Groove – Episode #91: Andy Curran
My career in the music industry started in the late 80s. Andy Curran is like that best friend in your life that you can’t ever remember meeting because they have always been there. When I first met Andy, he was already recording as a solo artist under the name Curran. Prior to that, the Canadian rock musician was known as the co-lead singer for the famed band, Coney Hatch.
From recognition on television and in the media to award-winning recorded and live performances, Andy went on to form bands like Soho 69 Caramel, and more recently, he’s part of a fascinating new band called, Envy of None, with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson. Envy of None marks Lifeson’s return to music following the tragic passing of legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart.
But, there is another – equally fascinating – side to Andy. He’s also been a part of the music business since the early 2000s. Andy was friends with longtime Rush manager and Anthem Records owner Ray Danniels. Ray is the founder of SRO Management and rose to prominence as the manager for Rush, Extreme, King’s X, Van Halen, The Tea Party, and many more. Andy became the A&R rep for Anthem Records and stayed on – working in various capacities – with Rush and a myriad of other artists. To this day, Andy works with Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson on their product endorsement deals and beyond.
As if that weren’t enough, Andy has composed and performed music for television, sports leagues and more. The party never ends, and his ability to adapt to the times and discover music genres before they attract the mainstream is fascinating.
Enjoy the conversation…