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...".
High energy Afrosoul beat driven by burning conga drums, pulsating organ, highlife guitar all wrapped around luscious fretless bass lines. This track will fit nicely into dance scenes, wildlife documentaries or anything with a tropical exotic theme, Instrumental, African, African Pop
Features slide guitar and a New Orleans Street Band horn section with Tuba holding down the bottom. Lighthearted TV or Film scene to evoke a rootsy Southern U. S. vibe in a voiceover. Cajun cooking show, comedy, dark humor, romantic comedy, travel channel, cultural, catfish & crawdads party music, Instrumental, Blues, Delta Blues
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
Tense cinematic cue in 3 movements. Starts with a short eerie prequel and shifts to an intense Hitchcock like "shower" vibe. Morphs into a warm surrealistic, percussive ending. All 3 segments can be individually extracted
as stand alone cues that would work for action thriller crime-mystery scenes, Instrumental, Action, Theme Crime
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
Classic Spaghetti Western ala Ennio Morricone. Twanging guitar, whistles, grunts, and a touch of timpani and tambourine rattles. Perfect for advertising campaign parody or good guys versus bad guys western movie. Film Festival Adventure, action, suspense, comedy,1960's shoot'em up, hang'em high, Instrumental, Action, Theme Spaghetti Western
Electro Pop Dubstep instrumental ala Skrillex, Zinc or Nero. Plenty of grungy synth, bass, wobble, and gutteral sounds. Starts with ominous intro and kicks into high gear dance-funk. Minor chord progression is great for dramatic footage, CSI footage, horror, Sci-Fi or Action thrill scenes. Instrumental, UK Bass, Dubstep
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
Hot instrumental dance track blending elements of salsa, funk, dance, rock & electronica. Piano & acoustic guitar simmer over a bass, congas, percussion & drum loop rhythmic orgy. Song closes out with a searing Carlos Santana like guitar solo. Burn Notice TV series, radio playing during a chase scen, Instrumental, Latin, Latin Pop
It's fiesta time. This spicy salsa track will make you feel like you are hot on the dance floor of a night club in South Beach or a Caribbean Island destination. Or maybe just doing Zumba in your living room. Sexy rhythms, a big brass section, bumping bass, keyboards and piano make this track go. Instrumental, Tropical, Salsa
Anthemic Rock guitar sound alike based on the 1982 classic Eye of the Tiger by the American rock band Survivor. Great for TV/Film 1980's era scenes, live usage at athletic events or any upbeat product promotions where an air of familiarity is helpful in grabbing the viewer/listeners attention, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Survivor
Spaghetti Western ala Ennio Morricone. Twanging eletric guitar, whistles, a touch of timpani culminating in a driving ending swction. Perfect for advertising campaign parody or good guys versus bad guys western movie. Film Festival Adventure, action, suspense, comedy,1960's shoot'em up,, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Ennio Morricone
Finger picked acoustic guitar cue with a folksy Americana feel ala Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Cheryl Crow. Perfect accompaniment for a romantic or quaint TV or movie scene. Also great for voiceover. Very dreamy mellow warm trendy and calming qualities to this track. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
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
Jazzy track with lush George Benson/Wes Montgomery octave melody electric guitar. Happy breezing down the road feel to this pop chorus. Congas and bongos add a hip feel to the bossanova like rhythm. Great for health spa, muzak applications, advertising, movie or TV use. Travel & Weather Channel too! Instrumental, Jazz, Ethno Jazz
Is it boogie, swing, rockabilly, jitterbug or big band? It's all of the above. A shuffling classic guitar line interplays with searing horn section to create a driving track that goes hard from top to bottom. Infuse your production with instant energy. Great for 50's-80's period pieces and beyond, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
This track is a sound alike for MC Hammer's "Cant Touch That" or Rick James "Super Freak." Wild fun, swirling, bumping - cool for club scenes, romantic hookups, urban 20-somethings out on the town. Hip Funk, cool guitar riffs, 80s and 90s sitcoms, romcom, or buddy movie. Pimp City swagger & attitude, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Rick James
This feel good instrumental borrows from several styles including salsa, latin house, boogaloo, funk & swing. Bass, Percussion, electric piano, & trumpet weave together with a montuno single note guitar line to create an infectuous hypnotic groove. Perfect for an I-tunes commercial or travel promo. Instrumental, World Fusion, Latin World Fusion
Need something familiar sounding to capture the audience attention? Atmospheric pop/ rock track ala Coldplay. Acoustic piano, rich synth pads and guitar melodies and embellishments soar over driving bass line and drums. Great for underscoring a media presentation, corporate video, TV commercials. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Coldplay
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