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|Instruments||Vocal, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums|
|Years active||1979 – present|
|Associated acts||Sheriff, Alias, Zion|
Curci has a multi-octave vocal range and holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Note Held in a pop song, for 30 seconds, timed and submitted by University of Houston, for the ending note of "When I'm With You."[not specific enough to verify]
BMI presented Curci with the Million-airs award for "More Than Words Can Say." According to BMI’s web site, only 1,500 songs have achieved Million-air status (one million air plays) among the 4.5 million songs by 300,000 BMI represented artists. One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay.
In January 2009, Alias announced the release of their long delayed second album. This album titled Never Say Never sat unreleased for 18 years. The second album was recorded in 1992 to follow Alias's debut album, but it was never released due to the rapidly evolving music scene of that time where Grunge was the new rage and metal was out. A few of the songs from this “lost” album were re-recorded and appeared on Curci’s solo album Dreamer’s Road, but the rest remained unreleased. Some live performances are expected in 2009 in support of this new album release, but tour dates and band member lineup are yet to be announced.
Of Italian descent, Curci grew up in Toronto, Canada. At an early age Curci listened mostly to classical opera music. He started listening to Black Sabbath and other rock music in his teenage years. Aside from opera music, some of Curci's musical influences were Lou Gramm of Foreigner and Tom Johnston of the The Doobie Brothers.
As a Billboard top 10 hit songwriter, Curci co-wrote with his Sheriff and Alias bandmate Steve DeMarchi the #2 hit song "More Than Words Can Say", and the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #18 hit song “Haunted Heart." He also co-wrote most of the songs on the Alias album, his solo album Dreamer’s Road and the Zion album.
Curci is also a songwriter for the motion picture industry. In 2007, Curci’s songs were featured in several episodes of Army Wives, the most-watched series premiere in the 23 year history of the Lifetime Network. Curci was the primary composer for the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (2000–2001), and also wrote the title theme.
In addition to DeMarchi, accomplished writers Curci has collaborated with include Brett Walker; Jeff Paris; Romina Arena; Jason Hook; his wife, Lara Cody; F. Grossi; Donny Hackett and Douglas Vallance.
- 1982 Sheriff (self-titled album), Capitol Records
- 1990 Alias (self-titled album), EMI
- 1990 Haunted Heart EP, EMI
- 1991 Waiting For Love EP, EMI
- 1992 Perfect World EP, EMI
- 2009 Never Say Never
- 1994 Dreamer's Road, EMI Music Canada
- 2000 Then and Now, Frontiers (Italy)
- 2006 Zion, Frontiers Records
Who's Your Daddy!
- 2010 Who's Your Daddy! WYD Records Acappella with Attitude
Singles with Alias
|Year||Song||US Hot 100||US MSR||US A.C.||UK Singles||Album|
|1990||"More Than Words Can Say"||2||-||5||-||Alias|
|1991||"Waiting for Love"||13||-||17||87|
|1991||"Perfect World"||90||-||-||-||Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Soundtrack|
- 1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Soundtrack: Performer / Producer “Perfect World”
- 1999 Two Guys and a Girl and a Pizza Place : Au Revoir Pizza Place (#3.2) Primary Composer
- 1999 Two Guys and a Girl and a Pizza Place (#3.4) Primary Composer
- 2006 Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Live
- 2007 Army Wives: After Birth (#1.2) TV Episode [Soundtrack] Songwriter / Performer: “Whatcha Tryin’ To Do” and “Echoes in the Darkness”
- 2007 Army Wives: Independence Day (#1.5) TV Episode [Soundtrack] Songwriter / Performer: “Home”
- 2007 Army Wives: Only The Lonely (#1.8) TV Episode [Soundtrack] Songwriter / Performer “Crazy Day” and “Carrie”
- "Longest Note Held in a pop song", Guinness World Records, www.guinnessworldrecords.com
- More information can be found at the official ALIAS myspace profile.
- Information about Curci, mindspring.com
- Video interview of Freddy Curci, www.freddycurci.com.
- http://www.whosyourdaddymusic.com www.whosyourdaddymusic.com
- Freddy Curci interview, Strutter Magazine
- "Billboard". Billboard Hot 100 airplay and sales charts. Retrieved 2006-06-11
- Feldman, Christopher (2000). The Billboard Book of Number Two Hits. ISBN 0-8230-7695-4
- BMI Website
- Sheriff Album review, written by Robert Lunte, author of Four Pillars of Singing, Amazon.com
- IMDB page for Freddy Curci
- A Freddy Curci Telephone Interview, www.melodicrock.com