Matt JR Hurley Biography
“Artist Matt Hurley writes Honest, Vulnerable, Engaging music about your Life & Love with Soulful Direct Lyrics, which reach you in a way most modern music Cannot.” Dean G. Hill, Director of Exposure Music Awards® / Raven Black Music®
“The lyrics are honest, simple and effective with a positive message which is easy for all to understand.” David Chinery, Rock Regeneration
A musical “Journey-Maker” who brings an honest and refreshing take on the classic singer/songwriter acoustic scene. With vulnerable vocal melodies and soulful guitar playing, Matt JR Hurley brings a vision of hope and a passion to bless through the music he creates.
At the end of June 2016 Matt released his debut EP ‘Raising Questions.’ Exploring the big questions of love, life and why through the eyes of Faith, Matt explores the depth and meaning to a persons life through their struggles. Thoughtful lyrics are set to a variety of different melodies that allow the listener to engage and relate to facing challenges and struggles within life. Within this EP Matt includes his debut Single, ‘Pebbles’ released in early 2016. This track looks at the themes of bereavement and loss, set to a background of etherial string melodies and a crescendo that allows us to hope for something better than the now.
Matt continues to strive forward to share real music for real people. Having Moved to Bristol in 2017 Matt has been playing a variety of different shows across the grassroots scene in south central Britain. As well as this Matt has been the opener on the Exposure Music Awards Winners Tour 2017 and carries this fine form into the 2017 festival season. If you enjoy heartfelt acoustic music with a story to tell, you will love Matt JR Hurley.