Rek Ryan Mohr, bassist for the band HURT, grew up in St. Louis, MO. Rek cites Colin Greenwood (Radiohead), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Adam Clayton (U2) as his musical inspirations. Mohr started playing bass at age 16, and was his first and only choice of instruments, saying that playing the bass is a different way of thinking than playing the guitar, which was a major draw for him.
Mohr has been part of two bands prior to joining HURT; Semidivine for 3 years, and Leo for 4 years. He left the first two bands because he didn't feel everyone was as dedicated to the music and performing as he was, saying that "When you're putting everything on the line, you want the other guys to do so, as well. I've always been very, very driven. And when I feel something is holding me back, I don't have a problem letting it go." in 2012 he joined Clint Lowery (guitarist and vocalist) and drummer Morgan rose of Sevendust side project "Call Me No One" along with guitarist Alan Price.
During the time that Leo toured with HURT, he decided to step down as Leo's Bassist. Josh announced his decision to leave Hurt to pursue his acting career. After the tour, Mohr booked a one way ticket to L.A. to audition for the band. Mohr states the fact that HURT's music has such depth, and that guys were genuine as being his main motivation for wanting to join the band. In May 2008, HURT announced that Rek Mohr would be replacing previous bassist Josh Ansley and was confirmed that he would be joining HURT as the permanent bassist. Mohr's first performance with the band was held on May 2, 2008 in Johnson City, Tennessee.