M. Curley or Mike Curley (Born Dec. 21 1988) is a singer songwriter out of Walpole, Massachusetts. He is best known locally for his solo work playing with just his acoustic guitar. He also collaborates with many local musicians, sometimes bringing his mandolin into the mix.
Mike began playing guitar after getting drawn into the local "post-hardcore" scene and in 2007 formed Carry Your Ghost with four other musicians attending the same college. Shortly thereafter Mike began writing and recording originals for his own solo project as As Evidence, which was more influenced by his love for acoustic guitar and experimental music.
Drawing from inspirations like Brand New, Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), The Spill Canvas, and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) Mike wrote a temporarily released concept album A Smile Tainted by the Periphery in 2010 under the name As Evidence as well as an extended list of other originals.
After moving back to Massachusetts from New Hampshire the transition to M. Curley took place. Mike began to expand his style after discovering new influences like Chris Thile (Punch Brothers), Dallas Green (City and Colour), Glen Hansard, and Mumford and Sons. This new project led to the release of his first professionally recorded Patterns EP released in March of 2015. In conjunction with John Hanson of Vegan Zombie Records and Offbeat Motif this release featured four original songs recorded in Wrentham, MA.
“That’s just some good, solid songwriting.” -Tony B, Walpole MA
“Fantastic as always.” -Mary M, Walpole MA
“I’ve had the EP on repeat for weeks, I know every word!” -Jacqui V, Wrentham MA
“...Certainly has a knack for putting together a good set list.” -John H, Wrentham MA
“Your album is brilliant!” -Jo-Anne B., Natick MA