Nashville, Tennessee, Composer and Producer Alan Brian Curtis has had a rich career working as a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and guitar synthesist. In addition to writing, producing and recording his music, he heads up the BenEvolence Band, offering up a spicy blend of hot Pop music fused with rhythmic elements of Latin, World and Afro Beat, and Tropical Caribbean music, elegantly tricked out with a touch of Jazz. Alan's influences include the great vocal harmonies and stylings of R&B, Gospel and Soul genres and the entire body of Latin and Brazilian rhythms.
Our December Editor's Choice Award goes to Alan Brian Curtis's joyful and energetic Brazilian Samba arrangement of the classic Christmas Carol Joy To The World, featuring group vocals, infectious street Samba rhythms, a hot horn section, guitar, bass, and keyboards. Alan's Samba will add a trendy and exciting warmth to any production around the world.
During May 2010, Alan Brian Curtis won the prestigious "Love Is The Answer" Remix Contest, hosted by the hot band, Weezer and Indaba Music. Alan's Afro-Pop influenced reemix will be featured on an upcoming Weezer EP, and he's co-writing a song with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.
Alan's other awards include: Honorable Mention: Raheem DeVaughn "I Don't Care" Remix Competition, and Honorable Mention: T-Pain "Take Your Shirt Off" Remix Competition.
Alan's writing and producing strengths which were used to remix these major label artists are clearly on display on his own original compositions available for licensing on theis website
Alan's music has received much critical acclaim. Here is a quote from Skope Mag's April 2010 "Music Up Close" column: "The guitar work is exceptional, but Alan also adds layers with synthesizer that would take a full orchestra to produce. He told me that his approach was 'to use the available technology to produce as natural and organic sounding finished song as possible.' My favorite song is 'Gracious,' which is an inspiring island gospel tune with a full backup chorus...".
This super soulful ballad features silky smooth male vocals over a minimalist slow jam, head-bobbing groove. Synth embellishments, octave guitar and strings add a nice fusion of retro/neo soul. Romantic comedy or drama, 20's-50's something crowd, or blare it on the car radio for a cruising scene. Male Vocals, RnB, Blue-Eyed Soul
Soulful R&B ballad about overcoming adversity when a love relationship flames out. Featuring powerful female vocals and harmonies with a piano driven neo-soul rhythm section and acoustic guitar embellishments. Sounds like Joss Stone or Alicia Keys. This track will fit well in your movie or TV show. Female Vocals, RnB, Neo-Soul
Hot latin rhythm will have you feeling the percussion, guitars, electric piano, horn and sweet male vocals. Perfect for dance scenes in the club, an I-tunes commercial or making everyone feel good about your product. The hook will leave a memorable impression after one listen. Hot sauce, dancing, Male Vocals, Dance, Latin House
After you finish party rocking put your mind in cruise control with this throbbing mix of electro, dance, and rap. Pop laden vocals, a rap middle sction and synth hooks galore over a four on the floor dance beat make this song perfect for TV scenes needing something current and trendy sounding. Male Rap & Vocals, Pop, Synthpop
Dreamy female singer-songwriter love song. Girl loves guy, fun upbeat hope-filled romcom. Features sweet female voice, acoustic guitar, electric piano, bass & drums. Perfect romantic comedy, 20-something sweetness, day dreaming about true love a la Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow. Sassy trendy sexy & cute, Female Vocals, Pop, Acoustic Pop
Reminiscent of the 78 rpm classic delta blues recordings of the 1920's-40's complete with phonograph scratches. Ragtime acoustic guitar and male vocals set up the satirical political commentary perfectly. Relevant then and even more relevant today. Add a little spice and controversy to a documentary, Male Vocals, Blues, Delta Blues
Meditative lullaby that conjures up images of the ocean or nature. Features earthy acoustic instrumentation including melodic nylon string guitar,flute,upright bass and percussion. Ideal as an underscore for scenes with nature backdrops or as a commercial for Organic products, Male Vocals, New Age, Nature
Shout out to the hip hop greats down through the years. This funk-fueled tribute features sublime rhyme over rhodes piano, synth bass and scratching with an understated jazzy horn section. Great for blaxploitation, urban themes, street scenes party scenes or adding street cred to your production. Male Rap, Hip Hop, Old School
An African Folk rendition of the beautiful Christmas Advent song O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Features acoustic guitars, African drums and percussion, vocals and includes a Swahili prayer at the beginning with Swahili chants placed throughout the song. Male Vocals, Christmas, Xmas World
Slamming Electronaton Reggaeton complete with synth hooks and a string quartet interlude. Smooth male vocals in Spanish addressing the passion of romance. Features 2 rap breakdowns. Urban themes, clubbing, dancing, Latin ambience, travel, Caribbean, beaches, boutique hotels, high fashion, catwalk, Male Vocals, Reggaeton, Electronaton
Bossanova rhythm with guitar,piano,percussio and laid back vocals with a pop flavored Sergio Mendes feel. Perfect for tropical destination resorts,travel films,cruise lines,airlines or beachwear or surfing equipment, Mixed Vocals, Brazilian, Bossa Nova
(DECEMBER 2013) Our December Editor's Choice Award goes to a divine remix of an extremely popular North American Christmas song, combining joyful vocals and a jazzy fusion of Brazilian Samba rhythms and indigenous instruments -- spreading holiday love all around the world...Joyous Brazilian Samba arrangement of the classic Christmas Carol Joy To The World features group vocals, infectious street Samba rhythms, horn section, guitar, bass, and keyboards. Celebrate Christmas and get your Samba dance on all at the same time. Families, kids enjoying festive holiday parties, Mixed Vocals, Christmas, Jazz Vocals
Sexy Upbeat track about dancing until the sun comes up. Features female vocal in Japanese and a real club banging 4 on the floor dance beat. Works well in a club scene, a beer commercial or a promotion targeting the 20 or 30 something crowd. Female Vocals, Japanese, Japanese Pop
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