PHIL HURLEY of Gigolo Aunts and Tracy Bonham Band - NEW EP!

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'The Firebird Sessions' EP is a great expanse of the PHIL HURLEY solo sound. His guitar playing and songwriting skills have been strong for decades in groups like Gigolo Aunts, Tracy Bonham band, and Stonehoney, but 'The Firebird Sessions' may be his best release yet.

"'The Firebird Sessions' EP is a great expanse of the Phil Hurley solo sound. His songwriting skills have been strong for decades now with no sign of slowing down. Good music will always find a way." --Indie Band Guru

PHIL HURLEY 'The Firebird Sessions' (Orchard/Subcat)
(On Spotify, Apple Music & other DSPs)

'The Firebird Sessions' is a new five-song EP from American singer/songwriter PHIL HURLEY. After sharing the ball in his previous groups Gigolo Aunts, Stonehoney, and South Austin Moonlighters, Phil has stepped into the spotlight with this release having written, performed, and produced all of the material himself with the help of some trusted friends.

This record was almost lost to history when a hard-drive containing all of the songs crashed, leaving the project in a thousand digital pieces. But like the phoenix rising from the ashes, and featuring the tones of Hurley’s beloved 1966 Gibson Firebird guitar, the EP was reborn.

Singing in rock bands with his brother Steve from the age of eight, Phil Hurley was playing music in upstate New York professionally by the age of fourteen on bass, drums, guitar and vocals. Hurley toured extensively with recording artist Tracy Bonham, then stepped away to participate in the fertile Seattle music scene where he recorded with groups such as Tycoons, Hulabees, Shuggie, Alex Woodard, Miles Hunt (of The Wonder Stuff), Lisa Loeb, and Fountains of Wayne. He then spent a year in the Netherlands before moving to Los Angeles, California and in February 2009, relocated to Austin, Texas, where he toured and played with his country-rock group Stonehoney.

Hurley’s biggest commercial success to date is the Gigolo Aunts single “Where I Find My Heaven,” which was featured in the soundtrack to the film 'Dumb and Dumber' and as the opening music to the British sitcom 'Game On'. The single release of “Where I Find My Heaven” broke into the Top 30 in the UK Singles Chart early in 1995.

Personnel--Phil Hurley: electric & acoustic guitars, lead & harmony vocals; Ben Zuniga: electric guitar; Pete Langhans (Mother Truckers): drums and percussion; Trevor Soertaert: bass guitar.

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