MUSIC BIO Craig Luis Ferreira Craig started his musical endeavors at the age of two with the piano, went onto familiarity with the accordion, (his father being a professional artist of the accordion as well as a big band arranger) later went into daily playing of the bongos to Latin music and at the age of 13 ended up with the guitar as his studied instrument. His very first performance with his first band called the Castlemen was at the age of 14 at the Berkeley Community Theatre to a standing room only packed house with many folk legends at that time, (the early sixties.) An album called 'Co-Op Hootenany' was recorded and released of this performance. Throughout his high school years he performed most weekends at the Fraternity and Sorority houses of the University of California in various bands. After high school he joined a famous San Francisco Bay Area band called Hades (Hades Blues Works). This was a very hot original rock/blues/jazz group. This is when Craig first started writing music, co-writing many of their pieces. Hades performed close to 7 days a week all over the SF Bay Area as well as Northern CA for two years. (A recent live performance of this group has just been re-mastered and is being released) The Bass player of Hades (Steve Wright) went on to be the Bass player and songwriter for the Greg Kihn band. The drummer of Hades (John Cuniberti) went on to become an internationally well known and sought after recording and mastering engineer, being the producer of many of Joe Satriani's albums and live recordings. John is currently the mastering engineer at the famous Plant studio is Sausalito California and has just re-mastered the above mentioned Hades CD at the Plant. After Hades and in his early 20's Craig performed for two years in over 23 countries with an eleven-piece original jazz/rock experimental group called the Apollo Stars. They performed to over 10 million people through media and live performances throughout parts of Europe and the Caribbean and released a well-received album recorded in Europe. At this point in his life he embarked upon humanitarian goals and endeavors, spending many years assisting others in their lives and businesses; a new avenue for a very good guitar player and song-writer! He kept up his music, jamming with the likes of Chic Corea and Stanley Clarke on occasion. In the early 80's he did a full unreleased album recorded in Los Angeles and produced by the famous bass player Stanley Clarke. Then in the early 90's he became very close friends, still to this day, with Chuck Jacobs the Bass Player for the past twenty years of Kenny Rogers. Chuck produced and assisted writing and playing on Craig's Dancer In The Sand Album. This album has just been re-mixed and is being released. During the 90's he also co-wrote, performed and acted as engineer on an album called "Portrait In The Dark" with LFL. (Esther & Sam Loria) (This CD is also available at CBBaby) There are close to 14 total CDs worth of recorded material that are being released by this artist and he is currently engaged in recording an electric guitar CD with 2 great musicians (Rex Perry Bass & Vocals, Randy Kloeffler Drums) in Los Angeles, which will be released this year. He is a very hot electric guitar player, which you will be hearing shortly from; and a great song- writer. (He tells us this latest project is the best yet!) He lives In Los Angeles with his lovely wife Debs. You can find out more by going to his website at CraigFerreira.com and you will find some of his CDs at CDBaby.com.
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