Mount Prospect musucian streamed in 80+ countries, dedicated 'Royal March' to Prince Philip

  • Mt. Prospect's Robert Hurns second album Music From Imaginary Movies features the song "Royal March" he dedicated to Prince Philip.Diane Turner-Hurns

    Mt. Prospect's Robert Hurns second album Music From Imaginary Movies features the song "Royal March" he dedicated to Prince Philip.Diane Turner-Hurns

Updated 4/19/2021 9:14 AM

As the world mourns the April 9 death of Britain's Prince Philip Mountbatten, married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, Mt. Prospect musician Robert J. Hurns dedicates his instrumental song Royal March to his memory.

"Prince Philip led a long, extraordinary life. In many ways he was the embodiment of the concept of royalty," said Hurns, who has been to Britain 11 times over the years and has attended Elizabeth II's three Jubilees. "Royal March recalls the pomp and gravitas that must appear when royalty enters the room!"


Royal March, off Hurns second album "Music From Imaginary Movies," is one of the most downloaded Hurns songs available off Spotify, Amazon, Tik Tok and music platforms worldwide. It can also be downloaded at the site

Hurns said songs off his four instrumental rock albums: 1) Crabby Road, 2) Music From Imaginary Movies, 3) Meet The Christ Stains! and 4) Castle of the Von Font Counters, may also help people get through the final days of this pandemic and the loss of a legendary figure.

"This instrumental rock takes you away, helps one think, makes one dance and brings a smile," Hurns said.

Songs such as the top streamed Sonic Magazine, Winter, Battle Line and The Office from Crabby Road; Giant Monkey Island, Larry Blotter â€" Potions A’Poppin, Abbutt & Castello Meet Osama Bin Laden, Royal March, and Lunar Ocean from Music From Imaginary Movies; Twin Peeks, Last Day, Attack of the Giant Bumble Bee, and El Syd, from Meet The Christ Stains! and Dark Day Dance, Laudanum, The Inn Crowd and Message to Gort from Castle of the Von Font Counters are great, fans say.

The links for each album are Crabby Road --, Music From Imaginary Movies --, Meet The Christ Stains! -- and Castle of the Von Font Counters -- All are produced by Hurns' Chicago-based Curio Cabinet Records.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  analytics show Hurns music has been downloaded by people in more than 80 countries. Fans are saying Hurns' music is:

"A vast landscape punctuated with driving angular lines of sonic greatness";

"Vampy industrial rock: (WZRD FM); "Makes you feel like you are free on a technicality -- we bet you'll plead insanity when you hear his latest" (The Entertainer); "Sly wiggly syncopated industrial pop performed on brightly toned synths and electric guitar by Hurns," and; "Is a Kubrick-ish soundtrack for a mystical sci-fi flick; some songs are a metal cornucopia with raw, spare drumming, begs for dancing."(local news reporter).

Hurns, also a lawyer, played in bands Radio Whip, the Texas Chainsaw Experience and the Tortfeasers. He created and performed Safety March, a theme for an international safety trade group's 100th anniversary. A fifth album will be released later this year.

"We send our deep sympathy to Queen Elizabeth II and her family in the loss of Prince Philip," Hurns said.

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