The original core of The Big Hurt began On Kent Island, MD in 1998. Early on, Billy Martin, Will Sutton, Tim Johnson and Frank Kanady began to fuse elements of Rock with Reggae, Funk, Acid Jazz, Ska, Punk and Dancehall with Drum-n-Bass, Go Go and Hip Hop Beats. A couple of chance responses to “musician wanted” ads brought veterans Jamie Kelley and Matt Costello to the fold and right away an amazing chemistry took form. Joe Mysko joins as keyboardist in 2007, who not only brings the most experience to the band but also gives many new directions and possibilities. The result is a sound that can be attributed to a wide variety of musical influences, improvisational skill, and a simple love for GOOD MUSIC.