This passionate singer/songwriter brings a positive and upbeat approach to today's music. Combining the sounds of Modern Rock, Pop and Dance, Craymo weaves a blend of catchy hooks, melodies and textured harmonies that linger in your mind long after the songs are over. His music can be heard in the feature films Lucky Dog, Culture Shock, Gabe The Cupid Dog, Leaving Hollywood, Super Southern Sweet Sixteen and many more indie films and TV shows. Craymo's early influences include David Bowie, The Cars, Morrissey, The Cure, The Beatles, Duran Duran, U2, George Michael.
Let’s Hear From Craymo:
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Alternative Pop. My sound is a mix of Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Duran Duran, George Michael. It's a blend of rock and pop styles.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
I was a radio DJ at a station in upstate New York. We had to sign the program logs everyday and I would sign with my first initial, C and then my last name, Raymo. My co-workers started calling me Craymo and it stuck! I have been known as Craymo ever since!
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Morrissey, Robbie Williams, George Michael, Elton John, The Beatles.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
My song Moment is going to be on the soundtrack of an internationally released feature film in 2019 called "Worthy." Working on a few singles. Always looking for new people to collaborate with!
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I would love to go on a national and world tour. I am currently working on getting more of my music into feature films, TV Shows and Advertising projects. Always looking for more exposure for my music.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Take It Slow (Gotta Say Hey) because it is such a feel good son and I like when the fans sing along!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Just getting more exposure. There are so many artists and groups out there now trying to get their music heard.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I usually start with a melody in my head then sing it into my voice recorder and then write the lyrics and lay down the music.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
By giving me new avenues to pursue. Interacting with fans is awesome, you get that instant feedback when you release a new single, music video or album.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Jes Glynn, Conrad Sewell, Mika, Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith, Zedd
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a radio and nightclub DJ I always surrounded myself with music. Music is my passion in life and it helps me get through some difficult moments and enjoy life.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Believe in yourself! If you don't believe in yourself how can you expect anyone else to? You have talent, work on your talent, be the best that you can be and always be yourself, don't try to be anyone else. Be genuine. Seize every opportunity that comes your way.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
There are so many fantastic unsigned artists and bands. Get out there and search, listen and go see their shows.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality is tough because as an artist you always strive to be different and not a copycat of someone else. when you get your own sound and style, that's when the magic happens! Everyone has influences, the key is to not sound exactly as they did
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I lost both of my parents over the past couple of years which was devastating. My song December Rain (Carol of Love) is released in loving memory of my Mom because she was always there for me trough all my heartbreaks in life. December Rain is a song dedicated to anyone who has ever had a broken heart. Take It Slow (Gotta Say Hey) is released in loving memory of my Dad, Bob Raymo. Take It Slow was one of his favorite sayings in the 1970's. I wanted to release a fun song in his honor because he loved life and always brought the fun with him wherever he went. I recently released music videos for both songs.
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