He ain't no tomcat 7/11 or second hand mews!
PEI born and raised singer songwriter Craig Cormier grew up with the influences of pop, folk and maritime music around the home. Although the home lacked musical instruments, his mother worked in record sales and distribution for CBS records in the late 70s traveling around the island and leaving the family with a rather extensive and diverse record collection. Upon recognizing that he did not possess the skills or attributes for any lasting involvement in the game of hockey, he picked up guitar at 13 and never looked back: he has continued to expand his repertoire as a multi-instrumentalist which now includes fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, lap steel, and bass. After spending his formative years living in the Maritimes and playing with a number of bands in Charlottetown, Fredericton and Halifax, he moved away for a career in Ottawa but always held onto his Maritime roots while seeking out other influences across a wide spectrum of music including jazz, classical, and bluegrass. He has performed with various groups across Eastern Canada for over 30 years and is currently the lead vocalist and bassist for the Ottawa-based rock trio band Waterbömber. After years of writing and recording numerous songs, he has just finished recording and producing his first solo album "Bodega Cats" which is a blend of folk, jazz, and blues.
He continues to work on several musical projects in numerous genres, most notably with the group Waterbömber, to record and produce their first album.
Craig currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two sons.
Craig was fortunate to have studied classical guitar under a number of island guitarists including the highly accomplished and award winning Paul Bernard. In the more recent years, he took up the violin under the tutelage of several talented teachers from the Ottawa Valley area. He also owes much of his harmonica skills to the great blues musician Dr. David Bedford. Finally he has taken a number of courses at Algonquin College in the areas of digital recording, mixing (Cubase), and mastering as well as song writing.