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Versitile, this CD has Rock, Ballads, Blues and one Latino song.
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Contact Michael Hurley

Cue Recording Studio


"IndieRythm Radio and Reviews"

"Shooting the Album Cover"

Hazel River Inn (home of the photo shoot)

"The Band In the Studio"

"My Close Companions"

"The Ranch"

"My Other Life"

"Shados M"

Read about Michael and his love of music.

More History

Michael Hurley has been a musician since the age of 11. He began his career as part of the "Shados M" band at 13 and hasn't stopped playing music since. The "Shados M" put out a single when Michael was only 15. It was a local hit.  At 16 he performed on “The Smokey Valley Boys Show”, a country music TV show that aired weekly. Though he was never into the old style country music he likes a lot of the current country and listens to it on occasion. Michael's roots are rock and while in high school he would travel 60 miles to play six nights a week. His father had to take him since he was too young to drive.

Michael recorded a few more times and had a local hit with “See What I Mean” on the album “Statutory Rock,” named for all of the monuments in Richmond Virginia where he lived at the time. He continued playing in bands and recorded only for himself and friends to listen to never releasing any songs. Recently, Michael decided to take a year off from playing to devote his time to recording a new CD writing new songs as the [project progressed. The result is “Hazel River”, a high energy CD with rock, ballads, a blues song and even a Latino-flavored tune.

He has received a lot of support for the project and is currently in the process of promoting "Hazel River," working with agents, etc. to market the CD. You will find high energy rockers included, but he wanted this CD to be diverse and it is. The instrumentation ranges from high energy electric guitars, to soft Cellos, strings, with a lot of brass to round out this very unique sound. Michael has had several musicians from all over the region participating on this project but he played a big part in it himself. He plays all the drums, piano and sings all the lead on every song. He also sings backup, plays keyboards, congas and guitar on several songs.

The cover was taken from a photo shoot where he took a horse “Nugget” into the Hazel River Restaurant owned by Peter Sogbuchner (a former personal chef to President Reagan) and his wife Karen. Nugget was amazing for over two hours and a real crowd pleaser. The shoot has been in newspapers, and actually on SNY,   a TV station in New York City. He would like to thank all the musicians who drove so many miles to be a part of this project. Every member of this project is really fantastic at what they do.

Michael wrote every song and was the producer for this project. He could not have accomplished “Hazel River” without the extremely talented musicians who played for free and drove long distances to record their individual parts. We hope you will enjoy his music and follow his career here and on radio.

Mike at the barn with Nuggett and guitar

Michael on the Drums

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