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
Seemingly out of nowhere (but actually out of America’s heartland), Matthew Curry is already creating a serious buzz in 2014. Fresh off a six-city tour with the Steve Miller Band this spring, this rising star from Normal, IL has already seen rock star-like standing ovations this year at key festivals both here and abroad, and the lines for his autograph at the merchandise booths are longer than most headliners. Even Steve Miller took to Matthew right away, inviting him to sit in every night on their tour, and calling Matthew a “…wonderful guitar player, great songwriter; in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality. He’s really great.” –Huffington Post
Matthew and his rare combination of youth and maturity have been taking audiences, and the music industry, by surprise with his triple-threat talents of compelling songwriting, dynamic vocals, and incendiary guitar work. Having just turned 19 years old, Matthew has already been adopted by Fender Guitars and Guitar Center into their exclusive “Brotherhood of The Guitar” (http://brotherhoodoftheguitar.com/?team=matthew-curry). Making the crowd reactions even more notable is the fact that Matthew’s set is comprised of all original material. His songs have a classic feel and people are responding immediately to the emotional power of the songs and the excitement of Matthew and his band’s strong delivery.
Watch for Matthew this summer as he tours arenas around the country opening for The Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton, and on other major festivals and headline shows. The time is now to see this young talent as he starts his march across the national, and international, stage.
“Kid can shout like Joe Cocker, play guitar like a young Jeff Beck and rock like he’s still inside his first pair of shoes.” – Edmonton Sun
“…an authentic blend of original Southern rock, British blues and Jimi Hendrix...” - Rockwrite
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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