Moving from music to film, Peyton has charted a unique creative course. His production, writing, and arranging skills contributed to many music hits. (including Peyton's own #1 charting release, "Latitude, 40 Degrees North") In the 80's and 90's Peyton worked with artists including Michael Mainieri, Michael Brecker, James Brown, Melba Moore, Nona Hendrix, Levon Helms, and Dan Hartman. Peyton's music has been been used for underscore music for the Friends TV series, the Smithsonian, PBS "Nature" series, and many TV productions and jingles. https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=craig+peyton&type=all
In 1991 Peyton, a 6,000 hour instrument rated pilot, founded EarthFlight Media, a multi media production and music company that combined his passion for flying, filming, and music.
Peyton's industrial work includes turnkey productions for major aviation companies as, Sennheiser, Extra Aircraft, Daher/ Socata, JPI, AvNav, and many others. Peyton's aerial photography has contributed to many films like "Along Came Polly" with Ben Stiller, "The Punisher" with John Travolta, "Storm" with Luke Perry, "Island of Doctor Moreau" with Marlon Brando, "What the Bleep", as well as numerous TV and feature releases. Recent work includes an, Atlantic Crossing Video, and the kindle book "Cloudman". Here's a Deagan Electric Vibe instrument 'how to' that Craig played his whole career: https://youtu.be/LLsC4t6uB5A
The Craig Peyton Group's first album on Sutura Records featured beautiful cover art by his Mother, Nancy Tholen. Nancy Tholen Prince is an extraordinary artist. Please check out some of her other paintings here: http://craigpeyton.com/nancy-tholen-paintings/
Bust of Nancy Tholen Prince by Roger Prince
(photo: Ada Lau, bust commissioned by Bernard Tholen, Nancy's father)