Unique force in the music world

Chris Murray
Chris Murray

Newhaven is set to welcome an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter.

Newhaven Social Club will be hosting a night with Chris Murray on Monday, April 14.

Chris was lead vocalist for King Apparatus, one of the hardest working, hardest rockin’ Ska bands in action.

Renowned for their explosive live shows, aggressive guitar driven sound and well-crafted sing-along tunes, King Apparatus was undeniably one of the most important Ska bands of the early ’90s.

Today Chris Murray is a unique force on today’s music scene. Born in Toronto, he earned a strong reputation as a dynamic performer and gifted songwriter.

He relocated to Los Angeles, emerging as a solo artist, and entered into LA’s ultra-purist rock steady scene armed only with an acoustic guitar.

Chris has now become a leading figure in the world’s foremost authentic Jamaican music community. As host of Bluebeat Lounge, a popular weekly concert series focusing on reggae and ska, which led Chris down a musical path to the very roots of reggae music.

From trading songs with boogie-ska pioneer Laurel Aitken and singing with famed bandleader Carlos Malcom, to jamming with The Specials and recording with Jamaica’s original rhythm section, Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett.

Chris has also worked with the finest musicians associated with the genre. Performing with legendary Jamaican artists such as Rico Rodriguez, Leonard Dillon (The Ethiopians), Eric Morris and Prince Buster.

Chris has also co-written with and produced albums for Montreal’s Planet Smashers and eclectic NYC supergroup Da Whole Thing. His writing credits have also appeared on releases by Hepcat, The Slackers, Skavoovie & The Epitones and Stubborn All Stars,

His musical journeys have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, the UK, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.

The gig starts at 8pm.

For more details visit www.newhavensocialclub.co.uk.