Chachi Files - Chris Hurn

Publish Date
Thursday, 15 December 2016, 5:12PM

Chris Hurn is a twenty seven year old folk-pop singer/songwriter from New Zealand.  After playing in various local bands, including Play it Strange 2007 winners “The Lunch Box Boys”, a 60’s style indie pop band, he discovered a love for folk music and decided to go solo in late 2009.

Inspired by the likes of Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen he began to write a collection of songs that became his first album, Too Busy Dreamin’.

Coming from a multi-instrumental background, Hurn commenced his musical endeavours at a young age with the piano and a cheap plastic recorder. 

His first album is heavily based around the acoustic guitar but whistles, clicks, claps, harmonica and harmonies also play a big part in the sound.  Astonishingly, he plays all the instruments on his debut as well as mixing and producing it himself. 

The forthcoming new album, If I Were You, which is due for release in 2017, continues with the folk pop style evident on the previous release but is a more polished affair full of catchy hooks and well crafted writing showcasing the artist’s further maturation and development as a songwriter and performer.


Find out more about Chris on his Facebook page