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...".
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
Dance floor groove reminiscent of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Features fat classic synths and lush arrangement ala Quincy Jones. Strings, funky guitar riffs & steady bass & backbeat will make a TV/Radio commercial sound like the King of Pop showed up. Great for music vid, corporate video, fashion, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Michael Jackson
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 track is a rousing crowd participation gem with slide guitar riffs layered over a raw univeral primal drum beat. Think Cab Calloway doing a gig with Gary Glitter in a large stadium. Great for live sporting events, corporate video and motivational presentations or animation. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Gary Glitter
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, Soundalikes, Ennio Morricone
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
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
R&B groove featuring Harmonica and Sax unison lines served a over a funk and latin sauce. Looking for stellar 70's/80's music this soundalike will remind you of the classic song Lowrider by War. Great for any kind of toe-tapping uplifting, get happy application. Instrumental, Soundalikes, War
Sounds similar to the Jazz/Pop standard Sweet Georgia Brown widely known as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. Whistling, upright piano, brass section, percussive finger snaps and claps make for toe tapping, jitter bugging extravaganza. Great for TV, Film, Ads and Comedy, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Fats Waller
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
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