Craig Newman's musical studies commenced at the age of 12 when he began playing trumpet with his secondary school big band. However, by the time he was 16 years old, he had developed a considerable interest for the bass guitar.
In 1991, Craig toured the UK, Japan and Australia with Kylie Minogue. In 1995 he toured the UK and Australia again, this time with the Seekers.
Live performances with Australian bands include Graham Lyall's show band, WJAZ, Venice Beach and Wilbur Wilde's blow out and artists including Peter Cupples, Mick Pealing, Steven Cummings, Danielle Gaha, Yo Yo, Tommy Emmanuel, Patrick McMahon, Marie Wilson, Donna Fisk, Colleen Hewett, Billy Thorpe, David Atkins "Dancing Man" and "Sweet Charity the musical".
Craig was the resident bass player for "Hey Hey It's Saturday". He has appeared in the "New Faces" Resident band, ABC's "Jazz is Now" and the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Logies.
Albums: The Last Time, John Farnham & Tom Jones Together In Concert, I Remember When I Was Young, One Voice, The Last Time, Acoustic Chapel Sessions, Two Strong Hearts, Friends For Christmas.
Concerts: The Leeuwin Concert, The Last Time, Twin Towns, Panthers, Mission Estate Winery, Tempus Two Winery, Barossa Under The Stars, Stars At Sirromet, John Farnham & Tom Jones Together In Concert, Tsunami Benefit, John Farnham Live with The MSO, 2006 - Wollongong, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, New Zealand, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, Spirit Of The North, Sound Relief, Live By Demand, Kimberley Moon, Luna Park 75th Birthday, Live 2010, Whispering Jack - 25 years On, Event Centre opening, Star City, John Farnham & Lionel Richie - Two Strong Hearts - Day On The Green 2015 - One Electric Day 2015 - Qantas Credit Union Arena - Darwin V8 Supercars 2016- Cruise N Groove - Day On The Green 2017/2018 - Hotel Rottnest, A Weekend In The Gardens, Jupiters, Hope Rocks, Red Hot Summer 2017, Derwent Entertainment Centre, One Electric Day 2017, Win Entertainment Centre, By The C, Red Hot Summer 2018, Townsville 400, Big Red Bash, One Tropical Day, Gardens By The Bay, Hay Mate, Anthems, A Day On The Green 2018.