Greens Keepers

Greens Keepers

Greenskeepers was founded in 1999 by childhood friends James Curd and Nick Maurer who grew up together in Chicago. Their first release was "Whats Your Man Got To Do WIth Gan" on Classic Records. The stand out song on the EP was "Low and Sweet" which was named one of the "Festive Fifty by the late British DJ John Peel.

In early 2001 Nick and James went in the studio together to record the single "Should I Sing Like This?" which became an international club hit. After its success, Nick moved to Germany and James collaborated with many other artists who shared his love of electronic music. This included keyboard player Mark Share, who had three of his songs featured on the debut Greenskeepers album "The Ziggy Franklin Radio Show". Mark became a full member in 2004 and brought his bass playing friend Coban Rudish on board.

The three went in the studio to work on their second album "Pleetch". Pleetch was released by Classic records in the U.K and OM records in the United States. It featured guest vocalists and included Nick Maurer on two of the songs that he created with the new band on a week long studio trip to Chicago. Pleetch was greatly received across the music world. The song "Lotion", inspired by the cult figure Buffalo Bill from the film The Silence of the Lambs was an underground hit. James cut a video using the original film footage and uploaded it online. In less than two weeks the "Lotion music Video" had been downloaded over one million times. Pleetch also had commercial success by licensing songs to T.V and film. "Lotion"," Back In the Wild", and "You Don't Know Me" were all featured on the prime time show "Greys Anatomy". "Slippin" was featured on C.S.I Miami and "Keep It Down" was featured on "Point Pleasant".

With a new album, they began touring. This included dates in Scotland and Jerusalem, to Los Angeles. They toured as a three piece band for all of 2004 and then Nick moved back to Chicago to rejoin the Greenskeepers and debuted the full four piece band at Miami music conference in 2005. Billboard called it the stand out performance of the conference.

The four Greenskeepers then began working in the studio again. The result of this was the two disc album "Polo Club" released on OM. "Polo Club" was given amazing reviews and full marks in magazines around the world. Their version of "I Want A New Drug," which pays overt homage to Nine Inch Nails' song "Closer," was featured in the film "What Happens In Vegas". The band began touring again at some of the most respected clubs and festivals around the world. This included Park life in Australia, T In the Park in Scotland, Fabric in London, Avalon in LA, Electric Daisy in Ireland and SXSW in the States. Rockstar games contacted James with a request to feature a song on their game "Grand Theft Auto 4", which resulted in the song "Vagabond". It was made by Mark, James, Nick and singer JDub. Rockstar received the song so well that they used it for their worldwide T.V. ad campaign.

It was at this time in 2008 that the Greenskeepers name transformed to represent James as a solo artist and his collaborations with other musicians, just as it had done in the past. A new Greenskeepers album is set to be released on Om and One Love entitled "Live Like You Want To Live"


Greens Keepers Discography Tracks


Greens Keepers Present The Ziggy Franklen Radio Show (Album) Classic UK 2003 Sell This Version
Greenskeepers* Pleetch (Album) Classic UK 2004 Sell This Version
OM432 Greens Keepers Live Like You Wanna Live(CD, Album) Om Records OM432 US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

STA 002 Greens Keepers High Trajectory(12") Static Records STA 002 US 1999 Sell This Version
STA 003 Greens Keepers & Atjazz Greens Keepers & Atjazz - Extra Spin(12") Static Records STA 003 US 2000 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers vs James Curd Greens Keepers vs James Curd - Gan Overboard Farris Wheel Limited US 2001 Sell This Version
Kailash-002 Greens Keepers & Stacy Kidd Greens Keepers & Stacy Kidd - And I Am(12") Kailash Kailash-002 France 2001 Sell This Version
CMC59 Greens Keepers What's Your Man Got To Do With Gan?(12") Classic CMC59 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Greenskeepers* Gan Slam Moody Recordings US 2002 Sell This Version
CMC42 Greens Keepers Should I Sing Like This(12") Classic CMC42 UK 2002 Sell This Version
GS 001 Green Keepers* / Mike Dixon Green Keepers* / Mike Dixon - Dra Gan(12") G-Swing GS 001 France 2002 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers Mesopotamian Classic UK 2003 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers Gee Swing Record G-Swing France 2003 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers Featuring Colette Greens Keepers Featuring Colette - Keep It Down Classic UK 2004 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers Super Gan Jackin' The Box US 2004 Sell This Version
GKM 011 Greenskeepers* Go (Remixes Volume 1)(12") Greenskeepers Music GKM 011 US 2004 Sell This Version
CMC12 Greenskeepers* Filipino Phil(12") Classic CMC12 UK 2004 Sell This Version
MTF006 Greenskeepers* Auction Song(12") Mouthful Music Chicago MTF006 US 2004 Sell This Version
GKM 010 Greens Keepers Right On / Go / Burning / Forget Mine(12") Greenskeepers Music GKM 010 US 2004 Sell This Version
Greenskeepers* Man In The House (Maxi) OM Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Greens Keepers Toy Land EP (EP) Vista Recordings US 2005 Sell This Version
GKM 015 Greens Keepers On The Line (Remixes)(12") Greenskeepers Music GKM 015 US 2005 Sell This Version
EQCDS002 Greenskeepers* Lotion(CD, Single) EQ Recordings EQCDS002 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
GKM 014 Greens Keepers Go (Remixes Volume 2)(12") Greenskeepers Music GKM 014 US 2005 Sell This Version
GKM 013 Greens Keepers On The Line / I Like Your Style / Bustabird(12") Greenskeepers Music GKM 013 France 2005 Sell This Version