Curt Yagi & The People Standing Behind Me
San Francisco based singer songwriter Curt Yagi has been on a tear through the Bay Area music scene. The 2008 Best of the Bay Singer Songwriter (SF Bay Guardian) has his song "Sweep Me" included on the very popular KFOG Local Scene 8 CD (hear what Renee Richardson of KFOG had to say) in the Bay Area. Curt and his full band, The People Standing Behind Me, are always-engaging to the crowd and bring a blend of happy acoustic rock with a touch of funk for flavor.
"People keep comparing him to other artists, but I think he just sounds like Curt Yagi, and that is plenty good enough. This is one excellent singer and songwriter."
Ben Fong-Torres, former Senior Editor, Rolling Stone
"Hearing one of Curt Yagi's original songs from his Close My Eyes (March 2011) album for the first time is like going for a walk in the woods and finding a unicorn."
S. Lee - Goldsea
"I've played through this CD quite a few times and each time I play through it I'm more and more impressed with how well Curt's musicianship, writing, and arrangements have progressed."
Mike Cavanaugh, All Access Magazine
Multi-instrumentalist Curt Yagi has been making the rounds at local venues, strumming with the swagger of Lenny Kravitz and the lyrical prowess of Jack Johnson.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
"A talented songwriter who sings -- like Kenny Loggins."
San Francisco Chronicle
Curt Yagi - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter
Drums - Jesse Van Hiller, Larry the O
Bass Guitar - Kitt Thompson, John Hansen, Rob "Bass" Bassinette
Percussion - Dirk Dieter
Lead Guitar - James Jarrett, Rob Bernard
Saxaphone - Ben Doitel
Trumpet - Jesse Mathews,
Trombone - CJ Posner
Backing Vocals -
Dominique Fredregill, Kristin Hansen
Curt has played a variety of public and private shows as a solo artist, with a full band and/or anything in between. If you are interested in booking Curt for your event, feel free to email email@example.com.