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Phil Hurley (born October 7, 1969) is a versatile American singer-songwriter from Potsdam, New York. He has collaborated with many prominent musicians and bands in New York, Boston, Washington state, the Netherlands, Los Angeles and Austin.
Singing in rock bands with his brother Steve from the age of eight, Phil was playing around upstate New York professionally by fourteen on bass, drums, guitar and vocals. At sixteen he co-founded Gigolo Aunts with his brother Steve Hurley Dave Gibbs and Paul Brouwer. After quickly outgrowing Potsdam the group relocated to Boston, where they caught the ear of the indie label Coyote Records, which released the Aunts' first record, Everybody Happy in 1988.
After a year and a half with Island Records artist Tracy Bonham, Phil stepped away to participate in the fertile Seattle music scene, where he recorded with groups like the Tycoons, Hulabees Shuggie and Alex Woodard, and toured with Miles Hunt (of The Wonder Stuff), Lisa Loeb and Fountains of Wayne among others. After a year in the Netherlands, Phil moved to Los Angeles, CA and in February 2009 he relocated to Austin, Texas, where he toured and played with his country-rock group Stonehoney.
Since 2011, Hurley has been a contributing member to Austin super group, the South Austin Moonlighters. Playing lead guitar and contributing some of their most requested original songs. The group has three records out: "Live at the Saxon Pub", "Burn & Shine" and "Ghost of a Small Town." All have received great press and radio support throughout Texas.
Phil also toured extensively in the US and Europe as the lead guitar player for the late, legendary Texas songwriter Jimmy LaFave.
His work can be found on the soundtrack of HBO's "Lucky Louis", Showtime's "Weeds" and the syndicated "Greg Behrandt Show".