Victoria band CURL will bring their eclectic mix of blues and classic rock to the Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island on Friday Apr. 5 and the Mex Pub in Courtenay on Saturday, Apr. 6.
Performing songs in the style of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Aretha Franklin, CURL features Helen Davies on lead vocals and guitar, Dee Cooper on keyboards, Susan Johnson on bass guitar and Christa Rossner on drums.
“This will be our first time at the Mex, but our fifth time at the HBI,” said Davies. “We love Quadra Island audiences and expect to find the same great spirit and love of music in Courtenay – after all, Courtenay put Vancouver Island on the map as a musical destination with its world-class Vancouver Island Music Festival.”
Primarily a blues band, CURL also plays a wide variety of music with cross-generational appeal including songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, the Temptations, the Mavericks and even Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Operating for about 10 years in and around Victoria, CURL is about to release a debut CD, produced at Victoria’s One Ton Studios.
CURL was featured at Victoria’s 2009 Loudspeaker Festival; at the 2010 Rosedale Ridge mini-festival at Cowichan Station; at the 2012 Spring Blues Party put on by Victoria’s Haro Strait Music Society; as opening act for award-nominated bluesmen Bill Johnson and David Vest; and as a feature act at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria this past February.
This year, CURL will play at Victoria’s Creatively United for the Planet Festival, at the Oak Bay Tea Party and in the world-famous Butchart Gardens.