Luke Hurley is an independent New Zealand guitarist
and singer-songwriter. He achieved a degree of early success on student radio with the song “Mona Lisa” in the early 1980s at University of Otago in Dunedin.

Growing up in Kenya and Zanzibar exposed Luke to Arabic, African and Indian styles of music which have influenced him to this day. Luke’s current style of playing has also been described as “Indian tabla meets Irish rock”

He is now based in Dublin, Ireland, and has toured with artists such as Michelle Shocked and Marianne Faithfull but is more likely to be found at fringe festivals or even busking and having cups of tea.

He has self recorded the equivalent of about 8 albums since the early 1980s. The most recent, High Risk features 17 songs recorded at some of Aucklands best sound studios. The album was reviewed by Liz Barry who said it “…captivates the listener with gentle melodies, exquisite guitar technique and simple yet sometimes complex rhythms.”

Edited by Johnnycjc on 12 Dec 2009, 19:15

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