Words by Angie Apostilides
Singer songwriter from Byron, Pete Murray is back after a 6 year break from his 2011 album Blue Sky Blue. It is apparent that his new album Camacho is significantly different from his well known acoustic rock, introducing more beats and boldness, although the acoustic guitar still makes an appearance.
Pete Murray performed at Her Majestys Theatre on Friday night as part of a massive national tour Camacho. Camacho meaning ‘the act of cool’ in Spanish, was an intimate concert, the stage set & lighting being simple but effective. The sound of Pete Murray has definitely been revamped with an impressive and talented backup band, adding some punch and groove to his new album, as opposed to the smooth acoustic tracks we all know and love. Pete Murray showcased his new tracks and some of our old favourites. The standout song from his new album was Connected, but of course Better Days was the song which pulled at the crowds heart strings, and had every person in the room singing along with Pete.
It was lovely to hear an artist explain the lyrics and meaning behind each song, along with being a little bit cheeky and cracking some funny jokes, Pete Murray was humble and expressed gratitude towards each band member throughout the concert. His female fans were quite vocal, urging him to ‘take your short off!’, the crowd and Pete Murray erupting with laughter!