James Murray

James Murray

BandPopAcoustic

Pop songs from teen perspective written on acoustic guitar, but given a full production in pop rock vein. Huge bv's and dynamic endings. I love to write about the up's and down's of teenage life and the trials of making relationships.

Biography

CHRISTMAS DAY SAW JAMES REACH THE DIZZY HEIGHTS OF 18 YEARS OLD!!.

FEB 06. AS A 17 YEAR OLD, JAMES’S MYSPACE PAGE MUSHROOMED FROM NOTHING TO A 1000+ PLAYS A DAY PUTTING HIM TOP 3, HIGHEST IN THE UK, IN THE ALL MYSPACE ACOUSTIC UNSIGNED CHARTS ON MANY OCCASIONS. AS MENTIONED ON RADIO ONE ‘NEWSBEAT’ LAST SUMMER.

LIVING AT HOME IN LYMINGTON, WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL, WITH HOME STUDIO RECORDINGS, JAMES GOT MANAGEMENT INTEREST AND WAS INTRODUCED TO STEPHEN LIRONI, A TOP PRODUCER WHO HAS PRODUCED THE LIKES OF JON BON JOVI, BLACK GRAPE, HANSON AND BABY BIRD. STEPHEN LOVED HIS VOICE AND SUDDENLY JAMES WAS IN A TOP LONDON STUDIO, STRONGROOM STUDIOS, RECORDING HIS FIRST FULLY PRODUCED TRACK ‘GIVE ME TIME’

SEPT 06.THE RESULT WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO GET HIM MEETINGS AT THREE MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES. ENCOURAGED AND UNNERVED BY PLAYING ACOUSTICALLY IN THE INTIMATE ENVIRONMENT OF THE A+R BOSS’S OFFICES, HE HAS FORGED AHEAD AND HAS JUST FINISHED ANOTHER TWO POTENTIAL HITS WITH STEPHEN, WHICH WILL BE ON MYSPACE IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.

JAMES WRITES ALL HIS OWN SONGS BUT NOT BEING PRECIOUS JAMES IS ALWAYS SEARCHING TO IMPROVE HIS SONGWRITING WHICH HAS ALREADY TAKEN HIM TO NASHVILLE, BY WAY OF NEW YORK, TO WORK WITH DENNIS MATCOSKEY ( WRITER FOR LEANNE RIMES AND KIETH URBAN TO NAME BUT A FEW.) JAMES WANTS HIT RECORDS!!!

ON THE LIVE FRONT JAMES WILL PLAY ANYWHERE HE CAN GET AN AUDIENCE, FROM THE BEACH IN BOURNEMOUHTH TO COFFEE SHOPS IN LYMINGTON, TO THE CLUB SCENE IN LONDON AND THE LARMER TREE FESTIVAL. JAMES TRIES TO FIT AS MANY LIVE DATES AS HIS SCHOOLING WILL ALLOW.

THIS KID IS INCHES AWAY FROM A MAJOR RECORD DEAL IN 2007. HIS TALENT WILL ENSURE THIS.

It’s like this all happened by accident, i just started writing songs after a relationship turned sour, but songwriting then became everything to me, and i just kept on writing and listening to more and more music, trying to develop my voice and my sound. I started to take inspiration from american singer songwriters like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, and became almost obsessed with trying to write the catchiest pop songs i could think of.
As more and more began to happen, with myspace success and producing with Steve, i started to almost live a double life, one minute i’m a normal kid in school doing my a-levels, the next minute i’m playing to major record label bosses and recording the music that i love. I just want to get on the road and play my music to people now, because that’s what’s really important to me, seeing people’s reactions close up in a sweaty little venue in a town i’ve never heard of with whoever turns up.
It’s mad when i think where music has already taken me, i ended up in Nashville writing with grammy award winning songwriter Dennis Matcosky, when i should have been on a school trip to New York. I was walking along Bournemouth beach one night and ended up being encircled by 50 spanish students demanding that i sing them songs. The chorus of ‘speak my mind’ finally came to me when a crazy man got on the number 29 bus on my way to Camden. This all happened becuase of one ugly break-up, but has become the only thing i want to do. I love hearing songs that are so simple that you wish you had written them, that’s the beauty of songwriting. That’s the type of songs i hope i’m writing.

Lyrics

Give me time

Written By: James Murray

there's still a little bit of me,
open my soul for you to see,
you can share the air i breathe,
and i know,
becuase all the colours of the rainbow said so,
and i'll take their advice

i'll be running when there's nowhere to hide,
and i'll keep hopeful till i lose my mind,

every word you say,
you open your mouth,
and the words come out
everytime you call you give me,
time, i'm falling for you.

picture perfect everytime,
all the colours of your mind,
the colours i want to find,
so much more in my life to do,
i'll keep on living till my life is through
living my life with you

i'll fight with my mind,
i'll fight with my soul
becuase my heart is so much stronger than it was before
so you can take away the feeling in my fingers,
becuase i've got nothing to lose,
i've just got you to gain

Speak My Mind

Written By: James Murray

I'm lost ,you keep changing your direction,
I'm just trying to be what you see as perfection,
And I've been down,I've been around this whole town
and I'm only just beginning to see,

That everyone's afraid of changing,
I'm too scared to stay the same,

And I don't want this love to be lost,
I just wanna live I don't want to lie,
Because one of these days you'll open up your eyes,
See a different side,
Well you may think I'm crazy,
Just speaking my mind,

And I remember leaving flowers at your door,
Something so unusual,
you always wanted more,

If you wanna go waste your time,
Searching for something you know you'll never find,
And even if I gotta let you go,
Give you time and space to grow,
What ever you need
Its fine with me.

Discography

'Give Me Time'
'No Place To Hide'
'Speak My Mind'
All produced by Stephen Lironi as yet unreleased. See myspace www.myspace.com/jamesmurraymusic for possible downlaod avilability.

Set List

'1. better than me
2. give me time
3. what would it take?
4. no place to hide
5. weight of gold
6. speak my mind

set is about 30 minutes long.