AND A WHOLE LOTTA ROCK & ROLL
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 around the world as a solo and band member including: USA, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Scandinavia - Norway - Finland - Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Australia
Craig has also 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. https://www.theterraplanesbluesband.com/
Craig is also a member of The Bluesville Band. Vintage Beat Rhythm & Blues Roots Sounds! Playing live as a Duo - Trio or 4 piece R'n'B combo.
“CHRIS FARLOWE IS BACK WITH ONE ALMIGHTY BANG! as he and The Excellos launch into some truly rockin’ R&B that really goes for the jugular! There’s no messing, just 100 percent passion fuelled, non-stop electric bop. Chris can cover any style with his fantastic vocal talents, but he never sounds better than when he’s getting down to those loud and dirty blues with a band like The Excellos. Let’s hope this one goes to Number 1, as the last time Chris hit that spot was during the world cup final in 1966 and we all know what’s happening this year! - Rollin Records
“CHRIS FARLOWE & THE EXCELLOS - Must say that I think Mark Lamarr's 'God's Juke Box' show is probably the most Mod friendly radio show going. He always plays a great eclectic mix of Soul, R&B, Blues, Ska, Reggae, Mod etc. This show was made greater with Farlowe and the Excellos. Chris proving he still has that voice, singing totally unbacked for one song, The Excellos proving their worth as probably the best R&B band around. Smiler-ModCulture” — Smiler, Mod Culture
Chris Farlowe & The Excellos on YouTube
https://youtu.be/T6iz1YPjjc4 - The Excellos at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London. Introduction by British Rhythm & Blues legend Chris Farlowe
https://youtu.be/7BmLE2EJ6_A - Going Upstairs - Chris Farlowe & The Excellos