My name is Craig. Iím your typical musician who probably like many of you is passionate about music and our talent. My primary instrument is piano.
Let me give you some history about myself to establish why I sell music. At a young age my mother decided that I should take music lessons. We had a Wurlitzer upright in the living room that was in fairly good condition. My mom sang in the Church choir. Luckily, the director of our churchís childrenís choir, Mrs. Billings, gave private piano lessons at her house. I soon found myself taking piano lessons from her and enjoyed it!
Time progressed and I graduated high school in 1977. By that time I had studied upright bass, alto, and tenor saxophone and became fond of the new R&B/Funk/Fusion/Disco craze. My mother always said to me, ďMake sure you do something else other than music, donít put all you eggs in one basketĒ. So I began to study computers after graduating high school. I enjoyed the preciseness of computers and electronic equipment. Then the synthesizer! And I was always fascinated about how someone could come up with a musical idea, produce a record and sell it to people. Of course music video became popular and once again I found another passion.
Iíve been moderately successful in the music business. I have performed in numerous recording sessions, performed at many famous clubs with famous people, and was the general manager for my college TV station. Consequently, I am always striving to better myself and those around me to produce quality material.
PLEASE BUY, SHARE AND ENJOY MY SONGS! GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
History of Craig Stevens Oliver
Private music lessons since age 7. Been in the music industry for over 30 years. Studied Music at Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY. Studied Theater and Business at Stonybrook University at Stonybrook, Long Island, New York. My songs are for sale for Movies and TV Productions at www.SmashSongs.com. My username is grandepagh.
Main Influences on Craig Stevens Oliver
Stanley Clarke, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Prince, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Maria Carey, Quincy Jones, Rihanna, George Duke, Dark Side of the Moon, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zepplin and many others. Some others are my Music teachers Mrs. Billings, Morton Estrin, My Pastor, My Mom and Dad and all my friends and family!