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Kurt Michaels and Alain to visit Midday with K

March 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Kurt Michaels and Alain will visit Midday with K this Wednesday at 4:30pm CST on Chicago’s WIIT 88.9FM streaming live at radio.iit.edu

Kurt Michaels Continuum
Formed in 2012 as the live band for touring veteran and singer/songwriter Kurt Michaels, whose career has included performances with legendary artists like The Platters,  Drifters, Coasters, Marvelettes, Temptations, Bobby Vinton, Fabian, Wolfman Jack, Otis Day (from Animal House) Spencer Davis, Joey Molland (Badfinger), Ray Graffia-Ronnie Rice & Bruce Gordon (New Colony Six) and appeared on shows that included Chris Squire & Alan White of Yes (Syn tour), Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering), Frankie Avalon, Jimy Sohns (Shadows of Knight), Cryan Shames, Tiles and Hershel Dwellingham (Weather Report) and others!

Inner Worlds part one – 2003 studio recording of instrumental electronic musical soundscapes
Outer Worlds (live) – 2007 compilation of live soundscape performances from 2003 thru 2007
Soaring Back To Earth – 2011 studio recording featuring Yes alumnae: Billy Sherwood,  Michael Sherwood & Tom Brislin

Band members:
Jim Gully – keyboards & vocals
Bruce Gordon – bass
Jeff Sandler – drums & percussion
Wynn Kanten – acoustic guitar & bass
Alain Quinn – vocals

2013 Highlights
Included performances with Ray Graffia & Ronnie Rice (New Colony Six), Jimy Sohns’ Birthday Bash (Shadows of Knight) and Cryan Shames, live podcast interview and performance for Chicago Acoustic Underground, live performances and interviews on John Rose’s Hidden Treasures of Rock & Roll on UIC Radio and the Midday with K show on WIIT

Continuum bass player Bruce Gordon has toured extensively with Chicago legends: New Colony Six, The American Breed and Shadows of Knight amongst others.

Alain Quinn, the newest addition to the band is an accomplished singer/songwriter in her own right who has released a couple of critically acclaimed CDs, and is about to release her third: “Paradise” which will have an accompanying DVD. She has also begun recording a jazz record, produced and engineered by Elliot Scheiner, reknowned mixer/engineer for Steely Dan, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and others. Her writing has attracted attention worldwide and she currently has a single recorded by LRS “Living 4 A Dream” that is charting in Europe.

Upcoming shows for Continuum include:
Sunday March 30th 2014 – semi unplugged 8pm show at Uncommon Ground on Clark w Mark Sotira opening

Saturday April 12th 2014 – opening for Moody Blues and Paul McCartney/Wings legend Denny Laine at Reggie’s

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