Born in 1984 and from Shanagarry, Co Cork. Bébhinn, which translates into “melody”, Hurley always wanted to be a musician, singer songwriter. During a recent interview on Youghal Radio she said her first recollection of writing was when she was just seven years old and her first song December Skies she wrote when she was only ten years old and from there to now she has been constantly writing. As she says herself it’s a form of therapy and has been an outlet in a nice way. Her brother bought her, her first guitar when she was 14 and from then on she was lost to the world of music.
She first came to prominence in 2008 with her debut single The Puppet which was new exciting and different, that song reached number one in the Irish download charts, this was followed up with the single Bobby Sands which was a tribute to the late Bobby Sands and was inspired by the film “Some Mothers Son” recorded in Claycastle Studio in Youghal. The single ‘Bobby’ went to number 2 in the Irish download music charts when it was issued last July. Since then she has been writing and recording in her own home recording studio where she spends most of her time, and she now has a new single “I meant it” and E.p. called Mad Man Magnet ready for release. This new EP will have all three singles on it and is due for release within the next month or so and will be available in local shops and also some of the tracks will be available to download from the internet.
Bebhinn Hurley is releasing her own solo single, this vibrant hardworking 25 year old is also working on an album with her band “Fighting For Fivers” and so far herself and Vinnie Collins the other founding member of the band and co songwriter have 12 tracks ready and are finishing off the last few bits and pieces before the final release. She is currently looking for musicians to work with in a band of original music so any piano players, drummers, bassist’s or guitar players out there with the similar same ideas can contact Bébhinn on her myspace page at www.myspace.com/bbhin.
So where to now for this Shanagarry girl, it seems that she has the potential, the drive and the talent to go a lot further in the cruel world of the music business. She has plenty of support from her friend’s, family and from many of those in the music industry so let’s just wait and see, as the old song says “It’s just a matter of time.” before she reaches the top
Photo Bebhinn by Kieran McCarthy www.kmcgraphics.com