** Selected as 1of 5 "must see" performers in Singapore by Singapore Business Visitor, August 2005. **
"This native Cleveland rock 'n' roller combines soulful vocals, 30 years of guitar playing, cool harmonica riffs, and audience conducting skills, all to get everyone in the house jumping to the groove." - Singapore Business Visitor, August 2005
"Clevelanders Matthew 'Cadillac' Cooper and Curtis 'King' Kovach are blazing an R&B trail through Asia. There's a lowdown, nitty-gritty, boogie-woogie, honky-tonk vibe working its mojo from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Shanghai in China, thanks to two ramblin' blues guitarists from the Rock and Roll Capital of the World." - Christopher Evans, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
"If you're tired of same-same [cover] bands at bars proclaiming nightly live music, this Rock 'n' Roll band is a gourmet dish added to routine "boring meals ." - VIETNAM DISCOVERY, Jan 15, 2004
"He's a performer who thrives on innovation and experimentation... [The Curtis King Band] has moved from jazzy blues through picturesque soulful soundscapes to bare knuckle rock-and-roll and back again." - Saigon Inside Out (Feb 2006)
Featured on this CD is the classic line-up of The Curtis King Band - an 11-piece band, featuring blues man Curtis King (vocals, guitar and harmonica), Howard "Mr. Fingers" Rosser on guitar, and the "Mighty Mighty Horn Section" - Singapore's only 5-piece horn section! The band has been enjoying tremendous responses from local and international audiences. The band plays up-tempo, good-time music, including Chicago-style blues, funk, Motown, and even a bit of jazz.
The title "Caught With Our Pants Down" was chosen to describe how we feel about most of the tracks on this CD. Though we could have chosen tamer, cleaner versions, we opted for the "in-your-face" tracks. This CD is definitely not meant to imitate the clean, crisp, balanced, practiced sounds you might get in a recording studio. You'll hear lots of "bum" notes, squeaks, hisses, noise, and other relics of the good ol' days of live blues music, before computers (sadly) took over the music business. However, we also think you'll also hear some "inspired moments" that definitely don't come easily in the studio. The CD is intended to capture a real working blues band live, with all its nutty, unpredictable, hard-to-manage characters that call themselves musicians! Enjoy!
This CD made it to #1 on the Blues/Jazz Charts at HMV Singapore and Tower Records Singapore!!
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