What is your Full name?
Craig Thomas Stickland
How old are you?
28 years young
What is your genre of music?
Singer Songwriter with blues, soul and country influence
Give us a little bio about yourself.
I live and breathe music.
How long have you been doing music?
I picked up the guitar when I was 13
What made you go in to music?
I’m not too sure really, one day I decided to quit all sports and asked my parents to buy me a guitar. They did, and I’ve been doing it ever since.
You released ‘ Hope We Don’t Break up’, tell us more about the inspiration behind the song.
There was a girl I was in love with and she broke my heart. I finally won her back after four years, and during the first four months of dating, there was still that uncertainty of whether or not we would last. I sat down at the piano one day, and ‘I Hope We Don’t Break Up’ were the first words out of my mouth.
How did it come about Ksenia Solo directing your video? What Was it like to work with her?
Ksenia and I met when she came to one of my shows in Toronto. She approached me saying she wanted to get into directing, and that she wanted me to be the first victim (Literally)
Your coming over to the UK in March, where are you most excited to play? ( I hope it’s Manchester 😉 )
Most definitely Manchester. And Paris and London (And the rest of the dates). I’ve never played real shows in Europe and it’s always been a dream.
Any new material being released soon?
Debut EP out now, and I’m going to put out a new song/video every sunday on my Youtube.com/craigstickland
What instruments do you play?
Piano, guitar and Bass
Who are your influences?
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis, David Bowie, John Mayer, Neil Young, Coldplay, etc but I find new influences every day
Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour?
Currently on tour opening for Alessia Cara
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Some just come to me, but mostly I get results when I make it a habit of writing daily.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Headlining Arenas and Stadiums!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I like to stay active to keep my mind at ease, I read, I write, and I do some modelling jobs here and there.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
When I first heard what’s the story morning glory [The whole record]
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Never give up
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Never give up
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Never give up
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My Guitar, Picks, My Vocal Warm Up Tape, Patch Chords and the good vibes.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you