Andrew Edward Hurley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist born in Sydney. At a young age he moved to the country and discovered music at the age of 15.
He received his first electric guitar at Christmas in 2000 and was soon found in many garages around town, thrashing drums and guitars in whatever bands he could.
In the early days Andrew participated in community musical pursuits such as the Koorgingal High School Blues Band and the Charles Sturt University Graduation Gala.
As the years passed, Andrew continued to play with bands more prominently as a drummer in 2003 and 2004. He rocked out at many shows and worked back line for many other bands in the NSW Riverina region.
However, It wasn’t until 2008 that Andrew rekindled his true passion for music after a series of unfortunate setbacks whilst trying to piece a band together to return to Sydney. This was through his success as a drummer in Temper; a unique two-piece grunge rock band with Singer/Guitarist Trent Shepherd. Temper played many shows through the Riverina, even having the opportunity to feature at the ‘Sly Fox’ in Sydney.
In 2009 Temper relocated to Melbourne to continue building a fan base and regular gigs, but due to medical reasons the band played their last gig in December of 2010.
Since then, Andrew joined many Melbourne based bands in 2010 including “OPTIMUS PRIME”, “The Pushovers” “Gideons Stand” and “The Suits”. Amongst this, he has also taken the time to pursue his own writing and performed in a variety of Melbourne venues including ‘The Central Club Hotel’, ‘Workers Club’, ‘The Colonial’ , ‘The Brunswick Hotel’ and ‘The Esplanade Hotel’, with his work even being used for advertising which played in movie theatres throughout the Riverina Region.
With 2011 just setting in, Andrews newest challenges continue as he works as the primary guitarist and songwriter for the bands “Ophelia” and “Discordant Harmonies”, whilst continuing his efforts on the drums for “Red Deer” and “Dust 'Til Dawn”. This year Andrew will also be focusing time on composing for short film as well as endlessly composing music in hope to complete his first solo album.