Michael Murray

Acoustic Solo - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Acoustic
  • Members 1
  • Price Affordable

Michael Murray is an Auckland-based, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and songwriter. As a covers artist he is perhaps best known for his incredible versatility, whether it’s giving a little background ambience or packing a dance floor, he really knows how to read and adapt to the energy of a room. With an extensive repetoire of well over 150 songs, there is something for everyone, no matter your favourite genre or decade.

A testament to his talent and work ethic, Michael Murray has achieved some incredibly unique (even bizarre) feats, including but not limited to: a 6 hour long solo gig stopping only for dinner, single-handedly saving a festival with an impromptu set when the DJ’s decks malfunction, and keeping Rhythm & Vines campers so entertained that their encore calls make them hours late. Michael Murray is an entertainer for all functions and venues.

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Reviews

As ex entertainment manager at Sky City, and a band leader and musical arranger across a wide spectrum of genres (Peter Urlich Band to TrueBliss), I can’t recommend Michael Murray highly enough. Had he been performing professionally when I was at Sky City I would have chosen him immediately to be a resident entertainer. Peter Hale - 20 November 2015

Where to start…. Michael losing his voice a few days before our wedding and getting a replacement could have been a disaster. However the replacement singer was absolutely brilliant. It was like he had been part of the band for years. The afternoon acoustic session with him and Michael was perfect for what we wanted and then the party sets in the evening were awesome. The whole wedding was up dancing loving every second of it. The guys had some pretty random requests thrown at them and absolutely smashed them all. The guys were interactive and super friendly with everyone and just a joy to have at our wedding. If we ever need another band for anything they will be playing for sure. Michael was so friendly and helpful and even met up with us to have a chat about the wedding and when the weather turned and the wedding got moved inside the guys helped us out massively and let us borrow their mic and speaker as the rain was so heavy no one could hear a thing. Every single person the next day raved about how good the band was so there is nothing left to say but a massive thank you! Cass and I could not have been any happier with all of the guys.The whole process from booking to the day was very easy and we are very thankful for everyone's help. Again many thanks and please pass along how happy we were to the band. Cass & Paddy - 10 March 2017

Michael and co were fantastic last night and I received a lot of positive feedback. Thank you! Monique Matthews - Westfield Manukau City - 19 October 2016

The evening went really well & Michael was amazing! We have had great feedback from attendees, so thanks for the recommendation, the music really made the evening. Emma-Louise Vickers - Rothbury Insurance Brokers Group - 20 October 2016

Everyone today remarked on just how awesome you were and how it tied the event together perfectly. We were absolutely thrilled, and your professionalism and presence was spot on. Thank you so much, we loved it! Sarah Burilin - NZICC Client end of year functon - 8 December 2016

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the band – I had lots of great feedback! They were also friendly and professional. It was great having them for the day. Please tell them we say thank you! Sarah Jessop - Competenz - 2 December 2016

Michael Murray was a Rock Star at our work Christmas party in December. He was extremely accommodating, played fantastic music which pretty much kept the dance floor full most of the evening and right till the very last song! Raewyn Cains - Green Acres - 7 December 2016

Although the power went out about 3-4 songs in and was out for the rest of the night, Michael just covered and played an acoustic set - one guitar, one drum kit and a hundred drunken singers so we managed to get through pretty well given the circumstances. Please pass on my thanks to Michael, he had to work pretty hard but kept the crowd on their feet all night! Shannon Dooley - 21 January 2017

My two colleagues who attended (I was unable to make it unfortunately as I was at a wedding) said the band were amazing. Very friendly, great to work with and they played a very good range of songs. Pania Vizor - Vodafone - 4 March 2017

Michael Murray was amazing. All the girls fell in love with him LOL! Perfect for the daytime, and exactly what I had in mind. Hannah Shaw - 23 February 2017

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Song List

Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Africa - Toto
Give me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
What a Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
All My Lovin’ - The Beatles
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
I’m Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart
Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Kiss - Prince
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Hotline Bling - Drake
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Sophie - Goodshirt
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Santeria - Sublime
Wandering Eye - Fat Freddy’s Drop
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Girls, Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey-Rae
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
Walkin’ After Midnight - Patsy Cline
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Your Man - Josh Turner
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Shelter - Ray Lamontagne
I Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
No Such Thing - John Mayer
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Vallie
John Legend - Ordinary People
April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
Weather with You - Crowded House
Why Does Love Do this to Me - The Exponents
Gutter Black - Hello Sailor
Have you ever seen the Rain - CCR
The Weight - The Band
Don’t Dream it’s Over - Crowded House
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel