Sugar Ray’s Craig Anthony has a long and influential history in the music industry. His dynamic DJ skills have provided him with the creative freedom of working with hip- hop as well as rock groups while flexing his artistic vision on air in the radio arena.
In 1993 Craig Anthony began his career with The Alcoholics (Loud Records). Craig's beats created a sound for the Alcoholics that set them apart from other hip- hop groups at the time. He performed live with the group in support of their first album. While not on the road with The Alcoholics, he started doing radio on Power 106’s “Friday Night Flava's”. His fan base grew so quickly it caught the attention of the executives at 92.3 which let to his own show with DJ JAM called “Radio Check.”
In 1994 Craig Anthony joined the up and coming group Sugar Ray. Following the addition of Craig Anthony, Sugar Ray broke out of obscurity with the single “Fly.” Sugar Ray has gone on to sell over 16 million records. For the last ten years, Craig Anthony has manned the turntables for the group Sugar Ray. He crafts the beats, provides groovy loops for Beach Boy inspired harmonies, and keeps the crowd going during their energy-filled concerts.
Craig Anthony's music success is not limited to his work with Sugar Ray. He has subsequently produced music for Chino XL and Quest the Madd Lad on Def American Records, AC Alone on Capitol Records, and “Make Room” on the Loud Rocks Project. Craig Anthony also returned to his roots on radio with his own show once again on Power 106 called Channel Zero, creating a new radio format mixing rock and hip hop.
In a field in which there is always a new guy bringing some new tricks to the game,Craig Anthony constantly ups the ante. With ten years of world wide tours under his belt, he has the experience that most DJs only dream of. And with music taste ranging from The Clash to NWA and Led Zeppelin to Tribe Called Quest, there is never a dull moment when he is on stage.
Craig Anthony has also appeared in feature films such as Scooby-Doo with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. as well as Fathers’ Day with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal.
Craig Anthony keeps it fresh by hitting the clubs and spinning at various events , Rum Jungle, Pure, Tao, Jett, Boddy English in Las Vegas,Area-Hollywood,THE PLAYBOY MANSION,The park Ultra Lounge-Sacremento, Club Reserve in Chicago,Mansion & Prive in Miami, Suite in Dallas, Myst in NYC, Gruv & Vicci -austin Texas, Mur Mur & Mixx At the Borgata, Harry o's in Utah..Mynt in Columbus Ohio..Deko in New Jersey..Club Hue-Houston...Club Myst in Pheonix ..Axis Radius in Pheonix..CLub Suki In Westlake, Club Spin In Minnesota..Club Facade in Hollywood Ca,Club ShowBox in Seattle..Club Stingaree in San Diego