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Curt Bisquera...
Curt Bisquera was born in Santa Maria,California. Kirkee B, as his friends and colleagues know him, began playing drums at age 3 and by the time he entered grade school, his Mom, a Jazz pianist and B3 player, had him playing in jazz clubs on weekends. Self-taught at first, Curt formed various bands with friends and played professionally, even at an early age. Shortly after finishing High School, he ventured south, ending up as a student in the inception of Hollywood’s P.I.T., known now as Musician’s Institute.

During those early days at M.I., Curt’s teacher’s included Joe Porcaro, Ed Roscetti and Joe Brancato. It was at M.I. where he met Jeff Porcaro, who later became one of his main influences. Curt ended up leaving school a few months early, when he got wind of an audition for Morris Day & The Time and ended up getting the gig. This was to be his first official, big-time tour, at age 19. After 2 tours with Morris Day, he went on to work with other R&B artists including Shalamar, Sheena Easton, Pebbles and then in 1990, got hired for his first, big Rock tour, with The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle. During his time with Carlisle, producer Don Was got wind of Curt and hired him for his first session. His first session was, needless to say, a home run – Bonnie Raitt’s “Luck Of The Draw”. Bonnie’s single, “Something To Talk About”, became a huge hit, won her a Grammy and launched Curt Bisquera into the major leagues of session drummers. He was also the featured drummer/programmer for the 1st Seal CD,featuring “Crazy”,”Future Love Paradise” and “Show Me”.

Toto’s Jeff Porcaro began recommending him for work shortly thereafter. What followed were a string of hit records featuring Curt’s drumming, including Paula Abdul’s “Spellbound”, Public Image’s “That What Is Not”, Leonard Cohen’s “Tower Of Song” and Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You”. He also became busy in the film session scene, working on soundtracks for “She’s The One”, “The Craft”, “The Bourne Supremacy” and the most recent “Despicable Me”.

Two other music icons that found Kirkee B’s groove to their liking was Rock legend Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John. Curt performed on Jagger’s “Wandering Spirit” CD and Sir Elton Johns’s “Duets” and his live DVD entitiled ”One Night Only - Live from Madison Square Garden”. After Jagger and Elton, Curt continued increasing his collection of iconic credits. Just a few of the artists he’s worked with include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Queen Latifah, Johnny Cash, The Dixie Chicks, k.d. lang, Alison Krauss, Etta James, John Fogerty, Lionel Richie, Ricky Martin, Josh Groban, Boz Scaggs, Tina Turner, Nelly Furtado, Spice Girls, James Taylor, Dave Stewart, The B52’s and Joni Mitchell, Seal, Crunchy Robots...and many more.

Curt is currently on tour with Sarah McLachlan and has also released a solo CD entitled, “C.M.B” (Consciousness-Mindfulness-Beauty), featured on iTunes, CD Baby and Omstream.com.















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performed with:

Elton John
Mick Jagger
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Celine Dion
Morris Day & The Time
Queen Latifah
Johnny Cash
Carl Perkins
The Dixie Chicks
Taylor Hicks
Clint Black
Alison Krauss
Little Richard
Etta James
Tony Joe White
John Fogerty
RocknRon
Tanya Tucker
Billy Joel
Lionel Richie
Johnny Mathis
Ricky Martin
Josh Groban
Julieta Venegas
Chocolate Genius
Seal
Eros Ramazzotti
Laura Pausini
Nek
Johnny Hallyday
Veronique Sanson
Kelli Ali
Andy Fraser
Paula Abdul
All Saints
Shaznay Lewis
Greg Alexander
Breanna Lyn
Bisquera Bros.
Bonnie Raitt
Boz Scaggs
Dexter Freebish
Kiff Gallagher
Joss Stone
Tina Turner
Destiny’s Child
Nelly Furtado
Blaque
Donny Osmond
Chaka Khan
Shelby Lynne
Desmond Child
Dave Koz
Aaron Hall
Chris Isaak
Bryan Adams
Shawn Mullins
Christopher Cross
Shelby Lynne
Jeff Lorber
Spice Girls
Mel C.
Geri Halliwell
Emma Bunton
Warren Hill
Was (Not Was)
LuLu
Andrew “Dice” Clay
Cybill Shepherd
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P.I.L.
John Lydon
The Indians
DJ Angelique
Joe Henry
James Taylor
Mary J. Blige
Anastacia
Ronan Keating
Paul Young
Pebbles
Shalamar
Sheena Easton
Terence Trent D’Arby
Ray Parker Jr.
Huey Lewis
Milla Jovavich
Eddi Reader
Billy Joe Walker
Nathan Cavaleri Band
Chyna Phillips
Belinda Carlisle
Susanna Hoffs
Leonard Cohen
Taylor Dayne
Dave Stewart
Jessica Riddle
Heather Sullivan
Krystal
Trey Parker & Matt Stone (the creators of “South Park”) D.V.D.A.
The B52’s
Jeffery Osborne
KiKi Dee
Tammy Wynette
Crunchy Robots
Poo

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