Photo by Ella Melville-Shaw
"Music Is My Compass." - Reel Roots Rocker.
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 is also currently fronting and causing a reverberation with Craig Shaw & The Excellos. A romp 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.
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 Jah - Punk - Blues - Rap - Rock musical outlaws The Phony Kings. Featuring the Voice and Lyrics of South Londons own Doug Graves. The best band you’ve never heard of…
Find My Way - The 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.