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
Soulful horn laden 30 second track featuring piano, bass, retro-soul drumming and sweet jazzy guitar licks. Add spunk and verve to your ad campaign, radio commercial spot or public service announcement. Works well in corporate presentations and web media as well. Loops perfectly in 30sec. increments, Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Sweet buttered souladelic groove. Issac Hayes meets Barry White grooveathon chock full of wah wah guitar, horns and silky strings. Perfect as a theme for your short film or to inject groove into your media presentation, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Shaft
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
This is a straight up groove ala the horn driven Funk Bands of the '60s-80's. Also features slap bass, smoking guitar and drums straight out of James Brown and the Famous Flames band. Great for dance scenes or as a theme for a sitcom or video production. Instrumental, RnB, Funk
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