Mickey Curry


Mickey Curry
Mickey Curry
Birth name Michael Timothy Curry
Born June 10, 1956 (1956-06-10) (age 55)
Origin New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupations Drummer
Instruments Drums, backing vocals
Years active 1973–present
Associated acts Bryan Adams, Hall & Oates, The Fontanas

Michael Timothy Curry (born 10 June 1956) is an American drummer. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with the singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, although he has also worked with Hall & Oates, Cher, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sam Phillips, Tom Waits, The Cult, Steve Jones and other musicians.

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Early life

Mickey Curry was born in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.. He started playing drums at 11 when he had lessons at school with a man named Nick Forte.[1] When he was 13, he and two of his brothers formed a band called The Rack. When he was 17, he joined the Scratch Band in Connecticut.[2]

Early career

He played in many local bands in Connecticut until around 1980, when he started working in studios in New York. While working in Manhattan, he joined a band called Tom Dickie and the Desires. They were managed by Tommy Mottola who also managed Hall & Oates. Impressed by Curry's work, Mottola asked him to record with Hall & Oates on their album Private Eyes.[2]

Bryan Adams

Around the same time he was working with Hall & Oates, Curry met producer Bob Clearmountain who had just begun working with a young Bryan Adams. Soon after this, Curry was playing on Adams' second album, You Want It You Got It. It was at this time that Curry started gaining prominence. He toured with Hall & Oates for several years and recorded with many successful artists. Curry toured with Hall & Oates until 1986 at which time he began touring full time with Bryan Adams. It is with Adams that Curry has achieved most of his success and fame and still tours full time with him today. Curry appears on almost all of Adams' albums.[2]

Personal life

He is married to his high school sweetheart Susan and they live in southern Connecticut, where both were born and raised, and maintain, in Curry's words, 'a ridiculously low-key, non-rock 'n' roll lifestyle that involves a lot of baseball games and riding my lawn tractor.'

Musical style and preferences

References

  1. ^ "Mickey Curry". Drummerworld. 1956-06-10. http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Mickey_Curry.html. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio Section". Mickeycurry.com. 2009-09-04. http://www.mickeycurry.com/. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 

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