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Joe Hurley to Host Galt MacDermott (composer of HAIR) Gala Concert & Documentary Film Benefit
Galt & his band will perform a very rare concert! (w/ Bernard Purdy on Drums!)
The concert proceeds will benefit the film on Galt's life, currently in post-production. Amazing gift bags for all attendees!
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Sunday April 25th, 6:00pm @ Joe's Pub
ABOUT JOE HURLEY - HOST
Called "One of New York's most entertaining frontmen, his distinctive vocals can be raucous as all get-out and as sorrowful as a baritone can be" by The VILLAGE VOICE, critically acclaimed NYC singer-songwriter JOE HURLEY will host the evening's festivities.
Hurley's new CD "The House That Horse Built (Let The Great World Spin)," was written with, and inspired by, Colum McCann's 2009 National Book Award Winning best-seller "Let The Great World Spin." The CD features the CHIEFTAINS, soul-legend Tami Lynn (The Rolling Stones, Dr. John), members of the Patti Smith and Ian Hunter Bands, and Broadway star Antonique Smith ("Rent"). The CD tells of a prostitute's life and death in 1974 NYC, with the NEW YORK POST writing "On the surface, it's a bleak tale, but the undercurrent of hope throughout is magnificent, and reflected in the music."
Hurley has sung with the Chieftains, Shane MacGowan, Marianne Faithfull, Judy Collins, Sam Shepard, Cabaret stars Andrea Marcovicci & Maude Maggart, the Waco Bros., Martha Wainwright, Laura Cantrell, Annie Golden (Star of the film "HAIR!"), Tony-winner Michael Cerveris, and many more.
He has been produced on records by Tony Visconti, PJ Harvey, Don Fleming, and sings with Jimmy Webb and Judy Collins on Judy's new CD "Paradise." Hurley's ballad "Amsterdam Mistress" is featured on the recent SONY RECORDS compilation "Whiskey in the Jar-Essential Irish Drinking Songs."
Hurley's 11 year-running All-Star Irish Rock Revue is "the most celebrated musical event of the St. Pat's season in NY" IRISH ECHO, (NY stars singing "The Great Irish Songbook").
With the PUBLIC THEATER's "Joe's Pub in The Park" series, Hurley produced, performed and hosted the sold-out T-REX Celebration Concert at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park two years ago, where his guests honouring Marc Bolan's life included Patti Smith, T-REX producer Tony Visconti, Lloyd Cole, Justin Bond, Blondie's Clem Burke, Moby, Syl from the NY DOLLS, Ed Rogers, & many more.
Hurley fronts 2 NYC bands, Rogue's March, and Joe Hurley & The Gents. Joe Hurley & The Gents call Joe's Pub their musical home in NYC, and debuted their new CD here in December. Hurley has been a featured singer in NYC's beloved LOSER'S LOUNGE ensemble since it's inception.
He performed at The Public Theater (Joe's Pub 10 year Gala Anniversary Concert) with the NEW YORK TIMES writing, "Outstanding concert performances... best of all was Joe Hurley's rumbling-bass baritone version of 'Send In the Clowns.'"
Hurley's acting credits include his self-penned one-man play "The King of Upton Park," (the twisted tale of an English football hooligan's early years) which the VOICE called "...a cross between 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Three Penny Opera,'" Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming," and many indie films.
Upcoming concerts include a live performance/interview on SIRIUS XM Radio, followed by summer shows across Europe. In September, Hurley will be "musical artist in residence" at the two-week Berlin Literature Festival. He is currently working on the full album for "Let The Great World Spin," a solo CD, and a recording/adaptation of the musical "OLIVER!" is also in the works. He is writing a new play (with songs) about one boy's turbulent childhood.
For more information, please visit Hurley's Official site: www.roguesmarch.com
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