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Curtis King Bio

Note to Media re Photos and Videos

Current Band Song List

Curtis King - Band Leader / Producer

CURTIS KING: MUSICIAN, ENTERTAINER, PRODUCER

Originally from Cleveland Ohio, home of Rock 'n' Roll and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mr. King has been passionately playing the guitar since he was 4 years old (that's over 35years!). Some find their passion in writing, some find it in playing poker, for Mr. King early in his life there was no doubt his passion was for music.

He has performed in the United States, Spain, China, Singapore, Vietnam, and many other countries in Asia. Adept at many styles and many instruments, and having lived and studied in some of the most interesting music capitals of the world, recently King has been focusing on a unique combination of jazz, blues, rock, classical, fusion, flamenco, with a touch of exotic "Eastern" sounds (check out "Take My Hand", using a Chinese 21-string zither). You will be sure to hear a few sounds that are new, yet pleasing, to your ears. Mr. King is also known to play a song or two on the Mississippi Saxophone (blues harmonica, that is), the bamboo flute, keyboards, and bass!

King leads the band with a fun, upbeat style, while playing guitar and harp, directing a very "live" show, and throwing in some fun surprises. Under the name "Li Ming" and "Le Van Teo", Mr. King has been performing for Chinese and Vietnamese audiences, singing and chatting in the local languages.

On the business side, Mr. King has been involved in the entertainment business in a professional way since 2000, when he joined Tower Records as GM of Tower Records Singapore. Since then he has formed Kingsworld Management (Singapore), an entertainment company that has been in partnership in Vietnam with Galaxy Studio (Vietnam's leading film, cinema and entertainment company). Productions include: Blues in Singapore; The Curtis King Band LIVE - Caught With Our Pants Down; Jazz in Singapore; Matthew Cadillac Cooper with the Curtis King Band: Here I Come With the Blues; Blues in Asia; Rock in Asia; The Curtis King Band - Horny in Vietnam; The Curtis King Band - Who Is Curtis King? Who Cares?

Curtis King successfully introduced EMI into Vietnam in 2007 - the first entry of a major record label into Vietnam.

In September 2007, Curtis King spearheaded the signing of an agreement between Galaxy Studio and Sony Home Entertainment to launch Sony Home Entertainment in Vietnam.

King owes any success he's had in business and entertainment in Asia to Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he got an MBA in 1991.

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NOTE FOR MEDIA

NOTE TO MEDIA RE PHOTOS Below are links for medium resolution photographs and the band logo. Click on the photo to open a new page with the hi-res photo, then (on a PC) right-click and then save the photo.

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We have other higher resolution photos and videos available upon request.

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CURRENT SONG LIST

CURRENT SONG LIST FOR THE CURTIS KING BAND
This is a representation of our current song list, organized by genre, in alphabetical order.

Of course, a limited number of request songs that are not on this list can possibly be added to the performance by giving the band a bit of advanced notice. Each member of the band has many years' experience playing a wide variety of music
- jazz, rock, gospel, blues, soul, big-band, country, disco, rap - and there is a very good chance that at least one member of the band is familiar with a requested song. In other words - we are rather flexible on what we can play. (For any event, if there are specific "must play" songs, even if they are on the list below, please confirm in advance.)

** OLDIES / OLD-TIME ROCK AND ROLL **

GET BACK - BEATLES
GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY - CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL
GOOD LOVIN - GRATEFUL DEAD
HOUND DOG / BLUE SUEDE - ELVIS
JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS
JOHNNY B GOODE - CHUCK BERRY
KANSAS CITY - BEATLES
NEW ORLEANS - BLUES BROTHERS
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL - BOB SEGAR
ROCK AND ROLL - LED ZEPPELIN
ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC - BEATLES
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK - BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS
ROLL OVER BEETHOVERN - BEATLES
SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL - BILL HALEY
STAND BY ME - CLASSIC HIT
THE TWIST - CHUBBY CHECKER
TUTI FRUTTIE - CLASSIC ROCK AND ROLL
TWIST AND SHOUT - THE BEATLES
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN - CLASSIC OLDIE

** CLASSIC SOUL **

DOCK O THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
HARD TO HANDLE - OTIS REDDING
HEY BABY - CLASSIC HIT
LOUIE LOUIE - CLASSIC PARTY TUNE
MUSTANG SALLY - COMMITMENTS
ON BROADWAY - GEORGE BENSON

** DISCO / FUNK **
GET DOWN ON IT - KOOL AND THE GANG
I FEEL GOOD - JAMES BROWN
SEX MACHINE - JAMES BROWN
SUPERSTITION - STEVIE WONDER

** 80S/90S/TOP-40 POP / ROCK **
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO - THE CLASH
STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR- U2
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU - U2

** LATIN **
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - SANTANA
EVIL WAYS - SANTANA
JINGO - SANTANA
LA BAMBA - RICHIE VALENS
SOUL SACRIFICE - SANTANA

