Description: $15 adv / $18 day of show
Cy Curnin from The Fixx:
For over 25 years, Cy Curnin has been connecting with audiences through his music. Known for evocative lyrics and distinctive vocals, he developed a solid reputation in modern rock circles as the lead singer of The Fixx. In recent years, Cy has also carved out a solo career that has produced a number of CDs, including Mayfly (2005), The Returning Sun (2007) and his forthcoming release, Solar Min imum (May 26, 2009). Born and raised in England, Cy had been singing in various bands around London when he met Adam Woods and they began to put together their own group, placing ads in local newspapers. Following the addition of guitarist Jamie West-Oram and Rupert Greenall on keyboards, The Fixx were signed to MCA and soon became an early staple on MTV through a string of thought-provoking tracks (" Red Skies,” "One Thing Leads to Another," "Saved By Zero," etc.) that generated platinum album sales. The band continues to attract new fans through the release of new material, regular airplay on classic rock radio and a formidable touring schedule. Away from the road, Curnin has cultivated a fascinating life with his family in rural France. Mixing old world techniques with modern green practices, Cy and his wife operate an inn on a self-sustaining farm that includes livestock and an organic garden. Cy is keenly aware of how important it is to make a positive contribution on the planet, to give more than one takes away. He is currently overseeing the renovation of a barn into a special event space that he hopes to use for Internet broadcasts. Cy has also created a studio on the property to facilitate his songwriting and recording. In addition to self-releasing his own music, Cy has a podcast on iTunes and is directly involved in other business matters, directly overseeing cycurnin.com, his presence on social networks and the design and production of his merchandise. In 2007, Cy became involved with the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF), a musically-based cancer charity that celebrates survival and raises money to improve treatment facilities around the world. Cy has joined other musicians, seasoned climbers and cancer survivors in treks to perform fundraising concerts at the base camp of Mount Everest and Machu Picchu. In the fall of 2009, their destination is Kilimanjaro.
Robbie Gennet is a songwriter, musician, educator and journalist from Los Angeles, CA who loves to travel the planet, ride waves and expand his inner and outer horizons both on and off the piano. He's recorded and released a lot his own music both solo and with his bands Rudy and Rabbithead and toured as a sideman and vocalist with acts as diverse as Everclear, Nick Lachey, Saigon Kick and 7Mary3. An award-winning piano player, Robbie released his own music instruction book/DVD entitled "The Key of One" with Alfred Publishing and recently released Rudy's third swanky studio album "Taste the Love." He has been writing for major music magazines including Musician, Gig, Guitar Player and Keyboard Magazine, at which he is a contributing editor and a long time columnist. Robbie can be found online at facebook.com/robbiemusic and robbiegennet.com as well as on iTunes and stages worldwide. Look for upcoming releases from Rabbithead and Robbie solo, coming soon from Brown Earthling Music.