They say it as they see it. You'll know it when you hear it, and you'll wake up the next morning humming it.
In a time of universal deceit, ramming the dancefloor is a revolutionary act
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Craig Shaw & Reggae Gad
@ The Purple Patch Studio, Bristol, UK. 2019 - 2022
Additional Mastering by Bink Bonk Studios, Bristol, UK
'Outsanity' - Legacy Outernational
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