Interview: Craig Sheridan

It’s Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ve been snowed under with cards.  Today is also the day Craig Sheridan’s love song Nitewish comes out, almost like it was planned or something.  See what Craig has to say about being signed, Nitewish, love, videos and his music in general.

Nitewish is your first single since becoming signed, how as being signed changed the way you approach and make music?

Being signed enables me to relax a little knowing I have a team behind me as passionate about what I do as I am.  It also enables me to concentrate on writing more. Which is what I’m all about; and making music for others to enjoy and relate too.

The themes in Nitewish are clear, what inspired you to make such a love themed song?

My girlfriend …. Monica…. that simple …..  It’s about meeting someone who’s a soulmate after many years of thinking or not being fully happy or in love.  She is also the theme behind Crashgate’s B.O.B. song along with parts of it written about my nephew in wales.

Craig Sheridan

Nitewish speaks about love and closeness, whats the most touching or unlikely place you’ve seen this?

The most touching thing is when you see an old couple still holding hands like they were in they’re teens again!!

You’ve written an ideal soundtrack to Valentine’s Day. Have you ever felt the urge in the past to write anti-Valentine’s Day songs?

Not really; I have written a very dark , angry song called Deal With It for Crashgate’s new album.  Listen to the words.  I wont need to tell you who its about ………… but someone who used to be in my life but isn’t anymore, ( take a guess ) after you listen to it.

How was it filming the video for Nitewish? What’s it like to see someone else interpret your track creatively?

Honestly I feel really uncomfortable filming, it’s just not me at all ( lol ) but i know Matt Barker from Mosh Motion Movies.  his work is very good.  He plans meticulously and is very passionate about his work.  He works alongside me and asked were the images were when I wrote the song.  We worked on a story board and the video was born.


Nitewish is part of the album As I Am, whats next for you musically?

Next it’s to continue writing for my next acoustic album due out at the start of 2014, at my pace and not to push too hard and to let it flow whilst giving Crashgate all I can.  To try and give it and the boys the best shot at the title so to speak!

Where can people find Nitewish?

On iTunes and most download sites.  I’m also releasing a special edition CD single in a special presentation metal case with a bonus track from my first album, Red On Maroon, as well.

Describe Nitewish in three words.


David Horn

Related Posts:

Release Review: Craig Sheridan – Nitewish

Release Review: Crashgate – B.O.B

Live Review: Wild Child and Crashgate – The E.P Launch at The Walmer Castle, Deal : 04/10/12


Crashgate Break 1000 Views

Crashgate’s debut video for the track B.O.B has broken the 1000 views limit in only four days.  Filmed by Mosh Motion Movies the video answers the unique question posed by vocalist Craig Sheriden via Facebook.

Has anyone got a generator we could borrow for a forest?

Featuring the actress Lucy Dutton this feat shows the growing popularity of the band.  With an album being recorded soon expect more tracks and more great videos.

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Crashgate: B.O.B Review

Crashgate: Live Review

Crashgate – B.O.B

Anyone that’s ever seen Crashgate live will know what they’re about.  Style, soul, personality and a lot of loud noises.  But we don’t have to technology to trap people into discs yet, so that makes all of that slightly hard to capture.  The people at Glasshouse Productions UK though have done it though, and the result is B.O.B.

This is the debut single from the band, and something you need to explore!  A light riff kicks things off but you can hear it waiting to drop like musical thunder clouds gathering.  Some of Crashgate’s soul is shown as it vocalist Craig Sheridan talks about being there for.   Then the thunder drops and Crashgate show you what they can do.  A powerful riff gives new life to the track as Sheridan’s vocals intensify.  The chorus ‘You take the pain away/You make me whole again’ manages to bounce around your brain long after the song’s end without losing any of its sincerity.  The power of the words are shown when even a line whispered holds its own against the storm of guitars and drums.

The sincerity of the lyrics and their delivery is only half of what makes this record awesome however.  The guitars and drums power through your skull like the hulk with a hangover.  Not just being loud for the sake of loudness the riff sweeps you away right into a tasty breakdown (the best kind).  From here on in the song picks up even more energy!  This song is sure to be a beast live, but don’t take my prediction for it though – find out for yourself!

A release like this with this level of accomplishment and power was the only thing that Crashgate were ever going to produce.  Sincere yet powerful this wouldn’t sound out of place on any music outlet and shows how high the standard of local music can be.  Find their gig dates here and see them live – something you won’t regret!  The band work closely with the charity For Luca, when you’re at their gig be sure to raise a hand from him!

They’re Chuck Norris’s new favourite band, just saying…

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For Luca

David Horn