When we saw Curtis Harding at Glasslands way back in 2014, I wondered how long it would be before he was playing larger venues, such as Bowery Ballroom, and that the man should be a superstar. It’s taken longer than I thought, but Curtis finally plays at Bowery on the 30th of March, the show is opened by Un Blonde. You can purchase tickets here. Watch a performance of I Need Your Love on live on Stephen Colbert after the jump.
Still on tour in support of second record, Face Your Fear, (which landed at #4 on our Top 25 albums of 2017), which was described as:
Anyone who follows Free Williamsburg won’t be surprised to see Curtis represented in this list, we’ve been huge supporters since the very beginning. His debut album, Soul Power, was so good that the three years it took for Face Your Fear to come out has seemed like an age. It has, however, been worth the wait, and while the debut was laced with horns and guitars, his latest effort is more like a contemporary take on smoother soul, with keyboards coming to the fore. The star of the show, is of course, Harding’s vocal delivery, which is even better than before. Not only is he continuing to be the only modern soul artist I can think of that doesn’t sound derivative of the past, his latest efforts show another great quality, someone who doesn’t want to make the same record twice.
We caught his record release show at Rough Trade back in November (featured image), which was inevitably excellent, but with some more road-testing behind them, I’m expecting even greater things.
Full tour dates can be found at https://www.curtisharding.com/