Punknews.org
Chris Murray

Chris Murray








Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (USA)

About:

Chris Murray was the leader of London, Ontario founded Canadian ska group King Apparatus. Upon that band's breakup he relocated to Los Angeles, California and emerged as a solo artist with the album The 4–Track Adventures Of Venice Shoreline Chris. Murray has pioneered a low–fi, intimate singer/songwriter approach to modern ska music. Co–writing and producing credits in various capacities appear on work from the Planet Smashers, the Slackers, Stubborn All–Stars and the Specials' Neville Staple.

Murray has also connected with a number of roots reggae pioneers, having collaborated with Laurel Aitken, Caribbean bandleader Carlos Malcolm, Jamaica's Prince Buster, Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett. Chris currently hosts the weekly ska and reggae concert series Bluebeat Lounge at Hollywood's Knitting Factory.


Reviews

Chris Murray Raw

Chris Murray

Raw (2003)

Asian Man

Chris Murray 4-Trackaganza!

Chris Murray

4-Trackaganza! (2001)

Asian Man

Related News

Related Stories

Ky-Mani Marley, Planet Smashers, Ken Boothe, Gramps Morgan at Victoria Ska Festival
Victoria Ska Festival has confirmed the headliners and lineup for this year's show. Set for July 5th through the 9th, the event will feature Ky-Mani Marley, Gramps Morgan,…
May 27, 2011
Tours: The English Beat / Bad Manners / Chris Murray
the English Beat have confirmed the third month of summer touring in the United States, this time with Bad Manners and Chris Murray in tow. The long-running ska band toured with Fishbone in the spring and then kicked off their ongoing tour with Squeeze. The new shows kick off August 10th. You can click Read More for…
July 09, 2010
Tours: Vic Ruggiero / The Forthrights / Chris Murray
Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers, The Forthrights and Chris Murray will be hitting the road together this month for a three week tour. In…
July 02, 2010
Tours: Chris Murray (UK, Europe)
Chris Murray is heading out on tour soon, taking his acoustic ska act on the road. In April he'll be touring the UK with Satori, former RX Bandit Steve Borth's reggae act, and then in May will be touring around mainland Europe with the Ska Mutiny Tour which features Regatta 69, Dr. Ring Ding and King Django. Click Read More for all the dates. Checkerboard not…
March 07, 2007

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored


Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go