THIS ONE FOR YOU
This weekend Pete Murray brings his national tour to the Gold Coast and he’s dedicating it to those who have supported him over the years
It’s been more than 10 years since Pete Murray became one of Australia’s most iconic acoustic artists, and now he’s back for one of his biggest tours of all time.
After touring last year for the 10th anniversary of his number one album Feeler, Murray is hitting the road again and will arrive on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
The Aussie artist will play Twin Towns as part of his extensive Yours Acoustically tour, on which he will perform a total of 33 shows throughout the country.
For the musician, the acoustic show format is more fun than playing with a band.
“You can hear people calling out to you and asking for songs,” Murray says.
The Byron Bay resident describes the shows as “stripped back” and says, for him, the tour is about giving back to those that have long supported him.
Joining Murray on tour is Jeremy Marou, who will play guitar and sing harmonies with him, and Byron local Garrett Kato.
“(Kato) is a super talented guy who has got a great voice and I just like helping the guys that need a bit of a leg up,” he says.
A Queensland boy at heart, Murray was a late starter compared to most musicians. But when he was finally signed to Sony BMG he quickly found success with popular hits such as So Beautiful, Better Days and Opportunity.
Murray’s first three albums reached number one on the Australian music charts and he has been nominated for numerous ARIA awards.
Now, at nearly 46, Murray hasn’t stopped living his love of music.
The singer recently spent four days in the studio in Sydney (“That was about my limit,” he says of his time in the big city), working on his next album due out in 2016.
Pete Murray is taking his acoustic tour on the road.