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Hi, hope everyone is well!!
I will be appearing as an actor on the FOX comedy show “TILL DEATH” starring Brad Garrett. My episode airs THURS, FEB 15th at 8:00 pm. A very funny show and an exhilarating experience. I’m a memeber of the Screen Actors Guild now!
I will be scoring some music for the Oxford Street dance company and performing a series of shows with them in March.
A song I co-wrote with a great new singer/songwriter named Angie Mattson made it onto her new album, produced by friend Nathan Larson. She sent me a mix and it sounded great!
I scored 3 student films in November, one of which I played live to and looped on the fly and they are using that as the final score. Super fun and groovy...
I have finished up LUMINOUS, my new ensemble album, and FALLING SKY, my duo project with D.J Bonebreak. Both albums are onsale now here on the website and via my label www.kufala.com.
A great new band on Virgin, A FINE FRENZY, asked me to put strings on their debut album which my good friend Hal Cragin is producing. It turned out great and was a wonderful experience. Another album I recorded on, UNKNOWN BOY, just won an L.A Music Award for singer/songwriter of the year. Congrats Adam Daniels!!
“A talented and innovative player traveling on the edge...”
—Dirty Linen / Spring 2006 / vol.50 #1
“Both a wily, charismatic performer and a fire-breathing virtuoso of the violin, Chris Murphy crams more musical
mileage into a short set than most players do in an entire tour.
Whether it’s through noirish atmospheres, joyfully bent traditional folk tunes or belly-up-to-the-bar blues, Murphy does the devil’s handiwork on four-strings with a winning presence
and a gypsy’s knack for crossing all musical terrains.”
—James Rotondi, Editor-in-Chief, Future Music Magazine
TOM WAITS’ RHYTHM SECTION BACKS UP CHRIS MURPHY: Historical bassist LARRY TAYLOR (TOM WAITS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, BUDDY GUY, multi-Grammy recipient, and
WILCO GUITARIST NELS CLINE: Chris hosts NELS CLINE (WILCO) in the studio for a day of amazing guitar overdubs on Chris’ new album. CLINE is an esteemed LA guitar legend and a major force in the world of improvised, avantgarde music.
|As a violinist, composer, bandleader and music producer, CHRIS MURPHY has been deeply enmeshed in the music scene for most of his life. Chris has composed, produced and performed his unique string music for solo and collaborative independent albums as well as for film and television. An artist with a distinct vision, Chris plays and composes music for the violin, the electric violin and the mandolin, among other instruments. Chris’ distinct music spans many genres and cultures, including: rock violin, jazz violin, swing violin, gypsy violin, Irish fiddle and Bluegrass fiddle, among many others. In addition to his work as an independent and collaborative musician, Chris has performed on television programs such as Fox’s “‘Til Death” (see video above) and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Chris has a strong connection to the performing arts, having scored several independent films as well as an a original score for the Oxford Street Dance Company. He also active as a studio musician, performing on many projects including: Sophie B. Hawkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bitter:Sweet, and contributing strings to the debut album of A Fine Frenzy on Virgin Records. In addition to these activities, Chris has a studio where he’s busy teaching violin, mandolin and guitar, and passing on his love of music. Chris holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. He has studied in New York, Boston and Seattle. Chris now calls Los Angeles his home. To learn more about CHRIS MURPHY: violinist, composer, bandleader and music producer, visit the ABOUT section of this website.|
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