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craig mckenzie
craig mckenzieNew Zealand - wellingtonPopwww.craigmckenzie.co.nzComments: 0craig recieved prenantal music lessons from his pregnant mother as she

played guitar and sang at bible in schools. with both parents as ministers

in the salvation army music became an important

part of life - playing in the brass band, singing

in the choir and taking piano lessons. falling

in love with hip hop at an early age meant

elements of it would always find itself in

his music, ‘abc’ - his first band took rap

songs and changed the lyrics into songs

about the girls at their church and other

important issues. growing up in the 80’s

added lasting influences of rock bands

like bonjovi.after developing his abilities in

vocals and programming at the excel school

of performing arts in 1996 he picked up the

guitar and fronted the pop/rock trio - ‘partisan’

releasing the ep - ‘real’. in 2001 ‘jumphouse’

was released through sony music nz by the

pop / hip hop duo - ‘sumix’ which craig was one

half of.continuing his musical journey spending

some time in los angeles in the local scene, writing

and performing new material resulting in his self

written / recorded and produced debut album due out 2008.