CHRIS MURRAY

Chris Murray

Chris Murray is a unique figure on today’s music scene. As leader of Toronto-based King Apparatus, an electrifying six-piece blend of rockin’ ska and pop sensibility, Chris developed a strong reputation as a dynamic frontman and one of the genre’s finest songwriters. Over the group’s eight year reign, King Apparatus released two-full length CDs, two EPs, made eight videos and toured coast to coast more than a dozen times, sharing stages with virtually every top act in the field, from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones to The Skatalites. Upon the band’s breakup, Murray relocated to Los Angeles and emerged as a solo artist. Around southern California, Chris has made recent live appearances as guest lead vocalist for renowned Caribbean bandleader, Carlos Malcolm and His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, as well as playing drums and guitar for Ethiopian reggae artist, Isaac Haile Selassie. From jamming with The Specials in a basement club, to trading songs on an acoustic guitar with 72-year-old boogie-ska pioneer Laurel Aitken, life has led Chris Murray down a path to the very roots of a living tradition in ska and reggae music.

Releases on Asian Man
AM-068 Chris Murray “4-Trackaganza!” CD
AM-095 Chris Murray “Raw” CD
AM-109 Chris Murray “4-Track Adventures of Venice Shoreline Chris” CD

Members
Chris Murray – one man ska band

Website
www.chrismurray.net

AKIAKANE
ALKALINE TRIO
ALL PEOPLE
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
ANGELO MOORE
ANTARCTIGO VESPUCCI
THE APERS
ASPIGA
ASTROPOP 3
THE ATOM AGE
BAGHEERA
BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
BIRTHDAY SUITS
BLUE MEANIES
BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
THE BROADWAYS
BRUCE LEE BAND
BUCK-O-NINE
BY SURPRISE
CAYETENA
CHEAP GIRLS
THE CHINKEES
CHOTTO GHETTO
CHRIS MURRAY
CHRONICS
CLASSICS OF LOVE
COBRA SKULLS
COLOSSAL
COQUETTISH
CROISSANTS
DAN ANDRIANO
DAN POTTHAST
DINERS
DOG PARTY
DOGBRETH
DOGS ON ACID
DOWNTOWN STRUTS
DOWSING
DUVALL
EE
THE EXQUISITES
FIVE IRON FRENZY
GNARBOOTS
GOOD FOR COWS
GRANT OLNEY
GREAT APES
GUERILLA POUBELLE
HARD GIRLS
THE HOT TODDIES
THE HONOR SYSTEM
THE HUXTABLES
JABBER
JOYCE MANOR
JUST A FIRE
KEMURI
KEPI GHOULIE
KEVIN SECONDS
KING APPARATUS
KNOWLEDGE
KOREA GIRL
KUDROW
LARRY & HIS FLASK
LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS
LAWRENCE ARMS
LEMURIA
LET'S GO BOWLING
LINK 80
LITTLE JEANS
LORD
MAGUMA TAISHI
MATT SKIBA
MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE
MIKE HALE
MIKE PARK
MIKE WATT & THE SECONDMEN
MIRACLES
MIXTAPES
MONKEY
THE MURDERBURGERS
MU330
MUGWUMPS
NICOTINE
NO TORSO
NOTHINGTON
O PIONEERS!!!
PAMA INTERNATIONAL
THE PEACOCKS
PET SYMMETRY
THE PLUS ONES
POLYSICS
POTSHOT
POWERNAP
PRIMARY
PTERADON
PUSHOVER
THE QUEERS
RATASUCIA
THE RIPTIDES
RUDIMENTS
SATORI
SHINOBU
SHORT ROUND
SLAPSTICK
SLOW GHERKIN
SMOKING POPES
THE SMITH STREET BAND
SOFTBALL
SPRAYNARD
SQUIRTGUN
SUMMER VACATION
SUNDIALS
SUNDOWNER
THE TAXPAYERS
TEN IN THE SWEAR JAR
TEEN IDOLS
TOYS THAT KILL
TUESDAY
UNION HEARTS
UNSTEADY
VIC RUGGIERO
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
WARM THOUGHTS
THE WILD
WILD MOTH
WINTER BREAK
YOKO UTSUMI