Craig Kallis

Craig Kallis

Highlights in his career include performing at Good Hope FM's prestigious "Best of Cape Town Awards" at the CTICC on the same bill as Freshlyground, Coda and Irit Noble. The event was featured on "Top Billing".

Craig met ex-president Nelson Mandela whilst singing with the Tygerberg Children's Choir at age 11, in Cape Town.

Further highlights include singing alongside well-known artists such as Thabo Mdluli,Ian Von Memerty (at the South African Breweries Suppliers Banquet at JHB Convention Centre) Sonja Heroldt, Amanda Tiffin and on the same stage as Zwai Bala, Loyiso Bala,Kurt Darren and Juanita Du Plessis. This while singing as lead male vocalist of the 12 piece corporate swing band "James Frank and the Sticky Triggers".

Recently
Craig's original songs "Papers", "Feels so Good" and "Come Back" continue to enjoy extensive airplay on Heart FM, Goodhope FM and KFM since February 2008.

"Papers" reached number 2 on the Heart Top 30 and remained on the Top 30 for over 12 weeks. Both "Papers" and "Feels so good" made their way onto the Goodhope FM Top 30, with "Papers" getting onto the station's "Top 100 songs for 2008" list. Craig has had interviews on all the above-mentioned radio stations.

Craig is currently the lead male vocalist in a 12 piece corporate swing band called "James Frank and the Sticky Triggers" performing popular swing and dance music alongside well-known musicians such as James Frank, Amanda Tiffin, Mike Horne of "Flat Stanley" and Shaun Johannes. The band is regularly flown up from Cape Town to JHB for corporate functions throughout the year. Visit www.jamesfrank.co.za for more info on the band.

Performed in various cabaret shows at the Roxy Revue Bar in Cape Town over the past 5 years and featured as lead and backing vocalist for Sonja Heroldt in her show at the same venue.

Cabaret highlights at the Roxy include The Cliff Richard show, The Grand Hotel show, Nashville Nights, The Sonja Heroldt show, The Elvis show.

Craig continues to be the lead singer for well-known Capetonian Pop function band "Saber".

Background
Started singing in the Tygerberg Children's Choir, among other school, church and youth choirs.

Toured to 10 European countries for choir competitions and festivals by age 17.

Did music as a subject and played the piano till High School level.

Diploma in sound engineering, College for Audio Engineers, Durbanville.