** CLASSIC FEMALE VOCAL SONGS- JAZZ/SOUL/GOSPEL **

AINT NO SUNSHINE - BILL WITHERS
ALL I WANT IS YOU - U2
CHAIN OF FOOLS - ARETHA FRANKLIN
GIMME ONE REASON - TRACY CHAPMAN
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - OTIS REDDING
HIT THE ROAD JACK - RAY CHARLES
I WILL SURVIVE - DISCO
I'D RATHER GO BLIND - ETTA JAMES
IKO IKO - CLASSIC OLDIE
PROUD MARY - CCR
RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
REVOLUTION - TRACY CHAPMAN
ROCK STEADY, SAVE ME - ARETHA FRANKLIN
ROUTE 66 - CLASSIC JAZZ
SAVE ME - ARETHA FRANKLIN
SMOOTH OPERATOR - SADE
SUMMERTIME - CLASSIC JAZZ
SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT - CLAPTON
TEARS IN HEAVEN - CLAPTON

** REGGAE **
GET UP STAND UP - BOB MARLEY
NO WOMAN NO CRY - BOB MARLEY
STIR IT UP - BOB MARLEY

** CLASSIC ROCK **

AFTER MIDNIGHT - CLAPTON
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER - HENDRIX
BABA O'REILY - WHO
BORN ON THE BAYOU - CCR
CAN'T YOU SEE - MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
COCAINE - CLAPTON
COME TOGETHER - BEATLES
DOWN ON THE CORNER - CCR
FEELIN ALRIGHT - TRAFFIC
GET OFF MY CLOUD - ROLLING STONES
GLORIA - VAN MORRISON
HEY JOE - JIMI HENDRIX
HONKY TONK WOMAN - ROLLING STONES
JOKER - STEVE MILLER BAND
KNOCKIN HEAVEN'S DOOR - DYLAN/ GUNS & ROSES
LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON
LITTLE WING - JIMI HENDRIX
MIDNIGHT HOUR - COMMITMENTS
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - CCR
PROUD MARY - CCR
ROADHOUSE BLUES - DOORS
SUMMERTIME BLUES - WHO
SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE - CREAM
SUZIE Q - CCR
SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNARD SKYNARD
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - ROLLING STONES
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS - BTO
TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT - BLUES BROTHERS
VOODOO CHILE - JIMI HENDRIX
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - THE ROMANTICS
WHITE ROOM - CREAM
WILD THING - CLASSIC PARTY TUNE
WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT - ROLLING STONES

** BLUES / SWING / BIG BAND **

BEFORE YOU 'CUSE ME - ERIC CLAPTON
CALDONIA - BB KING
CROSSCUT SAW - ERIC CLAPTON
CROSSROADS - ERIC CLAPTON
DIMPLES - JOHN LEE HOOKER
EVERY DAY I HAVE THE BLUES - BB KING
FLIP FLOP AND FLY - BLUES BROTHERS
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN - ERIC CLAPTON
HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET - BB KING
LONG GREY MARE - GARY MOORE
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
MESSIN WITH THE KID - BLUES BROTHERS
NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD - GARY MOORE
PRIDE AND JOY - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
RED HOUSE - HENDRIX
SKY IS CRYING - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
STORMY MONDAY - CLASSIC BLUES
SWEET HOME CHICAGO - BLUES BROTHERS
T-BONE SHUFFLE / ROCK ME BABY - CLASSIC BLUES
THE THRILL IS GONE - BB KING
WALKING BY MYSELF - GARY MOORE
WHO DO YOU LOVE/HEY BO DIDDLEY - BO DIDDLEY
WILLIE AND THE HANDJIVE - CLAPTON


** INSTRUMENTALS / JAZZ / JAMS **

ALL BLUES - MILES DAVIS
BLUE BOSSA - JOE HENDERSON
C JAM BLUES - DUKE ELLINGTON
CANTALOOP ISLAND - HERBIE HANCOCK
CHICKEN - MACEO PARKER
COLD DUCK TIME - LARRY CARLTON
GEORGIA ON MY MIND - RAY CHARLES
GIRL FROM IPANEMA - JOABIM
GREEN ONIONS - BLUES BROTHERS
LOW RIDER - WAR
MISERLOU - CLASSIC SURF
MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON
PETER GUNN THEME - BLUES BROTHERS
ROUTE 66 - MANHATTAN TRANSFER
SLEEPWALK - CLASSIC SURF
SO WHAT - MILES DAVIS
SUMMERTIME - CLASSIC
TENOR MADNESS
TEQUILA - CLASSIC PARTY TUNE
WATERMELON MAN. - HERBY HANCOCK
WIPE-OUT - SURF


** ORIGINALS **
Many originals, including rock, jazz, etc.
MY BABY'S SO FINE - Curtis King
STEAM TRAIN BLUES - Curtis King
SAIGON SHAKEDOWN - Swackhammer
TAKE MY HAND - Curtis King


Note: Artist names are not necessarily those of the original artists, but rather those of the artists whose versions are most widely heard. Some songs may depend on certain bandmember availability.

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