CROSS-POLLINATION CCXL - TUES JUN 2ND - 7:30-10 PM
CRAIG SHIELDS
BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH

Hailing from a small town called Luton outside of London, England. Craig has played guitar since the age of 14, but has been singing from since he can can remember. Whilst in a school play, one of the older participants had a guitar throughout the rehearsal stage, which he kept playing Beatles songs on, this was due to the fact that the theme music was 60's Liverpool. Craig became more and more drawn to the songs of the Beatles and the guitar, and as soon after the play was over, his first port of call was the local guitar store. Shortly after, Craig made his first school band, they rehearsed Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Californication' every night for 3 months to play it in the end of year assembly. A few years went by, a few new bands were formed and broken. Now Craig has landed on his comfort one...singing and songwriting. Craig has discovered his way to write good songs, songs about everyday simple life and strange complicated life, that can only be said in song. With influence from artists all over the genre scale such as The Beatles, Radiohead and Oasis to Micheal Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Craig will just keep evolving as an artist, always pushing his own boundaries.

"(Shuttleworth) writes with an almost unbearable clarity and truth as he bares his soul to the listener. ‘Witness’ is a debut album rich in splendour and an honesty that belies the raw, uncompromising talent bestowed upon its creator. But with that voice, and the ability to plumb agonisingly emotional depths, you certainly wouldn't bet against him.” -- Alyssa Rashbaum, Spin Magazine

"Finding inspiration from a number of artists has allowed Shuttleworth to develop his own distinguishable style that fuses the very best elements of soul, rock and hip hop music with lyrics of depth and honesty to create a sound packed with vitality." -- Joel Crane, Mojo Magazine

LISTEN TO CRAIG SHIELDS LISTEN TO BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXL ::: Tuesday, JUN 2ND
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - CRAIG SHIELDS | myspace.com/craigshieldsmusic
8:45 - BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH | myspace.com/brentshuttleworth
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft CRAIG SHIELDS & BRENT SHUTTLEWORTH!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero