Curtis Santiago

Curtis Santiago

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandRockPop

1 part Prince, 1 part Fresh Prince & 100% Curtis Santiago. Curtis Santiago's live shows, explode with color, depth & a lethal dose of infectious energy. His dance tracks & expertly composed ballads, punctuated by the flawless guitar riffs of band mate Mikey Mike, bring everyone to their feet.

Biography

First song I ever performed live was "Darling Nikki" for my Catholic school grade 3 talent show. Needless to say getting pulled off stage started the fire! I left school often in junior high to tour with my high school aged band mates around our province.
After high school landed a small west coast tour singing good ole bump & grind R&B opening for Usher, Mase & Allure. Soon after that, formed soul funk outfit the Hi-phoniqs. We toured relentlessly through out Canada played hundreds of shows but there came a time when a bigger pond was needed. So out to Vancouver I went to record my first Factor funded solo project with Jazz Soul hip hop producer, Daniel Elmes (Kyprios, Moka Only, Lady Presice).
That record garnered me the coveted CBC Galaxy Rising Star award. It was the jump off to my transformation. I had always loved indie rock and grew up with the Purple One in my ear, so it was time to break out and rock out. I enlisted the help of Rock producer Brian Howes (Hedley, Avril Lavigne) to give some dirt to my guitars, as well worked with the Uber talented producer Roger Swan (K-Os, Method Man, Bare Naked Ladies). Thus TKO was born, my latest Factor funded solo record and it has made more of my dreams come true. I recently shot the second music video with Director and close friend Todd Dyum(Arcade Fire, Bjork, R.E.M.) and Scheduled my first appearance in New York later this month garnering interest from U.S. labels.
Just 8 months ago Andre 3000 told me "Be the youest" you you can be and the world cant help but see"
2008 all eyes on me.

Discography

LP-"Have Mercy Mixtape" - 2008
LP- TKO - 2007
LP - Portrait of An Artist - 2004
LP - Belted by Gamma Rays (with the Hi-Phoniqs) - 2003
EP - The Hi-Phoniqs - 2002

Set List

Annabel
Whatever U Like
She Da Boss
Crystal
Sex On Fire
Freestyle
Lil Bit
TKO
Set typically 35-40 minutes with the addition of some new material.