Part 1920's timewarp, part post millennium spiritual yearning, Craig Sinclair conjures a mystical fingerstyle guitar sound, blended with soulful vocals and contemporary original folk-blues songwriting.
Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, these songs echo a sense of place and are distinctively Australian. This is timeless folk-blues music, that draws on many rich traditions, but in the end answers to itself.
The debut solo album, “Stones Beneath The Surface”, was released in May 2006 and launched in front of his home crowd in Fremantle to a packed house at Mojo's Music Bar. Since then it has been featured on RTR FM as well as receiving spot play on Triple J radio and extensive airplay on community radio stations around Australia. A live recording at the Kidogo Arthouse in May 2007 was released in December 2007 and is currently hitting the airwaves around Australia.
|"a quite exceptional recording by a wonderful artist” (Drum Media Perth).
"an impressive debut album" (The Fremantle Herald)
"a talented local singer and guitarist with some fascinating lyrics and wonderful melodies... returns to popular acclaim" (Mundaring Folk & Blues Club)
"a guitar virtuoso" (Eric Bogle)
"it's refreshing to see something this honest and individual in the modern day blues and roots genre" (Mike Elrington)
"A wonderful, tranquil cd ... Craig's slide gives me goosebumps and cold shivers, a sign for me that this is the best" (Ron Bervoets, Rootstime Radio, Belgium)
"Stones Beneath the Surface, Craig Sinclair’s debut solo album, is a left-handed, bluesy tour through the mind of a very talented guitarist and songsmith. It opens with some beautiful guitar picking, which sets the mood for the whole album and describes Craig’s art perfectly; modest, restrained and soulful." (Cran Herlihy, KCR 102.5 FM)