Curtis Eley was 10 years old when the Beatles came out; 11 when he got his first guitar, and by age 13, you could find him in clubs in Norfolk, VA. playing Hendrix, Cream, & Allman Bros. By the time he graduated from high school in '71, he was playing with the nine piece band, August, which devoloped his love of R & B. artists like George Benson, Larry Carlton, the Crusaders, and Average White Band.
In the mid 70s, Curtis was a Music Major at ODU and joined the group Uncle Remus. During this time, Curtis had the chance to share the stage with the likes of Bruce Hornsby and The Doobie Brothers.
Through the 80s, Curtis played with some of the area's favorite groups including Street Talk, The Little Big Band (w/ Eddie Williams), Punch, and Fat Ammons' Band. He has opened for acts such as 38 Special, Steve Forbert, Louise Mandrell, and The Drifters, to name just a few.
Through his vast experience on stage, Curtis has developed a style all his own that is beautifully melodic in one moment, and intensely powerful the next.
After taking a 7 year break from music and focusing on his artwork, in 2000 Curtis began breathing new dynamics, depth and dimension, once again, as a welcome addition to the music of Karl Werne, Eddie Williams and when on the Outer Banks, with drummer Dan Martier.