KAREN CURIOUS & the New Professionals

KAREN CURIOUS & the New Professionals

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Fearless, in your face, bitter sweet rock-n-roll... with melodies that stick in your head for days after one listening

Biography

The New Professionals were formed by singer/songwriter Karen Curious in the summer of 2002 . After a number of stints playing in other bands, Curious decided enough was enough and created something of her own. She began stepping onto stages around New York City with her acoustic guitar building a unique fan-base and attracting other musicians in the local rock scene.
Karen, having no desire to become a solo artist, first formed the group when she had 3 friends pose as her band during a video shoot for her song "Nothin' Pretty".

One year and few line-up changes later, the band flew to Los Angeles to record their debut release "Come Hell or High Drama", produced by Scott Gilman and released on Real Chick Records.

Based in New York City, New Professionals are quickly gaining momentum - opening for renowned recording artist Jesse Malin and touring the East Coast. The band has recently signed a deal to take part in an upcoming soundtrack for the movie "Girl Play", which also features recording artists Karyn Kuhl and LP.

New Professionals have also opened for Scandal at the Westbury Music Fair in Long Island where they sold all of all the Cds they brought (over a case).
Besides having their first RADIO interview on Sirius Satellite Radio with Jeremy Hovies on OUTQ where the record COME HELL OR HIGH DRAMA is on heavy rotation, they have also had two (2) songs on the TOP 100 playlist with OUTQ. Look for Happy Girl on the new SBS Records Compilation thanks to Michelle Malone.

New Professionals just finished recording thier new CD "COFFEE AND MEDICATION"due out in the Spring of 2006 Produced by Scott Gilman. Stay alert, New Professionals could be rolling into your town any minute, they're good like that!

Lyrics

Happy Girl

Written By: Karen Curious

i just wanna write somethin happy for a change
but i can't seem to get you off of my brain
the sadness that i am always feelin all the time
wants to turn into a happier state of mind
Chorus:
i feel lost without you
and i miss you
i feel lost without my happy girl
I feel lost without you
i think about you all the time
i feel lost without my happy girl

made such a fuss over your sexual identity
had to give it all or bust it out of your reality
i understand we don't choose who we love
so why'd you hold my hand that day out in front of swingers in hollywood?????
(chorus)
i just wanna be happy again
don't want anymore of my "best friends"
tryin to steal you from me
i'm sick and tired of all this
crazy friggen crap
i'm just tryin to get it all
(chorus)

Nothin' Pretty

Written By: Karen Curious

since you went away
my heart hasn't strayed
since you played your part
you just broke my heart
and i'm left with nothin'
pretty to look at
i'm left with nothin'
nice to say
i'm left with nothin'
pretty in my world
(CHORUS)
there's nothin' pretty in my world
nothin' solid in my words
nothin' pretty in my world
nothin' pretty in my world
nothin' solid in my words
nothin' pretty in my world

aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnddddddd
you didn't look back
i heard from some friends
perhaps you felt bad
but you didn't even try to find me
you didn't break it clean
you didn't try to reach me
you just ran away and now
(CHORUS)
(LEAD)
(DOUBLE CHORUS OUT)

Another Saturday

Written By: Words & Music Karen Curious/Music Sarah Michaels

i would like to
drive my car
down Sunset Boulevard
i would like to
wake up
to the smell of star jasmine

i make all my phone calls
after nine o'clock
i hope they don't
forget me
while i'm out here
in New York
(CHORUS)
so i'll wait another
saturday and wonder
if i'll ever see them again
still. i'll wait another
saturday and wonder
if i'll ever see them again

don't know if i'm ever
goin' back there again
sometimes it feels like
forever
out there i know
i got friends
yeah, i got friends

CHORUS

Part of Life (DEMO)

Written By: Lyrics: Karen Curious Music: Rich Rags/Karen Curious

someone saw you do it
they got you on the run
left the scene of the crime
now they'll drop the dime

everybody's story
is gonna change
when it all comes down
they're all gonna save face

WHEN YOU SAID IT'S ALL
PART OF LIFE
YOU WERE SAYING GOODBYE

they left you dead
on your living room floor
they think they got away clean
now it's all i'm livin' for

Wonderin' About You

Written By: Karen Curious

am i a fool?
would you like to dance?
you're dangerous
yeah i like it fast
if it's not gonna last baby
then take the cash
cuz i'm a walkin' m-80
and i'm about to blast

i didn't know how
to play with your mind
i didn't learn how
to be fake and unkind
no education could teach me
not to love you now
and no amount of money
could pay for me to go

I'M JUST WONDERIN'
WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU
I'M JUST WONDERIN'
will i be out on the side lines
will i be the one on your mind
i can't imagine my life without you
but it's so hard to fool myself
I'M JUST WONDERIN'
WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU
I'M JUST WONDERIN'
I'M WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU
I'M WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU
I'M WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU
I'M WONDERIN' ABOUT YOU

One More Time

Written By: Karen Curious

we've been hangin out
for a couple of weeks
i think it's so cool
the way you wind me up
yeah i've been havin' so much fun
i really don't think i'm the only one

i know you're scared
about a lot of things
but it don't have to be that way
you can come with me
to the other side of the tracks
maybe you'll be happier this way

I JUST WANTED TO FOOL AROUND
I JUST WANTED TO HAVE A GOOD TIME
I JUST WANTED TO KISS YOUR LIPS
ONE MORE TIME
I JUST WANTED YOU TO BE MINE

i just wanted you to be mine
i just wanted you to be mine
i just wanted you to be mine
i just wanted you to be mine

Discography

COFFEE AND MEDICATION
Produced by Scott Gilman
REAL CHICK RECORDS
...coming soon....

Debut Record:
"Come Hell or High Drama"
Produced by Scott Gilman
REAL CHICK RECORDS
Distribution: A Matter of Substance (www.amos.store.com)

FILMOGRAPHY:
Katrina Del Mar Short to our song "Nothin' Pretty"2003 http://www.katrinadelmar.com


GIRL PLAY Director Lee Friedlander 2005 featuring
"ROCKSTAR" & "TOO HOT"


SELL OUT Director Lola Rock-n-Rolla 2005 featuring
"ROCKSTAR"


Director Eytan Rockaway did video for Nothin' Pretty
http://www.erockaway.com


KISS ME AGAIN Director William Tyler Smith features "WISH YOU ALL THE BEST" 2006

Set List

cOFFEE AND mEDICATION
Happy Girl
I Loved You Baby
I Just Want it All to Stop
Another Saturday
Nothin' Pretty
If Alone
Rockstar
I Wish You All The Best
Too Hot!
One More Time
I Could
Part of Life
Wonderin' About You
R.I.P./The Desert Song
No One But You
Nothin I could do
Sick With...