In mid 2014 Surry Line was formed by lead singer/songwriter Michael Motley and lead guitarist/lead singer Nick McMillian. Whether Nick and Michael are playing shows as a duo or leading the full band, their passion is to uplift and impact whatever audience they are in front of with a diverse song list that is likely to engage listeners of all genres, genders, and ages.
As a full band Surry Line fits mostly into the Americana, Folk, Country, Rockabilly genres with heavy influence from their deep roots in traditional old time music. Multi-Award winning Mandolin player Rodney Hodges and stellar Bass player Bill Imus joined with Michael and Nick in mid 2015. The four of these guys together have traveled far and wide to spread their sounds of solid musicianship with exceptional feedback from their audiences. With one all original album under their belt they are excited to share with their fans new songs and new sounds with their album to be complete by early 2017.
The songs Surry Line cover are familiar to most audiences but their original music has proven to be inspirational to folks from all walks of life. This is something that these guys are very proud of. These original tunes have taken Surry Line to play in all sorts of great places including the world famous Bluebird Cafe, numerous times at Bobby’s Idol Hour on Music Row, and The Commodore Lounge all in Nashville TN. You can often find them at popular venues local to their home in the triad of North Carolina.
Surry Line is based in Pinnacle, NC and has quickly become a favorite in the Triad! With an ever-growing fan-base behind them, this group regularly performs both originals and covers. The guys are available for bookings, including festivals, weddings, corporate events, non-profit functions, and more!
Michael Motley: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, and Songwriting
Nick McMillian: Lead Electric Guitar, Vocals and Songwriting
Rodney Hodges: Mandolin
Bill Imus: Electric Bass
(photo credit - Ginger Horse Studio, LLC aka:Our friend Gin)