About curl

Active on Vancouver Island since 2005, CURL has been featured multiple times at:

  • Victoria’s Blues Bash
  • Nanaimo's Summertime Blues Festival
  • Chemainus Blues Festival
  • Victoria television station, CHEK TV (2013)
  • the world-famous Butchart Gardens
  • the Esquimalt Ribfest
  • Victoria’s Dragonboat Festival

CURL, from Victoria, BC, is Helen Davies (vocals, guitar), Susan Johnson (bass), Dee Cooper (keyboards), as well as featured guitarist Jazz Fouladianpour and drummer Andy Okell.

Helen Davies: Known for her powerful, evocative vocals and an energetic stage presence, Helen is a Victoria fixture and former member of classic rock band Rukus, eight-piece R&B band, Davy’s Gang and blues-rock quartet Canadian Bandwagon.

Susan Johnson: Flawless timing is key to Susan’s bass playing. A long-time blues fan, she is a former member of pop band, The Voodoo Slaves and an on-call bass player for the Bill Johnson Blues Band.

Dee Cooper: An alumni of jazz fusion group Spaces, which toured Ontario playing original music, in Victoria keyboardist Dee she has played with bands Loose Change, AMP'D and currently with jazz band nfuze.


Jazz Fouladianpour: is known for his precise playing and complex, jazz-infused guitar licks. He has worked locally with a variety of Victoria bands, including funk band Chew Toy and Motown band SoulSonix.

Andy Okell: Andy started playing drums professionally in 1978 in Alberta, traveling with dozens of bands and performing all types of music. A jazz lover, he is a founding member of jazz fusion band nfuze.