Craig Daniel has been performing live popular music in the New Jersey area for the past eighteen years. He began the musical journey as a child learning the basics on the saxophone, and then branched into his primary instruments of voice and guitar, while also studying secondary instruments such as piano, bass, and percussion.
As a teenager, Craig Daniel performed in various original bands... and then as a young adult, like most, pursued recording contracts and such.... but it was while Craig was finishing his degree at Rutgers University that he began performing popular "cover" music after the original bands dissolved.
While Craig still continued to write original music, he built a repertoire of popular cover songs that he could perform for different types of venues, events, & private affairs. Craig initally performed solo, with only his acoustic guitar, but quickly hired backup musicians and started performing with his band at many popular New Jersey entertainment establishments, as well as many private events.
Today, now performing more than 500 cover songs, Craig offers live entertainment in the form of an energetic solo show or band ensemble. Craig performs many styles of popular music from the past six decades such as rock, pop, rap, eightees, country, oldies, alternative, new wave, and many more.
Craig has performed venues dynamically ranging from small bars and lounges to opening concerts for national recording artists in New Jersey's largest clubs. With 20 years experience in lead vocals, guitar & bass, percussion, and public speaking and motivation, Craig now entertains audiences with his unique combination of live popular music, comedic improv, and audience participation.
Craig says he tries very hard to create a show that offers the songs people know and love, but also the songs people forgot they loved. Craig incorporates audience interaction into each show by offering guests the chance to essentially make the setlist by providing requests, or even come on stage and sing a song! Generally though, audiences can simply enjoy singing and dancing along to their favorite songs as Craig performs them with some twists and turns along the way.
Craig Daniel is currently available to perform at public venues, as well as weddings, private events, and other special occasions. Visit the contact page on this website for more information. Craig will be releasing an album of original songs late in 2008.
Craig Daniel also owns and performs for his Disc Jockey service Streetwaves, available for entertaining weddings, private events, and public venues.