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Craig Wild

Drums and Percussion

Place of birth : Dover, Kent
Place of residence : Deal, Kent
Earliest musical memories / influences : have loved music since i was very young. My first LP was Boney M’s Night Flight to Venus in 1978. I then got into 80’s music with four albums being constantly played (Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants, Complete Madness by Madness, Pinky Blue by Altered Images and Pass the Duchie by Musical Youth). In 1982 i got into heavy metal with my first album being Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden and despite being told ‘you’ll grow out of it’ i am still into it all these years later
Favourite artists / bands : Iron Maiden, Metallica, Mike Oldfield, Enya, Moby, Depeche Mode.
The best single ever recorded : Every Breath You Take by The Police
The best album ever recorded : Every Dog Has It’s Day by Salty Dog
Best live concert attended : Nightwish at Wembley Arena in December 2018
Equipment used : Odery ‘Fluence’ drums, Zildjian ZXT and Paiste PS5 cymbals, Pearl/Mapex and Yamaha hardware plus Vic firth 2BN sticks
Past bands and musical ventures : Quest 2003-2008, The Rockin’ Deadbeats 2011-2012
What made you join the Crow wagon : I liked the idea of playing original material and after meeting Gary and Mark everything felt comfortable. They take their music seriously but with an element of fun and they like to entertain.
Your visions, ambitions and expectations for The Old Country Crows : To continue to play music which we enjoy playing and that people enjoy listening to.
Your favourite moment as a Crow : Contributing to the latest album, Behind The Rain, my first with the band.
The Crow song you wake up in the middle of the night singing : Don’t You Ever Let Them Bring You Down
Any other business : I like playing snooker, watching films and spending time with my family

Meet the Crows:

Gary Virtue

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Mark Griffiths

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Ian Bottle

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Craig Wild

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