Craig Fairbaugh Biography
Craig Fairbaugh is a guitarist by his major profession. He has been best known for playing with the rock band +44. Apart from his guitar, he is also a vocalist of the goth rock/punk band Mercy Killers. He has been active on his field since 1993. Only few sites have included his events in well explicable form. 36 years old Craig has been known for his capability in music line since the day he got in to his field of passion. Even Wikipedia has not included his entire life events in satisfactory manner. Hence his fans and followers need to wait little longer to get to know him in detailed form.
Craig Fairbaugh was born on March 11, 1978 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. by birth he belongs to San Francisco Bay Area California, U.S.A. He grew up in the Bay Area and by his age of 15 he started to play guitar. He later formed and fronted his own three-piece band called Vintage 46, although the band never really played more than local house parties and small hometown gigs as sourced from Wikipedia. During his journey in acting, he handed off a demo CD to Rancid’s Tim Armstrong who vowed to release one of the band’s album on a new label he was starting up. But sadly, that was never materialized. Later he decided to moved to Los Angeles to try pursue his musical interests.
As soon as he moved to Los Angeles, he got huge break to continue his singing passion. At present he sings and plays guitar for the Hellcat Records punk rock band Mercy Killers. At the beginning, he was made an official member of +44 after their former guitarist Carol Heller quitted the band on mean time while recording their debut album When Your Heart Stops Beating. Their debut album was released on November 14, 2006. Apart from it, Fairbaugh has also played for Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, Transplants and The Forgotten in the past, and contributed his voice for the spoken introduction to Alkaline Trio's "Warbrain", which was featured on Rock Against Bush Volume 1. Later he went on the Warped tour with the Tranplants, and played with them live twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Later in late 2006 and early 2007, he successfully went on tour with +44 throughout the United States, and then throughout Europe. The band enjoyed a short break before touring in Australia and Japan. After Japan, the band had announced that they cancelled their second European tour to begin work on their next album. Later in 2009, due to the reformation of Blink-182, +44 began an indefinite hiatus for a reason of Hoppus and Barker returning to their old band. As by 2010, future of +44 was assumed to be nonexistent until Bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus announced that after the Blink-182 album. There was an announcement from the band member that +44 will release their album and will be worked on in a lower capacity. In 2011, Fairbaugh was touring with The Transplants once again for the new record, until The Transplants performed on Conan with a new back-up guitarist. Fairbaugh plays Gibson Les Paul guitars and for +44, uses a Fender Twin amp with a Fulltone distortion pedal. When playing for Mercy Killers, he uses Marshall amps.
Craig has been influenced by Johnny Cash and Joe strummer of The Clash. He has been woking hard to maintain his reputation as an singer and vocalist since the day he entered in music line. He has strong inclination towards music and so he choose to pursue his career in music line. His personal life has not yet disclosed in front of media till the date. As a result his fans and followers has to wait little longer to know about him in upcoming time.