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.
January 2016 saw Matt reach the top ten of “A Step Forward” Christian music chart and since then he has featured on radio shows and a variety of different gigs ranging from festivals to pub concerts and Church events.
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 earlier this year. 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. you can hear some tracks on the music section of the site.
Matt continues to strive forward to share real music for real people. 2017 has seen Matt play a variety of live performances across the country, from the Exposure Music awards™ tour through to exciting grass roots festivals KingsStock and Wigan Live. Venues Matt has performed at include; The Dublin Castle Camden, The Fleece Bristol, Brewery Blues Cirencester, Chaplins Cellar Bar Bournemouth and many more!
Feature Image Courtesy of David Chinery, Rock Regeneration