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Craig is a singer-songwriter and story-teller with songs for audiences and occasions from humorous to serious and thought-provoking. If given time and background, he can even write a special song for your event--if you have a sense of humor! His originals come with stories of growing up years and feature tales of hating broccoli, being attacked by mosquitoes, being awkward around girls and wishing he was a cowboy.
He has played stages from London, England to Washington State and points in between. He has performed for British royalty, Mayor of London, a variety of elected officials, religious leaders and numerous 4th graders.
Craig also offers virtual concerts using the latest technology.
I'm so happy I booked Craig. He was a little more expensive then a few of the other quotes. But worth all of the money in the world. He made sure to communicate everything very well from beginning to end. The event was for my parents anniversary so he played a couple of their wedding song, and they cried like babies. I made sure to tip him because like I said he did the best! I couldn't have asked for more. And he drove four hours to a cabin in yellowstone. Thank you Craig for all of the memories 🙏 my parents are still talking about it
Craig goes above and beyond!! Can I say WOW! With his talents, entertaining personality, and personable touch, we got way more value than what he asked for in exchange. He actually planned ahead and wrote us an AMAZING song. I totally plan to ask him to perform at future events. I love his old timey Western feel. We really really really are so grateful for all the fun he created for us at our wedding!
We ran into Craig by accident while he was performing at a community event and loved his songs and singing style. We enjoyed his performance so thoroughly that on a whim we decided to go up and ask if he would sing at our wedding! He was very willing and accommodating and surprisingly affordable, and he went above and beyond what we expected. He took time to call us and get to know us and our courtship story and then he wrote the most amazing song about our unique story of how we met!! It was so personal and funny and definitely the highlight of the reception. I’m still in awe of how well the song fit us and that he would really take the time to do something like that. If you’re looking for amazing music that is clean and funny, and a performer who you’ll really feel like is your friend, Craig is your man. You won’t be disappointed.
I have witnessed several of Craig Mecham's programs. Besides getting the benefit of an amazing, professional sound and delightful musical performance, Craig's stories, humour and personality combines together in each event to bring an unforgettable experience that will brighten your day. I highly recommend hiring Craig Mecham for any corporate, family or specialized event.
What to Expect
Audiences of all ages can expect to laugh a lot and maybe cry a little as Craig goes through his repertoire of originals songs taken directly from life's experiences with which we can all identify. From first love to last breath and everything in between, Craig will have you roaring with laughter one minute and quietly dabbing your eyes the next. He has even frequently written songs for specific audiences--for weddings, motivational presentations, grade school students, church groups and more. A consummate entertainer and story-teller, Craig will have your audience completely captivated for the entire evening.
Craig Mecham has spent more than five decades playing and performing on a variety of keyboard and stringed instruments. Over the years he has played and sang on stages in England, Utah, Idaho, California, Arizona, Missouri and Washington State. Early in his musical career, his band "The Family Album" did an extended tour of England doing 350 shows in 13 months. He has performed for British Royalty, the Mayor of London, various elected officials, religious leaders and countless 4th graders.
Craig has written well over fifty songs and recently took 2nd place at the annual KSM Songwriter’s Contest. He was also a finalist at the prestigious Red Lodge Songwriter’s Festival. His songwriting features solo acoustic guitar instrumentals as well as lighthearted and humorous tales of growing up along with serious slice-of-life ballads.
As an accomplished storyteller and humorist, Craig’s performances are liberally sprinkled with stories that accompany his songs, including hating broccoli as a child, being attacked by mosquitoes at scout camp, finding true love and saying goodbye as his mother languished in a care center. His ability to weave music and lyrics into a very personal experience keeps audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats.
He and his wife Tamara have six amazing children and 18 completely angelic grandchildren.
Additional Booking Notes
Craig arrives at a venue fully prepared with his own sound equipment, microphones, instruments and etc. If your venue is large and equipped with a quality sound system, he will likely use your system. In that case, you should have a mixer with 1/4-inch inputs for three guitars and an XLR input for a vocal mic. Quality monitors should also be available.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 25, 2021 • 1:00pm - 8:00pm||Rib Fest|
|October 01, 2021 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|November 05, 2021 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|December 03, 2021 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|January 07, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|February 04, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|March 04, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|April 01, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|May 06, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|June 03, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|July 01, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|August 05, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|September 02, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|October 07, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|November 04, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|December 02, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
Past Booked Events
|September 21, 2021–September 22, 2021 • All-day event||Corporate Event|
|September 17, 2021–September 18, 2021 • All-day event||HUGS Festival|
|September 10, 2021–September 11, 2021 • All-day event||Old Capitol Arts Festival|
|September 09, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Weber Remember 9/11|
|September 03, 2021 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||PVL Concert|
|September 28, 2020 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Legacy House Concert|
|August 20, 2020 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Hyrum Concert|
|August 14, 2020 • All-day event||Paradise Concert|
|August 12, 2020 • 11:30am - 3:00pm||Hyrum Concert|
|August 10, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 06, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Legacy House|
|August 03, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||North Ogden Barker Park|
|July 31, 2020 • All-day event||Eccles Theatre Concert|
|July 30, 2020 • All-day event||Mariposa Festival|
|July 23, 2020 • All-day event||Cul-de-sac Concert|
|July 03, 2020 • All-day event||Crepes and Coffee|
|June 22, 2020 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Legacy House Concert|
|June 17, 2020 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Hyrum Concert|
|June 01, 2020–June 07, 2020 • All-day event||Nashville|
|May 15, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||PVL Concert|
|May 14, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Festival--North Ogden|
|May 07, 2020 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Festival|
|May 02, 2020 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Elite Hall Concert|
|April 25, 2020 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Elite Hall Concert|
|April 20, 2020 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Legacy House Concert|
|April 17, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||PVL Concert|
|April 15, 2020 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Hyrum Concert|
|March 21, 2020 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Elite Hall Concert|
|March 20, 2020 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||PVL Concert|
|March 16, 2020 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Legacy House Concert|
|March 06, 2020–March 08, 2020 • All-day event||Cowboy Rendezvous|
|March 02, 2020 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Utah Retired School Teachers|
|February 22, 2020 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Songwriter's Circle|
|February 15, 2020 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Montpelier Idaho|
|February 12, 2020 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Hyrum Concert|
|February 08, 2020 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Legacy House Concert|
|January 23, 2020–January 28, 2020 • All-day event||Oregon Coast Tour|
|January 22, 2020 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Hyrum Concert|
In a typical one-hour concert Craig will play about 16-17 numbers--including stories. Much of the setlist consists of original songs. Concert setlists are of course different than bar or restaurant or coffee shop setlists where Craig is providing background music. A concert setlist would go roughly as follows:
Baritone Guitar solo
Houston Through the Window
The Water is Wide
You Stomped Upon My Heart
Bye Bye Love
Home on the Range
Driving Through Montana
Green Jello Blues
Boy Under the Glass
How Can It Be?
I Still Buy You Flowers
Influences & Inspiration
Crosby Stills & Nash
For larger venues: Sound system with 3 1-4 inputs and 1 XLR input
Mic stand with boom attachment
For larger venues: Sound system with three 1/4 inch inputs and 1 XLR input Bar Stool Mic stand with boom attachment