Born in the heart of a dormant volcano, musician Timothy Hurley grew up in a musical household in Rossland, BC. His music is a fusion of soul, roots and, reggae and is inspired both by his Caribbean and British roots, and musical influences like Neil Young, the Beatles and Bob Marley. “Crafty, catchy, soulful and definitely road trip ready,” Tariq Hussain, member of Vancouver band Brasstronaut, says of Hurley's new album.
Hurley released his first solo album—June—September 30 2016.
Hurley plays rhythm guitar and sings on the five-song EP, which is being produced by Maverick Blue, a.k.a. Darryl Taylor, award winning composer, producer, and singer/songwriter. Also producing and co-writing a track on June, is Jonathan Fluevog, talented producer, musician, manager, promoter, and, documentarian. “The album is reflective and it takes you back, makes you long for home,” says Maverick Blue. The music is best described as Americana—a mix of pop, rock and country—but with a very Canadian flavour. A number of guest musicians join Hurley on the tracks, including Maverick Blue, guitarist Tavis Stanley from Art of Dying, Shawn Martin, Jonathan Fluevog, Rob Hamilton (KOS), Daryl Hayvers (Colin James), and Janet and Nancy Bourchier on backing vocals.
This is Hurley's third time in the studio, having previously recorded two albums as frontman of Vancouver band Ross Vegas, named after his home town. Their second album Flow was released in 2005 and their initial EP The Red Light EP was released in 2003. The band also opened for two-time Juno award winner Dan Mangan in Vancouver in 2006.