The Voice of Australia: Harrison Craig
Melbourne’s Harrison Craig first made his mark on Australia in 2013, winning the second series of The Voice Australia.
At a young age, Harrison found that singing was a remedy to his stutter, becoming a place of peace and contentment.
Over the past three years, Harrison has set records on the ARIA charts with two new albums. His first album, More Than a Dream achieved platinum status; Harrison played to sold out shows on a national tour spanning five months. His second album L.O.V.E. achieved gold status and remained in the top 10 album charts for six weeks.
Harrison has had the unique experience of working with the likes of Seal, David Foster, Baz Luhrmann, songwriter Diane Warren, Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) and Olivia Newton-John.
His unique tone and crooning style sets him apart in his genre, walking the footsteps of the giants before him; Sinatra, Davis, Martin, Presley, and Cole, and are his continuing inspiration in writing, recording, and performing.
Harrison is currently working on his third studio album.
Harrison Craig first made his mark in 2013, as the Winner of second series of The Voice Australia. Over the past three years, Harrison has had #1 Aria Album (More Than A Dream) and a #5 ARIA Album (L.O.V.E).
His first album, More Than a Dream went on to become Platinum in Australia; following that Harrison played to sold out shows on a national tour spanning five months. His second album L.O.V.E. remained in the Aria Top 10 album chart for six weeks. Harrison has had the unique experience of working with the likes of Seal, David Foster, Baz Luhrmann, Diane Warren, Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) and Olivia Newton-John.
01. Kings of Vegas
Harrison will release his third album ‘Kings Of Vegas’ on November 4th, which will pay homage to some of the iconic artists from that 1950s era, such as, The Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley & Frankie Valli.
Harrison Craig’s second album, ‘L.O.V.E’ pays hommage to his love of crooning, jazz, and all things swing. Saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped him along the way, Harrison dedicated this album to his mother, Janine, and to every mother around the world for their love and care.
Performing nationally to audiences, Harrison again sold out his latest tour, the ‘L.O.V.E’ tour, showing audiences that there is more to come after his debut album and sold out national tour, ‘More Than A Dream’.
The dulcet tones of Harrison Craig’s new album are a sure-fire way to say ‘I love you’ any day of the year!
03. more than a dream
Harrison Craig’s debut album ‘More Than A Dream’, has kick started very early on a long and fruitful career. Achieving gold status with his rendition of ‘Unchained Melody’ as well as another 7 singles in the top 40, Harrison also reached platinum status on his first album.
Holding in the top 5 of the ARIA charts for weeks with his album ‘More Than A Dream’, Harrison toured extensively across Australia and has performed to audiences the world over.
04. singles and collaborations
From collaborations live on stage with music royalty Seal, to recording some of his favourite Christmas singles you can see all of Harrison's single releases and collaborations here.
Swing comes to Australia...
Kings of Vegas: Lounge Sessions Australian National Tour
47 national shows
Having released his third studio album on Friday November 4 (2016), Harrison Craig is set to embark on an extensive national tour of Australia in 2017 singing the Kings Of Vegas.
Harrison’s Kings Of Vegas album is homage to the most important music in Harrison’s life. From Nat King Cole to Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Elvis Presley to Tom Jones, Mel Torme to Frankie Valli the album includes new interpretations of classics such as Almost Like Being In Love, She’s A Lady and Comin’ Home Baby.
The release sees the much loved platinum-selling performer as the creative force behind the project, following his lifelong passion to the spiritual home of some of the greatest performers ever to command a 90-piece band, Las Vegas.
“These guys created a style and turned it into a timeless genre,” Harrison says. “The way the songs were written, directed and orchestrated… Nothing was done in a small way. I came back from Vegas extremely inspired. I knew exactly what kind of record I wanted to make.”
Undeniably a swing record, the 10-track album with its rock solid emphasis on rhythm, lavished with a blend of strings and brass is a stripped back version of swing that emphases the singer’s first-hand intimate experience of Old Vegas in all its 4am glory. An intoxicating cocktail of swing, glamour, cool and the thrill of anything goes!
Harrison Craig launched his career as the winner and Voice of Australia in 2013. Over the past three years, Harrison has set records on the ARIA charts with his debut album ‘More Than A Dream’ achieving platinum status, whilst his second album ‘L.O.V.E’ remained in the top 10 charts for six consecutive weeks.
His unique tone and crooning style sets him apart in his genre and come 2017, fans will be excited to see Harrison bring these songs to life on stage for his Kings of Vegas: Lounge Sessions tour which will reach both capital cities and regional towns.
The two-hour concert will showcase songs from the Kings Of Vegas album performing the hits from the likes of Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Barry Manilow and The Righteous Brothers, among many more. Add the hits of the new Kings of Vegas – Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé – plus a string of Harrison’s own hits from his first two records and you’ve got a show that you definitely don’t want to miss.