Murray Thorne
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Murray Thorne

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"Link to A&E Feature column" - Maui Time Magazine


Hardacker (4 song EP)
Celtic Tigers (Live at Mulligan's)
Celtic Tigers (Roar)
Murray Thorne (Tin Can Telephone, awaiting final master)

Both Celtic Tigers CDs played regularly on Maui radio.
Murray Thorne CD has one track streaming on MySpace, more to follow after album mastering.



Murray Thorne was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His family moved to the west coast of Canada when he was 4 years old. After graduating he made the rounds of the Vancouver bar circuit for 10 years as a singer, guitarist & keyboard player, which led him to being picked up as a side-man for a few local recording artists, most notably ‘Raymond May’, whom he toured with, opening for acts such as Iggy Pop & Aerosmith. After collecting years of experience playing all sizes of venues across North America, (though always playing for other artists), he decided to hone his own songwriting skills.
He moved to Maui, where worked diligently to find his own identity as a songwriter, while continuing to perform as a solo acoustic act, playing a wide variety of classic rock covers & Celtic music. With next to no venues there to promote his original music, he made regular trips back to the Pacific Northwest --WHICH WAS ALWAYS & STILL IS HIS MUSICAL HOME-BASE--Because the travel expense & distance rarely afforded him to perform with a full band, he was forced to take his solo performances to a new level, emulating the raw energy of a rock band, while at the same time keeping a unique level of intimacy with his audiences.

Murray Thorne’s first solo album, titled “Tin Can Telephone”, (due out Spring of 2009), is a solid example of Thorne’s combined talent & songwriting influences, which range from arena stye Brit-rock to classic American folk. Ultimately a rock album, it reflects his quest for substance as a songwriter. Like his performances, it is passionate, powerful & intimate. His strong delivery of the songs live, either solo, or with a full band when possible, has drawn him comparisons to the likes of Bruce Springsteen & David Bowie with his ability to do both.

Thorne currently plays solo original shows in the Seattle area, between gigs with local Irish-rock band "Celtic Tigers"on Maui.