Mickey Curry
Mickey Curry (2nd from left)
Mickey Curry (2nd from left)
Background information
Birth nameMichael Timothy Curry
Born (1956-06-10) June 10, 1956 (age 66)
OriginNew Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
GenresRock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Drums
Years active1973–present

Michael Timothy Curry (born June 10, 1956) is an American musician. He has collaborated with singer-songwriter Bryan Adams since the early 1980s, but has also worked with Hall & Oates, Cher, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sam Phillips, Tom Waits, Survivor, The Cult and Steve Jones.

Early life

Mickey Curry was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He started playing drums at age 11 under the tutelage of Nick Forte.[1] When he was 13, he and two of his brothers formed a band called The Rack. At age 17, he joined the Scratch Band in Connecticut.[2]

Early career

He played in local bands until around 1980, when he started working[clarification needed] in New York studios. While working in Manhattan, he joined the band Tom Dickie and the Desires, managed by Tommy Mottola, manager of Hall & Oates. Impressed by Curry's work, Mottola asked him to record with Hall & Oates on their album Private Eyes.[2] He subsequently toured with Hall & Oates until 1986.

Bryan Adams

During the period he was playing with Hall & Oates, Curry met producer Bob Clearmountain, who had recently begun working with a young Bryan Adams, and appeared on Adams' second album, You Want It You Got It, and subsequently on nearly all of Adams' subsequent albums. Following his stint with Hall & Oates, Curry began touring full time with Adams.[2]

Other bands

Curry has played for a variety of artists, touring with several of them. In 1987, he was the drummer on Jude Cole's eponymous debut album. In 1988, he served as session drummer for Survivor's album, Too Hot to Sleep. That same year, he joined hard rock band The Cult, performing on their album Sonic Temple, which featured one of the band's most successful and well-known songs, "Fire Woman". In 1989, Curry played drums on the Ian Hunter/Mick Ronson Album YUI Orta, and in 1991, Mickey Curry joined with The Cult again for another album Ceremony.

Collaborations

Musical style and preferences

References

  1. ^ "Mickey Curry". Drummerworld. June 1, 1956. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio Section". Mickeycurry.com. September 4, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2011.