“There are two types of music: music I like and music I don’t like”. This genre inclusive approach has exposed Curtis Fornadley to a wide variety of music. Distilled over time, these influences have emerged and helped shape his unique musical voice. The primary vehicle of his musical expression is the guitar. Starting with classical guitar at the age of 11, Curtis has spent his life dedicated to learning, creating and pushing the boundaries of the guitar and his music. To the new listener his guitar driven music sounds like Rock but quickly the currents of Jazz, Blues, Surf, and Country can be heard along with the common thread that ties them all together: great melodies, virtuosity, and soulful playing.

In October 2017 Curtis released “Resonance“, his 5th CD release. Since then has released a number of digital singles including his most recent “Moth To the Flame”, released in September 2022.

In 2007, Curtis was one of ten finalists in Guitar Player Magazine‚Äôs “Guitar Superstar Competition.”guitarsuperstar

Curtis is:

  • Curtis Fornadley – guitar and vocals
  • Rob Chismar – drums
  • Joe Villa – bass and vocals


Learn more about Curtis Here: Reviews and Interviews


In 2015 Curtis released the “Tone Wizards” book project, which includes 17 interviews with top guitarists and gear gurus on the quest for the ultimate sound. This book is available in both print and eBook formats.