Photos Concerts Craig Stickland at The Drake Underground

Craig Stickland at The Drake Underground

Craig Stickland at The Drake Underground
Craig Stickland
The Drake Underground in Toronto, ON
January 10, 2011

Photos by: Pete Nema

I first became familiar with Craig Stickland as part of We Are The Take, but it turns out he had a solo career before joining the band; a career that now continues.

With plans to fly out of Toronto the next morning to start recording a full-length album, Craig decided to have one last show to play for friends and fans, showcasing some of his new material. The turn-out was surprisingly good for a Tuesday night, with only a small space near the stairs separating the crowd on the floor and the crowd in the raised bar area. Craig and band played a very decent length set along with a three song encore that included a cover of a song by The Strokes. Fans provided strong feedback for some of his older and better known songs, including the catchy "Art Of Conviction". It will be interesting to hear the new material in recorded format; there were at least one or two that stood out on first listen.

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