Oakland based singer songwriter Curt Yagi was voted Best of the Bay Singer Songwriter (SF Bay Guardian) and RAW SF Musician of the Year had his song "Sweep Me" included on the very popular KFOG Local Scene 8 CD in the Bay Area. His songs are delivered in an inimitable and endearingly charismatic persona the SFBG describes as the swagger of Lenny Kravitz and the lyrical prowess of Jack Johnson, and The San Francisco Chronicle called Yagi a talented songwriter who sings -- like Kenny Loggins.
A laid back, island-vibe song to make you feel reassured about life. Definitely cool and unhurried, it just plays its part as a feel good tune with sweet backing harmonies and all the flavour of a rum cocktail. A steady beat, steady guitar rhythms, steady bass - you see where this is going?
A melodic rock song about the meaning of real love. A really sultry opening of male vocals and clean electric guitar in a classic rock ballad style opens up into a rockier chorus with a soft crunch tone. Expect plenty of electric guitar lead work, vocal harmonies and upbeat hooks whilst staying planted and totally in control. Cool mid tempo rocking with a little musical sunshine thrown in.
Indie pop rock track breaking into reggae influenced choruses. You might think it shouldn't work, but the two styles blend seamlessly thanks to the consistency of the relaxed male vocals and instrumentation. Guitar, bass, drums and some sunshine flavours from the organ perk up the song to create an upbeat, toe tapping story about online dating. Cheerful, upbeat and even an organ solo - what more do you want?
Cool paced pop song with a heavy reggae influence. The usual line up of drums, bass and guitar is there, as well as the organ, but what's great here is the horn section, lifting the overall feel to smother this love story with sunshine moods and Caribbean vibes. Upbeat, charming and full of honest loveliness, it's a musical smile.
A smooth pop/reggae crossover song that will transport you to a tropical island with Mai Tai in hand. Luscious male/female harmonies catch the ear instantly, soon followed by slick guitar runs as it settles into a familiar offbeat groove. Guitar solos, clean deep bass, tight drums and an overwhelming spirit of good times and perseverance are its backbone. The happy-go-lucky smile you get is just a bonus.
Fast moving, ska influenced song. A great driving energy sets this up as a really dynamic track featuring change ups between verses and choruses. A really tight powerful rhythm section grounds the piece, the organ lends a gospel vibe of sunshine and how about a trombone solo? Oh yes, it's got it. Add in the super catchy choruses and a message to the world about love, and it's just possible that this has it all.