Catch Curtis
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Catch Curtis

Muncie, Indiana, United States

Muncie, Indiana, United States
Band R&B Funk


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"Show Review: March 6th, 2010"

UV Hippo & Catch Curtis :: March 6th, 2010 :: Booney's :: Avon, IN

Catch Curtis took the stage early, and ready to rock. They brought an awesome chunk of fans down to Avon for their set. They started their show with an awesome song that basically defined psychedelia. Their fans crammed up to the stage and were dancing hard. I coved them in fog as Hollingshead moved lights around them. I was more than impressed with this new sound. More and more fans flooded the room, and I knew Booney's was going to be happy. Catch Curtis created a pure piece of art on this night, and I know they will blow up. They have a perfect mix of funk, fusion, jam, psychedelic, experimental, and almost electronica. Bassist Matt Parkinson put down the rhythm that made fans dance. Drummer Nick Rapley created the beat perfectly, and together the two read off each other perfectly. I was very impressed with Charles Ashton Kleeman's key work, and have yet to find a local key player as talented. Guitarist Josh Lockwood is no joke either! He ripped in and out of lead and filler music. You could tell Josh was true to his sound as he made the facial expressions to match. Together the entire band is a perfect match. Their songs were original, catchy, and very well put together. I could see this band headlining festivals in a year or so. They said goodnight, and the fans screamed for more. I thought "Damn this is just the opener." Catch Curtis gave the fans one more song, even though the dancers wanted another entire set. What a good way to start this awesome night.


- Hidden Relic Productions

"Catch Curtis - Muncie Gras 2010" - Newave Multimedia Magazine

"Catch Curtis & Frog Baby Records" - Ball State University

"Springfest 2010" - Peter Guant (BSU Daily News)


Judges chose "Catch Curtis" as "Best New/Breakout Artist of 2009" for this year's Indy In-Tune Podcast Battle of the Bands. -


Catch Curtis
(2009 self titled / debut album)
Radio airplay on MAX 93.5 and 96.7 FM. Also streamed on FM Music Live:



The mission of Catch Curtis is quite simple. They yearn to break boundaries and explore what can sound tantalizing on stage in one moment, and at the same moment make little to no sense theoretically on paper. Catch Curtis most effectively takes notice of the contemporary jazz scene on both the regional and national levels. Matt, Josh, Nick, and Ashton all bring different influences to the band that all seem to mesh so perfectly together. As artists who don't want to limit themselves inside of genres, Catch Curtis will sometimes just peek into the crevices and on top of the surfaces of certain musical styles, just to make fun of them...but they pride themselves on diving into multiple musical styles just to churn the aural palettes of those who listen. Even though Catch Curtis is entirely instrumental (at the moment), audience members will testify to some of their tongue-in-cheek approaches to melody and presentation and how much it adds to their overall experience at live shows.

As time has passed, Catch Curtis has matured and grown into a mechanism, rather than 4 guys trying to operate one. As Catch Curtis enters into their scene, they aim to be contributing members of not only their regional art-form, but of their local community.

In the summer of 2009, Catch Curtis was asked to record in the David Letterman Studios at Ball State University for an immersive telecommunications class. A good friend of Catch Curtis and nationally-renowned jazz trumpeter, Mark Buselli, was kind enough to come into the studio and lay down a couple solos. Catch Curtis was most recently named Best New/Emerging Artist of the 2010 Indy In-Tune Podcast Battle of the Bands. Take note: Catch Curtis will be spiraling around the nation soon enough and the artists, business owners, but most importantly the soon-to-be fans caught in Catch Curtis's path will feel an exhilarating shock-wave consequently. .

The Legend of Curtis.......

On May 31, 1279 BC, the very powerful and legendary Ramesses the 2nd took his throne as the 3rd Egyptian pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty. On this very day, his father, Seti, had given him an unlikely gift. Seti had given his son a cat whom had been believed to be the physical embodiment of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, because of her very peculiar likeness to a lion. Sekhmet was believed to be the ruler over the fate of humanity and she was the goddess of fertility, protector of the young and weak, and the deity of war and destruction. 'Seeky', as the cat was called, was old and wise, and Seti had told Ramesses that he had better keep Seeky safe and happy, for she would provide him with many victorious battles, and healthy years. Ramesses had taken his father's advice and to much of his surprise, by 1215 BC Seeky was still alive and well. Ramesses had accounted this miraculous feat based entirely on the fact that he had kept Seeky in isolation from other cats and had given her a pure, untainted life. But something very strange and unbelievable had happened one day. Seeky had become pregnant! Ramesses was astonished and had only one reason to believe that such an event could occur... Seeky must have been carrying the immaculate conception of Ra and Bast, the God and Goddess of the Sun. But Ramesses was wrong for this unborn feline was the defiled conception of Osiris, the God of the dead, and his mother Nut, the Goddess of the sky. Ramesses had made this mistake by associating the day of this deity's birth with the solar eclipse in the sky. He had interpreted that Ra and Bast were too busy to light the sky because of their son's birth, but it was actually Osiris and Nut in the sky covering the light of the sun to welcome and oversee their son's birth. Ramesses had named this newly born God-like feline, Curtis.

Since Curtis was believed to be the son of the sun, Ramesses had let him free to roam the land and hunt vermin, and did so with no caution or fear. What Ramesses did was unleash the powerful Curtis into the wild and had allowed him to begin his plot to control and rule the largest empire that he saw fit. Curtis thought hard about how he could brainwash masses of people and he finally came across a brilliant plan. Using his supersonic hearing abilities, Curtis was able to understand and mimic noises, sounds, but most importantly, musical tones.

After the rule of Ramesses the 2nd, Curtis had learned very little about mankind for he was still very young for a power-hungry deity. He lived through the Roman Empire which began in 27 BC, and still had not made his grandest move, but was learning more and more about mankind's musical attributes. He lived through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, but still had not found his moment in time to strike and pursue his rule. But by the 20th century, Curtis had gained much knowledge and was growing tired of waiting. With much to his luck, Curtis had seen an increase in world media and began to learn of its pow