TUNED IN to Curt Chambers & Franklin Bridge
April 19, 2009 (WPVI) -- Our featured Tuned In artist(s) this week is Curt Chambers and Franklin Bridge. They are an Alternative Rock-R&B band from the Philadelphia area. The name Franklin Bridge reflects the collaborative nature of the band. It is comprised of various artists who hail from both New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
We caught up with them during a special taping session at Brittingham's in Lafayette Hill. Curt Chambers put on a performance described by audience members as nothing short of amazing.
Here is their biography
Curt Chambers has taken his pulsating fusion of Rock and R&B solo! Capable of leaving fans stunned, fellow musicians inspired and the music lover begging for more, Curt invites his listeners on a journey to experience what unbridled ecstasy must feel like. With layers of raw emotion so intense it leaves you shaking, enhanced by his almost surprisingly tamed voice, Curt's solo projects like 4 Play, a reminder of what seductive emotion is, provides a stunning display of his versatility as a performer and artist.
Wielding an astounding burst of unparalleled energy as the former frontrunner of the sensational band Franklin Bridge, Curt Chambers is a powerhouse of controlled force and passion. The band's previous group project, Franklin Bridge Live at Grape Street displays Curt's ability to transition from the ferocity of rock's rougher edges and into R & B's liquid smoothness.
Curt has graced the stage with an array of music's heavy hitters, including P. Diddy, LL Cool J, and the one and only Mr. B.B. King. His breathtaking talent propelled Franklin Bridge to a spot in the top 10 finalists on Fox's hit television show, The Next Great American Band. Professional trained as a graduate from William Patterson University's Jazz and Performance Studies program, his inspirational creativity having been honed as the musical director of R&B veteran Eric Robinson.
His guitar, keyboard and vocal credits include working with some of music's elite bands and singers such as Jeff Bradshaw's Bone Deep, Kindred the Family Soul's Surrender 2 Love, Jazzyfatnastees' Tortise and the Hare, Anthony Hamilton's Ain't Nobody Worryin', J.R.'s Metamorphosis and Heather Headley's In my Mind.
Curt has bought his vibrant sound to venues all over the East Coast, bringing d-o-w-n the house and leaving fans aching for more at such landmark venues as his native Philadelphia's Brittingham's Pub and World Café, renowned D.C. alternative concert hall Black Cat, and at festivals including Baltimore's African American Heritage Festival. A commanding performer himself, Curt has toured with a mind-blowing assortment of music's current geniuses including India Arie, Vivian Green, Jill Scott, Mario, Keisha Cole and Eric Roberson.
Simply put, Curt Chambers's eclectic range of Rock's energy and R&B's style produces a sound unlike anything you have ever heard. This is what the industry has been waiting for.
Please enjoy the performance video from their show Brittingham's in Lafayette Hill, PA
You are now Tuned In to Curt Chambers and Franklin Bridge
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