Irish singer/songwriter Greg Murray cites a diverse range of influences including Van Morrison, The Smiths, Brian Wilson, The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, 10,000 Maniacs, Bruce Springsteen and Simon and Garfunkel. Various reviewers around the world also find echoes of Neil Young, Sparklehorse, Mercury Rev, Grandaddy, Kings of Convenience and Belle and Sebastian. Whatever they say, he has created his own irresistible, distinct style - tight, harmonized pop/folk songs with beautiful melodies and quirky instrumentation. Teeming with introspection and melancholy, they also flow with optimism. Hailing from the town of Lurgan in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Greg Murray was born into a musical family. Now based in Stoke-on-Trent, Greg has released material on Shelflife (USA,) Bus Stop (USA,) Plastic Pancake (France,) Elefant (Spain,) Bliss Aquamarine (UK,) Best Kept Secret (Italy,) Firestation (Germany,) and Wretched (UK.) Compared at times to Belle & Sebastian, Kings of Convenience, and Nick Drake, Greg's debut album "Tymes Ten" finally sees a domestic release, including PC/Mac compatible videos for the songs "Homemaker" and "Seen It All," via The Bus Stop Label in care of The Parasol Distribution juggernaut.
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