PETE MURRAY ANNOUNCES CORNWALL SHOW – FRIDAY 13 APRIL – PRINCESS PAVILION, FALMOUTH
Australia’s most popular contemporary singer songwriter Pete Murray has just announced that he will perform with his band at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on the 13th April.
As part of a European tour to promote the release of his brand new album ‘Blue Sky Blue’, which has received the best reviews of his career to date, Murray will play his second Cornwall show since first headlining solo at the Boardmasters Beach Sessions in 2009. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this hugely talented artist, someone who wears his early influences including Nick Drake, Neil Young and Bob Dylan on his sleeve..truly beautifully crafted songs, this will be a very special show!
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 07th March at 09.00am from www.seetickets.com 0871 2200260 , the Princess Pavilion box office 01326 211222 and from the Hall For Cornwall box office 01872 262466. All subject to booking fee. For review tickets, interview requests and more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PETE MURRAY Biography 2012
Pete is Australia’s most popular contemporary singer/songwriter. He’s sold over a million albums over recent years in a country of only 20 million people and songs like ‘So Beautiful’ and ‘Opportunity’ have become bona fide Aussie classics. His live shows are the backbone of his career both in his homeland and in continental Europe where he has carved a niche through constant touring and some memorable festival appearances. His brand new collection of songs – BLUE SKY BLUE – has received the best reviews of his career to date. Already a top 5 hit Downunder, it’s also yielded the huge Aussie airplay hits ‘Always A Winner’ and ‘Free’ which are now making waves internationally too.
The disc represents a new beginning for Pete, coming as it does after the end of his marriage. However, rather than wallow in that experience BLUE SKY BLUE sees him embracing the excitement and challenge of fresh beginnings. This ‘new chapter’ theme was also reflected in the way he created the album. He worked with a producer for the first time – Tom Rothrock – who has helmed landmark releases for Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters and Badly Drawn Boy. He recorded in L.A. for the first time and he played with a brand new band. Even the instrumental choices saw him stepping out onto new ground with the sensitive acoustic driven sounds of his previous records giving way to a more electrified and groove based aesthetic.
The backbone of the album was recorded at Sunset Sound in L.A., which has been the scene for classic recordings for artists from The Doors and Led Zeppelin to Beck and Arctic Monkeys. Pete says: “I had so many great experiences making this record, ones I will never forget, playing for the first time in Sunset, working with these incredible players who nailed their parts so perfectly. It was such a great experience for
me to get out of my comfort zone.”
It was created after a time of personal change for Murray since the release of his 2008 album SUMMER AT EUREKA, that’s reflected in song titles like ‘Let You Go’ and ‘Free’. It’s an album that constantly looks at the possibilities of a new beginning. “I let myself be open to whatever came as a writer, and there is certainly personal experience in there,” says Pete. “I wanted it to be emotional but not heavy, to let those emotions float rather than sink. My intent was always to be positive.”