All girl Curl

Valentine’s Day with the girls from Curl

Blues band will perform for Valentine's Day dinner/dance

Victoria’s all girl band CURL brings a mix of blues and R&B dance music to the Sooke Legion on Saturday, Feb. 15.

“We’re really happy to be returning to the Sooke Legion,” said band leader, Helen Davies. “This is such a wonderful venue and I think this is going to be a special night of dinner and dancing for everyone.”

CURL provides a danceable, energetic mix of blues-based music, both original and borrowed from the classics, with vocalist Davies singing in the styles of Etta James, Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor.

In 2013 CURL recorded and released their debut CD, All My Fault, which features a danceable mix of old-school blues and original songs.

“We’re really proud of our CD and feedback from our fans has been one hundred per cent positive,” Davies said. “The CD peaked at number eight on CFUV’s playlist this month and has been picked up by syndicated, Kamloops-based radio show, At the Crossroads.”

CURL has developed a following in the Greater Victoria area and following a banner year in 2013, in which they played such high-profile gigs as the Butchart Gardens, Victoria’s Blues Bash, the Canada Day Festival in Sooke, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival at Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Yuletide Blues Show at Upstairs Cabaret (previously Harpo’s). The band was also profiled on CHEK TV and performed live on CFUV Radio.

CURL is Helen Davies on vocals and guitar, Dee Cooper on keyboard, Susan Johnson on bass and Christa Rossner on drums.

People are saying …

“I would put some of these tracks in heavy rotation if I were a radio deejay.”

Maple Blues Award Winner & Boogie-woogie piano player, David Vest.

“CURL is one of the more unusual and likeable new bands I’ve encountered on the Canadian blues scene.”

Juno Nominee & Maple Blues Award

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