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Craig Atkins - EPK

Short Bio (50 words)

Craig Atkins is a Roots, Blues & Folk Multi-Instrumentalist 'One-Man Band' songwriter and performer with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars, Didgeridoos, Harmonica and Foot Percussion with lyrical content covering his aspects  of life, love and loss and observations of the world we all live in.

Medium Bio (100 words)

Craig Atkins is a Gentleman of the road, touring across the country with his blend of acoustic Roots. Blues & Folk 'one-man band' songwriter and performer who regularly tours the country with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars, Lap Slide, Cigar Box Guitars, Didgeridoos, Harmonica and Foot Percussion. A sound like Paul Kelly meets Xavier Rudd (among others) Atkins' bare foot, honest and raw live performances weave through  chilled finger-picking stories, to delta slide blues, through to rollicking and stomping "'DidgeriBlues and FolknRoots",with lyrical content covering his aspects  of life, love and loss and observations of the world we all live in. 

Large Bio (200 words)

Craig Atkins, A Gentleman of the road, a Troubadour of Roots. Blues & Folk tales of one man's observations of life, love and loss...a Multi-Instrumentalist 'one-man band' songwriter and performer based in Adelaide SA (Kuarna Country), that regularly tours the country with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars, Lap Slide, Cigar Box Guitars, Didgeridoos, Harmonica, Foot Percussion and Loop Station. 

With influences such as Paul Kelly, Joe Purdy, Harry Manx, Xavier Rudd and numerous Blues Masters to name but a few, Craig's live performances weave through various styles from chilled finger-picking folk & Alt country stories, to delta slide blues, through to rollicking and stomping jumping "Didgeriblues & Folk'nRoots", with lyrical content covering his aspects  of life well traveled perfroming across Australia from his observations of the world as we all share it..and hide from others in it. 

With solo performances at Paynesville Music Festival (VIC), Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (VIC), Fleurieu Folk Festival SA), Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival (QLD), Nannup Music Festival (WA), Nukara Music Festival (WA), Country Music Festival (NSW), Ayers Rock Resort Residency (NT), Nimbin Roots Festival (NSW),  Ocean Street World Festival (QLD) Byron Bay Guitar Festival (NSW) and solo supports for Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Donovan Frankenreiter (USA) to name a few, Craig Atkins is a passionate and honest musician that should not be missed.

Tech Specs

Small Setup - 3 channels

1 x Vocal (boom stand)

2 x DI (Guitar pedals & stomp)

Med Didge Setup - 4-6 Channels

1 x Vocal (boom stand)

2 x DI (Guitar pedals & stomp)

1 x Foot Tambo (on short stand)

1-2 x Didgeridoo (on short stand)

Full Setup - 7 channels

1 x Vocal (boom Stand)

1 x DI (Guitar pedals)

1 x Cajon ​(Kick drum Mic) on short stand

1 x DI (Stomp)

1 x Foot Tambo (on short stand)

2 x Didgeridoo (on short stand)

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Media & Press

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Radio Interview on Noongar Radio WA

SHORT MEDIA GRABS & QUOTES

"A true artist playing with grit and passion". "captivating tunes laced with soulful melodies and spiritual overtones"

Dave Lloyd, Murray Delta Juke Joint, Goolwa SA

"Craig Atkins takes you on a musical journey. His rootsy, bluesy storytelling is a true gift to humanity"

Merella Curtis River FM Lismore NSW

"seasoned performer ... consummate professional ... brings out the emotional depths of the music."

Joseph Cheek, Island Studios SA

"one of the best singer, songwriter, storyteller I have ever photographed. Just amazing"

Tess Jenner – Rolling Stone Live Photography NSW

"warm and graceful as a human and incredibly beautiful as a performer"

Phaedra Watts, Festival Director Nannup Music Festival

FULL REFERENCES & QUOTES

The Murray Delta Juke Joint had the great pleasure and opportunity to host Craig Atkins on our stage with a capacity audience. Craig performed a captivating set of tunes laced with soulful melodies and spiritual overtones. Craig held the audience in silence with his solo renditions of fine tunes played with aplomb. A true artist playing with grit and passion.

Dave Lloyd, Murray Delta Juke Joint, Goolwa SA

 

Craig Atkins takes you on a musical journey. Be it at one of his festival, pub or house concert gigs or listening to his beautifully crafted albums, Craig's rootsy, bluesy storytelling is a true gift to humanity. Craig's latest album Swimming up Waterfalls is played regularly on RiverFM, and Didyastomp RISE is featured weekly, a favorite of many listeners. Craig has a strong following in the Northern Rivers, both as a multi instrumentalist solo artist and sitting in with a number of local bands.

Merella Curtis River FM Lismore NSW

 

Craig Atkins is a seasoned performer with multiple albums under his belt. I met Craig on the North Coast of NSW. Where around Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and beyond Craig has performed his own Home-Grown Music & Songs for several Years! Being also a Multi Instrumentalist Craig can entertain a broad spectrum of Listeners who are bound to enjoy his many Musical Styles! As a Radio Announcer on River FM 92.9 Nthn NSW Community Radio with 2 separate Shows, I regularly enjoy playing Craig's tracks "On Air". And I am a huge fan of his Live Concerts! I am more than Happy to support Craig in all his Future travels with his Music, And can only wish Craig every Success! **The New Album "Swimming Up Waterfalls" is loaded with Fresh New tracks that will give the listener a Joyful Experience, and Reward your purchase with many hours of Great Music!

Keith Bale. Announcer at River FM Radio. Musician & Music Promotions

I’ve worked with Craig in the studio for a number of years now. It’s always an absolute pleasure to have him come in to record new music. Being the consummate professional that he is, he has always put in the effort required before coming into the studio to ensure super smooth and efficient sessions. This inevitably means that there is time left at the end to explore creating new sounds and adding extra layers to enhance the solid foundations that have been set and to bring out the emotional depths of the music. Craig is a truly dedicated musician and all round great guy - I look forward to making much more music together in the years to come!

 Joseph Cheek, Island Studios SA

 

 

When you come across that something special ‘Craig Atkins’ one of the best singer, songwriter, storyteller I have ever photographed. Just amazing, Brilliant, not to be missed.

Tess Jenner – Rolling Stone Live Photography NSW

 

Craig was such a welcomed guest, we were blessed that he was able to cross our tender borders and join us. He was warm and graceful as a human- and incredibly beautiful as a performer.

He delivered workshops, performances and a presence that was so needed in these strange days of festivals.

Phaedra Watts, Festival Director Nannup Music Festival

Promo Images & Sound

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