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Kurve / Bio

Inspired by international and underground progressive music that draws from the 60's, 70's, 80's, through the 21st century. From high energy to sentimental and reflective, our eclectic music represents our journey. Purely original collaborational work utilizing the intuitive and magical guitar work of Bo X. Sharp combined with the emotional keyboards and engineering of Michael Putnam . Coincidentally, both of us were born in Southern California (some urban roots here) and both have family in the entertainment industry. As a Navy and Army veteran (disabled now) this enabled me to travel and live across the United States, and the world.

<Insight Alert> Conversely, we're somewhat reclusive, eccentric, grumpy, mildly despotic, occasionally lethargic, definitively psychopathic; given to occasions of unexplained euphoria, depression, and musings on the origins of weather.

The music you'll find here is representative of the start of our half way point, bottom songs are the earliest, top songs, approximately, our latest. Some of the songs represented are either collaborational with Bolen Sharp or solo efforts by Michael.

<Telling it is like it is> We used Steinberg CUBASE 7.5 (with HALion) but have converted over to MAC based Logic Pro X., and we are still using Spectrasonics(TM) (OMNISPHERE 2/TRILIAN/STYLUS), u-he (Zebra2, ZebraHZ, DIVA) and Sony Acid Loops; Roland, Yamaha (past), Allen & Heath, and Digitech interfaces; Ibanez guitars, Blue and Sennheiser mics, Adam and Focal studio monitors, Grado and Sennheiser headphones, and Novation and M-Audio keyboards. Very soon, we will venture into the world of videography, lots of great high tech stuff to choreograph and add more drama to the experience.

<How Did We Do This> Courage to make a lot of mistakes, grow, and to know there is music that wants to breathe outside of our minds, bodies, and ego. If you think the beautiful creations you have made are accidental, you might want to re-think your definition of inspiration. We taught ourselves how to play, record, and engineer everything that are on these tracks.

Learn to live your life day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment , NOW is the gift. For Peace, for Forgiveness,To God we give thanks. Soren Kierkegaard

My brother David gave me the gift to understand the power of horns, he loved Herb Albert, my sister Sheri loved the folk/blues/rock of Led Zeppelin and Stevie Nicks. My father loved Tchaikovsky Rimsky-Korsakov, and Dvorák, and my mother loved Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Beatles, and Patrick O'Hearn. And, of course, living in Chicago during the Motown years, heh, gets in your blood. --Michael--

P.S. I was informed that the name Kurve has a pretty negative meaning in Eastern Europe. We intended our name to be associated with the word Curve, as in "to bend". Light bends. Our apologies if anyone was offended.

All music on this web page is the sole property of Kurve and Hidden Sky Studio, and any reproduction for resale, or use in other media,,without the expressed consent of the aforementioned parties, is forbidden by International copyright laws.

General Info

Band Members
Michael Putnam/Keyboards and Rythem Guitar, Bolen Sharp/Lead Guitar and various instruments
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Instrumental / Progressive Rock/ Fusion / Blue Groove / Neo-Western Chill

Contact Info

Sheridan, WY

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