Pete Murray

From unlikely career beginnings, Pete Murray has become one of Australia's most popular contemporary singer/songwriters.

When a serious knee injury halted a promising Rugby career, Pete turned to songwriting. From humble beginnings of selling CDs out of the back of his Kombie van, he has now sold over a million albums in a country of only 20 million people, and songs like 'So Beautiful', 'Opportunity' & 'Better Days' 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. More recently Pete has taken on North & South America to hugely receptive audiences.

His fourth album - BLUE SKY BLUE - has received the best reviews of his career to date. A top 5 hit Downunder, it has also yielded the huge Aussie radio hits 'Always A Winner' and 'Free'.

BLUE SKY BLUE marks a time of significant change for Pete Murray, both musically and personally.

“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.”

Pete worked with a Producer for the first time - Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters and Badly Drawn Boy), recorded in L.A. for the first time and even played with a brand new band. The sensitive acoustic driven sounds of his previous records gave way to a more electrified and groove based aesthetic. The result is a refreshingly positive album that constantly looks at the possibilities of a new beginning.

 

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