What’s Your Deal, Hurdle?

Matt Corson, Karl Wulffraat, Faye Richards and Peter Lisignoli of Hurdle

Matt Corson (not pictured), Karl Wulffraat (not pictured), Faye Richards (not pictured) and Peter Lisignoli (not pictured) of Hurdle.

Hurdle is a band. They play music.

I used to play music with some of the members of this band, but the terms of our legal settlement prevent me from sharing any further information, either positive or negative. So I will leave it to the band’s founder, Matt Corson, to answer today’s query: What’s Your Deal, Hurdle?

1. What’s your act?

We are Hurdle. The music is an intertwined tapestry of pop, folk, country, and rock that is performed acoustically. Watch some videos at our Facebook page. We are brand spankin’ new.

2. Tell me about your backgrounds as artists/performers.

Funny story. We met through a MeetUp for a blood orgy. Just as Faye was about to get the party started and plunge a dagger into my bare chest, I said “I have a better idea. Let’s start a band.” The rest is history.

3. What was the worst gig you ever played? Give me all the juicy bits.

It was probably something at the Atomic Cantina.

4. Who are your favorite performers at the moment?

Shee-it. Matt picks Metronomy. Karl picks Thee Oh Sees. Faye is partial to Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Peter’s going with Sparks and Al Hurricane (tie).

5. Thanks for playing the Pyragraph fundraiser. What’s the most helpful tip you could share with aspiring performers?

Do the music that you want to do. If the public likes it, great. If not, fuck ’em. Practice practice practice!!!!

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About Peri Pakroo

Peri Pakroo is the founder, Publisher and Editor of Pyragraph. Outside her work with Pyragraph, Peri is a business author and coach, specializing in creative and smart strategies for self-employment, small businesses and nonprofits. Her focus is on helping people build structure for their passions to find success on their own terms. Peri is the author of several top-selling Nolo titles on small business and nonprofits including The Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting & Building a Nonprofit. Since 2012 she has produced and hosted the Self-Employed Happy Hour podcast.

Peri accidentally started her first band The Moist Towelettes at the age of 40 with her husband Turtle O’Toole. Since then she has played in a number of bands including The Directory, Bellemah and her own downer-country project, Peri & the FAQs.

In 2012, Peri saw the need for a resource featuring the voices of a wide range of creative workers and the many different career paths they take. She founded Pyragraph to fill this need. Here’s the Pyragraph start-up story.

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