Craig said: “The level of competition was fierce and following such strong acts was the perfect motivator.
“It reminded me of my days back in the Jets when we would get the most kick ass support bands to push us to a higher level.”
Craig will now represent Newcastle in the State Final on Thursday 10 August at the Police and Justice Museum.
However there is one remaining heat left, which is being held at:
Heat 10 - Balmain - Sydney - Thursday, 13 July 2017.
Find out more information and how to register here.