Bill Curtis & the Fatback Band

The following is the latest newsletter from Bill Curtis (of the Fatback Band). It is being shared with his permission. Some great things going on here – including the Fatback Band in the UK & Europe!


This is my kind of weather…”Summertime,” “Girl watching time”…the butts are hanging Baby!! I haven’t loss my eye for those big leg girls and when you lose that you might as well hang it up.

I hope you go out this summer and hear some good music, whatever your taste may be. The experiences of being at a live performance are one of a life time and you’ll never forget them. I still recall my first live dance! We didn’t have concerts in my days they were called “dances”. The band was Buddy Johnson’s Big Band and the music was dance music. Don’t ask me what kind of music is dance music. To me all music is dance music! Blacks have been dancing to all kinds of music since the beginning of time. I don’t know exactly when they started breaking music down in categories. To me it’s just music. Music is music and it’s all dance music. Those experiences of losing yourself and letting the music take you there. “There” is anywhere you want to be! Music has that power and once you’ve had that experience…you’ll never forget it! Wow, the magic of music.

Fatback Band will be coming to UK London on two dates:

November 17th 2012 at The Coronet – 28 New Kent Road, London SE1, 6tj – Show Time: 9:00 pm – Occasion: Celebrity Street Sound Records 30th Anniversary

This will be our first time back in the UK since 2009 and we’re looking forward hanging out with old friends and making new ones.

November 18th 2012 we will be headed to Newcastle:

Hoochie Coochie – 54 Pilgrim St up on Tyne NE 1 6sf. This is my friend Warren Thomson’s Hoochie Coochie Luxury Bar, very intimate and funky. I love playing in small rooms. If you can, catch us…Ph: 0191 222 0130 or Email:

We’re still putting together our Europe tour. Dates are still open. Now is the best time to book…around these dates. You can contact me via email at or call me 910 476 6007 . Let’s see if we can make it happen.

I will be telling you more about these dates as time draws near, especially the Street Sounds gig!!! That’s the exciting one! They are meshing different genres all together in one big live show…Electro/Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz Funk with Dj’s and somewhere in there, they throw in a little “Fatback”!

Places on the internet you can find Fatback Band music

For the albums back in the days:
• Ace Records

For all the new music “Bill Curtis and Friends w/The Fatback Band”:
• iTunes
• Reverb Nation
• YouTube


(c) July 2012 Bonnie Cehovet

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