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RIA CURLEY, SINGER/SONGWRITER/COMPOSER/DIGITAL ARTIST
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.
MUSIC REVIEWERS & FANS 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
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 as special guest artist by the legendary VAUGHN HARPER on WBLS' "Quiet Storm";
-performing 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;
-performing with pianist, HENRY BUTLER, at the "JAZZ N CAZ" festival in Cazenovia, 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"; and
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.
Ria is presently writing songs for a new album, which will feature such talented musicians & collaborators as pianist/composer Chuck Lamb (Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Dry Jack), bassist Mark White (Spin Doctors) & more.
For info, bookings and more, please click on the links for Ria's bio, calendar and music.