Richard Murray

Actor, Extra, Influencer, Band Member, Singer,… more

Belfast, United Kingdom
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Ease On

Opening track from my 2nd album 'Borealis'. This features myself on vocals, guitars and bass.

01Ease On
02On Carey Street
03BURNING SILVER
04Traveling Band / Jailhouse Rock
05A Little Crazy
06Hanging on the Hill
07All Known

Physical Attributes

Height:
180 cm / 5ft 11in
Waist:
84 cm / 33 in
Weight:
77 kg / 169 lbs
Eye color:
Blue
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair color:
Auburn
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Short

Credits & experience

2019
  • 23 Skidoo : 1 month residency on lead guitar & vocals with 4 piece rock/pop band. 7 nights pw at Royal Beach Hotel, Eilat, Israel.
  • The Bare Bones : Acoustic guitarist and lead vocals in acoustic duo playing bars and weddings.
  • Pure Blarney : Upright/Electric bass & vocals in Celtic trad band playing all over Ireland.
2018
  • Intercontinental Hotel (Hear&Now Entertainment) : 6 Month Residency as part of acoustic duo. Vox & Guitar
  • Ginger Music Company / Ginger Syrup Records : Signed record contract and recorded and produced 3rd studio solo album. 12 Original tracks featuring myself on lead vocals and multiple instruments.
  • DFDS 'Princess' (Excellent Entertainment Agency, UK) : Completed 5 months with The Fuse playing lead guitar, upright bass and vocals. 28x45min sets PW. (2 contract extensions)
2017
  • The Liberals : Bass/Vox in function wedding band playing all over Ireland. 200 shows per year average
2016
  • The Edition - Functions / Weddings, Ireland : Guitar/Vox
  • Lucy Layton 'Staying True' (album) : Writer/Guitars/Bass/Mandolin/Bouzouki/Ukulele/Percussion/Co-Producer
  • The Noise @ JJs Club, Bahrain : Guitar/vocals - 4 piece live band (4 months residency)
2015
  • DMA Medical Certificate : Passed, Valid 2 years.
  • King of Scandinavia Cruise : The Fuse - Bass / Vox
  • Heroes Club, Crowne Plaza / US Airforce Bases, Abu Dhabi : Guitar / Vocals with The International Playboys (Time Out 'Best Resident Band Award' 2015)
2014
  • Heroes / The Garden Resturant, Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi : Guitar / Vocals with The International Playboys
  • 'Talking Rock n Roll' Documentary film. : Starred as musician/songwriter in this 2014 music documentary.
  • The Noise : Bass/Vox for 'The Noise'. 4 months playing 3-4 nights pw in JJs Club, Bahrain
  • Undercover - winter season, Switzerland : Guitarist/Vocalist
2013
  • The Fuse : Guitarist/Vocalist 1 month contract @ Rockys, Bahrain
  • Deqoy Music (music licensing company) : Staff Composer
  • Lucy Layton - Downbeat and Loved (album) : Co-Writer/Guitar/Ukulele/Vocals/Harmonica
  • Richard Murray - Borealis (album) : Writer/Guitar/Mandolin/Harmonica/Vocals/Bouzouki/Producer
  • Splinter Band - Summer Season, Greece : Guitar/Vocals
  • The Fuse - 5 months contract 'Warehouse Marina Club', Abu Dhabi : Guitar/Vocals
  • The Fuse - 5 month contract 'Miu Club', Chengdu, China : Guitar/Vocals
2012
  • The Juggernaut of Rock - Winter Season, France / Switzerland : Bass/Guitar/Vocals
  • 'Born in the USA' (Ginger Music Company) - Touring Theatre Show : Bass/Vocals
  • 23 Skidoo - 1 Month Residency @ The 3 Monkeys, Isreal : Guitar/Vocals
  • Splinter Band - Summer Season, Greece : Guitar/Vocals
2011
  • The Fuse - Cruise Contract, Thomson Spirit : Bass/Vocals
  • Splinter Band - Summer Season, Greece : Guitar/Vocals
  • The Fuse - 5 month cruise contract - The Island Escape : Bass/Vocals/MD
  • Certificate of Attendance of Basic Safety Instruction : passed
2010
  • The Fuse - 5 months cruise contract - DFDS King of Scandinavia : Guitar/Vocals/Bandleader
  • The Fuse - 3 months contract 'Showbar', Guangzhou, China : Guitar/Vocals/Bandleader
  • Proficiency in Crowd Management certificate : passed
  • Personal Survival Techniques Certificate : passed
  • MCA Seafarer Medical Certificate : passed
  • Danish Medical Certificate : Passed
2008
  • Band of Gold - Rain Club, Dubai : 3 month contract - guitar/vox/bandleader
2007
  • Richard Murray - Desert Wind (album) : Writer/Guitar/Mandolin/Harmonica/Vocals/Co-Producer
  • The Juggernaut of Rock : Winter season (Chamonix, France) - bass/vocals
  • The Juggernaut of Rock - Scandinavian Tour : Bass/Vocals
2006
  • Undercover Kent : Kent based function band. Guitar/vox
  • Open University : MA Popular Culture
2005
  • Viv Youell - Firelogic (album) : Guitar/BVs/Bass/Bodhran/Mandolin/Co-Producer
2004
  • Various original artists until present (Viv Youell/Eden James/Emma-Jane Thomman/The Silver Seas etc) : Guitar/Bass/Vox/Co. Writer
  • Viv Youell - China/Hong Kong Tour : Ac. Guitar/Vocals in original duo.
  • Princes Trust : Sound Live (music course - passed)
  • Trinity College : Rockschool Guitar Grade 8
2003
  • Edmund Fox Showband - Ireland : Bass
  • New Deal For Musicians : Training program
2002
  • The Fuse - weekly residency 3 years, Donegans, Bangor : Guitar/Vox
1999
  • Sheffield University : BA Hons Degree - Popular Music Studies
1997
  • CIFHE : BTec Nat. Dip. Popular Music
1995
  • Ken is Queer / Margaret (original bands) : Drums / Guitar

