Craig Kneale took up drums in his mid-teenage years after being inspired by the music of Nirvana and the drum playing of Dave Grohl. He started playing in bands within the Glasgow music scene soon after. Kneale joined Twin Atlantic in 2007 over a shared passion for music and drive to become something bigger than what seemed possible growing up in the city.
Since then Twin Atlantic has grown in stature year after year. From extensive grassroots touring throughout the UK and Europe in the early years and numerous support slots with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Kings Of Leon, the band has built a dedicated following throughout the UK playing to their own crowds of up to 5,000 and becoming an arena band in Scotland. Their last two albums charted in the Top 10 in the UK and the last few years has seen the band tour extensively in North America and make their way to Australia and South Africa. Their most recent album GLA was critically acclaimed and led them to tour extensively in 2016 and 2017.
Kneale used all Gretsch Drums on Twin Atlanltic’s last 3 albums: Free which was recorded in LA with a Gretsch Renown, Great Divide which was recorded with Gretsch New Classic and Gretsch Brooklyn at Rockfield Studios in Wales, and GLA which was recorded with USA Custom in LA.