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Neil Murray
Neil Murray CD Launch: Sing The Song - The Essential Neil Murray
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Neil Murray

Neil Murray

Neil Murray first appeared in the early eighties as a founding member of the Warumpi Band, which over three albums and twenty years of performing propelled contemporary indigenous music into mainstream Australia.

Neil Murray has since become one of Australia’s most respected and influential singer/songwriters and has enjoyed a solo career since 1989. He has released 11 solo  albums, the latest of which is Sing the Song- the essential Neil Murray - a double album compilation of his best loved songs.

Neil Murray’s song writing is diverse- from the rollicking Good Light in Broome to the prayerful Native Born, the roots groove of Long Grass Band, the endurance of love in Over the Moon, the journeyman monologues of Lights of Hay and Where my people go, the reflection on mortality in High On a Hill, and the contemplation of  place in Burrumbeep Hill and Tjapwurrung Country. His work collectively describes an inner landscape to the heart and soul of the nation which has contributed great depth to  Australia’s contemporary musical heritage.

In 1995, Neil Murray was awarded the APRA Song of the Year for My Island Home originally written for the Warumpi Band and re-recorded by Christine Anu. My Island Home has become something of an unofficial anthem and featured in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
    
Neil Murray performs regularly at festivals and live music venues in Australia and overseas. Neil Murray’s albums are out through ABC Music.



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Website: http://www.neilmurray.com.au/


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