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RIA CURLEY, Singer/Songwriter/Composer

NeoSoul Smooth Jazz All-Original Songs (22 signed to Warner/Chappell Music)

If you wanna hear "one of them voices" (George Green, "New Voices of Freedom") & you like groove-oriented, sensual, jazzy, nu-soul & r&b/pop music, you're in the right place!

Ria Curley is an accomplished songwriter, composer, singer & producer, with 22 of her original songs signed to WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC PUBLISHING INT'L... & a critically acclaimed CD ("Take Me") of her original songs selling internationally on iTUNES, AMAZON.com, CDBABY & more.

SOME OF RIA'S CREDITS & FUN EXPERIENCES HAVE INCLUDED...

-receiving airplay on WBLS & WQCD in NYC for 3 of her songs from "Take Me";

-being interviewed by VAUGHN HARPER on WBLS' "Quiet Storm";

-performing to full houses all over Manhattan & as a featured artist in a CD101.9 concert at the MEADOWLANDS Racetrack in NJ with her original songs;

-performing as a member of the NEW VOICES OF FREEDOM gospel/rock choir at Carnegie Hall, on the Joan Rivers Show & in commercials for Roy Rogers, Hardees, etc.;

-performing with pianist, HENRY BUTLER, at the "JAZZ N CAZ" festival in Cazenovia, NY;

-composing original music (with Chuck Lamb, pianist/composer, Brubeck Brothers Quartet) commissioned by Nacre Dance Company for the world premiere of "Seasons" in Saratoga Springs, NY;

-performing at the renowned Saratoga Arts Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY;

-composing an original song for and performing at the Mayoral Inauguration of Saratoga Springs, NY;

-teaching the legendary JIMMY STEWART the kickline routine for the "NIGHT OF 100 STARS" TV special at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL;

-earning a credit as "Associate Executive Producer" of the Grammy-nominated CD compilation, "FRANK SINATRA: The Columbia Years: The Complete Recordings," issued by Legacy Recordings/Sony Music;

-being an "alternate" tap dancer for the BROADWAY production of "42ND STREET"; 

-appearing on soap operas, including "Guiding Light," "As The World Turns," "Loving"; and

-being left-handed. :) 

Ria w New Voice of Freedom (w black hat, 6th from l)

RIA'S CO-PRODUCERS & MUSICIANS FOR HER "TAKE ME" CD & LIVE SHOWS, HAVE INCLUDED SUCH TALENTS AS...

drummer/producer/co-writer TREVOR GALE (Whitney Houston, George Benson, Vanessa Williams, Phyllis Hyman), 

bassist/cowriter MARK WHITE (Spin Doctors),

saxophonist FRANK ELMO (Julian Lennon, Southside Johnny),

guitarist ADAM FALCON (Roberta Flack, George Benson),

producer/cowriter HUBERT EAVES III (D-Train, Phyllis Hyman, etc.),

producer/cowriter NOEL COHEN (Phyllis Hyman)

pianist/composer/cowriter CHUCK LAMB (Brubeck Brothers Quartet),

producer/cowriter MARK GODWIN,

mixing engineer KEN WALLACE,

pianist/cowriter MIKE MANDEL,

singer/cowriter JOANNE PERICA,

producer/arranger JIM PAPOULIS,

singer/cowriter GEORGE GREEN,

pianist PETER VITALONE ... & more.

MUSIC REVIEWERS & FANS OF RIA'S MUSIC HAVE SAID...

"Ria's voice has range, emotion & a sense of drama...if you care about love, you should buy her music."  -Tom Kuntz, fan (&Deputy;Editor, Special Sections, NY Times) 

"Ria Curley has her own take on smooth jazz and R&B with a retro-pop sensibility... [a]nd an amazing voice... Curley has a remarkable instrument, it soars, twirls and spins like a gymnast and she always lands on her feet." -David Malachowski, music reviewer for the Kingston Daily Freeman and former music director/guitarist for Shania Twain. (For full review, click on "Press/Reviews.") 

Ria "caresses the microphone..." with her "curvaceous coloratura..."  -Russ Tarby, Syracuse New Times

Ria "dabbles in seductive, rappy lyrics and toys with our modern hip-hop stereotypes... we want more..."  -Sandi Hemmerlein, The Colgate Scene)

"I bought it yesterday and I've been playing it ever since..." -Keith Cutler, Fan

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Ria is presently in songwriting mode for her new CD, which will feature such talented musicians & collaborators as pianist/composer Chuck Lamb (Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Dry Jack, etc.), bassist Mark White (Spin Doctors) & more... & which Ria hopes will be out soon!

Ria is also currently booking gigs in NYC, Saratoga & throughout Upstate NY, so please join her mailing list & come back for details soon!

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