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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
Seemingly out of nowhere (but actually out of America’s heartland), Matthew Curry is already creating a serious buzz in 2014. Fresh off a six-city tour with the Steve Miller Band this spring, this rising star from Normal, IL has already seen rock star-like standing ovations this year at key festivals both here and abroad, and the lines for his autograph at the merchandise booths are longer than most headliners.  Even Steve Miller took to Matthew right away, inviting him to sit in every night on their tour, and calling Matthew a “…wonderful guitar player, great songwriter; in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality. He’s really great.” –Huffington Post


Matthew and his rare combination of youth and maturity have been taking audiences, and the music industry, by surprise with his triple-threat talents of compelling songwriting, dynamic vocals, and incendiary guitar work. Having just turned 19 years old, Matthew has already been adopted by Fender Guitars and Guitar Center into their exclusive “Brotherhood of The Guitar” (http://brotherhoodoftheguitar.com/?team=matthew-curry). Making the crowd reactions even more notable is the fact that Matthew’s set is comprised of all original material. His songs have a classic feel and people are responding immediately to the emotional power of the songs and the excitement of Matthew and his band’s strong delivery.  

Watch for Matthew this summer as he tours arenas around the country opening for The Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton, and on other major festivals and headline shows. The time is now to see this young talent as he starts his march across the national, and international, stage.


“Kid can shout like Joe Cocker, play guitar like a young Jeff Beck and rock like he’s still inside his first pair of shoes.” – Edmonton Sun

“…an authentic blend of original Southern rock, British blues and Jimi Hendrix...” - Rockwrite
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/