Curtis Peoples and Todd Carey

Curtis Peoples is a pop artist and singer/songwriter with a defined understanding of how to create dynamic yet radio friendly music that fans of both rock and pop can enjoy equally.

Curtis' self-titled first album was produced by Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Marc Broussard) and featured songs co-written by Curtis and writers such as Ryan Tedder, Tyler Hilton, and Vic Fuentes. Marshall even liked the finished product so much that he decided to put the album out on his very own Galtline/The Control Group/ADA label.

In the last eighteen months Curtis has traveled between LA, NY, and Nashville crafting and recording great new songs to put on his second album. He worked with a number of great writers during this process including Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Josh Kelley, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra, Howie Day), Mark Weinberg (Matt Nathanson), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence), and busbee (Lady Antebellum, Pink, Keith Urban).

In the past Curtis has toured with Hanson, Boyce Avenue, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Tyrone Wells, Josh Kelly, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jason Reeves, Tyler Hilton, Graham Colton, Josh Hoge, & Tony Lucca among others.

Curtis is now proud to present his newly completed album, "The Fight", which was produced by Steven Miller (Tristan Prettyman) and busbee and features songs co-written by busbee ("Afraid", "Everybody Loves You", "Everything" and "Cry For You"), Nathan Chapman ("On The Beat Of My Heart"), Marshall Altman ("All I Want"), Vic Fuentes ("All I Want", "What You Do To Me") and Steven Miller ("The Fight", "Made For Me", "Rooftop", "What You Do To Me"). Curtis co-wrote the first single for Fearless Records act Pierce The Veil. The album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard charts in the summer of 2012. He also was recently featured and performed on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly". The first of two “Last Call...” shows Curtis is featured aired on Febuary 4, 2013 and the second will air in Spring 2013. Extensive touring in support of “The Fight is planned through the end of 2013.

This Chicago born, guitar slinging songwriter hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP release "After the Morning After". "Todd Carey not only attracts your attention, he holds it...Carey's music is filled with class, style and the occasional electric guitar that strokes the listeners' curiosity level making it an easy decision to want to hear more."

Produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Five for Fighting), the new "After The Morning After" EP "kind of runs the course of a relationship," Todd describes. "My last record was about the birth and the bright-eyed newness of a relationship, but this group of songs is more diverse."

Todd knows the touring routine well, as he crisscrossed the country, playing over 250 shows, selling out hometown shows in Chicago and Wisconsin, and became a fixture on the college circuit while promoting "Watching Waiting" released through Universal's Independent Distro (Fontana).

Growing up with small-town roots, between big city living and back country roads, it’s no wonder Rory Sullivan developed a unique mix of musical taste. His blending of sounds, ranging from the versatile guitar and songwriting of James Taylor, husky voice of Marc Cohn, and contemporary pop sensibilities of John Mayer, allows Rory to create music worthy of the icons that preceded him.

Since quitting his day job at The Post House Diner back in 2005, Rory has played over 550 clubs, colleges and festivals, opened for Stephane Wrembel, Luke Brindley, James Maddock, Eric Andersen, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Craig Bickhardt, Mutlu, Todd Carey, and Curtis Peoples and his songs have been featured on an album with Emmylou Harris, John Oates, Neko Case, Cyndi Lauper, and Shelby Lynne, NPR, has had steady rotation on satellite, internet, and college radio, and has music featured in multiple films including "Finding Seoul". Tim Westergren of Pandora Radio says, “Rory’s music represents a particular part of our catalogue, independent artists who are getting a lot of exposure.”

His debut EP “Here All Along”, produced by Grammy Winning Producer Will Ackerman released Aug 2009, features Sullivan’s acoustic roots and songwriting while his latest studio release “Rory Sullivan and the Second Season” produced by Justin King in Brooklyn NY, released Jan 2012 features his music with full band production.

Rory Sullivan relocated from Delaware to NYC in 2011 and then to Chicago in the Fall of 2012 to begin the next phase of his artistic journey. This past year Rory took the Grand-Prize for the Cd Baby Songwriting Contest ranking over 3,000 songs, winning over $10,000 in prizes including a flight to NYC for a recording session. Rory took home again yet another Grand-Prize for the Sara Evans Songwriting Competition, awarding him a Facebook feature by Sara herself, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, and ranking over 3,000 other songs. “I’m always drawn to songs with amazing lyrics, songs that really make you feel emotion or you feel like you’re right there in the middle of it. “Ride The Rails” by Rory Sullivan really struck me the first time I heard it.”, said Sara.

Sullivan has spent the majority of months of 2013 touring and writing and recording his new album set to be released next year. He just released a new single entitled “Better Now” for the motion picture “Finding Seoul” and is in the top 20 for the Durango Boots Sole Performer Contest.

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Curtis Peoples and Todd Carey with Rory Sullivan

Thursday, October 24 · 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs