Craig was wonderful! A great communicator, professional and talented performer. We loved working with him and can't wait to book him again.
Born and raised in Miami, Craig is a "first call" entertainer for most of the established and respected talent agencies, event planners, and event facilities in Atlanta. He's the real deal and has a full band sound, a virtual "One Man Band" just listen!
He is a former coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International and and published with major Nashville companies and member of ASCAP who hosts Open Mic and Bluebird Cafe type Songwriters Forums at the renowned Lake Lanier Islands.
In 2018 between May and November he averaged 40-50 gigs a month!
From Atlanta, to Charlotte, to Chattanooga he has been a part of small house parties and large corporate events and prison ministry.
Take a look at his videos and listen because it's all done live. He has played in 10,000 seat concerts and small living room gigs his current calendar includes high line corporate and private events including weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and retirement parties in a variety of locations, in fact, he recently performed a private event for the Global Head of Hilton Hotels and 25 top managers around the country at a private and an intimate gathering in Marietta, Georgia.
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Guitar/Vocals Banjo, Ukulele, Harmonica
WORLD CLASS PRO:
Craig toured throughout the United States and Europe, Africa and South America is the former guitarist for touring bands ELI in Tallahassee Florida and BLACKJACK in Atlanta, Georgia.
He has shared the stage with The Drifters, Brothers Osborne, The Coasters, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Mothers Finest, Jan & Dean, Gary Pucket, Shaun Cassidy (yes!) and many more!
From today's biggest hits, back through the 1950's his song list is huge and diverse.
James Taylor, Beatles, Tom Petty, Darius Rucker, Creedence to Bob Marley, Willy Nelson, Zac Brown, Johnny Cash, John Mayer. The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Skynyrd, John Denver, Kenny Chesney, Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, The Temptations even Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Irving Berlin, and the list goes on!
BACKGROUND GUITAR: Also "solo/instrumental" acoustic guitar flavors of Jazz/Classical/Contemporary are all included and done with class and elegance. (see video)
QUOTES FROM PRO'S:
"Craig, last night your music was just perfect for the special evening of celebration at the home of Arthur Blank. It was the perfect mix of tunes, tones, not too overpowering for the intimate setting – just everything as it should have been – and well selected for these particular guests. I will certainly keep you in mind for other special occasions we plan for Arthur and his family. Best to you!"
Chief Assistant to Arthur M. Blank
"From Jimmy Buffet to Frank Sinatra, Craig does it all! Great music, vocals, and perfect for any occasion. He is so easy to work with and receives numerous requests by the membership to play our monthly happy hour events."
Ansley Golf & Country Club
"Craig is an excellent performer - I have used him for a variety of events throughout my event planning career. He is talented, and charismatically charming.
I would suggest him for any event!"
Natalie Corona/Presenting Atlanta
"Craig Gleason is one of my favorite musicians to work with and is loved by the members of the Atlanta Athletic Club! He is not only incredibly talented, but also dependable, charismatic and an all around great guy!"
Lisa Henderson/Director of Catering/
Atlanta Athletic Club
A SHORT LIST OF VENUES PLAYED:
Eddie's Attic, Fox Theater, Krakow University Poland, Georgia Aquarium, UGA, Lake Lanier Islands, Pappadeux, Pure, Athletic Club, Lagos Nigeria, City Of Norcross, Guatemala City, Ole Miss, UGA, Nieman Marcus, Lake Oconee, Richmond Coliseum, University of Tennessee, Juan Carlos Museum, Six Flags Over Georgia, Chattanooga Riverboat, Ibadan Nigeria, Savannah, Birmingham, Atlanta Ritz Carlton's, Intercontinental Hotel, Westin Buckhead, Polo Fields, Chateau Elan, Ragamuffin Music, Emory Conference Center, Gainesville College, Atlanta Yacht Club, Ole' Miss, Maggiano's, Villa Christina, Kaduna, Nigeria, Atlanta Hilton, Emory University, Georgia Aquarium, Fernbank Science Center, Auburn Univ, Big Canoe, Sheraton, Auburn University, Calloway Gardens, Peachtree Road Race, Georgia Tech, Peachdrop, Peachtree City Amphitheater, Dunwoody Country Club, Galleria, Cherokee Country Club, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Country Club of The South, Serenbe, Wild Wings, Arthritis Foundation, FSU, American Cancer Society, Home Depot, GA Tech, Children's Restoration Network, Georgia Southern University, Centennial Olympic Park, St Ive's Country Club, Rivermont Country Club, Ole' Miss, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, Auburn, Emory Univ, City of Roswell, Piedmont Park, Ansley Golf Club, University Of Florida, St. Ives Country Club, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta History Center, 103 West