Matthew Curry and The Fury
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Matthew Curry will be headlining to ring in 2014 in Castle style after a busy tour that took him to St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, and Nashville. Matthew’s band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellis on keyboards. Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitars and he was featured in the UK’s widely-read Blues Matters.
Matthew Curry’s first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the International Blues Competition. “Blinded By the Darkness” won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation. With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds, and The Fury rocking as tight as ever with solid arrangements, his second CD “Electric Religion” is already receiving popular and critical acclaim both in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Matthew Curry & The Fury played in major summer festivals including the Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, IA) Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie du Chien, WI) the Ride Festival (Telluride, CO) and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR, and the Chicago Blues Festival. Earlier this summer Matthew opened for Foreigner in several cities including Bloomington, Chicago, and Nashville.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the band Sister Groove and the Cross Town Jam. With hundreds of appearances over the past 16 years at local nightclubs, festivals, fairs, student events, corporate events, and private parties, Sister Groove has gained a reputation as a professional, well-organized, audience focused musical act.
Sister Groove is a funk, disco and R&B cover band fronted by two dynamic singers, Karen Berry and Sharon Harper. The musical lineup consists of veteran performers with over 125 years of collective experience: Tracy Campbell (Drums), Michael Hill (Bass), John C Morris (Guitar/Vocal), Joey Bianco (Keyboards) and John Schalk (Sound).
Sister Groove credits influences such as Etta James, Roberta Flack, The Rolling Stones, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Jackson Five, KC & Sunshine and Gladys Knight as the foundation for the style of Funk/Disco and Rhythm & Blues covers that they perform.
Sister Groove and The Cross Town Jam are known for their professional and crowd-pleasing shows, with the ability to provide a personal touch that makes every performance unique. We also are equipped with both a small PA system for smaller events and a larger system with lights for big events.
I am including a promo pack for you to review and ask for your consideration in booking Sister Groove and The Cross Town Jam at your establishment. We are available for either two hour or four hour shows – and also are a great, proven opening band for touring groups.
Note: 21+ Full Venue Access / Unaccompanied Minors: Balcony Only
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