Curtis & Songwriting
I’ve been a musician, since I was 10 years old, learning the guitar and later the piano. I took guitar lessons for awhile and also learned some things from my neighbor who was a guitar player. I wrote a few songs and sang them live on my church’s radio station when I was about 12. My Dad was a keyboard player in a rock band, and I was a featured guest at some of his gigs,even tho I was underage. Then I joined my first real band when I was 18. I took a break from writing,but was still in bands for the next 15 years, which also included working at dinner theatre as an actor.
It was an “Eagles” concert DVD which inspired me to start writing again,this time much more seriously. I had written about 200 songs and was introduced to Frank Ludwig who was a producer, and also the original keyboard player for Canadian super group “Trooper”, back in the late 70’s, through my friend Jamie Anstey, who was the guitar player on the first album in 2009 “Full of Surprises” (13 tracks) and by the time the album was finished, I had formed “Flyer”. Then I recorded a 2nd album, and also a Christmas single, in 2011 “Barking in the Dark” (13 tracks) and “Once more its Christmas” also produced by Frank Ludwig. In 2017, I recorded and co wrote a song with Scott Adair “Girls night out”, which was also produced by Scott. At this point, I have written over 1000 songs, both words and music.