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • UK English

Appeared in music video for 'Grow' by Amanda St John 2016

Appeared in 2 music videos for EMI artist Eden James

Produced and starred in Sky Sports Ryder Cup promo 2006

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Music

Guitar ability

Expert


Bass Guitar ability

Expert


Drumming ability

Intermediate


Keyboard ability

Beginner


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Tenor


Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Intermediate


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Country

Influences: Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Kings Of Leon, Gillian Welch, Thin Lizzy

I am a pro musician with years of gigging, writing, and recording experience. My main instruments are guitar and bass (with vocals) but I can also play a few other things.
I have an B.A. Hons degree in Pop Music studies, an M.A. Degree in Popular Culture, and my grade 8 guitar exam.
I have extensive experience in cover/showbands, original bands, tribute bands, uk/international touring, theate shows and music technology. I recently released my 2nd debut album of original material 'Borealis' and I have also been involved with TV commercials and music promo videos. Most recently have completed contracts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Greece, Alpine Ski Resorts, Cruises, Qatar, Dubai and China as bandleader and guitar/vox in top hotels and nightclubs. Also as lead guitar/vox in Isreal as part of a showband.

In recent years I have signed a publishing deal with Vigilante Music for the album Desert Wind'. Also worked as guitarist/vocalist with The Fuse onboard DFDS and P&O ferrys. Also MD/bassist/vocalist on various international cruise ships and hotels/nightclubs in China, Dubai, Greece, Isreal, UK, along with seasonal residencies and tours in Scandinavia, French and Swiss Alpine resorts and Corfu. I also play bass and vocals on stage for the touring UK theatre show 'Born in the USA'.
Have co-written, performed on and produced albums with many artists including Eden James, Will Kevans, Viv Youell and Lucy Layton.
I am available on acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar or electric upright bass and vocals. I also play harmonica, mandolin, dobro, percussion and ukulele.
I also work as a staff composer at Deqoy Music, producing exclusive pieces of music for TV/Film licensing.

I am based in Northern Ireland I work all over the UK and the world and am happy to travel.

See my CV here -
http://my.music-jobs.com/richardmurray

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RichardMurrayMusic

Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/richard-murray

TV & Reality

Produced soundtrack for 'Grassmen: Fulla the Pipe' documentary

Produced sountrack for 'Grooveable Feast'

Session musician on Bruce Willis movie 'Lay the Favourite'

Provided original background music for many TV shows and Commercials.

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