& the People Standing Behind Me


11/3/16 - Live performance on Hawaii News Now - Segment 1
11/3/16 - Live performance on Hawaii News Now - Segment 2
6/9/16 - Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival Rocks the Cathedral
11/1/15 - Curt Yagi Trio Perform on KITV4 Hawaii
10/28/15 - Curt Yagi Trio Perform on Hawaii News Now - Segment 1
10/28/15 - Curt Yagi Trio Perform on Hawaii News Now - Segment 2
10/23/15 - San Francisco Singer Songwriter Sets Sights on Oahu
6/11/15 - Five years of soy, five years of joy at Soy and Tofu Fest
11/21/14 - Annie Alley Transformed into a Downtown Gathering Space
11/7/14 - Interview on Q103 Maui
5/28/14 - Velodyne Sponsors June 20 "Funk out with R.O.C.K."
4/18/14 - Interview on Q103 Maui
4/17/14 - Curt Yagi to Tour Maui
12/18/13 - Episode 379 of The SimpleMuzik Podcast: "More with Curt"
12/9/13 - Episode 376 of The SimpleMuzik Podcast: "New Music from Curt"
5/25/13 - Interview on KRON4 News with Jan Wahl
1/9/13 - Writeup in San Francisco Examiner
12/27/12 - Interview by the Los Gatos Patch
12/8/12 - Feature on Music You Don't Have, But Should podcast
10/21/12 - Writeup in Stok3the3fire Media
7/12/12 - Critically Acclaimed Artist to Perform in Pacifica
5/12/12 - Curt Yagi Chosen as Featured Artist on USL Magazine
3/2/12 - Chillin' with Curt Yagi
2/20/12 - Curt Yagi on KGO810 Radio's Finch Files
2/12/12 - Feature on
11/18/11 - RAW San Francisco Musician of the Year
8/14/11 - Curt Yagi Showcased by SF Radio Station
7/3/11 - Indie Artists Alliance and are proud to announce the winners of the Indie Artists Alliance Music Compilation Series 2011
4/20/11 - Local Licks Album Review
4/8/11 - Curt Yagi's new album "Close My Eyes" is a treasure of folk, rock, world & pop influences
3/1/11 - Curt Yagi's Second Album Charismatic, Uplifting
9/3/09 - August Benefit Concert - Island Earth Farmer's Market
8/24/09 - Curt Yagi Interview/Performance on 99.3 The Vine - Part 1
8/24/09 - Curt Yagi Interview/Performance on 99.3 The Vine - Part 2
7/23/09 - Curt Yagi Interview on 99.3 FM KVYN
8/6/08 - San Francisco Bay Guardian - Curt Yagi Voted 2008 Best of the Bay Singer Songwriter

About us

San Francisco based singer songwriter Curt Yagi has been on a tear through the Bay Area music scene. The 2008 Best of the Bay Singer Songwriter (SF Bay Guardian) and RAW San Francisco Musician of the Year had his song "Sweep Me" included on the very popular KFOG Local Scene 8 CD in the Bay Area. Curt and his full band, The People Standing Behind Me, are always-engaging to the crowd and bring a blend of upbeat acoustic rock with hints of reggae and ska for an island-inspired sound.

"People keep comparing him to other artists, but I think he just sounds like Curt Yagi, and that is plenty good enough. This is one excellent singer and songwriter." - Ben Fong-Torres, former Senior Editor, Rolling Stone

"Hearing one of Curt Yagi's original songs from his Close My Eyes (March 2011) album for the first time is like going for a walk in the woods and finding a unicorn." - S. Lee - Goldsea

"I've played through this CD quite a few times and each time I play through it I'm more and more impressed with how well Curt's musicianship, writing, and arrangements have progressed." - Mike Cavanaugh, All Access Magazine  

Multi-instrumentalist Curt Yagi has been making the rounds at local venues, strumming with the swagger of Lenny Kravitz and the lyrical prowess of Jack Johnson. - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A talented songwriter who sings -- like Kenny Loggins." - San Francisco Chronicle


Band members who have performed/recorded with Curt

Drums - Adam Grant, Kevin Coleman, Jesse Van Hiller, Larry the O, Mike Vondran
Bass Guitar - Kitt Thompson, Rob "Bass" Bassinette, John Hansen, John Bartlett
Percussion - Dirk Dieter, Adam Grant, Kevin Coleman
Keyboard - Boris Burtin, Jordan Glasgow
Lead Guitar - Matt Heulitt, Bryan Weinberg, James Jarrett, Rob Bernard
Saxaphone - Ben Doitel, Marty Izenson
Trumpet - John Halbleib, Lester Carnegie, Tim Root, Jesse Mathews
Trombone - CJ Posner, Tom Kyrimis, Charlie Wilson
Backing Vocals - Kimiko Joy, Dominique Fredregill, Kristin Hansen, Melody David

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