I would describe my show as professional, fun and interactive Country Band with a diverse list of covers and originals. I also can do a variety of Rock if required depending on the event. The band typically books as a 5piece consisting of drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, acoustic guitar and 3 vocals. I can scale the band down for smaller or events depending on the client/event. I can add instrumentation such as fiddle/steel if that is required. I only hire the best of the best players that have great attitudes and are easy to work with. No bad seeds or pre-madonnas in this group!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Are you looking to have a great time with great music, with a fun, professional and interactive band? If so thats us! We can do a variety of cover, originals...rock music if need be? We aim to please and strive to be the best! We want the event to go flawlessly and for everyone to be talking about how great the show was long after its over!
Craig Moritz is a rarity these days. He is a country boy at heart, a what you see is what you get kind of a guy who happens to write and sing some pretty good country music.
Craig is a native of Medicine Hat Alberta, but also has spent the better part of his life in Fort McMurray and now hails from the Calgary area.
Moritz is Alberta through and through. After growing up and working jobs from retail to oilfield, he knew he had yet to find his true path. Craig got hooked on the idea of becoming a country music artist after meeting Toby Keith and having a down to earth, "real" conversation about the music industry with him. Since then Craig has been inspired and motivated, working on a steady path towards his career as a country music artist and songwriter.
After cutting his teeth and gaining invaluable experience owning the road on the honky tonk circuit from the hard scrabble town of Fort McMurray in Canada's tough and vast northern oil sands, to racking up the miles in every direction through western Canada and beyond, Craig has become a bona fide national star. Most recently Craig is gearing up for his major US Radio release on SuperGroup records in 2016!
An avid animal lover and advocate, Craig is the celebrity spokesperson for Cats and Dogs International (CANDi), has five dogs (Gizmo, Stella, Kramer, Isla, Cali), and recently added a horse to his pet family (Kruze).
Additional Booking Notes
Technical Requirements 2010
To be supplied by venue unless indicated
Minimum 32 Channel professional grade mixer, Midas, Allen and Heath, Sound Craft,
Yamaha etc. Digital boards must be discussed if the band is supplying engineer.
Drive rack with 31 band eq Ashley or equivalent at FOH. 3 or 4 way system capable of
110 db at FOH. We will not be playing that loud but we want the head room to ensure
4 compressors for vocals
4 Gates for Drums
1 Reverb FX unit
1 Delay FX unit
On large stages more than 32 feet wide a centre fill may be needed for vocals inserted
on an independent output.
We need 7 mixes and a technician for monitors for the entire duration of sound check
and the show.
Mix 1 to 5 are for our in ear monitors. (we supply).
Mix 6 Craig 2 wedges with 31 band eq
Mix 7 Drum sub woofer
Mics & DI's
-Craig Vocals Sennheiser e935 or equivalent
-BG Vocals Shure 58 or beta 58 or Sennheiser or better
-Guitar amps Shure 57 or Sennheiser e606.
-Drum mics should be Sennheiser, Shure or equivalent. HH and over head mics should
be the same type of condenser
-DI's should be professional quality active but good quality passive DI will be acceptable
1 Kick Gate
3 Hi Hat
4 10" Rack Tom Gate
5 14" Floor Tom Gate
6 16" Floor Tom Gate
7 Overhead Stage Right
8 Overhead Stage Left
9 Bass DI
10 Lead Guitar
11 Acoustic Guitar DI
12 Craig Acoustic 1 DI
13 Craig Acoustic 2 DI
14 Keys Right DI
15 Keys Left DI
16 Craig Vocal Comp
17 Bass BG Vocal Comp
18 Keys BG Vocal Comp
19 Guitar BG Vocal Comp
-Guitar - 2X12 Hot Rod Deville or Deluxe
-Bass - Ampeg SVT 4X10 cab with 300 watt head or equivalent
-Keys- We will supply keyboards
-Drums - Yamaha Custom or any high end name brand kit.
-22 kick , 10 rack, 14 floor Tom, 16 floorTom
-22 medium ride, 14 flat hats, 16 medium thin crash, 17 medium crash (AAX, HHX,
-8x8 Drum Riser with carpet
-5 Guitar stands
-4 1/4 inch cables 25 feet long
-Drum Shield (5 foot high) is required if stage is less than 16 feet deep
If you are not able to supply the required equipment please contact us to see if there is
a suitable alternative that will work. Do not assume that making changes to the
technical requirements will be accepted with out prior approval.
Influences & Inspiration
Kenny Chesney/Blake Shelton/Alan Jackson/Billy Currington/Toby Keith
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