Brian Curella has been performing in the Louisville region for over 25 years. Brian is known as a premier guitarist as well as a powerful tenor with a smooth voice. He has constructed bands that play a variety of music from weddings to high energy rock clubs. In addition, he plays jazz instrumental jobs and sings standards. Whether you're looking for blues, jazz, rock or r&b, Brian is not only comfortable, but performs each one with ease. He was a part of the house band at Volare Italian Restaurant for over 2 years. He plays jazz sets at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse regularly and performs during brunch at Shenanigans Irish Grille every other Sunday. Brian is also known in the community as the owner of Flying Hands Music School, which was voted in the top three "Best of Louisville for Music Lessons" since its inception in 1997. Brian is a tried and true professional. He strives to make a smooth and fun environment, but is extremely detail-oriented. Louisville is home to some of the best musicians in the country. Brian utilizes the very best.
Brian Curella Band is a variety group that mixes jazz, blues, rock and R&B. Great for weddings, restaurants, and anywhere with a dance floor!
The Blues Vineyard is a blues-based band that mixes blues, rock and R&B. Songs are picked from these genres and melded into a bluesy sound. Great for blues/rock clubs, festivals, etc.
The Jazz Vineyard is an instrumental and/or vocal jazz band that mixes swing, Bossa Nova, dixie/gypsy and hard bop styles. Great for black-tie events, cocktail parties, or high-end restaurants.
The Blazz Band is Brian's signature group that features a unique blend of jazz and blues. The band has made recordings of special covers and original songs. Great for exclusive, unique music settings or festivals.
*All acts listed above are available acoustically and can be in an arrangement from a duo up to 5 pieces.
Brian has over 25 years of experience booking acts in the Louisville area. If he hasn't played music with you, chances are he has booked you. At 29 years old in the late 1980s, Brian was booking the exclusive entertainment at 10 different restaurants and clubs in the area. Among other special events, Brian has been coordinating entertainment for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Because exclusive agent agreements are a thing of the past, any act you want can be booked, including bands, DJs, sound systems, comedians, and more.
In the 90s, Brian wrote and produced music for commercials and film and still receives royalties from his work. As owner of Flying Hands Music School, he handles every detail himself, including hiring instructors, coordinating schedules, promotions, finances and much more, much like the booking business.
Please download the PDF below for a complete song list. Please note that we can accommodate special requests. Contact Us for more information.
"Brian Curella is one of the finest singer-guitarists I know. For many years, Brian and I have been friends, made music together and dug each other's sounds. I always can't wait to hear what he's got up his sleeve." - Greg Foresman, lead guitarist with Martina McBride & Greg Foresman Band
"I've seen Brian execute with excellence all styles of music for over a couple of decades, so it doesn't surprise me that so many want to see how it's done right!" - Mark Beyer, keyboardist with Rain (international Beatles tribute band)
"I first heard Brian Curella over 20 years ago and have always appreciated his musicianship. A very proficient performer, Brian can capture any style on acoustic or electric guitar and do it well. I appreciate and admire his persistent business side as well. He is an excellent musician and friend." - Jeff Rehmet, keyboardist with Wulfe Bros, Monarchs and Master of Music Composition from the University of Louisville
"Brian Curella knocked-out vocals and does great guitar work - a musical renaissance man if there ever was one!" - Jeff Carpenter, engineer/producer at Real to Reel & Al Fresco's Place Recording Studios
"Brian Curella is the mack!" - Sam Griffin, owner of Bistro 42
"Brian Curella has been a wonderful addition to Volare's music program for over 2 years. He brings a high degree of professionalism, as well as a wonderful ambience to the table." - Tarek Hamada, Managing Partner of Volare Italian Restaurant
"On Wednesdays, dinner patrons have enjoyed the soft jazz music played by the Brian Curella Duo. Brian has always accommodated our business needs while adding a relaxing component to our restaurant ambiance." - Guy Genoud, Owner of Brasserie Provence
"I am very happy with all aspects of The Brian Curella Trio. His guitar is my favorite component!" - George Carpenter, General Manager of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
"All is well with The Brian Curella Duo. I hope he enjoys playing here as much as we enjoy listening!" - Deanna Kupper, Co-owner of Shenanigan's Irish Grille
Some recent performances include:
- Volare Italian Restaurant
- Bistro 42
- Martini's Italian Bistro
- Cardinal Club
- Bluegrass Brewing Company
- Wick's Pizza
- Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
- Brasserie Provence
- Shenanigans Irish Grille
- The Water Tower
- The Henry Clay
- Garden Gate Jazz Festival
- Saints Pizza and Pub
- Mercy Academy
...and the list goes on!