Stephen Curto

One Man Band from Redondo Beach, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$100 - $200 per set
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AWARDS:
Twice honored as GIGMASTERS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
also twice honored as BEST IN ONE MAN BAND CATAGORY
Over 75 perfect "5-Star Reviews"

Have you ever wanted the “class & talent” of a live music performance and yet also wanted the high powered, dance atmosphere of a DJ at your event too? Well look no further, you can have the best of both worlds!

Stephen Curto is the #1, One-Man Band performer on the Gigmasters site. With over 75 satisfied clients giving perfect 5-star ratings, it is easy to see that this versatile performer fits in every venue, from modest backyard parties, to complete Wedding/Reception event coordination, and high powered corporate events. Here is what Stephen has to say about himself...

Hi!

My name is Steve Curto and I am a Keyboard/Vocalist/Pianist/DJ, professionally performing since 1975. Currently I perform as a “One Man Band”, solo keyboard/vocalist, using only the very best, studio recorded, live musician, full band arrangements that I sing and play along to.

That means you hear the full sound of drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings, background vocals-whatever the original song had, I stay as true to the original sound as possible. (if your not already reading this on the site, check out the audio and video examples on my profile page at http://*******.***

My influences are what I love to play, namely 60's, 70's, 80's Classic rock, Pop, R&B, Oldies, Jazz, Country, and Dance music, (in the likes of James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Who, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, Train, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Boz Scaggs, America, Kenny Loggins etc.. ) This makes my show a perfect fit for a wide variety of engagements from easy listening dinner sets to high energy rock, up tempo dance sets, and everything in between. I can even blast into the past with music from the 1950's & 60's eras, perfect for Anniversary engagements and the like.

I can also move in and out of “DJ mode” from my live performances for a unique and energetic performance. So you can start the night out with cool classic rock, and then I can move into spinning the most contemporary and current radio and spotify tracks which always fills the dance floor. I accommodate all requests and even have an auxiliary cable so anyone with songs on their phone can hear that special song. You can also contact me prior to your event with a request list of styles and/or specific songs you want, and if I am not perfectly suited to do a one man band arrangement, I can still include it on the breaks, meaning you always get exactly the songs that you are looking forward to.

I always work within the atmosphere that YOU want to create. (take a look at my set-list of over 160 songs). I can perform strictly instrumental "acoustic" piano music for more traditional events (i.e. Anniversaries, Private Celebrations, Receptions, Seasonal or Corporate Events...) and for weddings, I can handle every step of the music from the ceremony (recorded or performed, classic or contemporary) through the cocktail/picture hour time, and the dinner/reception, as well as handling all the Master of Ceremony Duties or working along side your MC. As a bonus, I play "DJ" in between my live sets, with a selection of over 10,000 songs in every style of music, to keep the entertainment going at the highest level.

My equipment and PA is absolutely state of the art, so what you hear is extremely high quality. (I usually play in stereo for killer sound) Lighting, fog, etc can always be added on request. The best way to know about my performance is to take a look at the feedback I have received over the last 7 years, over 75 reviews, all perfect “5 star” reviews, and see video and hear sample audio of my songs.

Finally, I am a fun, personable, easy going guy, with TONS of experience, and absolutely love to play. Thanks for your consideration of me, and I really look forward to working with you, please don't hesitate to call as I am very flexible.
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2011 - Top One Man Band
2010 - Top One Man Band

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Honestly, no one could have done a better job. Steve adapted to every change, request and challenge with such ease and good humor. This was a very tough gig----from Bach to Salsa, live vocals to DJ----from 3 hours to 8. Thank heavens he knew what he was doing, because we most surely did not have a clue. He actually got us through this wedding, dinner and reception and made it look easy. THANK YOU, STEVE, FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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Steve Curto was a fabulous one band at our wedding. He was thoroughly professional, accommodating, organized and had a beautiful voice. He seamlessly integrated his personal playing the keyboards-synthesizer and singing with our favorite CD selections. He was extraordinarily responsive to our,musical needs, even to rehearsing a piece he was not familiar with in order to accompany me while I played a special song to my new wife on the trumpet. I cannot praise him too highly because he was magnificent, much better than I ever expected. Anyone would be extremely lucky to have him perform at their function. He deserves to be at the top of your list.

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Stephen Curto's talent is excellent. I would hire him again in a heart beat. Stephen is very professional and what I liked most about him was how accomodating he was from the first contact to the last. Rarely do you find talent and niceness in a person. Anyone who hires Stephen will not be disappointed in him or his talent. Thank you Stephen for making this event less painful for me. Those who did not make it missed a treat. If I ever do another, you are the man. God Bless! Luisa Productions

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2018
Dec
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Birthday Party (Adult)
Long Beach, CA
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
2018
Jun
10
Community Event
Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Dimas, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
May
19
Wedding
Beverly Hills, CA
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2017
Dec
31
Celebration
Irvine, CA
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2017
Dec
16
Christmas Party
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Anniversary Party
Tustin, CA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Starting at $500
I'm Not in Love
10CC
Makin' Whoopie
50's
Baker Street
Al Stewart
Ramblin Man
Allman Brothers Band
Horse With No Name
America
Ventura Highway
America
Moon River
Andy Williams
So Into You
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Spooky
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Feel Like Makin Love
Bad Company
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Oldies Singer
60's Hits One Man Band
70's Hits One Man Band
80's Hits One Man Band
Country One Man Band
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Please note Stephen Curto will also travel to Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Carson, Harbor City, Lomita, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Compton, Culver City, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Willowbrook, Wilmington, Long Beach, Venice, Lynwood, Huntington Park, Santa Monica, South Gate, Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Paramount.
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