Craig Howell has been writing and recording music for many years. He is an accomplished guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who can lay down a great groove with catchy hooks, adding lead with power and feeling when needed. Craig plays mainly Rock and Roots Rock, but also does some Electronic music (drum and bass, soundtrack, etc) and Soundscapes (meditation music, ambient, etc), and some Novelty types that worked for ringtones and was licensed for a game. Placements include broadcast commercials and documentaries.
He is also a songwriter who has written over 300 full songs with lyrics.
Uptempo catchy drum and bass groove with synth bass riff, inserts quick cool drum solo beat breaks. Energizing track for film or TV behind action scenes. Hawaii Five-0 crime detective feel, retro modernized spy action music or military. Cue for a commercial, man on a mission across continents, Instrumental, Electronic, Breakbeat
Fast rock guitar chord hits with wild double leads. Demo sequence for home shows tearing things apart, running out of time. Cue for fast paced scenes, car chase, getaway, wild party, maybe sports. Would work for over the top comedy where someone is running to catch someone or has to escape. Instrumental, Action, Moderate Rock
Midtempo jangly, picky, clean, pretty electric guitars ala Petty or Birds. Reveal for home show. Any transition into or out of commercial for TV or radio that has a mellow or laid back vibe, cooking show. Happy, upbeat, feeling good walking down the street. Here comes my girl. Station ID. Instrumental, Rock, Folk Rock
upbeat chugging rock guitars with crashing chords. Transition in or out TV or radio spot. Getting out of town, road trip. Moving forward on a new plan. Letting the old fade away and begin again. Competition, going the distance and winning. Amusement park, travel. Station ID. Instrumental, Rock, Roots Rock
Upbeat heavy climbing riff rocking guitars into balls to the wall ending. Intense transition or background to action sequences, chase, getaway, criminal, plan gone wrong, think fast. Hard edged film or TV cue, mean dudes coming for you. Sports competition, race cars, motocross, risking it all, Instrumental, Action, Intense Rock
Heavy but pleasing crashing guitar chords over midtempo beat. Loud and proud, pushing through any obstacles, achieving the results. Good as a cue for any working scene, demo, flipping, hard work being completed. In or out commercial transition for rock radio, harder edged TV shows, Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
Short funky off-time rock guitar hits with lead riff. Outro cue or quick transition for funny scene or after a situation where something odd has come to light. Possible cartoon or teen show use. Instrumental, Rock, Progressive Rock
Uptempo fun classic rock n roll guitar with a slightly retro feel. Diners Drive-ins and Dives would love this song. Road trip in a classic car, pool party, burgers on the grill and beer on the tap. Instrumental, Rock, Roots Rock
Mid tempo chugging guitars with heavy backbeat. Works as short segment bridge for any in or out on TV or radio show. Discovery, anticipation. Use behind a day of work or concentration. Considering a mystery, coming to conclusions and acting on them. Instrumental, Rock, Melodic Rock
Mid tempo punchy, hard hitting southern rock guitar power chords with riff and slide. For any swamp gator or hillbilly TV reality show in or out cue. Any media with muscle cars, truckers, bikers, BBQ, cowboys, rednecks, beer drinking and partying, Instrumental, Rock, Southern Rock
Up tempo raw rock guitar with hard rocking lead. Demo sequence on home shows during hard work tearing things apart or in and out transition. Cues for scenes with fights, getting into trouble, vandalizing, robbing, getaway, shooting. Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
Down home blues rock guitar shuffle with happy lead. In and out to food shows like Diners Drive-ins and Dives or subjects of the 1950s or 1960s, classic cars or small town life. Cue for home shows or travel shows in the cities of the south or rural areas. Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Raw, riff driven funky guitar rock ala Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn. Background for scenes that have muscle and attitude. In or out for pawn shows, bikers, drugs, trafficking. Retro feel for media about the 70s, living grungy street life, competition. Commmercial involving linking past and present, Instrumental, Rock, 70s Rock