George Huntley

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George Huntley
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George Huntley in 1993
Background information
Born 1962 (age 55–56)
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, mandolin
Years active 1984–2001
Associated acts The Connells
Website georgehuntleyrealty.com

George Huntley is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known as a member of The Connells from 1985 to 2001.[1]

History[edit]

Huntley was a childhood friend of brothers David and Mike Connell and had opened as a solo act for The Connells at many of their early shows. After the band began playing larger shows and had a song featured on the Dolphin Records' More Mondo compilation, Huntley expressed interest in joining the band.[2] Shortly after he graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, he became a member of the band and made his debut on the 1985 Hats Off EP, produced by Don Dixon.[3] Up until 1991 with the addition of keyboardist Steve Potak, Huntley played both lead guitar and keyboards in the band, often switching between both during the same song. He also wrote and sang lead vocals on numerous Connells songs such as "Sal", "Home Today", and "Doin' You". In 1996, he released his first and only solo album titled Brainjunk.[4]

Current activities[edit]

After the release of The Connells' 8th album Old School Dropouts, Huntley left the band to spend time on family life and pursue interests in realty. Currently, he owns and operates Huntley Realty LLC.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Huntley Realty". Georgehuntleyrealty.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ admin@onesimpleband.net. "The Connells' Band History". Onesimpleband.net. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "The Connells - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ Brain Junk. "Brain Junk: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Huntley Realty". Georgehuntleyrealty.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

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