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Matthew Curry and The Fury

Matthew Curry and The Fury

The Sugar Prophets

Sat, September 15, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$10.00

This event is all ages

Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry will be headlining to ring in 2014 in Castle style after a busy tour that took him to St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, and Nashville. Matthew’s band now includes drummer Tim Kramp, bassist Tim Brickner, and Mike Nellis on keyboards. Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender Guitars and he was featured in the UK’s widely-read Blues Matters.
Matthew Curry’s first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the International Blues Competition. “Blinded By the Darkness” won in the best blues song of the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation. With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds, and The Fury rocking as tight as ever with solid arrangements, his second CD “Electric Religion” is already receiving popular and critical acclaim both in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Matthew Curry & The Fury played in major summer festivals including the Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, IA) Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie du Chien, WI) the Ride Festival (Telluride, CO) and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR, and the Chicago Blues Festival. Earlier this summer Matthew opened for Foreigner in several cities including Bloomington, Chicago, and Nashville.
The Sugar Prophets
The Sugar Prophets' sound is heavily rooted in the Blues and Rock N Roll of the 50's-70's with hints of Soul, Jam Band, Country, Jazz, Reggae, Funk, and Rockabilly.

2011 International Blues Challenge Finalist, The Sugar Prophets, are an interesting amalgam of backgrounds and talent that have seemingly merged together in the right time, place, and groove. Fiery singer and harp ace Josh Spence combine with veteran guitar slingers A.J “Apple Jack” Williams and Joe Asselin(formerly of the Kilborn Alley Blues Band), along with a groovin’ rhythm section of Kevin Wilson and Vince “Fuzz” Elam to create their own sweet sound of the Blues! Their raw, intense energy and blue collar lyrics are both danceable and deep.

The Sugar Prophets' debut CD, released Jan. 2011, hit #14 and #21 on the Roots Music Reports Blues Radio Charts and Living Blues Charts, respectively. The self-titled album has also just been nominated for Best New Artist Debut Recording by Blues Blast Magazine. With their long-standing talent, passion, relatable lyrics, and a sound chock full of groove and grit, the band continues to garner new fans and devoted followers wherever they play. The Sugar Prophets are a soul-inspiring locomotive heading straight for your door. Listen up and become a believer in this heartfelt message of amazing music.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/