The Official Website of Craig Payne Musician / Recording Artist

The Classic Rock of Tomorrow

About Craig Payne


The Classic Rock of Tomorrow

The Official home of Craig Payne Multi-Instrumentalist / Songwriter / Recording Artist... Based in New Zealand, Craig has had a diverse career as a musician and his albums are available on practically every download / streaming site in the world... Check out Craig's tracks here and follow the links for download options, streaming and social media...

Bio


Quite some time ago, in a place they still call France...

Soul Searching (A Tribute To John Lennon)


Albums


The Classic Rock of Tomorrow

Soul Searching (A Tribute To John Lennon)

December 8th 2019 is the 39th anniversary of the passing of John Lennon (AKA Dr Winston O' Boogie) and to mark the date 'Soul Searching' and 'Liverpool Crying' will be released as a tribute to a dearly missed soul... Craig decided on the tribute , which I first wrote and recorded in 1981, at a time when the world could do with a bit of peace and understanding and when the single drops on December 8th 2019 on practically every platform in the Universe hopefully a little bit of peace and love will ripple through the cosmos...

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Passing Shadows

Passing Shadows, set to drop on October 31st, is quite a different set of songs... The main concept or theme explores the natural phenomenon of dying as well as exploring the diverse qualities of the journey we all make... Other tracks such as 'This Is life', 'Always Be Around' and 'Brave New World' simply ponder the positive side to life, love and friendships... 'Step Towards The Light' is pretty obvious in lyrical content but not at all macabre; it's message is if we live the best life possible and treat people the very best we can then when our time does arrive we should have no regrets as we step towards the light... Finishing with 'After Life' which is a conceptual audio illustration of what passing away may be like including the busy cosmic train station that leads us on our final journey ending in a very peaceful arrival at our spiritual destination... 'Going Live' on Halloween and the artwork is merely a light hearted date chosen to bring this new and very different album to the world... The opening track 'Passing Shadows' is about astral travel and those often unusual 'dreams' where friends and relatives who have passed away seem to pop into our sleeping moments often leaving us unsure if our experience was an actual communication or just a dream...

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MAKING HISTORY

Singer-songwriter Craig Payne is ready to make history. No kidding, the new album is proudly titled Making History, and it’s loaded, aimed high, and if the title is anything to go by, it should burn an unmissable trail across the sky that is New Zealand music. Or even better - global music markets. With two full albums and a healthy-sized list of singles under his belt, Craig is not slowing down, nor backing away from the next logical step in his musical career..

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ONE NIGHT STAND

One Night Stand - 2019 - A critically acclaimed album with a diverse range of songs and a very Beatle-Esque delivery...

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GOOD NEWS

Good News - 2018 - The very first album from Craig Payne - An absolute must for your music collection

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Meat Free Monday


Articles


To Do Or Not To Do... That Is The Question...

To Do Or Not To Do... That Is The Question...

If you find that after recording and mastering your new track the 'haters' come out to play you should read this...

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Music, Madness & Mayhem

Music, Madness & Mayhem

Is the music business getting out of control or was it ever not in a state of chaos?

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Multimedia Services


COPYWRITING

Communication is everything

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MUSIC PROMOTION

'Sing Like Everyone's Listening' and be heard

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PRE-LICENCED MUSIC

Music can indeed tame the fickle audience

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