Mur­ray magic

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Carly Laden

One of Aus­tralia’s most loved mu­si­cians has an­nounced he will be trav­el­ling to Broome as part of a new na­tional tour.

By­ron Bay singer-song­writer Pete Mur­ray will be per­form­ing at the Roe­buck Ho­tel on July 1 in an ex­ten­sive, three-piece acous­tic tour play­ing in­ti­mate club shows across Aus­tralia.

Mr Mur­ray said he en­joys acous­tic tours but he has never done a three-piece tour be­fore in Aus­tralia.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to tour­ing in a three piece band — it’s go­ing to be great fun,” he said.

“It will be all about three-part har­monies and some or­ganic loops and beats as well as a stomp­box.

“I haven’t been to Broome for a few years so I’m look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing although I won’t be there as long as last time.”

“Last time I was there, it felt like a week-long hol­i­day and I got up early ev­ery morn­ing to go to the beach and have a swim.”

Dur­ing the tour, which kicks off in Perth on June 29, Mur­ray will be sup­ported by new­comer Matthew Ar­mitage.

Mur­ray said Ar­mitage was a good friend from By­ron Bay and he re­ally wanted to get his mate out on tour.

“(Ar­mitage) is an amaz­ing gui­tarist and his style sounds like he’s from the ’50s or ’60s,” he said.

“I’ve been fol­low­ing him around for a while and I think (the tour) will give him a go and get him out in front of more peo­ple that would ap­pre­ci­ate his mu­sic.

“I tend to find a lot of fel­low By­ron Bay artists and take them on tours with me and they gen­er­ally get a good re­ac­tion.”

The tour was an­nounced af­ter Mur­ray dropped his lat­est sin­gle, a remix of his song Heart­beats by Peter Mayes from Aus­tralian elec­tronic out­fit PNAU.

Mur­ray said he re­ally wanted to do a remix of Heart­beats and was put in touch with Mayes, who was more than happy to do it.

“We had a mas­sive chat about how it was go­ing to be done be­cause I wanted it to kind of stay in line with what I do and I wanted to play it live as well in fu­ture shows,” he said.

“Peter did a great job on the mix and I’m re­ally happy with it.

“The remix is more of a con­tin­u­a­tion of me ex­per­i­ment­ing as I have done in my al­bum Ca­ma­cho with more beats and loops, just tak­ing lit­tle steps fur­ther away from what I’ve done be­fore.”

By­ron Bay singer-song­writer Pete Mur­ray returns with a new sin­gle and an ex­ten­sive acous­tic tour.

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