One of the most versatile voices you will hear coupled with a great dynamic piano style enables Murray to captivate guests at any occasion. With a repertoire of 500 songs he uses parodies, humour, and the golden rule of “right song, right time, right place, at the right volume” to completely make your function a huge success.
Changing from ten years of mechanical engineering to full-time pianist/singer in 1996 seemed liked a huge contrast but it went relatively smoothly. With each passing year Murray found added passion and depth for this newfound profession. His philosophy as a solo entertainer is keep it simple and true, have fun involving crowds, and remember it is not about the guy behind the piano (and of course the golden rule).
In addition to working in various Wellington bars (including 15 years at the renowned Molly Malones) Murray also travels throughout the country to perform at private parties, weddings, and corporate events. Whether you are hosting a dinner party for ten guests or a wedding for 110, Murray will ensure it flows superbly from arrival drinks, to dining music, and of course the party in the later hours.
From swinging to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to revelling with Queen, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles hits, Murray knows when it’s time to step on the gas! Murray is proud to be one of the very few solo pianist/singer entertainers who does not use backing tracks, computers, or drum machines – the “real deal” some might say. This creates a more intimate and spontaneous feel. Using his own transportable grand and upright pianos, and other equipment Murray will travel to your venue. The gift of music is for all to share and enjoy. Murray looks forward to meeting and working with you.